Sony Xperia X/X Compact, Moto E4, and Xiaomi Mi Note 3 receive TWRP support

Sony Xperia X/X Compact, Moto E4, and Xiaomi Mi Note 3 receive TWRP support

As far as custom recoveries go, TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) currently enjoys the position of being the most popular custom recovery around, surpassing the popularity of ClockworkMod and others. TWRP, like other custom recoveries, makes it easy to tinker with your device, undertake system level modifications with ease, and even restore backups if you do end up messing up your device.

For a handful of devices, official support from TWRP also makes it easier to locate the latest official recovery and expect a generally streamlined experience with installation and bug reporting. The Sony Xperia X and Xperia X Compact, the Motorola Moto E4, and the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 have now joined the list of devices with official Team Win Recovery support.

Sony Xperia X (suzu) and Sony Xperia X Compact (kugo)

Sony Xperia X (suzu):

Sony Xperia X XDA Forums TWRP for Xperia X XDA support thread for Xperia X

Sony Xperia X Compact (kugo):

Sony Xperia X Compact XDA Forums TWRP for Xperia X Compact XDA support thread for Xperia X Compact

Installation instructions for both the devices are rather straightforward. Firstly, you need a device with an unlocked bootloader. You can then use the fastboot command “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” to flash it to your device. Alternatively, you can flash the recovery image if you already have an older TeamWin Recovery build installed.

Motorola Moto E4 (woods)

Motorola Moto E4 XDA Forums TWRP for Moto E4 XDA support thread for Moto E4

You can install the custom recovery by either fastboot, or if you have a rooted device, by using the official TWRP app from the Google Play Store. You can also update from an older Team Win Recovery build.

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 (jason)

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 XDA Forums TWRP for Mi Note 3 XDA support thread for Mi Note 3

Follow along the same standard steps for installation on a device with an unlocked bootloader.

TWRP v3.2.2 brings along some long awaited fixes for adb backup functionality, as well as improving the installation of OTA style updates without needing to decrypt the device. It is generally a good idea to update to the latest stable recovery, but make sure you consult your device specific resources beforehand for instructions and other precautions.

Official TWRP App
Official TWRP App
Developer: Team Win LLC
Price: Free+

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]