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XDA Basics: How to Boot into Recovery mode using button combos, ADB, and root apps

Every smartphone, regardless of what OS it's running on (yes, even an iPhone), has a built-in recovery mode. On Android, the recovery on your smartphone can be used to perform tasks like clearing cache, factory resetting the phone, or even installing update packages directly from the phone’s storage or sideloading from a computer via ADB....

How to install TWRP recovery on Android smartphones

TeamWin Recovery Project, more widely known by its TWRP abbreviation, is the most popular custom recovery solution for Android devices. For the unaware, TWRP replaces the default recovery environment that came with your device, so you can root your device via Magisk, flash custom ROMs and kernels, create full backups, and so on. If you’re...

[Update 2: Reworked] Google could let you restore your Chromebook using your Android phone

One of the best things about using a Chromebook is that a vast majority of your files are backed up online. This means that in case of a hardware failure, you can rest assured that all your files can easily be downloaded again. However, if Chrome OS stops working for some reason, then you've got...

Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL get official TWRP support

Pixel devices are known to be one of the most developer-friendly smartphones on the market now. They come with the "stock" Android experience, the bootloader is easily unlockable (at least on the international version), and flashing anything via fastboot is no hassle. That helps the always growing developer community evolve even more. XDA Forums are full...

TWRP now supports Nokia 8, Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro, & HTC U11 EYEs

There are some required steps that Android enthusiasts must take to get some of the most popular mods and features onto our devices. First, we need an unlocked bootloader so that we can install TWRP. Then the doors open as we can flash a whole bunch of tweaks and mods from there. The team behind...

TWRP now available for the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 and HTC U12+

One of the biggest draws to the XDA forums are the abundance of custom ROMs, kernels, and modifications available for it. With the release of Android Pie, developers are working hard to port the latest Android release from AOSP to their devices. Two major roadblocks must be overcome before custom development can really take off...

How to install TWRP and root with Magisk on the Moto G6

The Motorola Moto G6 is an entry level release from Lenovo under the Moto brand. With a 5.7-inch 18:9 IPS display (2160×1080), the G6 brings the newest trend of 2018 to the masses, alongside other reliable specifications such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, 3/4GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage, expandable storage, and dual 12...

Project OpenWatch takes first big step: TWRP now available for Kingwear-based smartwatches

When we talk of modularity, we often visualize multiple hardware components working together harmoniously as a single unit. What often gets overlooked is the important role that software plays in such modular systems. This is where initiatives like Project OpenWatch come in, aiming to provide software that can be used across a wide variety of...

TWRP 3.2.2-0 brings ADB fixes and improvements to OTA updates

The most famous custom recovery, Team Win Recovery Project (known as TWRP) has been updated to version 3.2.2-0. This release brings a number of fixes and improvements over the previous version. Notable fixes include proper support for the adb backup feature, along with improving the installation of OTA updates so that you don't need to...

Official TWRP now available for the Samsung Galaxy A3 2017

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is one of Samsung's more budget-oriented smartphones. Because of that, developer interest is not as abundant in comparison to other devices and there isn't much by the way of official custom AOSP-based ROMs or custom kernels. That could be set to change though, as an official TWRP build has been...

Official TWRP recovery is available for the OnePlus 6, Huawei P20 Pro, and more

Before custom ROMs, kernels, and modifications for a device can be made available, users need a way to make backups in case things go wrong. Fortunately, that's where TWRP comes in. The popular custom recovery makes it easy to modify your device without fear of messing things up too badly (so long as you make regular backups.)...

TWRP Recovery Alpha Available for Pixel 2 and 2 XL

Less than a month after Google's official announcement of the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy announced alpha support for the popular TWRP recovery for the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL late Monday night. A custom recovery, of course, is the first step towards rooting and flashing a custom ROM,...