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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Originally Posted by glockman4519
Nice observation. That is what I figured as well.. I usually have a flashable version of TWRP and Philz touch at the ready. I do a lot of testing with my tablet, with different roms and how apps work and can be modified with each.
Yea, I do the same thing.
The easiest way I've found to switch recoveries is to keep "recovery.img" versions of each one on the SD card, then move the files you want to flash to the SD card, use Flashify
to install the recovery needed if it's not already there, then reboot into recovery with the advanced power menu. It's still a good idea to keep the .zip version of each recovery on the SD card in case you're already in recovery before you discover that you have the wrong version installed. It would be nice to have USB OTG mount available in this version of TWRP recovery since I can't seem to get USB storage working as there appears to be some conflict with ADB.
I tend to do all my backups with TWRP though since it supports compression and restores have been more reliable for me than using CWM. The backup formats are different so it doesn't make sense to use both.
If the Samsung devices supported "fastboot boot recovery.img" like Nexus, HTC and most other brands it wouldn't be necessary to actually flash an alternate recovery since it could just be booted as needed when the tablet is connected to a computer.
I just discovered that the "fixed" 188.8.131.52 version of TWRP from this post
works fine with Aroma. It doesn't have the USB storage option in mounts (explained in this post
) but I can't get that to work with this 184.108.40.206 version anyway. I'd love to use this updated version of TWRP but it would be nice if the Aroma support could be included from the 220.127.116.11 version and an OTG mount option (as opposed to USB storage) could be added.