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Posts Tagged: TWRP

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Google released the new Nexus 7 (2013) and everyone has been waiting with baited breath for XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler to do one of his famous XDA Unboxings. In an XDA Unboxing, Adam tears apart an innocent device all the way to its bare components. He then identifies some of the components and tells us what they do.

In this episode, AdamOutler shows off the New Nexus 7 (2013), and he strips it down to its bare bones. He then shows you how to do a screen replacement. He finishes off the video by showing you how to install TWRP recovery. After further tweaking, Adam fixed the mushy button issue. Anyway, check out this video.

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Compile TWRP for Your Device

August 25, 2013   By:

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We’ve talked quite a bit about Team Win Recovery Project in the past. After all, having a nice touch-based recovery with a graphical and user-friendly interface makes the root and modification process easier and much less error prone. And ever since TWRP2 saw the light of day, it has offered some of the best functionality and undoubtedly the most user-friendly interface in the sea of custom recovery choices.

What do you do if you want to use TWRP but there isn’t an official build for your device? Well, thanks to XDA Recognized Developer (and Team Win lead developer) Dees_Troy, there is now an official porting guide.

The guide walks users through the make process as well as what all of the parameters in the BoardConfig.mk file mean and how to adjust them. After the image is created, it shows you how to make sure that it works by booting it in an emulator, thus protecting your device from potential damage.

I’m not going to lie to you; while it isn’t overly complicated, the process to build TWRP for your own device isn’t simple. In other words, you’ll definitely want to grab a cup of coffee or two before sitting down and getting started. However, those who put in the effort will be rewarded by having a working build of TWRP.

To get started with the recovery building fun, head over to the guide thread. Just make sure to grab a few cups of Joe before getting started.

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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 recoveries, and with a wealth of features above and beyond the norm as well as support for a lot of the most popular devices available, it’s easy to see why. TWRP Manager mirrors the distinctive recovery UI that you are already familiar with. It allows you to flash, wipe, and restore your device easily without the need to reboot or use a button combination.

It’s important to note that the application is still in beta, so there will be bugs. However, if that’s not something that bothers you and TWRP is your recovery of choice, this is well worth a look. Head over to the original thread for all the details.

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Thinking about rooting and installing the fantastic TWRP recovery on your brand new AT&T Galaxy S 4? Are you looking for a more CASUAL™ way of going about things? Give it a go with Cross-platform Android Scripting and Unified Auxiliary Loader!

As with all things CASUAL, this comes by way of XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler. However, ultimate credit for these wiles that Adam has packaged into this iteration of CASUAL goes to XDA Recognized Developer djrbliss. As Adam puts it:

Credits @djrbliss - Motochopper and Loki

So what can you expect with Adam’s tool? As with the other CASUAL-packaged root methods, this will root your device and install the fantastic TWRP recovery with a single click. Furthermore, as the C in CASUAL implies, this Java-based program will run on any OS, provided that you have Java installed. In addition to having Java on the host machine, you also need to have USB debugging enabled on the target device.

Adam has also provided a video for those who want to see it in action before applying it on their own devices:

Looking to get started? If so, you can do so by visiting the original thread. And if you prefer CWM as your recovery of choice, Adam also has you covered.

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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.

The solution that he devised comes in the form of a script used to take screenshots via ADB using an open source project called android-fb2png by Kyan He. The actual software itself comes in two parts, one for the PC and one for the device. Whiskey’s script will allow you to grab a screenshot in a timely and hassle free manner, upon execution the script will automatically push the relevant files to your device, run the desktop  application, and then pull the screenshot into your ADB folder for you. Job done.

We understand that taking screenshots of your recovery environment might not exactly be a priority for many people, but that’s no reason for it not to be possible. If this is something you can make use of then be sure to check out the forum thread for more information.

Muchas gracias to M_T_M for the tip.

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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 tend to come out on top.

TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is an open recovery project that has been around for a couple of years now. It is a great alternative to the ever popular CWM if you are looking for something with a bit more flair and functionality. This new version, which stands at 2.5.0.0, is loaded with updates and fixes. These changes make the overall experience smoother and more enjoyable. For instance as of version 2.4.0.0, TWRP was given the ability to turn off the screen to save battery while in recovery. Version 2.5 takes that concept a step further and not only allows the user to select the timeout, but now even the screen brightness can be tweaked as well. On top of that, partition handling and selection has been vastly improved, and it is now easier to use thanks to the implementation of a scrollable list. And as if that weren’t enough, not being in the Android UI should not mean that you cannot enjoy a good looking recovery with our ever-growing-pixel-packed screens. So, a theme for 1080 x 1920 was added for devices like the Xperia Z, HTC One, and others. And speaking of which, the recovery is now available for the new beast from HTC… the One.

