How to install TWRP recovery via fastboot on Android

In this guide we’ll let you know how to install TWRP recovery via Fastboot on an Android device. Fastboot is a protocol that lets you communicate your device with PC to flash partitions on your device. Fastboot is a nerdy tool that also allows you perform different tasks including flashing custom recovery on your device, pushing files to your device storage and more. Now we are going to use the same tool to flash TWRP custom recovery on your Android device.

TWRP recovery is released by developers at popular company TeamWin. TWRP is much easy to operate and allows you perform a variety of tasks including, flashing custom ROMs, creating Nandroid back up, flashing root packages like SuperSU and much more. The latest version of TWRP recovery has even more good looking material design, infact TWRP recovery has much more customizable features that you can’t find on any other recovery.

You can flash TWRP recovery on many Android devices via fastoot but Samsung devices have their own flashing method using Odin tool. If you are owner of a Samsung device then you need to follow this guide else carry on along with the guide. Below we have mentioned everything you would need to flash TWRP recovery on Android device via Fastboot.

How to install TWRP recovery on Android via Fastboot

Before you begin:

Your phone should be charged at minimum 70%

Enable USB Debugging on your device. Go to Settings >> Developer options >> USB debugging

If you own a Motorola device then it’s bootloader should be unlocked or follow this guide to unlock it.

Download and install latest USB drivers for your Android device or follow this guide.

ADB and Fastboot drivers must be installed on your device or follow this guide to install them.

Download latest TWRP recovery for your device from here (Optional: Download from here if the referrer post has not given the link twrp recovery)

Once done with the above listed tasks now it’s time to flash TWRP recovery on your device via fastboot.


Copy the downloaded TWRP recovery image file in a new folder on your PC and rename the file into simple name like “recovery”.

It’s the time to open the folder where you have saved TWRP recovery img file above.

Now inside the same folder open a command windows, to do so, press Shift + Right mouse click at the same time and then choose the “Open command window here” option from the context menu.

In the black command window type the following command to boot your device into fastboot/bootloader mode.

adb reboot bootloader

Your device will reboot into bootloader mode, now type this final command to flash the TWRP recovery on your device.

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

The TWRP recovery is now being installed on your device and once it becomes successful then type the following command to reboot your device.

fastboot reboot

That’s all about flashing TWRP recovery via fastboot on Android device. Give us your feedback and stay tuned for more updates.

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