How to Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy J1

The TWRP recovery is available for the Samsung Galaxy J1, which is a great news for j1 users because you can easily use the TWRP recovery to root your device, unless it’s running Android 5.1 or higher because in that case, you will also need custom recovery.

Anyway, having TWRP is great, as you can create nandroid backup, which is arguably the best backup to reply on when things go wrong.

It’s easy to fix your Galaxy J1 when you have a nandroid backup safe on either device or PC.

Be sure to download the TWRP only if your version is supported.

Let’s see how to install Samsung Galaxy J1 TWRP recovery.


  • Samsung Galaxy J1 TWRP Recovery — Link | File: TWRP-20151210-J13g-b2.tar (9.5 MB)
  • Odin PC software — Link| File: (1.6 MB)

In case link doesn’t work, do let us know via comments section below the post.

Supported devices

  • Samsung Galaxy J1, model no. SM-J100H
  • Don’t try on any other device whatsoever!

This could work on other European and International Galaxy J1 sets too, like J100G and J100F, but it’s not confirmed to work on these yet.

Important: Check your device’s model no. on its packaging box, or in Settings > About device. BTW, be sure to use an app like Droid Info to make sure that your device’s model no. is the one given above. If you don’t see the same model no. and codename, then DO NOT try this on your device.


Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page. You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.


Backup important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have backup of all your important files. Sometimes, Odin installation may delete everything on your device!

Step-by-step Guide

Step 1. Download Odin and TWRP recovery file from above.

Step 2. Install Galaxy J1 driver (method 1 there!) first of all. Double click the .exe file of drivers to begin installation. (Not required if you have already done this.)

Step 3. Extract the Odin file. You should get this file, Odin3 v3.10.6.exe (other files could be hidden, hence not visible).

Disconnect your Galaxy J1 from PC if it is connected.

Step 4. Boot Galaxy J1 into download mode:

  1. Power off your Galaxy J1. Wait 6-7 seconds after screen goes off.
  2. Press and hold the three buttons Power + Home + Volume down together until you see warning screen.
  3. Press Volume Up to continue to download mode.

Step 5. Double click on extracted file of Odin, Odin3 v3.10.6.exe, to open the Odin window, as shown below. Be careful with Odin, and do just as said to prevent problems.


Step 6. Connect your Galaxy J1 to PC now using USB cable. Odin should recognize your Galaxy J1. It’s a must. When it recognizes, you will see Added!! message appearing in the Log box in bottom left, and the first box under ID:COM will also show a no. and turn its background blue. Look at the pic below.

  • You cannot proceed until Odin recognizes your device and you get the Added!! message.
  • If it doesn’t, you need to install/re-install drivers again, and use the original cable that came with device. Mostly, drivers are the problem.
  • You can try different USB ports on your PC too, btw.

Step 7. Load the TWRP file into Odin. For this, click the AP button on Odin and the select the file: TWRP-20151210-J13g-b2.tar


Step 8. Make sure Re-partition checkbox is NOT selected, under the Options tab. Don’t use PIT tab either. Go back to Log tab btw, it will show the progress when you hit start button in next step.


Step 9. Click the Start button on Odin now to start flashing the TWRP on your Galaxy J1. Wait till installation is finished, after which your Galaxy J1 will reboot automatically. You’ll get PASS message as show below upon successful installation from Odin.

  • If Odin gets stuck at setup connection, then you need to do this all again. Disconnect your device, close Odin, boot device into download mode again, open Odin, and then select the TWRP and flash it again as said above.
  • If you get FAIL in the top left box, then also you need to flash the firmware again as stated just above.

→ That’s it. Enjoy the TWRP recovery on your Galaxy J1!

To access TWRP recovery, you have to reboot into recovery mode:

  1. Power off your Galaxy J1. Wait 6-7 seconds after screen goes off.
  2. Press and hold the three buttons Volume up + Home + Power together until you see Samsung logo on the screen.

If you need any help with this, let us know via comments below and we will try our best to help you out.

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  • Rigellsoul

    the link does not exist ,, please help ,,,

  • first of all i wont to appreciated you i do all the steps but when i wont to access TWRP recovery i cant access so pleas help me