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[RECOVERY][OFFICIAL][Kenzo/Kate][V3.2.1-026] Red Wolf Recovery Project

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By ATG Droid, Senior Member on 8th July 2017, 12:50 AM
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* Your warranty is now void.
* We're not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
* do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
* before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at us for messing up your device, we will laugh at you.

Red Wolf Recovery is custom recovery based on TWRP source code however some things are working here slightly different then you might expected. The main objective of this project is to provide stable recovery with features which you have never seen before in a recovery and which have not been accepted for adding to the official source code of TWRP. This recovery is also first recovery on the world with password protection.
  • Based on TWRP version: 3.2.1
  • For devices: Kenzo & Kate
  • Authors build: ATG Droid
  • Developers: ATG Droid
  • Thanks: z31s1g (for the base of his theme), Ray Li (For his useful advice in the beginnings), osm0sis (for his image scripts), dadi11 (for his awesome kernel) etc.

Translated to EN & CZ 
- Password protection
- Flashlight
- MIUI Incremental OTA Support
- Built-in latest Magisk, SuperSU & AromaFM
- Support two screenshot GUI actions - Power+VolDown to save screenshot in to the internal storage &
  Power+VolUp to save screenshot in to the external storage (Will be automatically saved in to the internal in case
  that external storage doesn't exist).
- Support automatic reboot after the restore process
- Recovery can automatically modify some props in the ROM directly during the installation
- Some built-in scripts from community
- Tap to wake support
- Advanced deactivation of the stock recovery
- Automatic deactivation of the dm-verity & forced encryption directly during the installation of the ROM
- Recovery can notify you about the completed backup/restore/installation using the notification diode & vibration.
- Support "set on boot" settings.

* Changes for security reasons *
- ADB isn't starting automatically at the start of the recovery. You have to activate it in recovery
- MTP isn't starting until user enter correct password
- Deactivated TWRP theme engine

Some differences to the official version:
- get out of here if you are pirating apps. this recovery is not for you
- always up-to-date with the latest TWRP changes
- compiled on omnirom-7.1 source
- kernel compiled inline with the recovery
- There isn't bug with reboot from recovery to recovery
- more languages
- other improvements from Features and Changelog lists


- This is just a quick bug fix release for MIUI users. So is highly recommend to update to this build if you are using MIUI.


- Fixed crash of the recovery while running OTA_RES.. (So MIUI OTA is now working again)
- General bug fixes and improvements
- Fixed bug with MIUI Updater app showing error that installation failed after installation of full ROM
- Deactivation process is now called only when it's really needed
+ Some device specific changes...


- Fixed GUI color glitch while starting Aroma Installer update-binary
- Optimized pigz runtime process
- Updated recovery base to the AOSP 8.1.0 & TWRP 3.2.1 
- Highly improved signature verification for Incremental packages now we can be really
sure if the package is compatible with the ROM.
- Introduced a file based backup/restore engine. Expect it to be improved with the next builds...
- Improved security related to the password protection
- Fixed loading of the AromaFM config file
- System survival process for Incremental packages is now set by default
- Code optimizations
- Removed the dumwolf process
- Added signature check for incremental OTA survival so we won't be unnecessarily creating a new
one if it's signed under the same access key
- Magisk updated to the version 15.1
- Added Indonesian language
- Fixed issues with Chinese characters...
- Governor which is changed by the action in the recovery GUI is now automatically set for all
cores instead of only four.


- Updated recovery base to the TWRP version 3.2.0
- Fixed issue with recovery sometimes showing "NO-OS" page even when OS is installed
- Merged: Fstab V2, minui updates, Keymaster 3.0 support, ADB updates, fixes related to the compiling errors...
- Added patch against the pirating applications


- Some code improvements
- Recovery will now automatically warn the user in case that user selected to install the zip which contain a bootloader
- You can now wipe installed substratum overlays directly from the "advanced wipe" section
- Fixed some issues with MIUI OTA in previous build


- Updated EN strings
- Fixed AROMA Installer showing error 7 after the finished installation on 2GB RAM variants
- Rebuilded fstab to fix issue with "Unable to find filesystem..."
- Removed system image from backup selection & partitions which can be flashed


- Automatically return install error if there is any issue with Incremental OTA Survival
- Added option to also backup system partition for Incremental OTA Survival (It's not always needed, but just in case it's better to backup it.)
- Added support for the compatibility verification of the Incremental Package
- Rebuilded & improved installation process
- Fixed starting process not being disabled correctly in case that we are running ORS
- Translation update
- Added support for devices with 2GB RAM or less... (Check installation process of this build for more info)
- Added checkbox for activation/deactivation of the boot check (Disable only if you really need to).
- Fixed booting problems on some custom ROMs which don't have gzip compressed ramdisk
- Removed bookmark feature
- Added ability to unzip files using the stock filemanager.
- Added search selection for the stock filemanager.
- Fixed 'No OS' on system image restore after wipe
- Merged some latest commits from TWRP gerrit


- Fixed flashing of the images in the previous 018 build
- Added back support for unpacking of the LZ4 compressed ramdisk
- Fixed bookmark feature


