TWRP adds support for the Sony Xperia 10/10 Plus
The Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) is the most popular custom recovery out there, and for good reason. It offers the best blend of functionality, and it remains easy-to-use. It also has a fairly pleasing user interface. Official TWRP support has recently been added for the Xiaomi Mi A3, Redmi Note 8 Pro, ASUS ROG Phone II, Realme X2, Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite, Nokia 7.1, Snapdragon Motorola Moto E4, and the Xiaomi Redmi 8. Now, official support has been added for the Sony Xperia 10 and Sony Xperia 10 Plus.
The Sony Xperia 10 and the Xperia 10 Plus (review) are two mid-range phones that were launched at MWC 2019. The Xperia 10 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, while the Xperia 10 Plus steps up to the Snapdragon 636 SoC. Both phones have 21:9 aspect ratio displays. The Xperia 10 has a 6-inch FHD+ LCD, while the Xperia 10 Plus has a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD. The Xperia 10 has 3GB of RAM, while the Xperia 10 Plus steps up to 4GB. Both phones have 64GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot.
The Xperia 10 (codename: kirin) has a 13MP primary camera along with a 5MP depth sensor, whereas the Xperia 10 Plus (codename: mermaid) has a 12MP primary camera and an 8MP optical zoom/bokeh secondary camera. Both phones have 8MP front cameras. The Xperia 10 and the Xperia 10 Plus feature 2,870mAh and 3,000mAh batteries respectively with support for USB-PD fast charging. They were launched with Android 9 Pie, and Sony has promised an Android 10 update sometime in early 2020.
Readers can check out the TWRP installation instructions for both phones and download the recovery via the source links. TWRP needs to be temporarily booted via fastboot on these phones, and it needs to be flashed via the ramdisk method. As always, flashing TWRP requires an unlocked bootloader.