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March 10, 2014

Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) Updated with loads of new features


Today Team Win, the Team Win Recovery Project, generally known as (TWRP) upgraded the core recovery to version, with more new features than you can shake a stick at. The latest version is available for dozens of officially-supported devices on the Project website. For custom ROM enthusiast, the custom recovery is an essential tool, and Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) is one of the most popular.


What’s new in

  • Faster graphics rendering by disabling alpha blending on fully opaque objects thanks to Tassadar
  • Allow sideloading from /tmp on encrypted devices
  • Check for a crypto footer before asking for a password to prevent user confusion
  • Additional checks for validity to auto generated backup names
  • Text wrap in the console output
  • Proper caps lock support in the keyboard
  • Mouse support via USB OTG for devices with a broken digitizer
  • Improve scanning of storage locations for OpenRecoveryScript
  • Haptic feedback for buttons, keyboard, and vibration at the end of longer running actions
  • Fixed ext4 wiping when no selinux contexts are defined for that partition (e.g. sd-ext)
  • Update SuperSU to 1.93 and improve installation process
  • Added selinux contexts restoration to fix permissions
  • Load RTC offset on Qualcomm devices to fix the date/time in recovery
  • USB Mass Storage fixes Add SELinux support checking
  • Add Disk Usage class to better handle excluded folders (e.g. Google Music cache)
  • Add 4.4 decrypt support
  • Add some toolbox utilities to TWRP (namely to support SELinux functions not supported in busybox)
  • Various SELinux fixes and bug fixes

If you’re a regular custom ROM user, you know what to do: download the appropriate recovery image to your computer, reboot your phone into fastboot mode, and flash the recovery over the USB connection (this isn’t the only way to do it of course, but this is the most popular). If you’re rusty on the process, check your devices Android user forum, or better still nip over to XDA-Developers site

Remember that new recovery builds sometimes cause problems when flashing new ROMs, so make sure to keep backups of your stable system, preferably from before and after you apply the new build.
Go over the the TWRP and tap the “Get TWRP for your device” at the top right corner or, hit the link above.

Source: Team Win Recovery Project

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini