How to Install TWRP on Rooted Galaxy S4 using Goo Manager!

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For those of you with a rooted Galaxy S4, now you can easily install TWRP recovery using Goo Manager.  And also those of you with locked bootloaders such as AT&T or Verizon, latest TWRP recovery can be installed (as they have been patched with LOKI).

Should work on most Galaxy S4 smartphones including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, MetroPCS, Cricket, GT-i9505, and Canadian S4s.

Step 1. Download and open Goo Manager app from Play Store.  Hit Menu button and select “Install OpenRecoveryScript”.

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Step 2. Choose “Yes”.

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Step 3. Double-check that the end of the filename matches your device name and hit “Yes”.

AT&T Galaxy S4 = jflteatt

T-Mobile Galaxy S4 = jfltetmo

Sprint Galaxy S4 = jfltespr

Verizon Galaxy S4 = jfltevzw

GT-i9505 Galaxy S4 = jfltexx

Canadian Galaxy S4 = jfltecan

US Celluar Galaxy S4 = jflteusc

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Step 4. Once it’s successfully flashed TWRP recovery, you will see “Recovery has been installed” message.howto-install-twrp-galaxys4-4

Step 5. Choose “Reboot recovery” to reboot into TWRP recovery.

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Step 6. Enjoy!

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Credits – TWRP!

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48 Responses

  1. adam says:

    I have tried this but it says “no recoveries were found for this device” its a Gt i9505 UK model. It is rooted via the CF-Auto Root method

    • Rob says:

      Same experience here. I have the GT-9505 HK model which is also rooted using Motochopper. I get the same message “no recoveries were found for this device”. Guess I need to use Odin to install…

        • Destin says:

          Well with the Galaxy S4 i337 that route doesn’t work because it just throws me in a loop. No recovery found with GooManager and now I can’t download TWRP manually because this links me to GooManager. Caught in limbo.

          • damian says:

            so i am stuck. my gs4 1337 wont download the file it keeps telling me it cant connect to blah blah blah. but i have downloaded the file on my computer and would like to know how i can get it to install throw goo manger?

      • Petr_M says:

        I successfully rooted my at&t Galaxy S4 MK2 with saferoot method.
        I tried install twrp with goo manager and it was successfully installed but phone does not enter recovery and it does not run either. It is stuck “downloading do not turn off target”
        Any help please?

        • Faisal says:

          I got an AT&T Galaxy S4 MK2 too. Sadly, you can’t use TWRP on this device. There’s another option, however. It’s called Safestrap. People say you can use Safestrap to install TouchWiz based ROMs only.
          And, to exit the “do not turn off target,” you just hold volume down + power + home button, then when it prompts you to enter recovery mode or exit, you exit by pressing volume down.

          • Apollo_Y says:

            Please, I got this problem too at my I337 4.3 MK2. Then I followed you step, it’s work. And now I just remove Goo Manager for remove TWRP recover ???

            • Max Lee says:

              First, why are you trying to remove TWRP recovery right after you installed it?

              To uninstall, you would need to basically re-install stock recovery or another recovery.

              • Jamie says:

                I need help guys;
                am on jflteatt 4.3 MK2, safestrap crashes immediately root is granted, TWRP crashes, Phihlz touch Odin flashable failed to pass verification– something, i can’t find GooManager anywhere.
                Wifi doesn’t work, neither does tethering and hotspot; played with TetheringProvision.apk as instructed on XDA all to no avail.
                PS SElinux is stuck on “enforcing”

  2. Pauli3 D33 says:

    This is the problem a keep getting again and again when a try to flash ‘TWRP Recovery’ or even ‘ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery’ On my ‘Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505’ usen [Odin3 v1.35]

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    openrecovery-twrp-2.5.0.2-jfltexx.tar is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    —————————————————————————–
    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    CWM-i9500_EXP2.tar is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..

    It basicly keep’s getting as far as ‘Get PIT for mapping’ and it goes no further, does anyone no why?

  3. aaron says:

    hey. so i tired this method and using odin as well as trying to go through rom manager. for some reason none of these methods work on my h720 sprint phone… someone help me please. i tried doing a factory reset. idk what to do. i need to flash roms….

  4. Pyry666 says:

    So, i can get cwm or twrp working only one time after flashing one of them via odin (using pull the battery method). If i put a custom rom in my internal storage and flash it then, will it work? I think that this issue has something to do with my firmware (XXUAME2) writing over any custom recovery after reboot. I might be wrong..

  5. SteveQ says:

    Ok, have a strange prob. I have the AT&T i337 and rooted using motochopper and now I’m getting super user has stopped, sometimes with a message about fixing root permissions, etc… Any thoughts on how to fix? Should I install a different SU or something?

  6. mike says:

    I have the SGH-i337 and running wicked rom v.4 and the Kt kernal, when i get to step three instead of it being jflteatt, I get jfltetmo. Some help with why or what I should do would be awesome XD

    • Max Lee says:

      It’s probably because you are running Wicked ROM, which is a tmo rom, you can easily change it back using Build Prop Editor app available on Play Store.

      • Mike says:

        Awesome man thanks for the reply ^_^ could you show me how to change that, or a link that will? :)

        Thanks

        • Max Lee says:

          I don’t have a guide but just download and install Build Prop Editor, then find and change jfltetmo to jflteatt then reboot that’s it!

          • mike says:

            okay so I tried changing the one the that just says jflttmo to jfltatt and goo still reads as tmobile.

