Official TWRP is Available for the Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy A3 & A5 (2016), Moto Z2 Force, and Xperia Tablet Z

Official TWRP is Available for the Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy A3 & A5 (2016), Moto Z2 Force, and Xperia Tablet Z

The stock recovery menu that ships with Android is pretty useful if you need to apply an update via ADB or SD card, or perform a factory reset. Other than a few additional options and settings, though, there isn’t much you can do with it. That’s where custom recoveries come into play, and TWRP is one of, if not the most, popular custom recovery available. There’s good news on that front: A lot of devices have received official support for TWRP recently.

Here’s a list of phones and tablets that are now officially supported by TWRP, courtesy the TWRP commit history:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
  • Motorola Moto Z2 Force
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Sometimes, developers port ROMS, utilities, and custom recoveries like TWRP to new (or even old) smartphones unofficially in alpha and beta states. Often, these are the only versions available for very obscure devices. But in the case of TWRP, if the developer in question achieves a certain level of stability and polish with a given phone or tablet, the TWRP build becomes eligible for approval and publication on the website as an “officially supported” version.

XDA threads for TWRP indicate this change with an “official” label. They’re not always radically different from unofficial versions of TWRP, but they’re usually been tested more thoroughly.

Along with the recent additions, the maintainer of the OnePlus 3 TWRP maintainer has changed. XDA Recognized Developer dianlujitao is the new maintainer for the unified OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T TWRP custom recovery.

You’ll find all of the official TWRP threads for the newly supported devices at the sources links below.

TWRP for the Galaxy S4 Mini

TWRP for the Moto Z2 Force

TWRP for the Xperia Tablet Z

TWRP for the Samsung Galaxy A3 2016

TWRP for the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016

New Unified TWRP Thread for the OnePlus 3/3T

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Doug Lynch
Doug Lynch

When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.

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