Please do keep in mind that the new version is still undergoing somewhat heavy testing and there are some bugs that you may run into. On the other hand, if you manage to get this installed, rooting the One will be as simple as using the built in tool to inject SuperSU. Please take it for a spin and report feedback and bugs that you may run into.

Team Win Recovery Project 2.x, or twrp2 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. It’s a fully touch driven user interface – no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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[Thanks to OEM Relations Manager jerdog for the tip!]

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWRP 2.3.3.0

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 2.4.2.0 update just a few days ago. Things are getting even better, as XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy and team have just released the 2.4.3.0 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 seconds before the screen times out.

When it comes to the bug fixes, mknod failures and issues with restoring hardlinks when restoring backups have been taken care of, and your backups should now restore correctly. File selector crash, screen timeout loading during startup, and military time persistence problems have been fixed as well. The screen timeout code has also been optimized and some other bugs have been ironed out.

You can read the official change log and find links to device-specific forum threads for downloads and more information in the TWRP Touch Recovery Device master thread.

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Last month, we brought you news about Team Win’s baby, the recovery known as TWRP. Back then, it had been just updated to version 2.4 and it included a bunch of new features and stability improvements. Everyone was happy, but as the old saying goes, there is always room for improvement. So with that in mind, and considering that our devs do not like to sit still, the recovery created by XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy and team has kept evolving. The newest and most stable version is now 2.4.2.0, and it is looking more and more like a UI that you would find while inside the Android environment. The new version comes loaded with many surprises and a special guest appearance from XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire.

So, what is included in this version of TWRP you ask? Well, for starters, several devices have been given the gift of controlling the screen brightness, so you can indulge in some heavy flashing without waking up your significant other. Also, the recovery now allows your screen to turn off after 60 seconds of inactivity. This last feature is a fantastic way to preserve the life of your battery and screen as well, so for those of you who only flashed with a charger connected because you are afraid that the screen will drain your battery, you no longer have to worry about that being an issue. There are also many improvements for backups, especially for to exFAT. Dees_Troy cleaned code and made adjustments that result in this process being much faster than before. Last but not least, TWRP now offers the option to check for root AND inject SuperSU if you don’t have it. In other words, this recovery now offers a complete set of options that makes most other manual processes obsolete. This is a great option for those who prefer to stick with stock ROMs but only want root without having to go through the hassle of pushing the su binary by themselves.

As always, the recovery is a work in progress and even though the devs test things thoroughly, there is the off chance that you may run into some bugs. If you do, please follow the dev’s guidelines and report them to their github bug tracker since it is very complicated to follow bugs on so many threads across XDA. Having said that, feedback is always appreciated, so don’t forget to leave it there in the threads as well.

Team Win Recovery Project 2.x, or twrp2 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. It’s a fully touch driven user interface – no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.

You can find more information in the master thread including links to device specific threads.

[Thanks jerdog for the tip!]

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A change to the DMCA law has forsaken the cell phone market. This and more is covered in this episode, as Jordan reviews all the important stories from this week.  Jordan also talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV: XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviewed SPenBoard Switcher, and XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler had fun tearing down the Oppo Find 5.

Jordan talks about CyanogenMod 10.1 being official on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Additionally, this week Jordan talks about the 2.4 release of TWRP. Pull up a chair and check out this video. Finally, be sure to check out all the other news from XDA-Developers.com

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Regardless of what the US Government and the PAC behemoth CTIA would have you believe, choice is a good thing in the wireless industry. And when it comes to having choices for different types of software you want to run on your devices, it is a great thing. TWRP (TeamWin Recovery Project) is one of those options for recovery on many different types of devices, with over 80 being officially supported at this time.

TeamWin has been very supportive of the community, from providing instructions on how to build TWRP for devices they don’t officially support, to actively participating in online and forum discussions assisting users with the usage and porting of TWRP. Their source code is completely open source and doesn’t require that you purchase an app in order to utilize the OpenRecovery scripting functionality, unlike other options available.

As of late, they have been hard at work adding various features that add value and continue to set TWRP apart from the other recoveries. Version 2.4.0.0 brings with it new features like using libtar instead of busybox’s tar implementation for better backup options, exFAT sdcard support, decryption of Samsung TouchWiz encrypted devices, updated ADB sideload functionality, and much more. You can view their site for a full list of supported devices or visit some of the device-specific threads below:

If you spot an official TWRP thread that we’ve left out, please let us know, and we’ll promptly add it in!

