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BillGoss

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Question about restoring TWRP backups: Given that you have to remove your lock code before restoring, what are your options if you're stuck in a bootloop (and hence unable to get into the OS to remove your lock) and trying to restore a backup to fix it? Do you just have to MSM or fastboot a bootable OS back on before restoring?
You can format the data partition, which will remove encryption, then reboot the phone, which will recreate the data partition properly, then restore your backup.

I'm assuming you have your backups backed up to your PC because the format will wipe all data from the phone.
 

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You can format the data partition, which will remove encryption, then reboot the phone, which will recreate the data partition properly, then restore your backup.

I'm assuming you have your backups backed up to your PC because the format will wipe all data from the phone.
Thank you! Very useful information as rolling back my system after some sort of botched mod resulting in an unbootable system is my primary application for nandroids.
 

eddro22

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I am on it and trying to build it for the Oneplus 8t.
Nice I'm new to this device I moved from Redmi note 9 pro to the 8t and really like the device but flashing anything is a pain on it lol from what I see it's like my essential phone (r.i.p) so i have not unlocked my bootloader yet the thing is the info for this device is all over the place one saying it's a/b partition and others saying it's dynamic partition and then saying it has its own recovery partition but always have to flash twrp installer zip which doesn't make sense if it has its own recovery partition but either way orangefox will make it easier for sure wish the best for this.
 

Wishmasterflo

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Nice I'm new to this device I moved from Redmi note 9 pro to the 8t and really like the device but flashing anything is a pain on it lol from what I see it's like my essential phone (r.i.p) so i have not unlocked my bootloader yet the thing is the info for this device is all over the place one saying it's a/b partition and others saying it's dynamic partition and then saying it has its own recovery partition but always have to flash twrp installer zip which doesn't make sense if it has its own recovery partition but either way orangefox will make it easier for sure wish the best for this.
Yes the Oneplus 8t has dynamic partitions and is using virtual a/b partition as far as I understood that and it has an own recovery partition so TWRP/recovery will have to be flashed to the recovery partition.
 

eddro22

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Yes the Oneplus 8t has dynamic partitions and is using virtual a/b partition as far as I understood that and it has an own recovery partition so TWRP/recovery will have to be flashed to the recovery partition.
Ok so it's the same as the Redmi note 9 pro thanks for the info on that.and you probably already know but telegram has orangefox building group that can help with building.
 
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I have this ominous feeling I shouldn't even ask this very noob question here but I don't believe i can compile this.
From: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/dev-how-to-compile-twrp-touch-recovery.1943625/
Dees_Troy says very clearly that this is beyond me.

I am using havoc os I seriously prefer TWRP which I have been using for a few years now. I have the Oneplus 8t kb2003, it used to be the tmo version but I changed it through some stuff I found here at XDA.

Can I ask please is there anyone with kb2003 that would care to share theie compiled twrp with me or maybe compile it for me? I will buy you a beer if so, even a 6 pack.

Thank you.
 

Qnorsten

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I have this ominous feeling I shouldn't even ask this very noob question here but I don't believe i can compile this.
From: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/dev-how-to-compile-twrp-touch-recovery.1943625/
Dees_Troy says very clearly that this is beyond me.

I am using havoc os I seriously prefer TWRP which I have been using for a few years now. I have the Oneplus 8t kb2003, it used to be the tmo version but I changed it through some stuff I found here at XDA.

Can I ask please is there anyone with kb2003 that would care to share theie compiled twrp with me or maybe compile it for me? I will buy you a beer if so, even a 6 pack.

Thank you.
Just use the img file from the start of this thread.
 
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KUPOinyourWINDOW

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Thanks for your work!
I got this running, flashed to both recovery slots and working rom flashed. I did format Data through twrp but no matter what I seem to do (even with no lockscreen) twrp won't read data, so I can't flash any files from within it without sideloading them. What am I missing?
 

Wishmasterflo

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Thanks for your work!
I got this running, flashed to both recovery slots and working rom flashed. I did format Data through twrp but no matter what I seem to do (even with no lockscreen) twrp won't read data, so I can't flash any files from within it without sideloading them. What am I missing?
Do you get any error Message in TWRP or is it just not showing any files? Even after booting to a ROM and reboot to TWRP from there?
 

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    Hey there, i saw twrp 3.6.0 released. Is the installation process always the same? If not, could you link it/tell me on which page it is?
    Have a nice day

    Google is ur friend...
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    Hello!

    I am just trying to undersand at which step of the flashing instructions the "copy-partitions.zip" should be flashed.
    Is it the first step you do to flash the copy-partitions before switching slot and reboot to TWRP (so I guess those steps can be skipped when havening flashed the copy-partitons or?)

    Also regarding the "format data" it seems there are different informations on when that should be done.
    In the OP it is the first step when coming from OOS to custom ROM but in the post you posted here it is mentioned like "do the format after flashing and rebooting to TWRP" .
    So I wonder which step is the correct one to do the format data and flash the copy-partitons from flashing from OOS to custom ROM.

