[RECOVERY][EXYNOS] TWRP 3.1.1 (SM-G850F) - UPDATE: 2017-11-30

modpunk

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This is the thread for the TWRP 3.0 recovery for Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F). The recovery uses a kernel built from the Samsung sources with root prevention disabled. It is fully working but still be careful and make backups!

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XDA:DevDB Information
recovery_twrp_slte, Tool/Utility for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha

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Source Code: http://git.cryptomilk.org/projects/android/android_device_samsung_slte.git/


Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 3.1.1-2
Stable Release Date: 2017-11-30

Created 2014-11-06
Last Updated 2017-11-30
 
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CHANGELOG

2017-01-26
  • Some bug fixes
  • Supports sltexx, slte and slteskt

2016-02-13
  • Update to version 3.0.0-0
  • Cleaned up device tree
  • Nicer fonts

2015-09-02
  • Set SELinux to permissive mode on boot

2015-09-01
  • MTP and ADB Support
  • Improved UI with better fonts

2014-11-10
  • USB OTG support (backup to external usb drive)

2014-11-06
  • Initial release
 
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Thanks for your work. Glad to you in our device forum.
1 question, does your recovery include support for usb otg? In other words is it possible to backup/restore from usb flash drive?
 

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Thanks for your work. Glad to you in our device forum.
1 question, does your recovery include support for usb otg? In other words is it possible to backup/restore from usb flash drive?
I haven't tested it. Does TWRP support this by default? If yes then we should get it working ...

P.S.: I've ordered a USB OTG cable now ...
 
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Please try it. I will investigate once I got the USB OTG cable.
i just tried. the drive is listed as sd card. it has 0MB available even though my usb drive is an empty 32 gb drive formatted with fat32. when i select it for the backup, the selection goes dimm for couple of seconds and comes back back without it being selected and no error message.

by the way, is it possible to do a screenshot with TWRP?
 

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i just tried. the drive is listed as sd card. it has 0MB available even though my usb drive is an empty 32 gb drive formatted with fat32. when i select it for the backup, the selection goes dimm for couple of seconds and comes back back without it being selected and no error message.

by the way, is it possible to do a screenshot with TWRP?
The /sdcard folder is normally pointing to /data/media/0.
 

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The /sdcard folder is normally pointing to /data/media/0.
can you change it to point to mnt/UsbDriveA?
this is the path where i see the usb drive via root explorer
EIDT: i have Xperia V device with latest TWRP, i did a backup and restore without any glitches
 

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can you change it to point to mnt/UsbDriveA?
this is the path where i see the usb drive via root explorer
EIDT: i have Xperia V device with latest TWRP, i did a backup and restore without any glitches
Looking at the ROM it should be /storage/UsbDriveA maybe we need to create that folder first ...

Maybe you can test this. Boot into recovery, connect to it with 'adb shell' or use twrp terminal and create the directory "/storage/UsbDriveA". Then attach the usb drive.
 

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Looking at the ROM it should be /storage/UsbDriveA maybe we need to create that folder first ...

Maybe you can test this. Boot into recovery, connect to it with 'adb shell' or use twrp terminal and create the directory "/storage/UsbDriveA". Then attach the usb drive.
didn't work. couldn't connect with adb shell when on recovery (maybe not correct drivers insatlled). when creating /storage/UsbDriveA, attached usb drive and it's empty and doesn't list the drive in the storage options.
however, when browsing with root explorer a folder like that already exists
 

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Recovery with USB OTG support has been updated!
is it different from the one i tested couple of days ago (on 7th)? if it's the same, no need to flash for me. i'm happy to have USB OTG support and being able to backup/restore on usb. i have to admit, the internal storage is full already. that's why i needed this support. thank you for enabling this :good:
 

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anybody have problems with download ,I rich 99% of file & downloading stop
I dont know is this happend to me only or is site problem!!

---------- Post added at 18:00 ---------- Previous post was at 17:55 ----------

Sorry,problem was on my download manager
 
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