Back on March 14, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy A11. This is the successor to the last year’s Galaxy A10s. In this article, we will guide you on how to install the TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy A11 SM-A115F / A115M.
TWRP recovery is probably the most used and most popular custom recoveries that we all know. For those who are quite accustomed to rooting and flashing custom ROM, etc. then, they know what TWRP Recovery is. However, for naive, the TWRP Recovery allows users to install custom ROMs/mods, take a complete backup of your phone, gain root access on your phone using Magisk Manager.
However, you are required to have TWRP access before you can go ahead and root your Samsung Galaxy A11. For flashing the TWRP recovery image, you need to follow the guide properly to avoid errors. And if you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy A11 and are looking for ways to download and install the TWRP Recovery on your phone then, you are at the right place as in this post, and we will guide you on how to download and install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy A11 and eventually root using Magisk. So, that being said, let us get straight into the article itself:
Table of Contents
- 1 Samsung Galaxy A11 Specifications
- 2 What is TWRP Recovery?
- 3 Steps to Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy A11 SM-A115F / A115M
- 4 Instructions to Install TWRP
- 5 Root Samsung Galaxy A11 Using Magisk
Samsung Galaxy A11 Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy A11 comes with a 6.40 inches TFT display with an HD+ resolution, i.e., with a resolution of 720×1560 pixels. It has a pixel density of 268 Pixel Per Inch ( PPI ), a screen to body ratio of 81.6 percent, and an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. The rear of the smartphone is made up of plastic, and the frame is too made up of plastic. Coming to internals specs, this device comes with an Octa-core SoC that clocks at 1.8GHz. Taking about the memory options, it is available in two variants i.e. with 2 and 3GB of RAM.
While it is available only in a single internal storage variant with 32GB of eMMC 5.1 storage, further, this internal storage is expandable via a micro SD card up to 512GB, through the dedicated SIM card slot. This device is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. This is a really nice touch from the brands that everyone wants in a budget smartphone.
Talking about the cameras, the Samsung Galaxy A11 on the rear packs a triple camera setup. This triple rear camera setup includes a 13MP primary camera with an aperture value of f/1.8. This pairs with a secondary 2MP depth sensor with an aperture value of f/2.4. Finally, to the setup, it sports the tertiary 5MP ultra wide-angle sensor with an aperture value of f/2.2. This setup can shoot HDR photos and can record videos up to 1080 in 30fps. This device sports an 8MP camera on the front for shooting selfies, which come with an aperture value of f/2.0.
The Samsung Galaxy A11 packs a 4000 mAh battery and still charges over a micro USB port. But this device comes with support for Samsung’s proprietary fast-charging i.e. of 15W charging. The device runs on the latest OneUI 2.0 based on Android 10. Talking about security measures, it comes with a physical fingerprint scanner at the rear and also comes with support for face unlock. Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy A11 include Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, micro USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Direct, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer. Coming to the dimensions, it measures 161.40 x 76.30 x 8.00mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs about 177.00 grams. It is available in four color options, namely the Black, White, Blue, and Red.
What is TWRP Recovery?
Team Win Recovery Project or TWRP Recovery is a useful and popular custom recovery, which is open-source software. The touch-screen enabled interface allows users to flash third-party firmware and back up the system or data easily like never before. For Android customization lovers or developers, a custom recovery is a much-needed tool or software.
Additionally, you can install the kernel, modules, root or unroot, take Nandroid backups, etc. Meanwhile, you can wipe system partitions, internal storage, data, cache, vendor, etc. very easily.
Advantages of TWRP Recovery
- Backups of partitions in TAR or raw Image format
- Restore backups from internal storage, external SD storage, or OTG devices
- Install Custom Firmware
- Install flashable ZIPs and image files
- Partition wiping
- Delete System, Cache, Vendor, Partition, User Data, etc
- Install Root or Unroot by flashing ZIPs
- Terminal access
- ADB Root Shell
- Theme Support
- Possible decryption support depending on the device
Steps to Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy A11 SM-A115F / A115M
Now before we go ahead and install TWRP Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy A11 SM-A115F / A115M, let us make a list of pre-requisites that are required to unlock it:
Charge your phone
You need to make sure that your Samsung Galaxy A11 is charged to about 60% before installing TWRP recovery to avoid any boot loop issues during the unlocking process.
Take a complete backup
Before rooting, one of the most important things that you need to do on your phone is to take a complete backup of your phone. For that, you can follow the guide by clicking the link below:
Activate Developer Options
To Enable the Developer Option on your device, follow the below steps:
- Go to the Settings menu of your Android device.
- Then scroll down and go to About.
- Now you need to head to Software Information>> More.
- Here tap on Build Number 7-8 times until you see a message “You are now a developer”.
You also need to enable USB Debugging and OEM unlock option under the Developer Options menu. And to do that:
- Head over to Developer Options and toggle ON the USB Debugging option as well as the OEM unlock option.
Install ODIN tool
You need to install the latest Odin tool on your PC. For that, you can follow the link mentioned below:
Unlock the bootloader
In order to install the TWRP Recovery, you have to first unlock the bootloader on Samsung Galaxy A11.
Download Samsung USB Drivers
You can follow the link below in order to download the correct Samsung USB drivers for Windows and Mac.
Download TWRP Recovery
Here you will find the latest and TWRP recovery for the Samsung Galaxy A11.
|File Name||TWRP Recovery|
Instructions to Install TWRP
Follow the step by step instructions mentioned below to simply install the TWRP Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy A11:Follow Our Tutorial
You can check out our full-depth tutorial video as well:Watch Our Tutorial Video
- Once the device booted into TWRP Recovery mode, you need to decrypt the data partition. In order to do it: Go to Wipe > Format Data and follow the on-screen instructions.
- Then reboot to recovery mode again.
- Now, flash the no-verity-opt-encrypt, Magisk, and RMM Bypass zip one-by-one to prevent boot loops.
- That’s it. Reboot to the system finally. Enjoy!
Root Samsung Galaxy A11 Using Magisk
- Now you need to install the Magisk Manager APK on your phone.
- Place it in the internal memory on your device.
- Then head over to recovery by pressing the Volume up + Power button together.
- Make sure you have created a backup of your Samsung Galaxy A11.
- In TWRP, select Install and locate Magisk.zip and select the file.
- Swipe to Install and flash it.
- Restart your device.
So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you guys liked this post and were able to install the TWRP Recovery and root your Samsung Galaxy A11 smartphone. Let us know in the comments below if you faced any issues while installing the TWRP recovery on your phone and then rooting it using Magisk. Until the next post…Cheers!