All I had to do was insert the USB drive, wait a few seconds for the phone to recognise it, and then Select storage>USB storage.
OTG works fine for me.
Hey I just wanted to ask, does incremental update work for OOS if you have twrp and magisk installed?
Yep you can do this without any data loss. Just boot into bootloader and run the command -fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
Yes, those errors are normal, I get it too sometimes.
I usually update through OTA. Would i still need to do this after every update?Yep you can do this without any data loss. Just boot into bootloader and run the command -fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
After this whenever you update your rom always flash twrp installer along with rom zip so it will overwrite havoc recovery and you'll keep twrp.
If Havoc supports addon.d-v2 you can use my twrp_ab addon.d-v2 script to retain it. If not then you can use my Magisk TWRP A/B Retention module after the OTA but before rebooting, or flash the TWRP installer zip in Magisk or FKM after the OTA.
How do i check whether Havoc supports d-v2?
Thanks for your fast response,
I always flash twrp, never tried to format data/flash rom while booting twrp. Why do you boot twrp tho and not flash it?Thanks for your fast response,
Also moving files when booting twrp doesn't word even after this step:
"PS: After formatting /data, until the first time the device is booted to system, the files you send to phone via MTP (USB) will be at /data/media, not at /sdcard
PS2: If, for some reason, you cannot send files to phone after formatting /data and rebooting to TWRP, press vol +, vol - and power button simultaneously."
the only solution i found is to flash twrp not just boot it right ?
Hey @theincognito have the flashing instructions been changed for oos to custom?
If someone is intressted I created a black Themed TWRP Version (Themed by @acuicultor and @Morphine1) for the Oneplus 8t.
This TWRP is the same one as the one here in the OP just with the black Theme applied to it.
I put the IMG file for that here which can just be booted with fastboot boot twrp_black-3.5.2_11-0-kebab.img
As of now I only put the black themed .IMG file there but will provide a black themed installer.zip as well later on.
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Sure I'll do it, first I'll send you the zip for op8t testing if you're up cuz i only have regular op8 to test onWow. The UI looks nice. Really nice. Could you make a TWRP theme instead of hardcoding into the TWRP? If that's possible, you can create a thread of TWRP black theme. Then, I can release the normal one as usual and users (including me, I love black theme lol) can come to your thread and get the theme zip. This will also make it build independent. Really love your work. @acuicultor @Morphine1 @Wishmasterflo
Yes, I plan on installing Magisk. I know, this is not directly the topic of this thread but still related to my question:
Lets say I installed TWRP and Magisk and there is an OTA available and I want to stay rooted: Do I need to flash the original boot.img before flashing the OTA or not? (And after the OTA I would reinstall Magisk in the manager app)
Some guides do say to flash the original boot.img, some not. I don't understand in which cases this needs to be done?
An OOS OTA incremental update checks for the presence of stock versions of both boot and recovery before it runs.
This means that if you're using Magisk you have to restore the stock boot image before starting the update. And if you're using TWRP you have to restore the stock recovery image before starting the update.