Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070: Install TWRP Recovery

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 smartphone which is also rooted, then you will be able to install TWRP Recovery which is the latest touch- based (controls everything by a touch) custom Recovery. Recovery is needed when you want to install various custom ROM Firmwares on your device, be it Jelly Bean 4.1.1 or ICS 4.0.


  • Battery: Your phone will be able to survive the procedure only if it has at least 40% charged battery.
  • Backup: This procedure will erase all the data and of course you don’t want the data on your phone to vanish. So as a precaution, keep a backup for all of it. And if you think KIES will do it all for you, then I am sorry to say but that won’t work with these firmwares. You have only one choice left: manually backup each and everything. You can use various apps for SMSsCall Logs. You can transfer Images, video, audio, files, etc to some external card or to your PC.
  • Root: To install Recovery, the device must be rooted compulsorily. One can check for this by using “Root Checker App” available at Google PLAY Store.


  • This process is only for devices with model name: Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070. Avoid applying this update to network locked devices especially. Trying it on some other device may lead to damage to the system.
  • Any harm to your device during the rooting process is very unlikely and is completely your responsibility. We are not to be blamed for any damage. So, follow the process if and only if you understand everything being asked to do. Ask all the queries you have, we are happy to help.
  • While rooting, if your device sticks somewhere on Samsung logo or start screen, restart it and repeat the steps.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance i9070

Samsung Galaxy S Advance i9070

Steps to update Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 with TWRP Recovery:

  • Get the package: You will first need the packages – “TWRP Recovery” as well as “Odin tool” in your phone. If you don’t have it, then download the same zip files. Now, open the Odin file in your PC and switch OFF the phone.
  • Enter Download Mode: press and hold Volume Down + Power keys. Retry this if the device turns off in normal mode.
  • Install Drivers: Connect your phone with your computer (via USB cable) and check whether ID: COM section in Odin has turned yellow. If yes, then all the drivers are installed in your PC.
  • START: Select ‘PDA’ >> select ‘GT_I9070_GB_TWRP_KERNEL.tar.md5’ >> select “Start”. Applying this update may take about 3 or 4 minutes before the appearance of Home screen. The device reboots on its own taking 2-3 minutes more than usual. Disconnect the device from the PC.
  • Confirm: To confirm that the process was completed successfully, enter Recovery mode in your device.

You have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 with TWRP Recovery and now you can easily install any Custom ROM firmware.

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  1. Rahmat Khaliq

    May 10, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    I have used the procedure as shown above, but after auto restart the device is not booting and has stuck on the Samsung logo for more than 30 minutes. what to do further.
    Please lead.

    • arqam siddiqui

      July 17, 2014 at 8:28 am

      Hi Rahmat,

      Is still samsung logo in hung state … or you got any solution. Please let me know or you can mail me on

  2. AlexPrv

    May 23, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Well, it worked for me. Thank you!

  3. Raghav Chandra

    June 12, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I did this twice. Every time the device is stuck at samsung logo. THE device was rooted and oi did everything mentioned above. Whats going on?

  4. arqam siddiqui

    July 17, 2014 at 8:08 am

    I have also do the same, mine was also stuck at samsung logo….. Please let me know the solution.

    • arqam siddiqui

      July 19, 2014 at 11:37 pm


      With some googling, I have found the reason why it happened,

      For those who are using GB 2.3 it will works fine but JB 4.1.2 this kernel would not support and your mobile get stuck on samsung logo. So you need to follow following steps like which I had made my mobile in working condition:

      1. Download the original firmware for JB 4.1.2 and flash it using odin.
      2. It doesn’t erase all your data and your phone will again works.

  5. sathish

    October 14, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    how to install twrp in s advance jellybean
    pls giv the links fr the odin and twrp kernel fr jellybean

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