TWRP is now available for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Redmi 8A, Moto Z2 Play, and POCO F1
TWRP is an excellent tool to have for enthusiasts. Even if you’re not a root user or you’re not normally the kind of person to constantly switch between ROMs, this custom recovery allows you to do anything from changing the emojis on your phone to installing a custom kernel for adding extra features to your device and improve the way it runs. TWRP is already available for dozens of devices, and now, a few others are joining the list, including the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (Exynos), the Xiaomi Redmi 8A, and the Motorola Moto Z2 Play. Furthermore, a development champion, the POCO F1, is joining the list again as well.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (Exynos)
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, notable for being Samsung’s very first 5G device launched over a year ago, is getting some development love with an official TWRP build by developer corcisanu. If you have an Exynos device, then it might be worth giving it a look. Furthermore, the maintainer also now supports other Exynos variants of the Galaxy S10 series, including the S10e, the S10, and the S10+, and are supported in an unified cross-device thread.
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Xiaomi’s super-affordable Redmi 8A may have already been superseded by the Redmi 9A, but it’s still a very capable device with rare features for its price range, such as a USB-C port and a decent Snapdragon 439 processor. Sure, there’s a single camera on the back, no fingerprint scanner, and not a whole lot of features in its spec sheet, but it does its job very well. And due to its price point, it’s also a very capable phone for modding. You can download an official TWRP from AltsecDEV now.
Motorola Moto Z2 Play
The Motorola Moto Z2 Play is still a very capable device even today, with good battery life, a Snapdragon 626 SoC, and more. Motorola devices are also fairly easy to tweak due to official bootloader unlock support without restrictions. The current TWRP official builds are maintained by EmaMaker, and you can check them out here.
If you have another Motorola device, though, then you’re not getting left behind either. Official TWRP support has also been added for the Motorola Moto G Turbo, a variant of the 3rd generation Moto G 2015 with a Snapdragon 615 and fast charging support, and the Moto X Play, a mid-range Moto X launched back in 2015 with the same Snapdragon 615. Both of these devices are supported by althafvly, who has also become the new maintainer for the Moto E 2015 LTE and the regular Moto G 2015, two phones powered by the aging Snapdragon 410.
Support for the POCO F1, a “flagship-killer” that’s very well still alive and kicking with ultra-cheap pricing and a Snapdragon 845 processor, was dropped a couple of months back. The phone was, however, kept alive with unofficial builds of TWRP, which worked just as well as the official ones. Now, though, official support is back thanks to maintainer althafvly, so check it out!
Finally, support has also been added for the Oukitel WP5, a phone with modest specifications such as a MediaTek Helio A22 processor, but also has a bonkers 8,000 mAh battery on it for monster levels of battery life. This device is maintained by dwastell.