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[RECOVERY][nozomi] TWRP 3.0.0-0 touch recovery [2016-02-06]

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Jun 24, 2015
Not booting into twrp recovery

Hi. I just rooted and unlocked bootloader for my Xperia S. I also installed twrp using adb shell. But when I boot into recovery, nothing happens. My phone just continues to boot. Appreciate the help.


Oct 27, 2011
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I'm the only one who can't reboot to the system via latest twrp (3.0.2-0) on stock firmware 1.B.96? I need this function in order to turn my phone on (I have broken power button).

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@Ilija92 try "fastboot flash boot recovery.img" on custom kernel.


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Oct 20, 2014
I'm using oneplus one and trying to install cyanogen 13.1, I have cyanogen os 13 modready it still gives me freaking error 7 while updating or flashing.
I removeed assterted that particular line till ; then i get error 6. I have no clue what to do.


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Oct 15, 2012
Somebody should write somewhere that recoveries offered on official twrp website are using the original partition scheme.
Not sure where they are pulling out that fstab, but I was presented with /sdcard to mount on my repartitioned XS (which of course failed, with no mmcblk0p15 at all)

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    Team Win Recovery Project 3.x, or twrp3 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. Its 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.

    CHANGELOG for 3.0.0-0:

    -Completely new theme - Much more modern and much nicer looking (by z31s1g)
    -True Terminal Emulator - Includes arrow keys, tab and tab completion, etc. (by _that)
    -Language translation - It won’t be perfect and especially some languages that require large font files like Chinese & Japanese won’t be availble on most devices. Also some languages may only be partially translated at this time. Feel free to submit more translations to OmniROM’s Gerrit. (mostly by Dees_Troy)
    -Flashing of sparse images - On select devices you will be able to flash some parts of factory images via the TWRP GUI (by HashBang173)
    -Adopted storage support for select devices - TWRP can now decrypt adopted storage partitions from Marshmallow
    -Reworked graphics to bring us more up to date with AOSP - includes support for adf and drm graphics (by Dees_Troy)
    -SuperSU prompt will no longer display if a Marshmallow ROM is installed
    -Update exfat, exfat fuse, dosfstools (by mdmower)
    -Update AOSP base to 6.0
    -A huge laundry list of other minor fixes and tweaks

    WARNING: This is our first release in a long time. We have a lot of new and somewhat aggressive changes in this new release. The changes to the graphics back-end may cause some devices to not boot up properly or have other display-related issues. If you are not in a position to reflash an older build of TWRP, then wait until you are or at least wait until others have tried the new version for your specific device. You don’t want to end up with a non-working recovery and have to wait several hours or days to get to a computer to be able to fix it.

    Notes for themers: In addition to the udpated theme, we have introduced a theme version variable to the TWRP theme system. If the theme version does not match the version that TWRP expects, TWRP will reject the custom theme and load its stock theme. This change will ensure that people who update TWRP without updating their theme will still have a workable recovery. We have removed libjpeg support. The stock theme was only using a jpeg image for the splash / curtain. This change means that any custom themes will no longer be able to use jpeg images. It also means that tools used to repack recovery images with a different curtain / splash will need to be updated to use the new method.

    Version number notes: For a while we’ve been using a 4 digit version number and reserved the 4th digit for device-specific updates. For instance, we find and fix a device-specific issue like decryption of data on Nexus 5, we would release that as a After a while, some people would start asking where was for other devices. So, going forward we have decided to change the numbering scheme to 3.0.0-2, etc. Our hope is that this version numbering scheme will more clearly identify that the 4th digit does not indicate a version change for the code base.

    We need your help! The bulk of TWRP work is done by 3 people on a volunteer basis. We have pushed most of our device files to our github and we have a gerrit instance. If you have the ability, please help us maintain our official devices and/or add your device to our official device list. Thanks in advance!


    -Initial ground work for software drawn keyboard (_that)
    -Fix handling of wiping internal storage on datamedia devices (xuefer)
    -Allow DataManager to set and read values from the system properties (xuefer)
    -Fix crash when taking screenshots on arm64 devices (xuefer)
    -Fix error message after an ORS script completes (Dees_Troy)
    -Fix crashes / error when creating encrypted backups (_that, Dees_Troy)
    -Add system read only option – more details below (Dees_Troy)
    -Add resize2fs and GUI option to run resize2fs (Dees_Troy)
    -Fix crash loop caused by empty lines in AOSP recovery command file (_that)
    -Prevent duplicate page overlays such as multiple lock screens (mdmower)

    Note: As always, be sure your custom theme is up to date (or remove your custom theme) before updating TWRP.

