- Oct 6, 2011
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Today TWRP released their custom recovery for the Galaxy S6. Installation is pretty straightforward. There is a tar file which can be flashed in Odin. This doesn't require you to be rooted. If you are rooted you can flash it via adb command prompts, or you can run a dd command in the terminal emulator app. This should really pave the way for development on this device. Now that we have a way to install roms developers should start rolling them out. Custom recovery also allows you to make a nandroid backup of your device which is basically a one to one copy of your phones entire memory.
I will have to point out that normally custom recovery requires either an unlocked bootloader, or some other kind of hackery to work around a locked bootloader. I was able to install this recovery, and have not unlocked my bootloader. I am guessing that the T-mobile variants come unlocked. Grab the recovery file from the link below! Also it should be mentioned that this has only been tested and is known to work on the T-mo variant. I am sure the TWRP team will be releasing recoveries for other variants soon!