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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.




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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NVIDIA SHIELD tablet gets TWRP support

The NVIDIA SHIELD tablet finally received TWRP support today. After a year and a half of usage, Nvidia’s tablet is finally getting some Team Win Recovery project support, even if it did manage to satisfy people’s Android experience on a larger screen for a while without any software changes.





You could always choose another version of custom recovery to flash if you really wanted a different experience, but nothing compares to the real deal. The tablet lost some of its awesomeness already, so you can have fun with it much easier and light-heartedly now.


Although the SHIELD K1 tablet is basically the same thing with some minor changes, we are not sure if this support will work for it. K1 is also one of the best tablets on the market with great Android support.


Source: TWRP

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TWRP decryption support for Nexus 6P added, Nexus 5X support to follow

Team Win Recovery project just released new info regarding the decryption situation on the new Nexus devices. Team Win recently released custom recovery for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, but it didn’t support decryption at the time. Working with the stock software in this circumstance is somewhat hard considering that Google encrypts its OS by default. Now, phone users and ROM flashers can use the latest version of TWRP on their Nexus 6P with encrypted software and they will get decryption support. This brings TWRP on version


Nexus decryption



If you have a Nexus 5X though, you will have to wait for a little while before you can use TWRP decryption features. After the reveal of the feature for Nexus 6P on Google+, Ethan Yonker, a member of TWRP, announced that they are working on bringing decryption to N 5X as well. Considering how fast they move when it comes to bringing support to flagship phones, N5X users will not have to wait for long.


The latest TWRP build for Nexus 6P can be downloaded from their official repository.


Source: TWRP via AndroidPolice


Nexus 6P TWRP official build available, no decryption yet

If you got your Nexus 6P and want to mingle with its software for a while, you should know that the device already has official TWRP support. The data decryption feature is not alive yet though, just as it happens with Nexus 5X. The build is official and it is expected to be heavily used in the following months.


Nexus 6P


TWRP is the custom recovery tool that allows users to flash whatever piece of software they want after they unlock the bootloader. This tool allows users to install ROMs, flash ZIPs and backup devices before tinkering with things as ingenious and adventurous devs and young enthusiasts do. Just in case you do break some things, as it happens, you can use the provided factory images for the Nexus 6P to restore your smartphone to default settings.


This first TWRP release does not support data decryption but it will be added soon enough. In order to be able to disable encryption, you can attempt to boot a modified image. However, we do not advise you to do so.


Source: TWRP via AndroidPolice


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Nexus 5X TWRP available – no encryption disabling option yet

Nexus 5X already has TWRP available but that does not mean you can flash a custom ROM on it easily. Whenever you want to try a custom ROM on your Android device, you will need custom recover on it and TWRP is the best of them all. It is the go-to recovery for most Android devices, but there are times when you need to wait for official support in order to use TWRP on your smartphone or tablet.


Nexus 5X



Nexus 5X started to ship earlier this week and it is already out of stock in some stores. The good part is – if you were lucky enough to pre-order or buy one of these devices – you already have official TWRP support for it so you can flash what you want on it, you can make backups and more! There is some risk involved, of course, but the new Nexus devices will be easier to fix when you break things. All you have to do is reflash the factory image and you can try a custom ROM again.


This version of TWRP will not support decrypting on the Nexus 5X, which ships with encryption enabled via Android 6.0. You will have to format your device and find a modified boot image to flash in case you want to try to disable encryption. It may add support for disabling encryption in the future if TWRP devs get a device to test on it.


Source: TWRP via AndroidPolice

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International LG G4 gets official TWRP support

The international LG G4 is getting official TWRP starting today. People with a flair for modding must have heard of TWRP by now because this is the most popular custom recovery you can find. It is only available for the international version though, so keep that in mind. The phones sold by carriers, other than version H815, are still locked at the moment.




An unlocked boot loader means you will not be able to flash any software, including a custom recovery. TWRP support will make it possible for users to flash ROMs, make system backups and more. Be careful when you flash things on your device though, things can happen. Unlike other devices, LG makes reflashing stock software really really difficult.

Source: TWRP via AndroidPolice