    System read only option: Devices that ship with 5.0 and higher as their initial OS are using block level OTA updates. With this style of OTA update, the update script checks to see if the system partition has ever been mounted read/write. Further, the script also usually runs an SHA sum of the entire system partition to detect if any changes have been made. If any changes have been made, the OTA update will refuse to install. Since not all OEMs and devices have factory images available, we have created a new feature in TWRP that detects if the system partition has ever been mounted read/write. If not, you will be prompted asking if you want TWRP to mount system as read/write. If you choose not to allow TWRP to mount as read/write, TWRP won’t prompt to install SuperSU and TWRP won’t try to patch the stock ROM to prevent TWRP from being replaced by stock recovery. The goal of this option is to hopefully allow the user to make a raw system image backup that they can use to get back to a state where they can take OTA updates again.

    resize2fs feature: On some devices like the Nexus 6, the factory images include a userdata image that is the proper size only for the 32GB units. If you flash the factory image to a 64GB Nexus 6, the data partition will appear as if it only has the free space of a 32GB device. Using the resize2fs option, TWRP can resize your data partition to take up the full space available. The resize2fs may also be useful to resize system partitions on devices where custom ROM system images don’t take up the full partition space. Lastly, resize2fs may be useful in some cases to reserve the proper space at the end of a data partition for a full disk encryption key, should your partition be formatted incorrectly for some reason.

    This new version also marks our first set of full builds using our new jenkins build server. You can track the progress of builds at https://jenkins.twrp.me and we have taken additional steps to make it easier for device maintainers to step up and submit patches to our gerrit server at https://gerrit.twrp.me to help us keep devices up to date and working.

    Most devices can be updated quickly and easily within TWRP if you already have version or higher installed
    1) Download the latest version from our website on your device
    2) Reboot to TWRP
    3) Hit Install and tap the "Images..." button in the lower right
    4) Browse to the location of the TWRP image on your device and select it
    5) Select recovery from the partition list and swipe to flash
    You can find more information and download links on our NEW website! NOTE that the version is ONLY available on our new site and is not available on our other, older mirrors!

    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 40 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 PM me directly, 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.
    More information:

    Most Xperia S kernels are probably including CWM by default in the boot image. About a month ago I submitted some changes to the CyanogenMod repos that were accepted. Newer builds of CM include a special extract_elf_ramdisk utility that I wrote to read and extract a recovery ramdisk from the FOTAKernel partition instead of using the ramdisk that is included in the boot image. If the ramdisk in the FOTAKernel partition is a stock Sony ramdisk or not present, then the existing ramdisk in the boot image is used instead. This setup allows users to choose which recovery they want to keep installed. This same setup is possible in other kernels including stock Sony kernels. On our website's download link you will find a copy of a recent stock ICS kernel for the Xperia S that includes TWRP as well as the extract_elf_ramdisk utility.

    If the kernel you have installed doesn't support this extract_elf_ramdisk setup, then you won't be able to use the GooManager installed copy of TWRP. Bug your kernel or ROM developer and ask them to update their images so that you can choose what recovery you want.

    What is the FOTAKernel partition?

    The FOTAKernel partition is used by Sony to do FOTA updates when updating the boot image. Unlocked devices can't take Sony FOTA updates so using this partition for storing the recovery ramdisk seems like a good idea. Unlocked users aren't able to use this partition anyway and the FOTAKernel partition is effectively the "recovery" partition on Sony devices.
    [RECOVERY] TWRP touch recovery [2013-04-09]
    i quickly modified cray_doze's cdm to install twrp instead of cwm.

    And I diligently approached this issue. In result we have a cwm6032+twrp2701 dual recovery for locked bootloader. :p
    - support mounting pendrive over usb-otg cable with high power consumption
    - support for new twrp images (need to copy .img file to /sdcard/TWRP folder)
    - ability to set default recovery by pressing on camera key
    - vibro on keypress
    - worked adb+mass_storage mode
    - and so on...

    Credit to Dees_Troy!!!! Link no download: http://d-h.st/stz