    I thought like this perhaps?
    But I guess the format data should be after point 6. or, and is it so that 3. and 4. can be skipped when flashing the copy-partitons ?

    1. Format data
    2. Flash copy_partitions.zip
    3. switch slot
    4. reboot to TWRP
    5. sideload/flash ROM and TWRP Installer zip
    6. reboot to TWRP
    7. Flash Magisk
    8. Flash Gapps
    9. Reboot to System


    Thanks a lot.
    Things to know about A/B devices:
    1. The slots have different versions of firmware/software because an update only updates one of the slots. This means that it's very likely that your system won't boot if you just change slots.
    2. When you install an update or a new rom, the changes are always made to the inactive slot.

    So, if you're currently on OOS and install a custom rom, then it gets installed to the inactive slot which has firmware/software belonging to the previous version of OOS, which is not what you want.

    There are two ways to avoid this problem of installing the new rom on outdated firmware/software:
    1. Sync the inactive slot to be identical to the current working slot before starting the installation. Copy-partitions.zip does this.
    2. Boot to the inactive slot and then install new new rom. This way the rom gets installed on the slot that has the latest version of the firmware/software.

    The OP uses the 2nd method, but I prefer the first. In fact, I sync my active slot to the inactive one after every OOS update once I know all is good and I'm not going to revert to the previous version.
    Side note: if you've synced the slots then your system will successfully boot on either slot!

    As to the order of "format then flash" or "flash then format", both achieve the same result. But I prefer to do everything on my phone without using a PC (where possible) or OTG. Since all the installation files on the phone will be gone after a format, I prefer to do the installs first and then do the format.
    The fact that currently (version 210904 of TWRP) the data partition isn't set up properly after a format until after the system is rebooted, also means you can't push files to the phone before the system reboot and must use sideloading if installing stuff. Hence my strong preference for "flash then format" at this point.
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    Updated the thread with the official link.
    This is the official A11 release, not A12. So, don't expect A12 support on this build.
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    Updated post #3 with the updated data backup and restore procedure.
    Once again, huge thanks to @BillGoss :D
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    It's been a few years since I used TWRP and flash custom Rom to a phone so sorry in advance for the overall noob questions.
    I read everything at the OnePlus 8T Wikipage HERE
    It mentions there is a lineage recovery to use. Which I don't understand and also says a manditory step is to flash copy-partitions-20210323_1922.zip using said recovery method.

    I am coming from stock. I would like to have TWRP installed fully with latest version of Lineage and Magisk as root.
    I am confused about the Rom install instructions Here on XDA

    Can anyone guide me in the right direction. NOT sure how to proceed to use TWRP or this other recovery that I'm not familiar with.

    As long as you have latest OOS on both partitions, you dont need the copy partitions zip. But, unless you intentionally did that, your both slots will have different firmware for sure. So use that copy partitions zip.

    To go from OOS to LOS with the help of TWRP, follow this:

    1. Make sure to backup your internal storage to PC or external drives.

    2. Get the latest twrp img and installer from first post/twrp website and boot the twrp image using fastboot. (The TWRP logo may seem to be stuck, but it will boot in around 50s max, mostly lower time)

    3. Copy and flash the copy partitions zip, then format /data using TWRP. Dont reboot yet

    4. Flash the twrp installer using adb sideload option from TWRP.

    5. Switch slot to opposite slot from reboot menu and then reboot to TWRP.

    6. adb sideload lineage rom zip.

    7. adb sideload twrp installer zip and reboot to TWRP.

    8. adb sideload gapps and reboot to system.

    9. Now you have a working lineage with TWRP.

    PS: This is only like this for the first time. After this, simply update lineage ROM with TWRP like old days.
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    Introduction:

    Team Win Recovery Project or TWRP for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. We started from the ground up by taking AOSP recovery and loading it with the standard recovery options, then added a lot of our own features. 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.

    Key Features:

    Touchscreen driven with real buttons and drag-to-scroll
    XML-based GUI that allows full customization of the layout true theming!
    Settings are saved to the sdcard and persist through reboots
    Ability to choose which partitions to back up and which to restore
    Ability to choose to compress backups now with pigz (multi-core processor support for faster compression times)
    Onscreen keyboard
    Easy selection of internal/external storage

    In addition to the above new features, TWRP features a scripting engine that allows an app to send commands to the recovery for the recovery to perform during startup. We call this scripting engine OpenRecoveryScript. This engine will be put to use immediately in the GooManager app. GooManager will be able to install recoveries automatically for most supported devices. The app will also let you choose to install multiple zips from within Android, wipe, and run a backup.

    We are looking for other talented developers, themers, and device maintainers if they are interested in helping with a free, open source project.

    Source Code:

    GitHub - https://github.com/TeamWin/android_bootable_recovery

    Gerrit Instance - http://gerrit.twrp.me

    If you have made your own TWRP build for an unsupported device, please let us know. We might add your build to the list of unofficial builds. Bear in mind that we are working hard to add more devices and we may add your device to our official build list later.


