Installing a custom recovery image on the Samsung Galaxy On5 smartphone is going to give you the chance to swap over that Android ROM that is running on your device right now for a custom version. It allows for much more than that, but installing a custom recovery is most often done before people want to install custom ROMs. You can also install la custom recovery to help install other modifications like a custom kernel which doesn’t change how the Android looks but rather how to acts thanks to the chance to overclock it and change how the internal hardware is running.
Of course, installing a custom recovery image like the version we have here from Team Win is also ideal for rooting the Android operating system. Rooting Android is a bit different from custom ROMs. Rooting the Android operating system is all about what you can do with apps. Lots of the time that is still to do with developments and tweaking what you are seeing, but root apps can run on the version of Android that is on your device now without having to change it over to a custom ROM.
Many people like to refer to rooting with a custom recovery image and then flashing the SuperSU as the proper way of rooting Android, but that is not really true. There is no proper way, and many experienced Android users prefer to root with one-click rooting tools like CF-Auto-Root because they do not want a custom recovery image. If there ever comes a time when you can choose between CF-Auto-Root and flashing SuperSU from the custom recovery you might prefer making your choice between the two with what suits your needs better.
Details We Should Know
- You are going to be running the Odin flashing tool to flash the custom recovery image on the Samsung Galaxy On5 smartphone, and the Odin app is only available for Windows operating systems.
- Make sure that you have the Samsung USB Drivers installed on the Windows PC before getting started with the guide or else the flashing of the custom recovery image on the Samsung Galaxy On5 smartphone will not work.
Files We Need
- Download the TWRP Recovery for the Samsung Galaxy On5 smartphone.
- Download the Odin flashing tool.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers.
Installing the TWRP Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy On5 SM-G550T1 smartphone
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer first so that when you do try the flashing of the custom recovery it does work.
- Download the TWRP file on the computer and then open up the Downloads folder and extract it to the Downloads folder.
- Download the Odin flashing tool app and open up the Downloads folder again and extract it to the Downloads folder just like you did with the TWRP file.
Run the Odin flashing app that is available in the Downloads folder so that the Odin user interface is open on the computer.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy On5 SM-G550T1 smartphone into the Download Mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Check that Odin shows a blue or yellow ID: COM port from the user interface which is there to let you know that the device is connected to the flashing tool thanks to the Samsung USB Drivers working.
- Click on the AP button that is available in Odin and then navigate through to the Downloads folder and select the custom recovery file to upload to this location in Odin.
- Click on the Start button, and the flashing of the custom recovery begins for the Samsung Galaxy On5 smartphone.
- Wait for the Odin app to show that it passed and then reboot the smartphone directly into the Recovery Mode by pressing the usual hardware button combination that you used for the stock recovery, This time, it boots up the custom recovery since you just replaced the stock recovery for the custom version and doing so means it will not override the work you just did.
In conclusion, that is how to install TWRP Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy On5 SM-G550T1 smartphone. You can use the custom recovery you just installed to start flashing any of the custom ROMs or custom kernels that you wanted to try. You do not need to have root access to begin installing your ROMs or kernels. Alternatively, if you prefer you can find out what is required to get root access on the Samsung Galaxy On5 SM-G550T1 smartphone running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates.