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[RECOVERY][nozomi] TWRP 2.8.6.0 touch recovery [2015-03-26]

1st March 2013, 08:19 PM |#1  
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Team Win Recovery Project 2.x, or twrp2 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. Its a fully touch driven user interface no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.

Phone look:


Tablet look:


CHANGELOG for 2.8.6.0:

-Fix daylight savings time rules for USA and Europe (_that)
-Allow mulitple overlays for popup boxes (Dees_Troy)
-Add pattern style password entry for decrypt (Tassadar)
-Keyboard improvements (_that)
-Update AOSP base to 5.1 (Dees_Troy)
-Reduce theme count to 5 and rely on scaling (Dees_Troy)
-Various scaling improvements (Dees_Troy)
-Improved handling of resources in the GUI (_that)
-Make scroll bar size proportional to list size (_that)
-Allow scoll lists to render without a header (_that)
-Make console scroll per pixel with kinetic scrolling (_that)
-Support styles in XML to reduce XML size and improve consistentcy (Dees_Troy)
-Various other fixes and improvements (mdmower, bigbiff, codelover, etc)

CHANGELOG for 2.8.5.0:

-Scale the GUI - TWRP can read the theme's resolution and scale it up or down to fit the theme to your screen's resolution
-Backups can now be cancelled while the backup is in progress (does not include restore because we don't want to leave your device in a bad state)
-Improve thread handling and move input handling into the main rendering thread to improve stability
-Make MTP work even if unplugged and plugged back in
-Unify scrollable list code and make kinetic scrolling feel more natural
-Fix handling of mapped zip files for OTA updates (CM12 updater)
-USB keyboards should now work on all devices that support USB host mode via a USB OTG cable
-Other small fixes and improvements

CHANGELOG for 2.8.4.0:

-Add flashing of boot and recovery images via the TWRP GUI (Find the Images button on the Install page)
-Fix some MTP related crashes and bugs
-Eliminate TWRP toggling USB IDs during boot if MTP is enabled
-Fix various adb sideload issues
-Improve threading of actions
-Eliminate separate thread for screen timeout
-Update libblkid to 2.25.0
-Use power button as back button on watch themes for easier navigation
-Add mutex locking to data manager
-Improve custom theme handling on encrypted devices
-Allow the stock theme to be offset by build flags so we can center a lower res theme on a higher res screen especially for watches with round screens

CHANGELOG for 2.8.3.0:

-MTP will now tell the host PC that storage is removed instead of disabling MTP completely
-MTP will now report the correct max file size based on the file system in use to the host PC (may fix transfer of large files)
-Update and improve fix permissions and make fixing contexts optional
-Update SuperSU in TWRP to 2.40 and update install process
-Make TWRP work properly on AArch64 (Nexus 9 is now built in true 64-bit binaries and libraries)
-Attempt to set correct permissions and contexts on all files placed in storage so backups will show in Android
-Fix kernel panic during MTP start on some devices
-Support unicode fonts on devices with True Type Font support
-Fix slider value not showing sometimes (vibration settings page)
-Toggle MTP off during adb sideload to set correct USB IDs
-Reduce library requirements for 5.0 L decrypt
-Other minor fixes and improvements

Note: Starting with TWRP 2.8.2.0 and higher, adb sideload uses a new sideload method originally implemented in AOSP recovery. You will need the latest adb binaries to use sideload in these newer versions of TWRP. The version required is 1.0.32. You can find the version by running "adb version" on your computer. The new sideload feature no longer stores the zip on your device. Instead, a fuse file system is created in RAM and the zip is streamed from your computer. This puts less wear and tear on storage and ensures that large zips will not fill up all of your RAM. The sideload may spit an error on your PC side, but the zip should install just fine on your device.

DOWNLOAD:
Most devices can be updated quickly and easily with the TWRP Manager app:
Play Store Link
1) Install TWRP Manager from the Play Store
2) Open TWRP Manager and provide root permissions
3) Hit Advanced->Install Recovery
4) Verify the correct device name on your screen then press Install Recovery if the correct device is showing
OR:
You can find more information and download links on our NEW website! NOTE that the 2.8.6.0 version is ONLY available on our new site and is not available on our other, older mirrors!

BUGS:
If you have found a bug, please consider posting it to our github issues log. It's pretty much impossible for us to keep up with the more than 40 threads that we have for the devices that we "directly" support. If you have a significant problem that cannot be answered in this thread, your best bet is to PM me directly, contact us via our website, or find us in our IRC channel below. If you see someone that's struggling, feel free to point it out to us. We need your help to help us keep track of all of our devices! Thanks!

