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Google is Working on a VR Recovery for Standalone VR Headsets

If you've ever dabbled in the world of custom ROMs and kernels, you're probably somewhat familiar with the custom recovery called TWRP. But devices with unlocked bootloaders aren't the only runs that have a recovery mode, in fact, every Android device has a built-in recovery interface, though the options are usually incredibly limited. Even Android...

TWRP 3.1.1 is Out, Brings Minor Fixes

The most famous custom recovery for Android, the TeamWin Recovery Project (or simply TWRP), received an update to version 3.1.1. The new release does not bring many new features, but fixes the most annoying flaws of version 3.1. XDA Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy posted a changelog on his Google+ account. It's not long, but gives us...

Team Win Releases their first Official TWRP App in the Play Store

Custom ROM enthusiasts browsing our forums prior to 2011 might remember the days of repeatedly clicking the volume and power button to get anything done in recovery. This was before the advent of touchscreen-enabled custom recoveries, of course, which are ubiquitous today. Leading the pack is Team Win's Recovery Project (TWRP), which supports virtually every device...

TWRP has been released for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

One of the most common reasons that users come to our forums is to flash custom mods, kernels, or ROMs. Developers pour countless hours into customizing their software for the benefit of the community. But none of this work is feasible without having a means to install these modifications. The first step required before you can step...

Moto Z Receives Official TWRP Support

The Moto Z is just starting to get in the hands of customers and we're already seeing community developers releasing mods for the device. This build of TWRP for the Moto Z is being maintained by kaneawk, and it is for the device with the codename Griffin (not Sheridan). There aren't any special instructions required to get this...

Pixel Phones Not Yet Rootable with Current Methods

It's only Tuesday, but it's already been a pretty great week for Nexus Pixel fans. In a single day, we've seen the first alleged non-blurry pictures of the upcoming Google flagship phones and have gotten official confirmation from Google about the mythical October 4th event date. Besides the news about the supposed pricing model for the...

Chainfire’s FlashFire can now Create Fastboot Flashable Backups

Custom ROM users are probably familiar with the process of making regular backups and restorations because of unexpected hiccups causing your phone to enter into a bootloop. It's imperative to backup your device in the off chance that such an event were to occur or you'll have to deal with the frustration of resetting all...

TWRP Makes its Way to the HTC 10 Weeks before its Official Release

It was just last week that HTC unveiled its newest flagship smartphone, the HTC 10. After weeks and weeks of rumors and leaks, we thought that HTC had little left that could surprise us. In a move that surprised many of us, HTC announced very consumer-friendly bootloader locking terms. Well, it looks like merely days after the announcement we're already seeing the...

TWRP Receives Update to V3.0.1-0; Now Supports new CM13 Pattern Encryption

TWRP version is now available for all currently supported devices! The latest update brings loads of new features including support for CM 13 Pattern encryption, multiple fixes for minor bugs including the progress bar not updating during image flashing and an option to reboot after a ZIP is installed. support new CM 13.0 pattern encryption (sultanqasim) fix...

TWRP 3.0.0 Has Been Released

TWRP 3.0.0 has now been released for all devices that are currently supported and comes packed full of new features and a completely new look. The TWRP team has also issued a warning that as this release brings some significant changes it is possible that some devices may not boot correctly or have display issues due...

Sony AOSP Recovery Program is Expanding!

Recovery is a vital part of the Android ecosystem, yet Sony smartphones are distributed without traditional /recovery partition. This is not convenient solution both for users and developers. To include some custom recovery like TWRP, PhilZ or ClockworkMod, ramdisk hacks are required. Despite this somehow weird strategy, we can't say a bad word about Sony as they...

Looking For A Good Recovery? Cannibal Open Touch Has It All!

Recoveries in Android have had a long and successful history. ClockworkMod and TWRP are just two of many recoveries that made popular over the last few years. These custom recoveries have served us well, flashing countless ROMs, kernels, and mods. The two most commonly used recoveries are without a doubt TWRP and CclockworkMod (and their derivatives)....