So for all those who are having the SAMSUNG Galaxy S Advance and have rooted their smartphones can now install the latest TWRP based touch based custom recovery image in your device so that you can then install the custom ROM firmwares which we will be coming up very shortly. Please note that this TWRP recovery is a touch based recovery and all the controls function just with a touch, you don’t have to press the Volume keys for selecting the options. There are many custom ROMs which ropes in the latest jellybean 4.1.1 firmware and also the stable builds of ICS Android 4.0.
With the help of below steps, it’s better to back up all the data so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Please make sure that you are not backing up the data with the help of KIES PC suite.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
Minimum battery life should be more than 40% so as to make sure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Please note that this recovery can only be installed on the rooted devices. To check on whether your phone is rooted or not, download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store and check the same on whether the device is rooted or not. If your device is not rooted, you can follow the below mentioned instructions to root your device,
Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article so as to make sure that the update is applied successfully. We should not be held responsible or liable for any damage happened to your phone caused due to not following of instructions.
So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next step where we have mentioned a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.
Procedure to Install TWRP based Touch Recovery in Galaxy S ADVANCE:
- Download the TWRP based Touch Recovery for Galaxy S ADVANCE package and Odin Package in your computer. Extract the TWRP recovery package and Odin in your computer. Open Odin in your computer and turn off the device so that it can be entered in the Download mode.
- Download Mode in Galaxy S ADVANCE I9070 can be entered by pressing the Volume Down + Power button till the device gets turned ON in the download mode. If the device gets turned ON in the normal mode, then you need to retry entering the device in the download mode.
- Connect your Galaxy S ADVANCE I9070 with the computer using the Original USB cable while the Odin is opened in your computer. Once you connect the device to the computer, ID : COM section will turn Yellow which will indicate that all the drivers have been installed.
- Click on “PDA” to select the “GT-I9070_GB_TWRP_KERNEL.tar.md5” and click on “Start” for starting the firmware update process. It will take around 3 – 4 minutes for applying the update. As soon as the device is updated successfully, it will be rebooted automatically. Please note that it may take more than 2 – 3 minutes for rebooting the device as it will be the first reboot. Once the phone is rebooted, disconnect the phone.
Note: Just in a rare case if your Galaxy S ADVANCE refuses to turn ON or say if it gets stuck on the Samsung Logo then you need to long press the power button to turn off the same or re insert the battery to start the process from the start.
Once the device is updated with this recovery, you can check the same by entering the device in the recovery mode. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same as we will be more than happy to address the same. We will check out on how you can install the new custom ROM firmwares.