How to Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy J3 (2018): Easy Tutorial

Welcome, in this article I will demonstrate how to install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy J3 (2018). So stay until the end of the article and with the help of step by step guide, install TWRP on your phone. 

What is TWRP Recovery?

TWRP or TeamWin Recovery Project is a custom recovery project and is flashable on Android smartphones. TWRP recovery, when installed on a smartphone over stock recovery, can provide more features.

About Galaxy J3 (2018)

Here are some of the key features and specifications of the newly launched Galaxy J3 (2018) smartphone.

  • Firstly, it has 5 inches IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels. A total of pixels per inch.
  • And Galaxy J3 (2018) also comes with Android 8.1 OREO.
  • And under the hood, the phone has an Exynos 7570 Quad-core 1.4 GHz.
  • The Phone also comes with 2 GB Ram and 16 GB Storage. 
  • Furthermore, the camera sensor on J3 (2018)-  8 MP  rear camera and 5 MP front shooter.
  • Finally, the battery on J3 (2018) is a 2,600 mAh.

What are the Advantages of Installing TWRP Recovery on Galaxy J3 (2018)?

There are quite a few benefits of installing TWRP on Galaxy J3 (2018). Here are some of them :

  • Firstly, you can root your phone.
  • And also install ZIP files and custom Roms on the phone.
  • You can wipe cache and reset your smartphone.
  • And take a backup of your current data and restore it whenever you want to.
  • Furthermore, let’s now take a look at some of the disadvantages of installing TWRP recovery.

Some Disadvantages of Installing TWRP Recovery on Galaxy J3 (2018)

Below are some of the cons TWRP recovery which you should keep in mind before installing on your Galaxy J3 (2018).

  • First of all, it will void your warranty.
  • And you may brick your Phone if you do not follow the steps correctly.
  • Also, the user will not be able to get OTA updates anymore on the device.
  • Now that you have read some of the Pros and cons of TWRP recovery, let’s start with the installation procedure.

How to Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy J3 (2018)?


Before starting the installation process, do keep the following things in mind.

Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy J3 2018


Let’s Install TWRP Recovery: Method 1

  • First of all, download TWRP recovery image of the device from the web.
  • And rename it as TWRP.img
  • Also, download appropriate USB drivers of the phone and install it on PC.
  • Now, setup ADB and fastboot on your PC. To do that download ADB here.

Install process For ADB :
1. Run it (Require administrator privileges)
2. Press Y/Yes to install ADB and Fastboot or N/No to skip
3. Press Y/Yes to install ADB system-wide or N/No for current user only
4. Press Y/Yes to install Drivers or N/No to skip
5. Continue Driver installation
6. 15 seconds passed – finished!                                    Source – XDA

  • And now open the folder – “TWRP.img
  • And open a command window in the folder itself. To do that, Shift + Right-click on any empty space and then select open command window.
  • Now, connect your Galaxy J3 (2018) to PC.
  • And, boot your device into fastboot mode. To do that type the following code in the command window

adb reboot bootloader

Now the device will boot into the fastboot mode. After that type the following code –

fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img.

  • And do replace TWRP.img above with the name of your TWRP recovery image file.
  •  Now it will start flashing TWRP Recovery and after that type the following –

fastboot reboot

  • This command will reboot your device.
  • And congrats, finally you have successfully installed TWRP Recovery on the Galaxy J3 (2018).

NEXT – How to Install custom ROM on Galaxy J3 (2018).

How to Install TWRP custom recovery on Galaxy J3 (2018)? Method 2

  • Firstly, Download Flashify app on the Galaxy J3 (2018). The app is available to download from play store.
  • And open the app and you will see three options, “Boot Image” “Recovery Image” and “Zip File”. 
  • First, click on “Recovery Image” as soon as you click you will be able to see some more options.
  • Next, click on download TWRP. You will see an option of downloading CWM custom recovery too, but consider downloading TWRP custom recovery.
  • And now it will download TWRP file for the Galaxy J3 (2018). And after the downloading finishes click on “Yes install custom Recovery”.
  • That’s it now sit back and relax till the recovery installs on the phone.
  • Finally, congratulations you have successfully install TWRP recovery on your Galaxy J3 (2018). Now, you can install your favorite custom ROMs and zip files on the phone.

Related Article. How to Unroot Galaxy j3 (2018) and go back to stock ROM.

In conclusion, do the steps carefully and also make sure to see pre-requisite before starting the process. Before flashing TWRP Recovery, check for the supported model number. And you can also check for your device here on TWRP website and make sure about the recovery file.