If you’re looking to install a custom recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S23 SM-S911B Exynos running Android 13, TWRP (TeamWin Recovery Project) is a popular option that offers more advanced features than the standard Magisk Boot Image method. With TWRP, you can root your device, install custom ROMs, create backups, and access various system-level settings. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of installing TWRP on your Galaxy S23 so that you can unlock the full potential of your device.
Compared with standard other root methods, this method has additional steps. Since it uses a custom recovery, You can install custom ROMs. But, It is enough to run most of the root apps. So, You should care a little bit when you do the process.
After rooting, you will lose official updates. You have to update your mobile manually. So, Before proceeding with the process, you should know why you need to do it. If you are a regular user, you can try some alternatives for your purpose that don’t require root. As a regular root apps user and developer, you can follow the guide below to achieve root on your mobile.
Should you need to Root your Samsung Galaxy S23 Exynos SM-S911B Android 13 version with TWRP?
It would be best if you had a strong reason for rooting. Samsung Galaxy S23 already has One UI 3.1 based on Android 13 and is optimized. You have More than Enough 8 GB RAM to use daily apps without lag for years. RAM may look insufficient because of the Samsung Heavily customized OS. But, Trust me, One UI is far better than other Custom Skin OS. You can use this device without lag for years until Samsung mess with some Bloatware. But beyond this not go reasons, if you are addicted to some root apps or are a frequent user of some Custom OS, you can proceed further. But if you want to root because everybody is doing it, I advise you, don’t root If you don’t have any experience. For regular users, It can become a Nightmare.
How to Root and Install TWRP on Samsung Galaxy S23 Exynos SM-S911B Android 13 One UI
Thanks to the developer- afaneh92, for the Root method and topjohnwu – this genius is the one who discovered and maintained Magisk. Samsung Galaxy S23 variants come with a flexible bootloader in some regions. It means that we can easily root the smartphone. The device can also install TWRP recovery or any custom recovery file/app. Don’t try with Snapdragon US Variants like Verizon devices. They come with a locked Bootloader.
But In the method below, we will Root this device using Magisk. You can install Official TWRP using the official app when it is released. However, TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file we must install on your devices because you can root them successfully. This article explained the easiest method to follow and install Magisk on the Samsung Galaxy S23. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.
You can flash TWRP once it is available. Then, with the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the Custom ROMs into your Samsung Galaxy S23. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that you can easily install root apps with the Magisk on your device. Does it seem complicated? Relax; we will explain everything briefly in bullets.
Things to check out for;
Check your device model number.
- You should back up your current files and data- Full Data Loss Process (save them on external storage).
- Install the Latest Magisk Manager.
Make sure your device battery is above 50%
- You cannot use Samsung Pay, Secured Folder, or some official Samsung apps.
- You can’t update your firmware; to get new firmware, you must follow the below steps with the latest firmware.
- Read the full tutorial before the process.
1. Unlock Bootloader
Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock on your mobile. To do this, go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock. There is no complicated process in the Samsung Galaxy S23.
- Switch off your device. Enter into Download Mode-> Volume Down+ Volume Up and Connect your mobile to your PC using a USB Cable. When the Download mode warning screen Appears, Press the Volume Up button to unlock Bootloader.
- The above process will wipe your user data. After Setup your device, Please recheck the OEM Unlock in the settings. Sometimes It Will Lock Again.
2. Necessary Download files
Download and install the Samsung USB driver to your computer system.
Also, download the ODIN software. Select the above Oreo version in the ODIN list. Then, install ODIN on your PC.
- Download TWRP-3.7.0_12-2_afaneh92-dm1q.tar/ Mirror 2 and rename the file to recovery.tar; copy it to your PC.
- Download Multi disabler.zip and Magisk.zip files (Don’t download .apk file) and copy them on your Pendrive With OTG Cable. Then, you can refer to the uses of OTG.
- Download Samsung Galaxy S23 Android 13 Firmware and save it on your PC. Your Current OS version, Downloaded Version AP, and CSC should be the Same.
- You can use Phone Info to know your firmware version.
