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TWRP custom recovery gets huge update with true terminal emulator, new theme and more

Whenever you flash ROMs or ZIP files on your Android device, you will surely need and use TWRP. It is the most common and supported custom recovery for Google’s OS. Now, it is finally getting a new update. The 3.0.0 release is just around the door and it brings about many many changes, including a new theme to match Android’s newest look.

 

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Below you can see the official changelog for TWRP’s newest update:

 

  • Completely new theme – Much more modern and much nicer looking (by z31s1g)
  • True Terminal Emulator – Includes arrow keys, tab and tab completion, etc. (by _that)
  • Language translation – It won’t be perfect and especially some languages that require large font files like Chinese & Japanese won’t be availble on most devices. Also some languages may only be partially translated at this time. Feel free to submit more translations to OmniROM’s Gerrit. (mostly by Dees_Troy)
  • Flashing of sparse images – On select devices you will be able to flash some parts of factory images via the TWRP GUI (by HashBang173)
  • Adopted storage support for select devices – TWRP can now decrypt adopted storage partitions from Marshmallow
  • Reworked graphics to bring us more up to date with AOSP – includes support for adf and drm graphics (by Dees_Troy)
  • SuperSU prompt will no longer display if a Marshmallow ROM is installed
  • Update exfat, exfat fuse, dosfstools (by mdmower)
  • Update AOSP base to 6.0
  • A huge laundry list of other minor fixes and tweaks

 

The new TWRP version looks much better and it has a smarter theme engine as well (if there is an incompatible theme, the engine will revert the recovery back to stock and it will not break anymore). Some things may not work out perfectly, so you should keep an older version of TWRP at hand, just in case you get into trouble.

 

Source: TWRP

 

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Nexus6 and Nexus 9 get official TWRP custom recovery support

Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are already getting official TWRP custom recovery, as new posts show. Team Win Recovery Project version 2.8.2.0 is ready for download and all you have to do is go to TWRP to get it.

 

Below you can find the changelog for the update itself as stated on the official page:

  • Pull in all changes from Android 5.0 lollipop into TWRP
  • Add decrypt support for Android 5.0 lollipop encrypted partitions including automatic decrypt when the default_password is in use
  • Revert some changes to exFAT that were breaking exFAT support on some devices
  • Other minor fixes and updates

 

In order to install the custom recovery all you have to do it unlock the bootloader and flash the .img recovery file in fastboot.

Source: XDA, TWRP