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Install TWRP [Official] on Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ Custom Recovery

With this article, you will be able to install TWRP Custom Recovery on Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+. Recently, TWRP team has extended their support to Samsung’s A series smartphones. Thanks to the developer community, now we should see a number of mods, themes, and custom ROMs in the XDA developer forum specially for Galaxy A8 and A8+. Moreover, TWRP is a versatile utility that offers excellent features like partition format, flash ZIP, wipe Dalvik cache and more. Read ahead; we have a guide below on how to install TWRP on Galaxy A8 and A8+ with official download links.

Galaxy A8 Plus 2018

As compared to S flagship line, Galaxy A series provides high-end specs at the low price range. Since TWRP officially released for Galaxy A8 / A8+, we expect Android 9.0 Pie custom ROM from XDA soon. Apart from installing a custom ROM, TWRP also let you flash Magisk or SuperSU to gain root access on your device. Even more, you can create a full nandroid backup using TWRP, which can unbrick your device if anything goes wrong on installing custom ROM.

A Custom Recovery like TWRP is significant for the entire number of reasons when it comes to the development of Custom ROMs and Mods. Without a Custom Recovery, it’s completely impossible to flash a Custom ROM as the OEM restrict installing non-official software via stock recovery.

Thanks to the effort of XDA Senior member BlackMesa123, TWRP for Galaxy A8 and A8+ are officially available. Official TWRP access means the recovery is in stable status and official build an be download from the TWRP website. You may expect the future updates from the support team too.

Now, Android enthusiasts can extend the control over this phone.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you on How to Install Official TWRP Custom Recovery on Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus.

We have made sure that we will give enough details of each step so that a first time user won’t get confused. Read further to find out How to TWRP Custom Recovery on Galaxy A8 / A8+.

See also: 15 best Android Launcher Apps!

If this is the first time you are installing a Custom ROM or an Official Firmware, we understand that you would want to make sure everything goes smooth. So before actually performing anything on your device, make sure that you have backup all your Data, to be on a safe side. No one knows, when anything goes wrong!

WARNING: All the custom ROMs, Official Firmware, How-to guides, tutorials, roots, hacks, and tricks mentioned on our site belong to the respective developers. We are not responsible if anything goes wrong with your device. Perform it at your own risk.

Let’s proceed with the tutorial below! We have covered an entire steps-by-steps tutorial with all necessary tools (download links are given below, keep reading to grab and install).

We have written the guide very carefully so that you don’t get stuck during the installation process.

You can quickly install TWRP Custom Recovery on Galaxy A8/A8+ using the tutorial below!

See also: Download Galaxy A8 Update: Android 8.0 Oreo (Stock) Firmware available

TWRP for Galaxy A8/A8+ details

Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP in short) is the most famous recovery for android which opens the door to modify our phone in the way we like. This recovery provides the advanced options like system partition, making Nandroid backups, wipe cache/dalvik etc.

TWRP recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. The graphical user interface is also XML driven which is completely customizable – where you can change the theme or colour of recovery screen.

Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus got a lot of developments due to its popularity. The phone will be getting a huge number of custom ROMs based on Android Oreo and Android P. You will be able to install most of the ROM via this TWRP recovery.

So, you can enjoy the all the benefits of the latest TWRP custom recovery on your phone.

See also: Download Google Camera Port APK with working HDR+ / ZSL [for all devices]

Supported models

This tutorial is compatible with Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ ONLY! Please do not try it on any other device. To make sure you own the correct device, please confirm your variant from the list below:

Samsung Galaxy A8

  • Versions: A530F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); A530F/DS (Global Dual-SIM). Also known as Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Duos with dual-SIM card slots.

Samsung Galaxy A8+

  • Versions: A730F (Global Single-SIM); A730F/DS (Global Dual-SIM). Also known as Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) Duos with dual-SIM card slots.

Proceed to the tutorial below, ONLY if you own any of the above-mentioned Galaxy A8 or A8+ models.

If you are not sure with your model number, go to Settings > System > About phone on your device to confirm the variant model.

Galaxy A8 / A8+ USB driver

Make sure you have correctly installed Samsung USB Driver on your computer. If not, please download it from our USB Driver Section below and install it correctly. Otherwise, your computer will not detect your device.

Download Galaxy A8 USB driver

Backup your Android device

We don’t want you to lose any data, or anything could go wrong unexpectedly. Before starting the tutorial, we strongly recommend you to make a full backup of your phone. You can try out some of the Hand-Picked Android Backup Apps to secure your data quickly.

Samsung users can use Samsung Smart Switch to backup data on the computer. Smart Switch even allows the users to move data from one device to another of different variant (like moving data of Galaxy S7 to Galaxy S8).

Points to Remember

  1. Make sure your phone has at least 80 – 85% charge. If not, please do charge it before starting the experiment.
  2. This tutorial will WIPE OUT all your DATA. Make sure to create a Backup of everything before starting the tutorial.
  3. This tutorial is only for Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Please don’t try in other Samsung Models.
  4. You need to enable USB Debugging mode to connect your Android phone to computer. (Settings > About Phone > Build number > Tap it 7 times to become developer; Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging).
  5. This tutorial works on Galaxy A8 / A8+ running Android 8.0 Oreo and all future updates.

HOW TO: Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy A8 / A8+

We have written full step-by-step instructions on How to install TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus. If you are entirely new to rooting, flashing a Custom ROM or an Official Firmware, please read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

TUTORIAL: (Step by Step Guide)

Step 1: Download the following files and save these anywhere on your computer:

Official TWRP from the Links below:

  • For Galaxy A8 2018 (jackpotlte): Link!
  • For Galaxy A8+ 2018 (jackpot2lte): Link!

TWRP for Galaxy A8

(Choose the latest .tar image from the list)

No DM-Verity from the links below:

  • dm-verity and force encryption disabler zip: link!

Odin (Samsung Flashtool) from the link below:

  • Odin Software for PC: link!

Step 2: Go to the Download/Odin mode on your phone.


Press and HOLD [Volume Up] + [Volume Down] + [Power] buttons together, and wait for 15 seconds (approx.)

read the warning carefully…!

Press [Volume Up] button to enter to the download mode.

Step 3: Open Odin on your computer. Connect your device to your computer using USB cable while in Download mode.


Step 4: Odin must recognize your phone. If your computer detects the phone correctly, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number.

You will see “Added!!” message is appearing in the Log box. This might take some minutes.

Step 5: Load the TWRP .tar file into the Odin. You need to select the file that you had downloaded in step 1.

  • Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘.tar’ in its name.

Step 6: In Odin, uncheck Auto Reboot and check F. Reset Time options (if not already).

Step 7: Hit the Start button in the Odin. Installation process would start now, and it will take a couple of minutes to finish.

Step 8: Once the installation is completed, press and hold [Power], [Volume Down] and [Volume Up] button until the screen turns black.

Step 9: Once it does, release [Volume Down] button and hold the [Volume Up] button while still pressing the other button.

This will boot your Galaxy A8 / A8+ into recovery mode. You could now see the interface of TWRP Custom Recovery on your device.

On the first boot, TWRP will ask you to modify the system. Just decline it!

Step 10: You should connect your phone to PC and copy the No DM-Verity zip file to your internal storage!

Step 11: Go to TWRP home screen > Install > Install Image.

(Check Kernel and Boot partition).

From there, choose the boot image file that you had copied, and confirm installation.

Step 12: Reboot your device and you are done!

Hurray! Your Galaxy A8 / A8+ should have got TWRP Custom recovery installed by now. You can try out some of the best Custom ROM from our list on your phone.

How to make TWRP recovery permanent on Galaxy A8 and A8+

There is an auto recovery restore system in Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ Official Firmware. Whenever you restart your device, stock recovery keeps showing up. To get rid of this, do the following steps below:

NOTE: Your Galaxy A8 / A8+ must be rooted to perform this. (Guide for rooting)

Simply rename or remove the following files from /system directory.


This will override the stock recovery with TWRP. You can delete this file using ES File Manager (by enabling root access on it). That’s it!

Any Problem?

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Saeed Ashif Ahmed
Saeed Ashif Ahmed is a Blogger who has a keen interest in how emerging technology can help the world become a more just, equitable, and kind place. He enjoys interviewing CEOs of tech startups asking them what they are doing to bring greater opportunity and equity to our society.
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