egzthunder1 · Feb 26, 2013 at 11:30 pm

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 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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