TWRP now supports the Samsung Galaxy M30, Galaxy A40, Huawei P20 Lite, Moto G5S Plus, but drops POCO F1 support

TWRP now supports the Samsung Galaxy M30, Galaxy A40, Huawei P20 Lite, Moto G5S Plus, but drops POCO F1 support

The Team Win Recovery Project, AKA TWRP, needs no introduction to the Android modding community. Over the last few years, TWRP has become the de-facto standard for custom recovery in the Android ecosystem. One of the reasons why TWRP is so popular compared to other custom recovery solutions is the massive number of Android devices the project supports, with new devices being added to the official roster on a regular basis. Since our last coverage, the developer team has officially added support for the Samsung Galaxy M30, Galaxy A40, Huawei P20 Lite, and the Moto G5S Plus.

Samsung Galaxy M30

The Exynos 7904-powered Samsung Galaxy M30 has had an unofficial port of TWRP available on our forums for a while now, courtesy of XDA Member Akhil99. If you were one of those standing by for an official build, your wait is finally over — official TWRP is now available for your device from the same developer. Before you go ahead, make sure to take some time to read through the flashing instructions posted on the aforementioned forum thread.


Galaxy M30 TWRP ||| Galaxy M30 XDA Forums

Samsung Galaxy A40

Next up is the Samsung Galaxy A40, which has received its official TWRP build thanks to the efforts of Alberto Ponces, AKA XDA Senior Member ponces. The developer also provides separate AOSP and One UI-based kernels for MTP to work properly inside the custom recovery environment.

Galaxy A40 TWRP ||| Galaxy A40 XDA Forums

Huawei P20 Lite

The Huawei P20 Lite was launched back in 2018 as a budget offering in the Chinese OEM’s P20 lineup. The official TWRP build for this phone is maintained by XDA Recognized Developer DarkJoker360 and can be downloaded from the link below. You should also check out the device forums to see which ROMs and mods you can try out after you have flashed the recovery.

Huawei P20 Lite TWRP ||| Huawei P20 Lite XDA Forums

Moto G5S Plus

There are plenty of aftermarket developments that exist for the Motorola Moto G5S Plus on our forums, and the official TWRP build is a welcome addition to them. XDA Member iamsaalim is the maintainer of TWRP for this smartphone.

Moto G5S Plus TWRP ||| Moto G5S Plus

Removal of POCO F1

Not all of today’s news is good news, though, as the fan-favorite POCO F1 is no longer officially supported by the team. Fortunately, third-party development for the POCO F1 is still on high-gear, and users can choose from a number of unofficial TWRP forks from our forums.

POCO F1 XDA Forums

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DIY enthusiast (i.e. salvager of old PC parts). An avid user of Android since the Eclair days, Skanda also likes to follow the recent development trends in the world of single-board computing.

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