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We’ve made a fair amount of noise about TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) here on the Portal, and with good reason. It’s been ported to a wide array of devices, from the Sprint Galaxy Note 2 to the ever present mobile geriatric that is the HTC Hero. Now it’s available to owners of the brand spanking new Nexus 10. I personally can’t think of a better way to celebrate the arrival of your new device by slapping a custom recovery on there.

This particular port of the increasingly popular recovery option is brought to us courtesy of XDA Recognised Developer Dees_Troy, lead developer of TWRP, and includes all the features you would expect to find. And because it’s based on the latest version (2.3.2.2), it fixes an issue with ADB in recovery and enables USB OTG capabilities. There is however a slight issue with the theme. Due to the high resolution of the Nexus 10, the recovery requires some upscaling and won’t quite fill the entire screen. This is purely aesthetic though, and does not affect functionality in any way.

Installation can be accomplished via either the good old fashioned way of fastboot flash recovery or by simply installing the Goo Manager app and selecting the install recovery option if you’re already rooted. Take a look at the development thread for all the details.

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The HTC Explorer was never one of the most popular smartphones to grace the pages of XDA. The Explorer is a low end device that was released in late 2011. With only a 600 MHz processor and 512 MB RAM, it was never  going to grab any headlines. This is what makes the recent high level of development activity on the device all the more impressive.

First up, XDA Senior Member oblikas brings us TWRP. The popular touchscreen driven recovery system allows you to do much more than flash a ROM. While it does work as intended, at version 2.2.2.0, it’s not updated to the latest version at the time of writing.

Next up, XDA Senior Member derefas has managed to port HTC Sense 4.0 to the Explorer. Given that the device originally shipped with Sense 3.5, this is an exciting port for Explorer owners, giving their device a complete refresh. The only listed known issues with the ROM are occasional USB issues, Bluetooth, Wifi and Superuser, though these last three issues have been fixed by the dev and will be working in the next ROM update.

Further to this, XDA Senior Member sam_0829 has impressively ported Sense 4.1 to the device, using the HTC Desire HD as a donor. The main functional parts of the device such as radio, sound and camera are all working, but as the Desire HD has a much higher screen resolution, a large amount of the ROM needs to be re-sized to fit the Explorer’s 320 × 480 screen. The dev has created a thread in the hope that others will be able to provide help in re-sizing, so that a usable ROM can be put together.

If Sense isn’t your cup of tea, and you prefer a more true Android experience, there are a number of ROMs available that are more suited.

XDA Senior Member sakindia123 has been busy, and brings us unofficial builds of both Cyanogenmod 9.1 and 10.  The Ice Cream Sandwich based Cyanogenmod 9.1 ROM is fully functional with no known issues.  The Cyanogenmod 10 ROM is almost completely working, with the only issues being with video decoding and voice search.

Another non Sense option is an unofficial AOKP ROM, built from source by XDA Recognized Developer flowish. This ROM has no known issues and of course has all the standard AOKP features.

Finally, if you haven’t been hiding under that rock of late, you’ll no doubt have heard of PACman ROM, an amalgamation of the best features from Paranoid Android, AOKP and Cyanogenmod 10. This port of PACman ROM is brought to us, again, by XDA Senior Member oblikas. Given the ROM has only just been released and is in an alpha stage, there are a few issues at present, including the camera, audio and USB mass storage.

There are of course many other custom ROMs available in the HTC Explorer Development forum. This article is just intended to highlight some of the more recent development taking place.

If you want to try out any of these ROMs, check out the relevant ROM thread:

TWRP can be found in the TWRP development thread.
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You’ve probably heard of TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP) by now. We’ve mentioned it here on the XDA Portal a few times in the past, and it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular recovery options available for a rather large selection of devices, both old and new. And when you look at what it’s capable of, it’s easy to understand why. One of the latest devices to receive a port of this feature packed recovery is the Sprint Galaxy Note II thanks to XDA Recognised Developer bigbiff who released version 2.3 of TWRP. Some features of TWRP include:

  • Based on AOSP sources.
  • Completely touch based.
  • Completely themeable.
  • Ability to compress backups.
  • Ability to select which partitions to backup and restore.
  • Fixing permissions takes seconds, not minutes.
  • Many, many more.

On top of all this, the recovery itself is fully open source, giving people the opportunity to create builds for unsupported devices as they see fit. TeamWin states that they are looking for talented developers and themers to help with this project. Links to the source are available in thread, along with instructions on how to go about theming TWRP.

If you’re interested in finding out more about TWRP, check out the original thread for more info.

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