Here is good news for everyone TWRP is now available for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (Plus), unofficially. In this detailed guide, I will show you how to install TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus easily.
Maybe you want to couple the stock One UI software with custom kernel for improved performance and battery life. Note 10 already offers amazing overall performance and a decent battery backup too.
TWRP’s functionality isn’t just limited to installing ROMs or kernels. You can also take NANDroid backups and restore them, flash mods, wipe the device partitions, and do much more.
Supported Variants and Models
Keep in mind that the guidelines and the files here are only meant for the Exynos variant of the Note 10/10+. Also, make sure that you cross-reference your phone’s model number with the list of supported variants and model numbers listed below.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
- Compatible: Exynos variants with model number SM-N970/971/N/F/B
- Not compatible: Snapdragon variants with model number SM-N970U/A/T/P/V/W
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
- Compatible: Exynos variants with model number SM-N975/976/N/F/B are supported
- Not compatible: Snapdragon variants with model number SM-N975U/A/T/P/V/W are not supported
Before you start, make sure that all the requirements listed below are fully met.
- Installing TWRP will remove all the data stored on your phone. So, take a full backup of all the data before you proceed further.
- Next, you must first unlock the bootloader and root your Galaxy Note 10/10 Plus using Magisk.
- Download the Odin v3.13.3 tool from here and extract the downloaded zip file to a suitable location on your PC.
- Also, download and install the latest version of the Samsung USB drivers for your Galaxy Note 10.
- TWRP Recovery for:
- Latest Multi-disabler zip from this link.
Guide to Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (Plus)
The process of installing TWRP on Galaxy Note 10 devices is quite different but a Lil easy as compared to Note 9 and Note 8.
Important things to know:
You will first start unlocking the bootloader and root your Galaxy Note 10/Note 10 Plus via Magisk (See #2 in the ‘Requirements’ section). After that, you can patch the TWRP recovery image file using Magisk Manager, and then flash the patched TWRP recovery image to your phone via Odin tool. Then you will have to flash the Multi-disabler zip, reboot TWRP, and finally, format the /data partition.
Step 1: Patch TWRP Recovery using Magisk Manager
- Firstly, download the TWRP recovery for Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+.
- Then transfer the downloaded file to your phone’s internal storage.
- Download the MagiskManager-v7.4.0.apk and install it on your phone.
- Once installed, go to the app drawer and launch the Magisk Manager app
- Now tap on ‘Install’ > ‘Install’ > ‘Select and Patch a File’.
- Select the TWRP recovery image file to patch it using Magisk.
- Once patched, the resultant Magisk-patched TWRP recovery will be stored in [internal storage]/Download folder.
- Transfer the ‘magisk_patched.tar’ file from your phone to the PC.
Step 2: Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy Note 10 (Plus)
- In the next step Launch the Odin flash tool on your Windows PC.
- Power off your Galaxy Note 10/10 Plus.
- Hold the Volume Up and Power keys together to boot your phone into stock recovery mode
- Now select ‘Reboot to bootloader’ in the stock recovery.
- Make sure your Note 10 should now enter Download Mode.
- Now connect your phone to the PC using the USB cable.
- The ID: COM port in the Odin window should light up and display the COM port.
- Now, click on the ‘AP’ button and select the Patched TWRP Recovery (magisk_patched.tar) file
- While holding the Volume Up and Power buttons together, click on the ‘Start’ button to install TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (Plus).
- When the process finishes, the phone will boot directly into TWRP.
Note: You can release the keys now.
All done! You have successfully installed TWRP on your Note 10. But there are a few more things to do before you can boot your phone.
Step 3: Flash Multi-disabler and Format Data Partition
- Firstly, Download the Multi-disabler zip and copy it to the SD card. At this point, TWRP will not be able to mount the internal storage.
- Now Install the menu in TWRP and select the ‘multidisabler-Samsung-1.7.zip‘ file
- Now swipe the button on the screen to flash the file.
- Once flashed, go to the ‘Wipe’ menu in TWRP
- Click on ‘Format Data’ and enter ‘Yes’ to format the data partition.
- Now in the TWRP go to the ‘Reboot’ menu and tap on ‘Power off’ to power off your phone.
- Boot your Note 10 into Recovery Mode. To do so, hold the Volume Up and Power keys until you see the splash screen.
- Then quickly release the Power key and keep holding the Volume Up key to enter TWRP recovery mode.
TWRP should now be able to decrypt and mount the internal storage. It’s done! You can now reboot your phone into the rooted OS.
Booting Galaxy Note 10 (Plus) into Rooted System and Recovery Mode
Because Magisk and TWRP are installed on the same partition, you will need to use the following button combinations to boot your Note 10 device into different modes.
To boot into:
- stock unrooted system: Simply power on the phone normally.
- the rooted system with Magisk: Hold the Volume Up and Power buttons until you see the splash screen. Then release all the buttons.
- TWRP recovery mode: Like above Hold both buttons until you see the splash screen. Then release the Power button and keep holding the Volume Up button.
So that’s it! You have successfully installed TWRP recovery on your Galaxy Note 10/Note 10 Plus. But still, If you have any questions and queries regarding the instructions or TWRP itself, then please let us know in the comment section below!
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