This couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, I just unlocked my Pixel 3a XL a couple of days ago and already have TWRP working on it with Android 11.TWRP is dead. The quicker you accept that, the quicker you can move on with your life.
The TWRP team hasn't even successfully gotten it working on all Android 10 devices - just a select few.
(Please don't take this as a knock against the TWRP team. They did miracles for years, but their luck ran out with the changes Google made with Android 10 and 11. I totally respect that team and I wish them well).
@Captain_Throwback seems to develop for the TWRP team (at least there are a lot of updates with that name associated with them). Honestly I have not followed the TWRP story for several years due to the slow progress in supporting newer Android versions. I basically gave up on it ever working properly, and I don't think I'm alone in that regard. Long story short, he would be a much better person to answer your questions.okokok , i've now read this entire thread (even the OP. lol). and i come to the last post where @Captain_Throwback has twrp on android 11.
i am on android 10. do i need to install a custom kernel that supports KZMALMNOP or ; no dave , just fastboot flash away twrp?
@sic0048 any help/links much appreciated.
No. The first step in rooting a phone is to unlock the bootloader (the OEM unlock option). If you option is greyed out (no ability to change the setting), then it is one of two reasons.
@Vinotas I never take the OTA but do the update manually, i.e. I download the factory image, extract the boot.img patch the boot.img with Magisk installed on the phone and push it back to my pc.
After that I unhide Magisk-Manager and boot to bootloader. I modify the flash-all script by removing the -w and disable rebooting after flashing is finished and execute the flash-all script.
After flashing is finished I manually boot to bootloader again and flash the prepared patched boot.img and finally do the boot of the system.
Last step is hiding Magisk-Manager again ... I think hiding/unhiding is not even needed.
That's what I thought but just wanted to verify, thanks. Looks like I have a weekend project!
You know there are more ways to skin a cat, right? This is another method to acquire root. I don't think you need to bash the work that pbanj has done. He provides modified boot.img and also offers help on getting it working. I think acting like your method is the only acceptable way to gain root is extremely pompous and arrogant.
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