SUPPORT:
Live support is available via #twrp on Freenode with your IRC client or just click this link.
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Most Xperia S kernels are probably including CWM by default in the boot image. About a month ago I submitted some changes to the CyanogenMod repos that were accepted. Newer builds of CM include a special extract_elf_ramdisk utility that I wrote to read and extract a recovery ramdisk from the FOTAKernel partition instead of using the ramdisk that is included in the boot image. If the ramdisk in the FOTAKernel partition is a stock Sony ramdisk or not present, then the existing ramdisk in the boot image is used instead. This setup allows users to choose which recovery they want to keep installed. This same setup is possible in other kernels including stock Sony kernels. On our website's download link you will find a copy of a recent stock ICS kernel for the Xperia S that includes TWRP as well as the extract_elf_ramdisk utility.

If the kernel you have installed doesn't support this extract_elf_ramdisk setup, then you won't be able to use the GooManager installed copy of TWRP. Bug your kernel or ROM developer and ask them to update their images so that you can choose what recovery you want.

What is the FOTAKernel partition?

The FOTAKernel partition is used by Sony to do FOTA updates when updating the boot image. Unlocked devices can't take Sony FOTA updates so using this partition for storing the recovery ramdisk seems like a good idea. Unlocked users aren't able to use this partition anyway and the FOTAKernel partition is effectively the "recovery" partition on Sony devices.
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Thanks a lot but from your site can we get only 2.4.0.0. And it's for the oldest rom kernel (.452). Can you please update the ramdisk and modem for the our Xperia S?
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anychange for locked BL?
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Advance Stock Kernel 17 comes with CWM.
How Can I install this over CMW?
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Originally Posted by eScapeeXc

Thanks a lot but from your site can we get only 2.4.0.0. And it's for the oldest rom kernel (.452). Can you please update the ramdisk and modem for the our Xperia S?

You should take a look at the "Download - FOTAKernel Image" header. There's no need to install that stock kernel, you can also just push the recovery. The way described on the website requires you use Terminal Emulator but there's an easier way. (I also don't really understand which is the right version because there is 2.4.3.0 for nozomi and 2.4.3.0 for LT26i and afaik that's the same device).

Just install GooManager on your phone, select "Flash ROMs" and there should be a message asking if you have a custom recovery. Select to install one and the latest version of TWRP will be installed.

I'm using Stock+ kernel, that already had TWRP 2.4.1 recovery, after doing this with GooManager I have TWRP 2.4.3.0. If you're using any of the other .55 kernels it should be work as well.

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anychange for locked BL?

No idea.

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Advance Stock Kernel 17 comes with CWM.
How Can I install this over CMW?

That's basically the same question eScapeeXc asked so the answer is the same .
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Re: [RECOVERY] TWRP 2.4.3.0 touch recovery [2013-03-01]
Is it works on locked bootloader?

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Will:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p11

remove the recovery?

Is there a way to choose between the recovery from the kernel and this one on fota while booting?

How many space has the fota partition on our device?
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Is it works on locked bootloader?

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It needs a modified ramdisk. So it will not work.
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Sv: [RECOVERY] TWRP 2.4.3.0 touch recovery [2013-03-01]
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Originally Posted by Dees_Troy

More information:

Most Xperia S kernels are probably including CWM by default in the boot image. About a month ago I submitted some changes to the CyanogenMod repos that were accepted. Newer builds of CM include a special extract_elf_ramdisk utility that I wrote to read and extract a recovery ramdisk from the FOTAKernel partition instead of using the ramdisk that is included in the boot image. If the ramdisk in the FOTAKernel partition is a stock Sony ramdisk or not present, then the existing ramdisk in the boot image is used instead. This setup allows users to choose which recovery they want to keep installed. This same setup is possible in other kernels including stock Sony kernels. On our website's download link you will find a copy of a recent stock ICS kernel for the Xperia S that includes TWRP as well as the extract_elf_ramdisk utility.

If the kernel you have installed doesn't support this extract_elf_ramdisk setup, then you won't be able to use the GooManager installed copy of TWRP. Bug your kernel or ROM developer and ask them to update their images so that you can choose what recovery you want.

What is the FOTAKernel partition?

The FOTAKernel partition is used by Sony to do FOTA updates when updating the boot image. Unlocked devices can't take Sony FOTA updates so using this partition for storing the recovery ramdisk seems like a good idea. Unlocked users aren't able to use this partition anyway and the FOTAKernel partition is effectively the "recovery" partition on Sony devices.

Does this mean that flashing TWRP on Xperia S, this way, will prevent it from being overwritten every time a new kernel is flashed?
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