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Help TWRP 3.2.3 custom recovery on Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus

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Apr 3, 2020
Download and install the latest TWRP 3.2.3 custom recovery on Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018). By following this easy step by step tutorial, anyone can install the latest twrp recovery on Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) smartphone. The new twrp 3.2.3 offered a many more new customization features than the previous releases. All the new features and customization options that coming with this latest twrp version is given later part of this tutorial.
TWRP Recovery for Galaxy A8 Plus 2018

Before proceed to download and install the custom recovery, you should know that why we need custom recovery over stock recovery. Do you know the benefits of having a custom recovery on your android phone? Stock recovery have limited options and have many limitations regarding device backup, software update and others. But with a custom recovery installed like TWRP, you'll have more advanced customization options such as- backup and restore full system, flashing custom rom, flashing custom kernerls, clear DalVik cache, remove bloatware apps or default apps, install .zip files from other sources, gaining root access, do nandroid backup, overclocking cpu frequencies and many more.
What is TWRP Custom Recovery:

TWRP is an open source, community project, developed by TeamWin. Team Win was originally formed to work on porting WiMAX to CM7 for the HTC EVO 4G. After that start working on a recovery project that support more and more devices. Today TWRP is the leading custom recovery for Android phones.

team win twrp recovery project

Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) with custom recovery installed will allow more customization, optimization, personalization, update and troubleshooting features. The latest twrp 3.2.3 recovery packs with many new features like above. Check out whats new coming with this release of twrp recovery.
TWRP 3.2.3 New Features:

Fix automatic installing of OTA zips on encrypted devices.
Remove SuperSU from TWRP.
Support both md5 and md5sum file extensions when doing MD5 checking for zip files.

Important Notes:
1. This TWRP Recovery file is only for the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) model and not for any other android device.
2. Do not use this method to install custom recovery in any other android phone, you may hard brick your device.
3. This TWRP Recovery tutorial is only for unlocked Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018). Please don’t try this on any other variants of the smartphone.
4. You should do it at your own risk, we are not responsible if anything happen to your device after following this guide.
5. The tutorials is based on Windows PC.
1. Check your device battery power, at least 50% battery backup is required.
2. Backup or copy important data (photos, videos, notes) and settings to external storage (Its optional but taking backup is always a good practice].
3. Install USB driver for your device on your PC/Laptop- Download USB Driver.
4. Turn on the USB Debugging mode from Developer Options. Go to Settings-Developer Options [Developer options are hidden by default on all Android device running on Android 4.2 or up. So, to unhide it, go to Settings-About phone on your device and tap Build Number for 7 times) See the image below.
Android Developer Options

All the above pre-requisites are very important and must be followed before proceed to installation guide. If you done with all the above instructions, then follow the steps to install TWRP 3.2.3 on Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018).
TWRP 3.2.3 Custom Recovery for Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018):
1) Download TWRP 3.2.3 for Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)- Download (twrp-3.2.3-0-jackpot2lte.img.tar.md5).

2) Download latest Odin software for your PC/Laptop- Download Odin

3) Now switch off your phone and press and hold the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons together to boot in to Download Mode (long press until a warning screen appear) and after that press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
Galaxy A7 A700H Download Mode

4) Now run the Odin application file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)

5) Now connect your Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) to your computer via USB cable

6) In Odin screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM4]” at ID:COM section at top left side and “Added!” text at the log box. This means your device has been successfully detected by Odin.

Odin Screen

7) In Odin screen, under Options tab, make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked, no other option should checked.

Auto Reboot F Reset Time in Odin

8) Now, click on AP button and select the downloaded .tar TWRP file

AP button in Odin screen
9) Finally, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, wait few moments, it may take approximately 3 to 5 minutes to complete.

10) Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background

Pass in Odin
11) Your device should automatically reboot after completion

12) You can now disconnect your phone from computer by removing the USB cable

13) Now, to boot into recovery mode- first completely switch off your device. Now press and hold Volume Up+Home+Power button together for few seconds until Samsung logo appears. Within few moments the device will boot into recovery mode.
TWRP 3.2.3 Custom Recovery

14) Now you can go back to your normal Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) smartphone mode by selecting "reboot system now" from the recovery menu. The smartphone will boot to normal mode.

Congratulations! you have completed the process to install TWRP 3.2.3 on Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018). Now your device is running with custom recovery like twrp and you can customize and personalize your device any time by boot into install twrp recovery.
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