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Will Verduzco · Nov 22, 2013

TWRP Ported to the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

We try not to feature too much in the way of unofficial ports here on the XDA Portal. But sometimes, something special comes along that prompts us to make an exception. Recently, we saw the first custom ROM pop up for the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch thanks to XDA Senior Member fOmey. Now, another development milestone has been crossed on the device, once again thanks to fOmey. This time, fOmey has ported the awesome TWRP recovery to Samsung's smartwatch, bringing touch-friendly and powerful recovery...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 21, 2013

TWRP Now Available for the Oppo N1

Earlier today, we gave the Oppo N1 a place in our forum. That's with good reason, as the company has continually demonstrated a rather healthy willingness to work with the aftermarket development community. This has lead to impressive early work by developers such as XDA Senior Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD. And now, another piece of the puzzle has fallen into place. Earlier today, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy and Recognized Developer bigbiff released TWRP for the Oppo N1. The release for the N1 comes with all of the trademark,...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 11, 2013

Unofficial XDA TWRP Recovery Theme Now Also for 1080p Devices

Many may question the need to theme their Android recovery. After all, recovery partitions are strictly utilitarian by nature. But as recoveries are becoming user friendly, the overall look of the UI should be brought up to par as well. And if you've been earning your Frequent Flasher miles, you might as well make the experience even more pleasurable when trying out those latest kernel updates and nightly ROM builds. Not too long ago, we talked about a rather unique...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 19, 2013

Dees_Troy Talks about Software Architecture at this Year’s Big Android BBQ – XDA Developer TV

During the BBQ, there were many great events and presentations. You’ve already seen the presentation by XDA Elite Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD. However, that was not the only presentation by an Elite Recognized Developer from XDA. Elite Recognized Developer Dees_Troy, also known as Ethan Yonker, gave a presentation as well. For the few who may not recognize the name, he is the lead developer of TWRP and member of Team Win. Ethan’s presentation was entitled “Software Architecture and Design.” In this session,...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 19, 2013

Developer Interview: Ethan Yonker, a.k.a. Dees_Troy – XDA Developer TV

Before his presentation at this year’s Big Android BBQ, Ethan Yonker (XDA Elite Recognized Developer Dees_Troy) takes a moment and sits down with XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan for a quick chat. Jordan and Dees_Troy talk about his accomplishments, his projects, and a little about himself. Dees_Troy is the developer responsible for such projects as TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project). Dees_Troy is also part of the group behind the newly announced OmniROM. He gave a presentation about “Software Architecture and Design”...

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jerdog · Oct 2, 2013

TWRP Lead Developer Dees_Troy to Speak at Big Android BBQ

With the Big Android BBQ just days away, we thought it would be a good time to let you all in on what is now a not-so-well-known secret: TWRP Lead Developer, and XDA Elite Recognized Developer, Dees_Troy will be giving a presentation at the big event. His talk will be on "Software Architecture and Design." If you've ever used TWRP, you know how valuable this recovery has been to the Android development scene. And if you're a developer who is...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 29, 2013

TWRP Recovery Themes for 720p Devices

Sometimes, it's those little tweaks that fill us with the most joy inside---you know, little goodies like boot animations, themed icons, and the like. After all, our mobile devices are growing so incredibly powerful that not even manufacturer-supplied bloatware can hold them back from delivering acceptable levels of performance. Because of this, many have taken to creating and applying themes all throughout their OS in the form of themed apps, launchers, and icons. Not too long ago when we were talking...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 18, 2013

New Nexus 7 (2013) Unboxed the XDA Way with Screen Replacement – XDA Developer TV

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...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 25, 2013

Compile TWRP for Your Device

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...

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Conan Troutman · Jun 22, 2013

TWRP Manager Makes Recovery (Even) Easier

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...

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Will Verduzco · May 27, 2013

CASUAL Root, Recovery for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4

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...

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Conan Troutman · Apr 18, 2013

Alternative Method for Taking Screenshots in Recovery

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...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 16, 2013

TWRP Reaches Version 2.5.0.0 and Sees Debut on the HTC One

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...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Mar 2, 2013

TWRP Recovery Updated to 2.4.3.0 with New Features, Improvements, and Bug Fixes

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,...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 26, 2013

TWRP 2.4.2.0 Comes Loaded with Extra Sauce

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 1, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 gets CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies, TWRP 2.4 Released – XDA Developer TV

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...

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jerdog · Jan 31, 2013

TWRP 2.4 Adds Impressive New Feature Set

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...

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Conan Troutman · Nov 17, 2012

TWRP Touch Recovery Available for the Nexus 10

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...

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David Watt · Nov 8, 2012

Development Galore on the HTC Explorer

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...

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Conan Troutman · Nov 5, 2012

TeamWin Recovery Project Makes its Way to the Sprint Galaxy Note II

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...

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