- Disable TWRP installation directly during the first boot
- Default time zone was set to CEST
- Use military time as default time. 
- Support of the custom themes was completely removed from the installation process
- Few fixes & improvements in the strings.
- Default value of the RedWolf specific vibrations was slightly increased
- Improved saving/loading of the AromaFM config file.
- User can now select if recovery should disable stock recovery when system is mounted as read-only.
- Default color of the recovery was set to red.
- Fixed automatic reboot if the installation process was unsuccessful
- Center time in the statusbar as default
- Show CPU temp in statusbar as default
- Added "Red Wolf No-OS search engine". Enable this if you are sometimes getting No-OS installed error even when OS is installed.
- Added back support for extra languages
- Added support for Talian language
- Updated Chinese (simplified) translation of the AromaFM by LiuNian and Pzqqt
- Fixed displaying of the extra languages
- Improved mounting of the partitions during the applying of set on boot values
- Fixes with "stuck at unmounting"
- Highly improved speed of the recovery while setting up a new password, changing accent color or setting a new splash screen
- Magisk updated to the V14.3
- Recovery now won't allow the user to enter special characters while entering the password (Causing issues...)
- Few improvements with the Android Oreo installation
- Updated kernel
- Added ability to select if recovery should automatically disable forced encryption in the ROM
- Recovery will now automatically rename scripts in the system if the "Aggresive stock recovery deactivation" is enabled
- Added ability to select if recovery should automatically enable/disable USB Debugging in the ROM
- Removed some useless files to save the space
- Added support for saving the set on boot values also during the automatic reboot
- Redesigned flashlight icon
- Recovery now won't allow the user to enter the space in to the backup name 
- Improved support of the last status checking of the MIUI ROM
- Recovery now won't show any button after the cancelled reboot action untill the sleep action won't be running anymore
- You can now select if recovery should also automaticaly reboot after the successfuly finished restore process
- Recovery will now hide the automatic backup feature if the system partition is mounted as read-only
- Updated recovery base to the AOSP 8.0.0
- Updated image drivers
- Added ability to select if recovery should automatically enable/disable "" property in the ROM
- Recovery will now automatically disable starting of the flash_recovery service if the "Aggresive stock recovery deactivation" is enabled (this process is also compatible with the backup of the init.rc by Magisk or SuperSU).
- Added new section called "Special Actions" in to the advanced menu
- Updated & optimized flashlight drivers
- Added ability to select if recovery should automatically enable/disable "" property in the ROM
- Added ability to select if recovery should automatically enable/disable "ro.allow.mock.location" property in the ROM
- Highly improved support of the Incremental Package installation, detection etc.
- Updated Chinese (simplified) translation of the recovery by LiuNian and Pzqqt
- Added support for the complete deactivation of the secure boot in the MIUI based ROMs
- ADB is now automatically starting as root
- Added support for the RedWolf update package
- Default theme of the AromaFM was changed to holo black with the sense icons and automount turned on
- SuperSU Updated to the 2.82 SR5
- Updated ramdisk cleaner & added support for more kernels (thanks to @MOVZX's kernel installation scripts...)
- Small fixes with the /WOLF folder in the PartitionManager
- Improved speed of the reboot
- 'Deactivation process' is now automatically called during the installation instead of the reboot
- Imroved deactivation of the leds after the installation / backup / restore process.
- Fixed bug with recovery showing on the governor page that the active governor is "Interactive" even when user selected performance/powersave mode.
- And many other things which i don't remember anymore...
Installation instructions:

- If you have device variant with 2GB RAM then download zip and flash it using custom recovery!
- If you have 3GB RAM or more then download image and flash it as you want!

Known Bugs:

- There isn't any!


Latest build for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 PRO/SE (Kenzo/Kate)

Links to builds:

Links to MD5 files:

Please remember that recovery with password protection isn't still a full protection for your phone. Red Wolf can only prevent unauthorized access to your device from recovery. But your device can be still reinstalled using fastboot or Miflash.

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Red Wolf Recovery Project, Tool/Utility for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

ATG Droid, Dadi11
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Version Information
Status: Testing

Created 2017-07-08
Last Updated 2018-02-07
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8th July 2017, 02:24 AM |#4  
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Woow new twrp
8th July 2017, 02:41 AM |#5  
Thanks DEV. With every new and advanced developments like this, our DEVICE keeps on reviving. Thank you very much.
will test it and let you know if anything is quirky.
8th July 2017, 05:13 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by ATG Droid

Known Bugs:
Search engine for Snap Camera is right now broken. It's still searching for TWRP app so if you want to use it then you have to unfortunately uninstall official TWRP app.

So if i don't install twrp app, will snap camera search engine work?
8th July 2017, 05:48 AM |#7  
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Oh another recovery
8th July 2017, 05:52 AM |#8  
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Does the bug which causes this recovery non functional on Kenzo but functional on Kate fixed? And is it stable now?

Does it support f2fs?

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8th July 2017, 05:59 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by AliGulzar-AF

Does the bug which causes this recovery non functional on Kenzo but functional on Kate fixed? And is it stable now?

+1, same question here. The password protection is the feature I've been waiting for so long.
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8th July 2017, 06:39 AM |#11  
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Still not working on kenzo grains/glitches on screen when i open in recovery.
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