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[DISCONTINUED][RECOVERY] TWRP [4.4 KitKat Compatible] - 3/25/2014

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NOTICE: I no longer have a copy of the recovery image since went down. If anyone still has it, feel free to post a link. I'll leave the instructions here. Also, I won't be updating this since I no longer have a TF201 and ROM development seems to have shifted to a modified bootloader, which requires a different recovery image anyway.

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Warning: You must be on the 4.1.1 Bootloader to use this. Androwook and other stock based ROMs supply their own recovery.

With 4.4 based ROMs starting to come to our tablet, and official TWRP not flashing them, I thought I'd take a crack at updating it. As some of you may know, attempting to flash a KitKat ROM using the current version of TWRP fails, resulting in a "set_metadata_recursive" error. This updated version, based on the OmniROM fork of TWRP, fixes that.

Latest Version:

1.(Highly Recommended) Enable NVFlash if you haven't already. Check here for details.
2. Make sure you are on the 4.1.1 Jellybean Bootloader. If you are already running ParanoidAndroid or CyanogenMod, you're fine.
3. Download the recovery image here. The latest file is recovery1.2.img. EDIT: Links are broken. See above
4. You can use the same instructions that are on the TWRP page, but for convenience, I'll add them here. You have two options:
A. Fastboot. Boot the tablet into fastboot and use "fastboot -i 0x0b05 flash recovery recoveryX.X.img" (no quotes, replace X.X with whatever numbers are in the filename) from your computer to flash the recovery.
B. Flash from terminal within the tablet. Open a terminal emulator within android and type "su" (no quotes) to get root access. Then type "dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p4" (no quotes, replace X.X with whatever numbers are in the filename) to flash the recovery and reboot normally. This is critical, as the recovery won't flash until the system has rebooted normally.
If successful, the version number should read: "" (X.X being my revision number)

Known Issues:
1. /system/media doesn't get backed up for some reason. Restoring backups works, but you won't have sounds or a boot animation. (I think this is fixed in the newest version, but I'm waiting on other reports before I remove this item)

Ususal disclaimer: I am not responsible if this messes up your tablet in any way.

TWRP for making the recovery
Built from the OmniROM fork. Source is here.
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3rd January 2014, 03:31 AM |#2  
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Version 1.1 - 2/19/2014
Added support for the dock keyboard
Fixed /system/media not backing up properly
Synced with latest OmniROM recovery sources

Version 1.2 - 3/25/2014
Updated to TWRP version
A little cleanup behind the scenes
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3rd January 2014, 03:32 AM |#3  
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one more.
3rd January 2014, 11:06 AM |#4  
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Works Great! Flashed without problems via fastboot

Thank You!

Now I just need an awesome 4.4. ROM to flash
3rd January 2014, 01:03 PM |#5  
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works also with the second instruction over the tablet
3rd January 2014, 03:20 PM |#6  
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Excellent news

I tried through the Terminal but despite no error was presented it didn't worked. The recovery presented was the old CWM. After flashing through fastboot the new recovery popped out like a charm

4th January 2014, 11:26 AM |#7  
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thanks, it works through terminal. jut make sure to be root (su) and adjust the path of the recovery image

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4th January 2014, 05:03 PM |#8  
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thanks! This rec works and I have flashed cm11. Terminal works. U should insert "su" first

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4th January 2014, 10:44 PM |#9  
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To use the second method you need to run su command first before using dd

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6th January 2014, 03:16 PM |#10  
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Just would like to ditto.

The process worked in the terminal on the device.

Thank you for this!
15th January 2014, 09:54 AM |#11  
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Bug report!

There is a BUG in this version of TWRP:
It does not make any backup folder named media!
For example /system/media.
As result after recovery the folder /system has no this subfolder media and correspondingly missing boot animation and system sounds.
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