Thanks Meter 829
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Originally Posted by benjmiester
I wanted to try an app I used to get twrp onto my LG G2 for the first time called "flashify" that worked like a charm. I just installed the app, downloaded the twrp file and flashed it then it reboots to recovery, but it requires root as far as I know. Does unlocking the boot loader allow things like this?
Once you unlocked the bootloader you can flash a custom recovery and after that - the sky's the limit.
Flashify works great, and it is a wonderful tool as long as you're able to boot into Android.
My problem with Flashify and Goomanager and TwrpManger is that it saves users from setting up a proper ADB/fastboot connection from PC to tablet.
As long as you can boot Android, these apps are great. But what if you can't? Once the tablet doesn't boot it's so much harder (and often too late) to get the correct drivers installed for ADB and fastboot.
So if you flash your recovery with any of those apps still make sure you have access with ADB and fastboot from your PC.
You will regret it if you don't - I (almost) guarantee it.