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[RECOVERY][TF201] TWRP Touch Recovery! [2013-4-9]

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By eyeballer, Retired Recognized Developer on 24th April 2012, 02:51 AM
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TWRP 2.x-JB is now available for use on devices that have the Asus JB bootloader ONLY, please see our website for download information. Do NOT install if you are on the ICS bootloader.

We HIGHLY recommend users enable and backup your devices before flashing custom roms/recoveries or updating to the JB OTA with nvflash courtesy of (this also makes your device essentially "brick-proof" so there's no reason not to do it)***

Team Win Recovery Project 2.x, or twrp2 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. It’s 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:

Special Note: If you are running a custom theme, you will likely need to remove that theme before updating to as your custom theme will likely not be compatible with the new changes!

-Added scrollable partition lists for mount, backup, restore, wipe, and storage selection
-Add new SliderValue GUI element for selecting brightness and screen timeout (thanks to Tassadar)
-Re-work AOSP and TWRP code to improve license compatibility between GPL and Apache
-Added official theme for 1080x1920 portrait devices (HTC One m7, HTC DNA, HTC Butterfly, Oppo Find 5, Sony Xperia Z, etc)
-Fixed a problem with directory permissions on split archive backups (backups usually restored with no app data)
-Fixed a problem with md5 verification of backups
-Added a search function to libtar (thanks to kokotas)
-Improve handling of XML errors (fix permissions)
-Fixed handling of subpartitions
-Improvements to recovery.fstab flags
-Fixed a problem with decryption not being able to locate the decryption key in some situations

-Added another libtar hardlink workaround to fix restore of some backups (usually related to Ubuntu Touch)
-More fixes for the file selector
-Switched from using busybox md5sum to a direct C function call
-Fixed capturing the exit status of tar based backups/restore - TWRP will display that there was an error if there was one again
-Update exFAT to latest commits
-Added a build flag to disable using the ioctl for screen blanking

-Fixed 2 bugs related to restore, one dealing with mknod failures (by bigbiff) and one dealing with restoring hardlinks (by Dees_Troy)
NOTE: If your backups weren't restoring correctly in earlier 2.4.x versions they should restore correctly now. Hopefully you didn't delete those backups. If you're still having problems, run the restore, go to advanced and copy log, then give us the log. Complaints without logs will be rightfully ignored.
-Added a scroll bar to file selectors and listboxes courtesy of Tassadar
-Added libblkid for more accurate detection of file systems and can now detect exFAT properly thanks to bigbiff
-Added a screen dim effect 2 seconds before screen off on some devices
-Finally fixed file selector crash (one of the joys of working with multi-threaded software)
-Fixed loading of screen timeout setting during startup
-Improvements and bugfixes to screen timeout code
-Fixed persistence of the 24 hour / military time setting

-Add screen timeout - screen will turn off automatically after 60 seconds, saves battery and prevents screen burn-in especially on AMOLED devices
-Add a brightness setting (requires device specific setup and only some devices have been added)
-Add a root checker and offer to install SuperSU if the device isn't already rooted
-Add a write buffer to libtar backups, significant improvements to speeds when backing up to exFAT target, minor improvements for other file systems
-Check and offer to fix root permissions if broken
-Add an option for a 24 hour clock display instead of AM/PM (aka military time)
-Move stock recovery reflash check to occur during the reboot cycle
-Add support for some MTK6xxx devices
-Change libtar to vfork to help prevent memory problems
-Add a "clicked" effect to most buttons, file selector, and listbox
-Improve timezone listbox to be more like file selector (per pixel kinetic scrolling, etc)
-Remove some no longer used settings (Forced MD5 sum on zips, size checking on image backups)
-Other minor bugfixes and improvements

-Fixed a problem with mkdosfs that formatted sdcards to 2GB
-Fixed handoff between vfat and exFAT on devices where blkid didn't detect vfat (fixes some issues with mounting sdcards)
-Fixed problems with changing working directory on MD5 creation/checking that may have prevented unmounting
-Backups will now store a copy of the backup log after the backup is completed (only if backup is successful)

-Using libtar instead of busybox's tar for better control over tar file creation and breaking the 2GB barrier that busybox imposes (thanks to bigbiff)
-Support for exFAT formatted sdcards (also thanks to bigbiff)
-Support for decrypting Samsung TouchWiz encrypted devices including internal and external storage (special thanks to a3955269 for figuring it out)
-Improvements to OpenRecoveryScript including displaying a proper GUI while the script is running
-Added wipe cache and dalvik after ADB Sideload
-Replaced many system calls with their native C counterparts
-Fixed bugs in file manager where it would display an empty list after moving or deleting a folder
-Fixed AOSP recovery commands to run after decryption on encrypted devices
-Improvements for building TWRP in CM10.1
-Other minor bugfixes and improvements
NOTE: is, as always, still compatible with your older backups!