3. Preparing Patched Boot Image file
- Download 7Zip-ZS, LZ4, and Install both on your PC. Extract the files in the downloaded firmware using 7Zip-ZS. You will get four files. Click on the AP File and Extract it again. You will get some data along with the boot.img.lz4.
- Copy the boot.img.lz4 and Vbmeta.img.lz4 to the LZ4 Installed folder. Convert the lz4 file to a .img file by dragging the .img file to the lz4 application file. You have to drag the file to that application. The script will automatically convert the file to .img format. After the conversion, Copy the boot — img file to your mobile. Leave Vbmeta in the PC folder.
- Download Magisk Manager (Download Latest version) or Magisk Canary and Install it on your mobile. Next, open Installed Magisk and Select Install in Magisk; it will ask For a zip file and Patch Boot Image File. Select the Boot Image file.
Navigate to your copied boot image file and patch the file.
- Wait for the process to complete; in the end, you will get a magisk patched .img file. Rename this file into the boot.img again.
- Now copy boot. img and Vbmeta. img files to your PC. We have already left the Vbmeta. img file on PC. Drag those files into the downloaded TWRP.tar file. Now you can see there are three files within the TWRP.tar file. Don’t extract the data. The three files contain a single .tar file that should be flashed using ODIN.
4. Flash TWRP.tar using ODIN
- Connect your USB cable to your PC. To do this, press and hold the Volume Down+ Volume Up Buttons and Connect Your Mobile To your PC via USB Cable; after Samsung Logo Appear, Release all keys. Switch off your device. Then, enter Download mode.
Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.
Connect the Samsung Galaxy S23 mobile to the computer via a USB cable.
Launch the Odin app on your computer. If this app detects the device (Odin), it will show you a message that reads – added!!!
- However, you won’t see this message if the device is not correctly connected to the PC. So, you must check the USB cable to see if it is reasonable and reconnect the device.
After connecting the Samsung device, click the PDA/PA/AP button to browse/search and get the TWRP from where you saved it on your PC. Also, navigate to “options” and Un-tick the Auto-Reboot.
Click on “Start”
Once the file is loaded into the device, reboot your device.
Kudos, you have just installed the TWRP on your Samsung Galaxy S23. We installed TWRP. Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to the Magisk Installation steps. Press the Volume Down+Power button to exit Download mode, and quickly press the Volume Up+ Volume Down+ Power Button to boot into Recovery mode.
4.1 Install Multi disabler and Magisk in your Samsung Galaxy S23 using TWRP
- Now you are in TWRP Recovery Mode.
- Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data. You can also take complete backups using TWRP. It will help you when something goes wrong.
- Return to Home of TWRP and select Install.
- Select Multi disabler.zip.
- Return to Home of TWRP and chooses Install.
- Select Magisk.zip.
- You should Install them One by One. Don’t add more zips features in TWRP. After the Installation, Reboot Your Mobile.
- You can also install Magisk.apk in your Mobile Applications. Multi disabler avoids the Encryption issue after rooting. You can check your root status using Root Checker.
- If you didn’t find Magisk in App Drawer, you should Install the Magisk app again.
In my opinion, you don’t need to root your Samsung Galaxy S23 Android 13 version. If you thought you could Improve Performance By Root, With the Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Octa-Core processor and 6 GB of RAM. If you don’t know how much RAM you need, You will never use this much RAM. It would be best not to Boot into Normal OS Booting by pressing the power button after the firmware flash. It will boot you to a Non-Rooted environment. So, you should pay attention to the first recovery boot step.
You can optimize your battery without rooting if you root your device because of the battery drain issues. Beyond this, if you want to Disable Bloatware apps, you can do that without using this method. This method uses TWRP custom recovery. Thus you can install Custom ROMs. If you have any suggestions or doubts, comment below.
Selva Kumar is an Android Devices Enthusiast, Who Can Talk and Write About Anything If You Give a Hint About the respective devices. He is a Computer Science Graduate and Certified Android Developer, Making His Career towards this Technology. He is always eager to try new Android devices — not only Software level but Hardware-level Also. Beyond this, He is a Good Swimmer, Guitarist.
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