Galaxy S6 gets its first custom recovery in TWRP

TWRP already supports Samsung's latest and greatest. Photo: Samsung

TWRP already supports Samsung’s latest and greatest. Photo: Samsung

If you’re already bored with Samsung’s new TouchWiz software, you’ll be pleased to know custom ROMs are now one step closer for the new Galaxy S6. Just days after the device went on sale for the first time, it already has its first custom recovery in TWRP.

TWRP, which is short for TeamWin Recovery Project, is one of the most popular custom recoveries available, and there are two ways to install it on your Galaxy S6.

If you’re already rooted your handset, you can install the TWRP Manager app from Google Play, which will take care of the entire process for you. If your handset isn’t rooted, you can flash the recovery file manually via the Odin application for PC.

Not only does a custom recovery allow you to install third-party ROMs and tweaks, but it also allows you to create comprehensive backups of your device that include all of your data and apps, making it easy to restore your device later if you need to.