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How To Root and Install Custom Recovery On Samsung Galaxy J3

The Galaxy J3 2016 (J3 3G Duos) is a great budget Samsung’s flagship smartphone. Galaxy J3 comes with Quad-core chipset and 1.5 GB of ROM which is enough for a low-end Samsung model. The back camera is 8 MP and 5 MP camera at the front both have a f/2.2 aperture. The best thing about this smartphone is that it has 5.0 inches 720p Super AMOLED display. In this detailed guide, you will learn that how to root and install TWRP custom recovery on Galaxy J3 2016 SM-J320H/ DS. If you would like to install a custom ROM, uninstall pre-installed apps and overclock your J3 SM-J320H/ DS then you first root and then install the latest version of a custom recovery on your device.

By following this step by step guide, you can root and install TWRP custom recovery on your galaxy J3 SM-J320H/ DS. One of the big reasons, that many people prefer Android devices to other operating systems is, its incredible capability of customization and performance. It’s almost impossible to make the most of an Android device without rooting it. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in rooting and installing a custom recovery on your Samsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320H/ DS then go ahead and follow the given steps.

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This guide containing the root package and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy J3 (SM-J320H/ DS). Check the model number of your phone if it is J3 then go ahead, otherwise not. Do not use these instructions for any other device or incorrect variant.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Galaxy J3 (SM-J320H/ DS) during or after the rooting process. Proceed at your risk.


  • It is highly recommended to make a proper backup of your contacts, messages, photos, videos and other valuable data on your phone.
  • Make sure that your Galaxy J3 is on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware.
  • The battery level of your phone should be at least up to 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while rooting.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your phone by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
  • Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.

Required Files:

Steps to Install TWRP & Root Samsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320H/ DS

Step No 1: – First, download the TWRP Package (twrp_3.0.2-1_sm-j320h_261016.tar), Odin tool (Odin v3.10.7) and SuperSU files on the desktop of your PC for Galaxy J3.

Step No 2: – Copy/paste the SuperSU file to the internal storage of your device.

Step No 3: – Extract the TWRP file to get the file with .tar extension (if not in .tar) and Odin flashing tool to get the Odin3_v3.10.7.exe file.

Step No 4: – Switch off the Galaxy J3 to boot into the Download Mode.

Step No 5: – Switch on the device while pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time. Once a warning screen with a yellow triangle sign appears, press the Volume Up button to enter into Download Mode.

Step No 6: – Run Odin as administrator on the PC.

Step No 7: – Connect the phone using its USB data cable with the PC.

Step No 8: – Once the Galaxy J3 is connected successfully with the PC, the ID: COM port will turn Blue on Odin, and you’ll see “Added!!” message.

9: – Click on the AP button in Odin and locate the firmware file (TWRP-J3.tar) that you have already extracted. Select it.

Step No 10: – Ensure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked, and the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.

Step No 11: – Begin the TWRP installation by clicking on the Start button in Odin. This process may take a few seconds.

Step No 12: – A PASS! Message will be displayed on Odin after the TWRP installed successfully and the device will reboot.

Step No 13: – Disconnect the device and turn it OFF to boot into TWRP recovery mode.

Step No 14: – Turn ON the phone by pressing and holding the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons altogether to boot into the TWRP recovery.

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Step No 15: – Tap the Install button in TWRP and select the

Step No 16: – Once the installation is completed, reboot the system.

Done! You have successfully installed TWRP Recovery and rooted your Galaxy J3 via Odin.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or questions.

Bhatti Junaid

He continuously writes tech articles and development code. Also, appreciates excellent food, exceptional coffee and great company. He has written 266 guides and other posts.

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