How to Install Official TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 and Root it

In June 2014, Samsung launched the Galaxy Core 2 (codenamed “kanas”) running Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. If you own this device and want to upgrade to a more recent version of Android, we’ve got you covered. This guide will walk you through the steps of installing the latest Lineage OS 15.1, based on Android 8.1 Oreo, on your Galaxy Core 2.

While Google released Android 8.1 Oreo a few months ago, Lineage OS decided to skip version 15.0 and jump straight to version 15.1. We are pleased to share the unofficial Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy Core 2, which you can download and install to enjoy the benefits of the latest Android operating system on your device.


How to Install Official TWRP Recovery on Galaxy Core 2 and Root it

What is TWRP Recovery?

TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) Recovery is an open-source custom recovery image used for Android devices. It provides a touch-enabled interface which allows users to perform several operations on their device like installing custom ROMs, kernels, mods, and more. TWRP Recovery also allows users to backup their entire device data, install third-party apps, and wipe the device’s cache and data.

Android enthusiasts and developers widely use TWRP Recovery due to its flexibility, ease of use, and wide range of features. It is an alternative to the stock recovery image that comes pre-installed on Android devices, providing users with more control over their device and enabling them to customize it according to their needs

Advantages of TWRP Recovery:

  • TWRP allows you to flash Custom ROMs on Galaxy Tab E
  • You can customize your phone by flashing modding zip files with TWRP
  • TWRP makes it easy to use Xposed Modules
  • You can root or unroot Galaxy Tab E using TWRP Recovery flashable zip SuperSU
  • Magisk can be easily installed using TWRP on Galaxy Tab E
  • TWRP allows for creating and restoring Nandroid Backup
  • You can easily access and restore Nandroid Backup with TWRP
  • Image files can be flashed using TWRP Recovery on Galaxy Tab E
  • TWRP makes it easy to remove bloatware from Galaxy Tab E
  • You can underclock and overclock with TWRP on Galaxy Tab E
  • TWRP allows for cleaning Wipe, Cache, and Data

How to Install Official TWRP Recovery on Galaxy Core 2 (kanas3gnfc)

Before going to the TWRP installation process, follow all the pre-requirements mentioned below properly.


TWRP Recovery Details

File Name TWRP Recovery
Version V3.4.0 and Higher
Support Official
Developer TWRP Team
Download Link Download


GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any damage or error that occurs to your device while/after installing the files or following this guide. Make sure to take a complete backup before doing anything. Do this at your own risk.

Method: ODIN Flash Tool

After downloading all the required files, drivers, and tools, follow the installation process.

  • First, enable the Developer Options and USB Debugging mode on your device.
  • Head over to the device Settings > System > About Phone > then tap on the Build Number seven times to enable Developer options mode.How to Install Official TWRP Recovery and Root it
  • Now, go to the Developer options in the Settings menu and turn on the toggle to enable USB debugging.How to Install Official TWRP Recovery and Root it
    • Now, run the Odin tool as an administrator on your PC.How to Install Official TWRP Recovery and Root it
  • We assume that you’ve already installed the ODIN tool.
  • Now, run the Odin tool as an administrator on your PC. How to Install Official TWRP Recovery and Root it
  • Reboot your Samsung device into Download mode.
  • Simply connect your handset to the computer using a USB cable.
  • After connecting the USB cable, you will see a blue sign in Odin interface in the ID:COM section with a USB port number.How to Install Official TWRP Recovery and Root it
  • Add the Recovery TWRP .tar file from that you’ve already downloaded earlier.
  • Click on the AP/PDA button and load it.
    How to Install Official TWRP Recovery and Root it
  • DO NOT check ‘Re-Partition’ under the Options tab.
  • You can also uncheck the ‘Auto Reboot’ option (optional).

How to Install Official TWRP Recovery and Root it

  • Click on ‘Start’ and wait for a few seconds until you see a message PASS.
  • Reboot the handset into recovery mode by press and hold the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together. [For newer Samsung devices, press and hold Volume Up + Power together]
  • That’s it, guys. You’re done.

What is Root?

Smartphone Rooting is the unofficial way to enable an administrator or superuser access to your device system and subsystem. Therefore, the user can easily tweak, change, edit, or delete system files and apps easily.

With the help of rooting, you can uninstall bloatware, increase device performance, reduce battery draining, install Xposed modules, and more. However, smartphone rooting will void the device warranty and you may not get software OTA updates anymore. Improper way of rooting can also brick your device easily. Therefore, make sure to follow the guide properly.

The advantage of Rooting:

  • You can get access to all files on your Galaxy Core 2, even the files which present in the root directory of your phone.
  • You can increase the performance of your Galaxy Core 2 by overclocking.
  • By rooting you can increase battery life by underclocking Galaxy Core 2.
  • Uninstall Bloatware on Galaxy Core 2.
  • You can block Ads on any Android applications such as Youtube and other game-related applications.

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  • By Rooting Galaxy Core 2, you can View, Edit, or Delete any system file inside the root directory.
  • You can install the Xposed Framework and many Xposed module support.

Steps to Root Galaxy Core 2

Guide to Root Galaxy Core 2 via SuperSU

Guide to Root Galaxy Core 2 via Magisk

We assume that this full-depth installation guide will be helpful to you. For any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.

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