            I’ve found these as well but dont know what to change them too

            RO.build.description

            • mike says:

              sorry pressed enter too soon haha and also i did name it where it just said jfltetmo to jflteatt
              ro.build.description poperty value: jflte-user 4.2.2 JDQ39 M919UVUAmdl release-keys
              ro.build.fingerprint Property value: samsung/jfltetmo/jfltetmo:4.2.2/JDQ39/M919UVUAMDL:user/release-keys

  7. Chrys says:

    Will this method work on a rooted Verizon S4 running ME7?

  8. John Cali says:

    when or if there is a solution for custom recovery on me7, will you post and notify by newsletter and/or facebook?

  9. MTCHPR says:

    I followed this method to install TWRP. When I rebooted the device as instructed, it got stuck on a splashscreen that has and Android logo and says “Downloading…Do not turn off target!!” :'(

    The upper left in red says “Could not do normal boot. ODIN MODE”

    I tried a battery pull, vol dwn + power, vol up + power and vol down + up + power.

    How do I get back to normal boot or into TWRP recovery? I have a ROM I’d like to install, and as of now…it won’t get past that splash screen.

    What do I do?

    Thanks!

  10. MTCHPR says:

    I followed this method to install TWRP. When I rebooted the device as instructed, it got stuck on a splashscreen that has and Android logo and says “Downloading…Do not turn off target!!” :'(

    The upper left in red says “Could not do normal boot. ODIN MODE”

    I tried a battery pull, vol dwn + power, vol up + power and vol down + up + power.

    How do I get back to normal boot or into TWRP recovery? I have a ROM I’d like to install, and as of now…it won’t get past that splash screen. ATT

    What do I do?

    Thanks!

  11. wil says:

    Can some one put a “DO NOT INSTALL CUSTOM RECOVERIES ON ME7 FIRMWARE” label at the top of this page? I got screwed too! I know I should have read further before installing it but come on! I’ve been using this and the i717 site for quite a while and I’ve never run into this type of problem before.

  12. wil says:

    So, am I going to be stuck on 4.2.2 forever if this doesn’t get fixed? I just got this phone yesterday and rooted it then tried to install TWRP because there was no warning in the write up about the ME7 firmware. This sucks! Does any one know of a way with ROOT access to go in and remove TWRP so we can at least get ODIN back?

  13. wil says:

    This can’t be this simple but is there a way to flash the stock odin over TWRP to fix the i545VRUAME7 problem?

  14. Mynor says:

    I wanted to know if this will work for the att i337 version after the mf3 update if I use the micro sd method to root it? I want to flash the stock 4.3 rom on it.

  15. Edgar says:

    I tired this method on Att I337 after trying to install cwm via rom manager from google play store and it still booted into android recovery. So i install twrp via goo manager and when i reboot my phone was stuck on downloading odin mode and took me forever to get out of that mode. what did i do wrong is it because i had tried to install via Rom Manager prior. Please help now i am afraid of rebooting phone at the risk of it getting suck on downloading again.

  16. I Rafael says:

    I get the unlock symbol but it goes to download mode… Why doesn’t it work?

  17. Ryan M says:

    Can we clarify for what builds this works for? I attempted on Verizon version, build MJ7 and soft bricked my phone. Thank you.

  18. yuba says:

    trate de ponerlo en s4 verizon MK2 y no funciona no entra al recovery que puedo hacer

    • Pablo says:

      usted tiene que quitar la batería. Vuelva a instalar la batería y mantenga pulsado el botón de bajar volumen, el botón de inicio, y el botón de encendido hasta que se le pregunta si desea continuar la instalación de una ROM personalizada. Seleccione “Cancel”, y se reiniciará como lo haría normalmente.

  19. Joshua says:

    Install worked with no problems. The issue I have is that when I ask it to Reboot recovery, I go directly into download mode. Any help with this? I can send a picture of it if you need me to.
    Thanks!

  20. enufsed1221 says:

    What about Verizon MK2? Got stuck on the download mode as well

  21. Jesse says:

    Hey i have a galaxy s4 1337 NC1 build and i rooted it with towelroot can you please steer me in the right direction for installing custom roms should i be using odin or loki, twrp, cwm, safestrap? Please Ive been watching all your vids but ive gotten no sucsess. Is there hope for this device? I really want to get CM11 that is my purpose for rooting……ive heard you cant use boot cm11 with safestrap so i tried cwm method and i got “Loki aboot version does not match device” in the terminal and twrp using goo manager and got “no recoveries were found for this device” so what now can it been be done with my build?

  22. tsmith154 says:

    I have been following the locked boot loader for the gs4 isgh i337 biuld nc1. If anyone finds awayinstall cwm or twrp please post…

  23. revitupmx5 says:

    Hello, I am following this thread if anyone still watches. I have an at&t samsung galaxy S4 sgh-i337 build nc1. I have run twrp and ended with a “Downloading…Do not turn off target!!” message on the display and would not stop. I ended that with Volume down, Power, and Home keys held down until I could reboot. Now I get the blue snake circling and I have to hold the Powre button to get it to stop doing that and boot.

  24. DGMarean says:

    Having same issue as other users. I have the at&t galaxy s4 1337 nc1 and cannot get to recovery mode after installing SafeStrap. Just goes to odin mode and says “Could not do normal boot”. Any help would be appreciated. Also I’m trying to unroot and install stock firmware and recovery so that I can install the newest ota update. Do I need to downgrade first or just flash a stock recovery and keep the nc1 firmware and flash it?

  25. David says:

    if my phone is unlocked (originally Verizon) I use it on t mobile. what carrier do I choose?? I don’t want to risk bricking my phone

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