More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.3
The last time we brought you news about TWRP, it was to announce that TWRP 2.2.2 had been released. It had fixed a lot of bugs from the initial release of TWRP 2.2 and added a few new features. Very recently, TWRP has been updated again to version 2.3.
There were a whole bunch of awesome improvements with TWRP 2.2 and a lot of unique and brand new features as well. TWRP 2.3 promises no less. The official change log includes:
Rebased onto AOSP Jelly Bean source code
Rewrote backup, restore, wipe, and mount code in C++ classes for easier maintenance going forward
NOTE: backups from prior versions of TWRP are still compatible with 2.3
ADB sideload functionality from AOSP is included in 2.3, see this link for more info
Re-wrote fix permissions entirely in C++ and runs in a few seconds instead of a few minutes (thanks to bigbiff)
Improvements to zip finding in OpenRecoveryScript (should be a lot fewer GooManager automation issues)
Faster boot times
Added charging indicator while in recovery (only updates once every 60 seconds)
Additionally, XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy has reported that there is now support for spaces in backup names. Before, if you added a space to the name of a backup, it would not restore. Now users can use whatever naming convention they want.
One of the biggest changes, though, is all of the TWRP being rewritten in C++ and its move to recovery API 3 instead of API 2. With the code rewrite, it will allow TWRP to update more quickly and with more stability. With the API 3 change, it means that some flashable zip files may stop working because the developer needs to update the update-binary. If you don’t want to wait for the developer, or the developer has ceased working on the project, you can find one to use on TWRP’s official website. To install the latest TWRP, you can use the Goomanager application. Simply open the application, hit menu, and install open recovery.
If you want to check out the latest TWRP recovery for your device, check one of the links below.
- HTC Amaze 4G
- HTC Desire S
- HTC Desire HD
- HTC Droid Incredible 2
- HTC EVO 4G LTE
- HTC EVO 3D CDMA
- HTC EVO 3D GSM
- HTC EVO Shift
- HTC One V CDMA
- HTC One S
- HTC One X International (endeavoru)
- HTC One X AT&T (evita)
- HTC Sensation
- HTC Thunderbolt
- HTC Vivid
- LG Optimus 2x
- Nexus S 4G
- Nexus S
- Sprint Galaxy Nexus
- Verizon Galaxy Nexus
- GSM Galaxy Nexus
- HP TouchPad
- Kindle Fire
- AT&T Galaxy Note
- Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III
- AT&T Samsung Skyrocket
- T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II Hercules
- Asus Transformer
- Asus Transformer Prime
- Asus Transformer TF300T
- Nook Color
- Nook Tablet
- Motorola Atrix
- Motorola Photon 4G
- Acer Iconia Tab A500
- Motorola Photon Q
- Samsung Galaxy S III I9300
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