Here’s is a guide that will show you on how to install a full functioning TWRP Recovery on Canadian Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 variants. This TWRP Recovery isn’t officially built, but it was already tested and it will worked well on Bell, Rogers, Telus, Fido, Koodo and Wind Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 variants. The Canadian Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 are not actually comes with a locked bootloader compared to those released on select US carriers, so this simply means it has a highly manageable system for further development and customizing its original software appearance. So if you want to give it a try right now, just simply read the rest of the process on how you can acquire a working TWRP Recovery on your Canadian version of Samsung Galaxy S5 with model number SM-G900W8.
One more thing, flashing any custom recovery tripped Knox security counter and switched your phone phone from official into custom. Before that I would like to advise you especially if your a completely a beginner without any knowledge of what the risk involved on this method, you should make a careful research first before attempting to modify your phone. This process will void your phone’s warranty, so please be aware with that before you proceed.
Note: Installing Custom recovery will trip KNOX counter from 0×0 to 0×1. Once the KNOX security flag counter tripped you will lose your phone’s warranty.
Step by Step Guide on How to Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8, Variants in Canada
Download CF-Auto root for Canada Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 : CF-Auto-Root-kltecan-kltevl-smg900w8.zip
Download TWRP Recovery for Canada Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8
Get the TWRP recovery here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/devdb/project/dl/?id=5608
You can read the full details about the TWRP recovery from XDA’s highly-recognized developer [PlayfulGod] at XDA’s origina thread.
Download Odin and USB driver:
Galaxy S5 USB Driver download
Install the USB Driver
Simply run the downloaded USB driver to install. Without the USB driver your computer will not recognize your Galaxy S5.
Getting Started on Installing TWRP Recovery
You should make sure that you have a back up copy of all of your irreplacable data stored from your phone. If you hadn’t make any back-ups then its now the best time to do it. Also recharge your phone right now if its battery power is getting low, a power failure while installing the firmware to your phone may caused undesired outcomes.
Prepare a Windows base OS computer or laptop – Odin flasher tool will not run on MAC and other OS.
Use the supplied USB cable – A bad USB cable will be causing flashing errors.
Unzip or extract the downloaded files – compressed file can be extracted using 7zip, winzip, winrar or any unzipping program in your computer.
Enable USB debugging mode – if you are having issues connectingyour device to the computer try to enable the this option. In your Samsung Galaxy S5, go to Settings>> About device>> then look for the firmware build number and then tap that build number for around 7-times until a message pop-ups that says something “congratulations you are now a developer”.
Remove the external micro SD card – if you have one, to avoid any failures and error during the flashing process.
TURN OFF the Reactivation Lock – This is only needed if you already turned-it-ON, from which you cannot modify the system when it’s turned-ON. Just tap on Settings>>Security>>Reactivation Lock and then uncheck the Turn Reactivation lock on.
Assuming that your phone is rooted and custom recovery image then you may proceed to the quick guide below!
Run and Configure Odin
Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.09 on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ and the ‘AUTO-REBOOT , just leave alone the ‘F.RESET TIME’ check-box remained checked.
Reboot your Galaxy S5 into Download Mode
To reboot the Galaxy S5 into download mode , you need to turn the power off. After it completely shut off, just press and hold the Volume Down key, Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously.
You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”
Connect your Phone on your computer or Laptop
Once you already reboot the phone in download mode, simply connect the phone to your PC or laptop USB.
In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port number and a word “Added” on a log box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin.
Your COM port number might be different from mine. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.
Installing CF-Auto root
1) Unzip the CF-Auto-Root-kltecan-kltevl-smg900w8.
2) Click on Odin’s AP button and then load CF-Auto-Root-kltecan-kltevl-smg900w8.tar.md5
3) Hit the “START” button.
4) Wait until it reboots after you successfully installed the CF-Auto-Root.
5) Proceed to installing TWRP Recovery and you need to reboot your Galaxy S5 into download mode again.
Installing TWRP Recovery file in Odin
Simply click on the AP button, then browse to the folder where you put the TWRP Recovery file “twrp-klte.tar.md5″ that you have previously downloaded and then select and load it.
Odin should look like this picture below.
Flashing the TWRP Recovery
Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the TWRP Recovery.
Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finish.
Lastly, Reboot the phone into recovery!
When the TWRP Recovery installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing was already finish, and on the log box it says “All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. Now, once you see that word “PASS!” do not let it reboot into normal mode but instead directly reboot it into TWRP recovery. Do this:
– Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
– Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
– Select “Reboot to system” using the Home button.
– It will then prompts you to configure some settings, then simply always answer “YES” to the given questions.
From here you should have a fully working TWRP Recovery running on your Canadian Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 . You may then able to install any amazing custom firmware built from XDA- Developers according to your liking.