    Hello, this is TWRP, for Oneplus 8T

    Installation:
    # To temporarily boot it
    fastboot boot <twrp_file_name>.img

    # Since 8T/9R has a separate recovery partition, you can flash the recovery with
    fastboot flash recovery <twrp_file_name>.img

    Updating to a newer build:
    Simply flash the latest TWRP installer zip from TWRP

    OR

    Flash the img from TWRP/fastboot


    FAQ/Know Bugs are given in post #2

    Send me a beer, if you think I deserve it: PayPal


    Huge thanks to:
    @bigbiff (For everything :D 🥰 )
    @Lossyx
    @osm0sis
    @Nebrassy

    for helping in making this recovery. Without these people, TWRP for this device would not have been possible. :D

    Special mention to a friend @apophis9283 :)

    Trees:
    Device: https://github.com/theincognito-inc/android_device_oneplus_kebab
    Kernel: https://github.com/AOSPA/android_kernel_oneplus_sm8250

    Download:
    https://twrp.me/oneplus/oneplus8t.html
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    FAQ and Known bugs of TWRP:

    • OOS/H2OS flashing is broken.
    • If you are planning to switch to a custom ROM, and are currently on OOS/H2OS, format /data, switch slot, reboot to TWRP and then sideload/flash the ROM + installer.
    • It's better to flash ROM + TWRP installer, if you want to keep your TWRP after flashing a ROM.
    • Don't format /data, after a flashing a ROM, before the first reboot.
    • It takes around 50s to actually boot into TWRP.

    Ideal way to flash:
    • For OOS to Custom ROM - Format /data, switch slot, reboot to TWRP, sideload/flash ROM + installer, reboot to TWRP, flash Magisk/Gapps. Reboot to system.
    • For Custom to Custom ROM - Format /data. Flash ROM + installer, reboot to TWRP, flash Magisk/Gapps. Reboot to system.
    • For updating a custom ROM - Flash ROM + installer, reboot to TWRP, flash Magisk/Gapps. Reboot to system

    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.

    PS3: Factory reset WILL NOT wipe internal storage.
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    New build released - 20210726 (Kebab only)

    Changelog:

    1. Removed 9R support
    2. Fixed the TWRP screen overlapping with the notch
    3. Various mount errors while flashing ROMs should be gone now (atleast my testers think so)
    4. Latest upstream changes
    5. Removed AOSPA kernel, and updated to latest LOS kernel
    Download links:

    IMG: twrp-3.5.2_11-0-kebab-20210726-alpha
    Installer: twrp-installer-3.5.2_11-0-kebab-20210726-alpha

    As always, links are updated in the OP too.
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    Steps for backing up and restoring data in TWRP (Huge thanks to @BillGoss )

    TL;DR for data backup on custom ROMs:

    1. Backup /data (copy the backup folder to PC if you will format /data).
    2. Flash the ROM and boot it once to system.
    3. Restore /data (copy the backup folder back from PC if you formatted in step 1) and boot into system.
    4. If you find any issues like missing navigation bar or blank screen or something, just do a normal reboot again to system.

    System Backup and Restore
    The "system" partitions on the OnePlus 8T are:
    • Boot
    • DTBO
    • Super which contains the logical system, system_ext, odm, product, and vendor partitions
    Just backup and restore these partitions.
    Do NOT backup/restore any of the logical partitions individually.


    Data Backup
    1. Make sure USB debugging is enabled
    2. You do NOT need to remove your password

    In TWRP
    1. Backup: Select only the Data partition.
    2. Reboot System

    Restore
    Remove the current password before starting the restore process by Settings>Security & Lock Screen>Screen lock: Select Swipe (if prompted tap on "Yes, remove")
    If you don't do this, the system will not reboot properly after restoring.

    This will also remove your fingerprint data and your lockscreen (encryption) password (you won't be prompted for a password in TWRP or when you restart the system)

    In TWRP
    1. Wipe>Factory Reset
    2. Reboot System (this will rebuild the data partition)

    Back in TWRP
    1. Restore: Select the backup you want to restore
    2. Remove the SIM card. If you don't do this the system won't boot properly.
    3. Reboot system, making sure the phone is not connected to a PC

    Notes:
    1. At this point the phone will take longer than usual to boot - that's normal
    2. You will be presented with a blank screen
      • Connect the phone to a PC. You should be able to see the phone using adb devices
      • Disconnect the phone from the PC
    3. Hold the Power button down and select Restart

    In System
    1. Settings>Security & Lock Screen>Screen lock: set your password
    2. Insert the SIM card
    Note: Your fingerprints will have been restored because the backup was taken with the password set.
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    New build released - 20210904

    Changelog:
    1. Removed repack tools
    2. Allowed OpenAES encrypted backups (to conform with the TWRP source change)
    3. Added logical flag for relevant partitions (to conform with the TWRP source change)
    4. Latest upstream changes
    Download links:

    IMG: twrp-3.5.2_11-0-kebab-20210904-alpha
    Installer: twrp-installer-3.5.2_11-0-kebab-20210904-alpha


    NOTE for 9R users: This build SHOULD work with 9R - you SHOULD be able to do everything except flashing OOS. This is experimental. Use it at your own risk.

    As always, links are updated in the OP too.