The TeamWin Recovery Project or popularly known as the TWRP is one of the most famous custom recoveries available for Android devices. In fact, it’s the best among the lot and my trusted custom recovery since ages. Moreover, it’s the most actively supported custom recovery for Android, either officially or unofficially. It’s been a long time since we saw the last major update from TWRP team but the wait is no more as they have finally announced a major version TWRP 3.0.0 which brings a lot of features to the already awesome TWRP.
TWRP has released the 3.0.0 update after a long time and there are a lot of aggressive changes in the new release. You’ll now see a beautiful material like design which is flat and eye-pleasing than the previous old-school TWRP theme. Apart from the tremendous changeover in the GUI, the team has also included many useful features like true terminal emulator, language translation, flashing of image files and many more bug fixes.
Here’s the complete changelog posted by the TWRP team.
- 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 available 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
We know that you’re as equally excited as we are to get the latest version of TWRP on your Android devices. TWRP has launched the TWRP 3.0.0 for all the currently supported devices and you can install it right away. Follow our comprehensive guide on how to install TWRP 3.0.0 on Android devices.
How to Install TWRP 3.0.0 on Android Devices
Method 1: [PC Not Required]
This method requires a rooted smartphone with TWRP 18.104.22.168 or higher already installed. If you don’t meet the criteria, you can simply follow the next method.
- Download the latest TWRP image file (.img) from the TWRP page and transfer it to your device.
- Reboot your device into recovery mode. You can do this simply by downloading any third party app like Quick Boot to reboot into recovery mode.
- In the recovery mode, click on the Install button and select the Images button.
- Browse the TWRP 3.0.0 image file and select it.
- Now, simply swipe to flash the new TWRP image file on your device.
- Reboot the recovery from the main menu and you’ll land in the latest TWRP
Method 2: [PC Required]
In this method, we will flash the TWRP image file from the fastboot mode on your Android device. Before you begin, you need to install USB drivers and fastboot files on your PC.
- Easily Setup ADB and Fastboot on Windows within Seconds
- Install USB Drivers for any Android device.
- Enable USB Debugging on Android Devices
Once you’re done with all the above prerequisites, simply follow the below guide.
- Download the latest TWRP image file (.img) from the TWRP page and copy it to the same folder where you have the ADB and fastboot files.
- Rename the downloaded TWRP image to twrp.img for our convenience.
- Navigate to the folder where you have installed the ADB files and open a command prompt inside the folder by pressing Shift key + Right-click in the empty space inside the folder, and select Open command window here option from the Windows context menu.
- Reboot your Android device into fastboot mode. You can do this by simply executing the below command in the command prompt after connecting your device to PC.
adb reboot bootloader
- Connect your Android device to the PC (if not connected already).Now, enter the below command to flash the TWRP image on your Android device.
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
- In some cases, you might need to enter the Vendor ID of the USB device to use the fastboot commands. So, use the below command if you can’t flash using the previous command.
fastboot -i <vendor-ID> flash recovery twrp.img
For instance, it would look something like below command. Replace the Vendor ID for your device.
fastboot -i 0x1ebf flash recovery twrp.img
- Finally, reboot the device with the following command.
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