POSTS TAGGED: Recovery
Posted December 18, 2013 at 12:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
A custom recovery is where most of the aftermarket magic happens in Android. Using one, you can backup your ROM, wipe your data, and of course flash a new ROM. In contrast to fastboot, recoveries can flash ROMs even on locked devices. There are some workarounds required, but it can be done.
Owners of AT&T variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 now have a working recovery thanks to XDA Recognized Developer Hashcode, who used a bootstrap method in order to make his fully working recovery. The method used by Hashcode differs from the standard method used in, for example, the Nexus 5. This type of bootstrap recovery preserves the /system partition and creates up to 2 “ROM slots” located on the internal eMMC area. . . READ ON »
Posted August 13, 2013 at 01:30 pm by Jimmy McGee
We have talked about the Oppo Find 5 before. This relatively unknown phone manufacturer (though well known for their home entertainment equipment) has created a lot of buzz recently. To be honest, this video is going to continue that buzz. And rightfully so, as the Oppo Find 5 is easy to root and install a custom recovery.
In today’s video, XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin talks about the Oppo Find 5’s features. He then talks about how to install a custom recovery. Once you get there, you can flash a SuperSU APK from Recovery and you are rooted. Check this video out.. . . READ ON »
Posted June 22, 2013 at 06:00 pm by Conan Troutman
A custom recovery is an incredibly useful tool for anyone who wants to make the most of his or her (rooted) device. Even if you aren’t a fan of custom ROMs or kernels, you probably still use a custom recovery if for nothing but the ease of backing up and restoring your device. There are of course many other reasons why you might find yourself diving in and out of recovery, and that is a process which can become tedious.
That’s where TWRP Manager by XDA Recognized Developer and Forum Moderator jmz comes in. The application allows the user to initiate recovery functions without rebooting by using OpenRecoveryScript commands. TWRP is one of the most popular options available when it comes to custom re. . . READ ON »
Posted June 2, 2013 at 03:30 pm by Conan Troutman
We don’t usually cover individual custom kernels here on the Portal for the simple reason that thanks to the development community, there are so many great options available that we wouldn’t have time to cover anything else. However, every once in a while, a kernel developer brings so much awesome to the table that it would be downright rude of us not to sit down and stuff our faces until we are fat and happy. Devil Kernel by XDA Recognized Developer DerTeufel1980 definitely falls into that category.
This is no ordinary Note 2 kernel. It’s a Linux 3.0.80 kernel based on the sources of the popular Perseus kernel that many Note 2 owners will no doubt be familiar with. The crucial (but by no mean. . . READ ON »
Posted May 27, 2013 at 08:00 am by Will Verduzco
Some time ago, we gave the Android-powered Ouya game console a place in our forums. Since then, we’ve not heard too much about this curious little non-phone/tablet device other than a guide to help users connect via ADB, sideload apps, and obtain root access and some as of yet fruitless efforts towards UART and Play Store access.
Luckily, this development lull has been interrupted thanks to XDA Forum Member mybook4, with some help from Forum Member sonofskywalker3 and Recognized Developer rayman. Mybook4 managed to port an unofficial CWM build to the device.
Posted May 23, 2013 at 02:00 pm by Mike Szczys
Those of us who use Linux on a day to day basis don’t think twice about sinking our fingers into the system files that govern how our devices perform. For instance, I use an LG L9 and was quite comfortable playing around with the way my SD card was being mounted in order to improve performance. For those who aren’t at home with the way the OS works, adding a startup script with a few lines of code might as well be witchcraft. That’s why flashable zip files are so handy for simple tasks and indispensable for complex projects. If you do it right, all the end-user needs do is copy a file to his SD card and reboot into recovery to flash the package.
There are some automatic tools out there that can help create th. . . READ ON »
Posted April 18, 2013 at 06:00 am by Conan Troutman
Up until recently, it was possible to take a screenshot of your recovery of choice using DDMS. This option, however, no longer works with some newer HTC devices. Now why is this a problem? Who needs a screenshot of their recovery? Well for a start there are themers who work with the ever popular TWRP. Additionally, it may just end up being useful in a troubleshooting situation. Whatever the reason, it used to be possible but now it’s not. And for XDA Recognized Developer/Themer Whiskey103, that needed to be resolved.
Posted April 16, 2013 at 03:30 pm by egzthunder1
We have had some rather long running projects on XDA over the years. Some involve simple, yet elegant things like theming engines (UCCW, VR Theme, etc), while others focus a bit more on the functionality side of things. The case for recovery images is one such area that needs to be constantly evolving due to the evolution of the devices and their inner workings. Pushing an insecure recovery into a device is not always easy. Or rather, it is not as simple as some people make it be. Lots of things and information are required even before beginning the process of loading it onto a new device. For XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy and other members of Team Win, this has been the case for a while now, but they always ten. . . READ ON »
Posted March 2, 2013 at 11:30 pm by Haroon Q. Raja
The Team Win Recovery Project has been on a roll lately, adding several new features including auto screen timeout and built-in SuperSU flashing in the 188.8.131.52 update just a few days ago. Things are getting even better, as XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy and team have just released the 184.108.40.206 update that brings even more improvements, bug fixes, as well as a couple of new features to TWRP.
File selectors and list boxes now have a scroll bar to help you navigate their contents. Also, the recovery now uses libblkid to detect file systems more accurately, getting rid of problems with exFAT partition detection. Aesthetically, there’s now a screen dim effect on some devices that appears two sec. . . READ ON »