In this article, we will be sharing with you all how to Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra (Exynos) and Root Samsung Galaxy with Magisk.
If you are looking for a way to install TWRP on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Exynos series, this guide is all you need. If you do not want to include TWRP in the process, you can also see the guide here to Root Samsung Galaxy S20/ S20 Plus/ S20 Ultra [Exynos variants] without TWRP.
However, if you want to use your Rooted device to the fullest, that is, flash Custom ROMs, Kernels, take NANDroid Backups, etc. then you can install TWRP on Galaxy S20. All you need to do is follow the guide given below.
Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra (Exynos) and Root with Magisk
Before you guys jump into the guide, here are some really essential requirements you need to have before you begin.
- Take a Backup of your Android Phone Data.
- Working and reliable USB cables.
- Install Samsung USB Drivers.
- Make sure to have at least 60% battery power while performing the below steps.
- Download the required files from below first.
- TWRP for Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra (Exynos): Download link
- For One UI 3.0 (Android 11): TWRP_S20_S20+_S20Ultra_CTKF.tar
- For One UI 2.5 (Android 10): TWRP_S20_S20+_S20Ultra_BTH5_V4.tar
- For One UI 2.1 (Android 10): TWRP_S20_S20+_S20Ultra_ATBG.tar
- Magisk installer script (ZIP package): Magisk v21.4
- Multidisabler: Download from original XDA thread
- Odin v3.14.1: Samsung Odin Flash Tool repository
Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S20
Step 1. Enable OEM Unlock On your Galaxy S20.
- For this, you can go to Settings> Developer Options> Enable OEM Unlock toggle.
Step 2. Unlock Galaxy S20 Bootloader.
- For this, Switch off your device first. Then Hold the Volume Up and Volume Down keys and simultaneously connect your device to the PC using a USB Cable.
- Then Long press the Volume Key so as to confirm and Unlock Bootloader on Galaxy S20.
Your device will now reboot automatically.
Step 3. Once your device reboots, you will see a warning message on the screen. Press the power key to continue it and then we will have to verify OEM Unlocking to prevent any further complications.
- For this, go to “Settings” → “Developer options“.
- And see that the OEM unlocking toggle is greyed out and says that the bootloader is already unlocked.
Step 4. Boot Samsung Galaxy S20 into Download Mode/ Odin Mode.
- For this, Switch off your device and Then Hold the Volume Up and Volume Down keys and simultaneously connect your device to the PC using a USB Cable.
Step 5. Install TWRP on Galaxy S20.
- Also, download Odin Flash Tool on your PC. This tool will be packed inside a
.zippackage, so extract its contents by right-clicking on the “Odin3_v3.14.1.zip” file and then selecting “Extract All”.
Step 6. Open Odin Tool
- Now double click on the ‘Odin3 v3.14.1.exe’ executable file so as to open it. The user interface of the tool will open and you will see the connected Galaxy S20.
- Now to flash TWRP Recovery, In the tool, click on ‘AP‘ and browse to open the TWRP recovery TAR file so as to flash it. This TWRP file will now load in the AP slot.
- On the left side of the screen, click on ‘Options’ and uncheck the ‘Auto Reboot’ option. Lastly, click on “Start” to flash and install TWRP recovery on Galaxy S20 device.
Soon TWRP will be flashed on your device and you will receive a “pass” message on the Odin tool.
Step 7. Enter into TWRP Recovery Mode.
- Simply disconnect your device from the PC and hold the Volume Down and Power keys to exit Download Mode.
- Then, as soon as the screen turns off, quickly hold Volume Up and Power keys and plug the phone into the computer using a USB cable.
- Make sure to hold the keys and release them when you bypass the bootloader warning message.
You will now see the TWRP boot screen on your Galaxy S20.
Step 8. Format Data and Flash Multidisabler to Disable Encryption.
In order to access internal storage in TWRP mode, you will need to disable the encryption of the
- On TWRP Main screen, go to “Wipe” > “Format Data”.
- Type “Yes” in the field and hit Enter.
- Then go back to the main TWRP screen once the format finishes.
- Now tap on “Install” and then tap on the “Select Storage” option.
- Select Micro SD card or USB OTG option.
- Next, locate the Multidisabler ZIP file (multidisabler-Samsung-3.1.zip) and choose it.
- Lastly, swipe the blue-colored button so as to flash Multidisabler.
Step 9. Flash Magisk to Root Galaxy S20.
- On the TWRP Main menu, tap on “Install” and then, tap on “Select storage”, and select Micro SD card or USB OTG option.
- Next, locate Magisk ZIP file (e.g. Magisk-v21.4.zip) and select it.
- Lastly, swipe the button on the bottom to begin the flashing process.
After this is done, choose “Reboot to System” to boot Galaxy S20 into the OS.
I hope you all could easily Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra (Exynos) and Root the device using Magisk.
In case you are stuck at any of the steps given above or have any questions to ask, feel free to let us know in the comment section below. We will be glad to help you out.