-Fix renaming backups with a space in the name
-Add decrypt button to mount page if you cancel decryption during startup
-Added ignore blkid flag
-Fixed handling of MTD partitions during mount
-Fixed some keyboard mapping issues on 800x1280 layout

-Fixes / enhancements to handle the multiple user setup introduced by Android 4.2 (see notes)
-Fixed a bug with deleting a backup with a space in the name
-Added highlights on keyboard key presses

-Unmount system after boot to prevent some status 7 symlink failed errors on zip install
-USB Mass Storage code improvements
-Better handling of mounting storage during boot for some devices
-Fixed a problem with sizes of images (boot & recovery) after resetting defaults
-Fixed size errors during backup for some devices on recovery, etc.
-Fixed a problem with restoring backups when multiple archives were present

-Rebased onto AOSP Jelly Bean source code
-Rewrote backup, restore, wipe, and mount code in C++ classes for easier maintenance going forward
NOTE: backups from prior versions of TWRP are still compatible with 2.3
-ADB sideload functionality from AOSP is included in 2.3, see this link for more info
-Re-wrote fix permissions entirely in C++ and runs in a few seconds instead of a few minutes (thanks to bigbiff)
-Improvements to zip finding in OpenRecoveryScript (should be a lot fewer GooManager automation issues)
-Faster boot times
-Added charging indicator while in recovery (only updates once every 60 seconds)

While this update may not bring a host of new must-have features, this update is a significant re-write of much of the core TWRP code. AOSP Jelly Bean recovery source moved to mostly C++ code and now all of the "TWRP" code is fully rewritten into C++ as well. Now that we've laid this groundwork, we're in a much better position to pull in future AOSP recovery updates as well as implementing more great new features.

Since TWRP 2.3 is based on AOSP jelly bean sources, TWRP now uses recovery API 3 instead of 2. Some zips may no longer work if the developer is using an out-of-date update-binary. This API change should not be a problem on newer devices, but older devices will probably encounter several zips that need to be updated. If needed, you can try using this update-binary that was compiled with current sources. It goes in your zip file in the META-INF/com/google/android folder.

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1) Install GooManager from the Play Store
2) Open GooManager and provide root permissions
3) Hit Menu (or the button with the 3 dots on your screen) and then Install OpenRecovery
You can find more information and download links on our website!
NOTE: If you're coming from another build of TWRP, you may need to go into settings and tap reset defaults to reset the storage paths so that you can see your zip files.

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 30 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 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!

Live support is available via #twrp on Freenode with your IRC client or just click this link.
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24th April 2012, 02:59 AM |#2  
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Using this on my i9250, nice to see it here as well.
24th April 2012, 04:37 AM |#3  
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WTF. I just said today I wish TWRP was on the TFP. Wow. I love it on my Sensation now and I know I'll love it on my TFP. Thanks Team Win!!!

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24th April 2012, 04:59 AM |#4  
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Do we need to unlock the bootloader to flash this recovery?? I would prefer option "ADB / Terminal method"
24th April 2012, 05:27 AM |#5  
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Amazing, my cable is at work, or else I'd be flashing this right now! I love to see the prime get supported, thanks Team Win!
24th April 2012, 05:28 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by [email protected]

Do we need to unlock the bootloader to flash this recovery?? I would prefer option "ADB / Terminal method"

Of course you need to be unlocked

Anyone install yet how do you like it?
24th April 2012, 05:40 AM |#7  
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one question: is this like CWM? can it replace that?
24th April 2012, 06:40 AM |#8  
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Awesome!! Only Recovery I'll use on my Evo 3D, it is simply amazing!!! Thank you Team Win for all of your hard work!!

---------- Post added at 01:40 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:33 AM ----------

Originally Posted by godlyitem

one question: is this like CWM? can it replace that?

Yes, this is a custom recovery and you can only use one. CWM is the most common as it has support on a lot of devices. That said, I've never been a fan of CWM and used other recoveries on my last couple of phones. TWRP(Team Win Recovery Project) is an awesome touch recovery that has never once failed me and works flawlessly every time on my Evo 3D. CWM didn't wipe certain partitions on the Evo 3D for the longest, not sure if it even does now. TWRP has always wiped just fine and is very user friendly!!!
24th April 2012, 07:08 AM |#9  
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this is awesome..a few things though

if you have backups already that you made in clockwork they do not come up in the restore section. not sure if there is a way for them to appear or not but this could be a problem

also, like clockwork it appears to have the dating bug where if you make a backup for some reason it is naming it as the 5th month right now. 2012-05-24-1-0-5 something like that the same bug has been in clockwork as well.
24th April 2012, 07:23 AM |#10  
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This is awesome man! Now I can have twrp on my Evo 3D and my Prime. Looks like I'll have something to do work tomorrow.

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24th April 2012, 10:33 AM |#11  
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It's awesome!
I have successfully installed it from cwm with the zip file.

After installation, i made a backup and wiped all data, cache and system.
I try to install aopk, wsg, virtuous prime and primalicious without any problem!
And the same thing with motleys and snb kernel 's.
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