Official TWRP now available for the Realme 3, Amazfit Pace, Yu Yureka Black, and LeEco Le Max Pro
Team Win Recovery Project, or TWRP for short, is the most popular custom recovery software compatible with Android devices. It’s basically a prerequisite for the custom development community to take off for a device because it’s risky to flash custom ROMs, kernels, Magisk, or other mods without having a proper backup. The custom recovery is available for hundreds of devices, and the roster keeps growing. Since we last covered the build roster changes, a few new devices have been added. Those devices are the Realme 3, the Amazfit Pace, the Yu Yureka Black, and the Le Max Pro from LeEco.
OPPO’s spin-off brand Realme is quickly turning into a threat to Xiaomi’s dominance in India. Realme has recently embraced custom development in its marketing and offers bootloader unlocking and kernel source code for all its devices. The availability of TWRP is a good sign that custom ROM and kernel development will pick up for the device, especially given how popular the device already is.
Huami’s Amazfit smartwatches are popular budget wearables, and they have a surprising amount of custom development for them over on our Amazfit forums. The Amazfit Pace just got official TWRP for it, but there are also unofficial builds for the Stratos and Verge on our forums.
The Yu Yureka Black is a less popular budget smartphone from 2 years ago, but there are a few Android Pie ROMs available for it on our forums. The Le Max Pro, designed by the now-defunct LeEco smartphone brand, was a budget flagship from early 2016. A lot of users picked up LeEco devices at a bargain when the brand’s smartphone business came crashing down, so there’s bound to be a lot of stragglers holding onto their cheap 2016 and 2017 LeEco smartphones. The developer of TWRP for the Le Max Pro says he’s also working on bringing LineageOS 16 for the device, so keep an eye out on our forums for more information.