[RECOVERY] TWRP 2.6.3.0 touch recovery [2013-09-16]

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Dees_Troy

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Team Win Recovery Project 2.x, or twrp2 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. 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.

Phone look:


Tablet look:


CHANGELOG for 2.6.3.0:
-Proper backup and restore of SELinux contexts (thanks to Tassadar)
-Pull in some ROM information for backup name generation
-Merge all recent patches from AOSP bringing TWRP up to date with Android 4.3
-Add 1200x1920 theme (thanks to Tassadar)
-A few other fixes and tweaks

CHANGELOG for 2.6.1.0:
-Initial SELinux support (only a few devices, need testers so come by IRC if your device doesn't have it and needs it)
-Initial support for f2fs file system formatting (Moto X)
-Update SuperSU install for 4.3 ROMs
-Fixed a permissions bug on files created during backup
-Fixed a bug that caused TWRP to not wait for compressed backups to finish causing 0 byte files and md5sums to not match
-Fixed decryption of encrypted data so that both TouchWiz and AOSP decryption are possible
-Ignore lost+found folder during backup and size calculations
-Various other minor bug fixes and tweaks

CHANGELOG for 2.6.0.0:
Special Note: If you are running a custom theme, you will likely need to remove that theme before updating to 2.6.0.0 as your custom theme will likely not have some of the new changes visible (e.g. you won't be able to encrypt a backup)!
-Can encrypt a backup to prevent theft of private data from your backup files
-Updated graphics / icon courtesy of shift
-Updated exFAT to latest commits
-Fixed a problem with Samsung TouchWiz decryption
-Update SuperSU binary
-Fixed saving of backup partitions list
-Fixed saving of last used zip install folder
-Fixed backup of datadata on devices that use a separate partition for datadata
-Fixed some issues with the advanced wipe list (android_secure, can now wipe internal storage on data/media deivces and wipe data on the advanced list no longer formats the entire data partition)
-Fixed some problems with partitioning a SD card
-Various other bug fixes and tweaks

Notes about encrypted backups:
Why encrypt your backups? -- Most people store their backups on the device. Any app that has permission to access storage could potentially read your backup files and try to harvest your data. Encrypted backups also provide an added layer of security if you move your backups to other storage devices or to the cloud. The encryption that we're using is probably not strong enough for enterprise level security, but should be strong enough to make it significantly difficult to get to your data.

Encryption is using OpenAES which uses AES 128-bit cbc encryption. If you happen to use a longer password (over 16 characters) then the encryption strength improves to 192 or 256 bits. Do not forget your password. If you forget your password you will be unable to restore your backup. We don't encrypt the entire backup. Encryption is very CPU intensive and can be fairly slow even when we spread the workload over multiple cores even on the latest high-end devices. To ensure that encrypted backups don't take forever, we don't encrypt any other partitions besides /data and in /data we don't encrypt /data/app (or other app related directories where apks are stored) and we don't encrypt dalvik cache.

DOWNLOAD:
The fastest and easiest way to install TWRP is to use the GooManager app:
Play Store Link
Direct Download
1) Install GooManager from the Play Store
2) Open GooManager and provide root permissions
3) Hit Menu (or the button with the 3 dots on your screen) and then Install OpenRecovery
OR:
You can find more information and download links on our website!

BUGS:
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!

SUPPORT:
Live support is available via #twrp on Freenode with your IRC client or just click this link.
 
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danton11

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Could you please give a more detailed instruction on how to find the relevant recovery.
Today I am stupid!

Sent from my HTC Desire HD using xda premium
 

indtram

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Hi...a noob question...... I have cw recovery flashed on my phone.....
Can I flash this recovery over it ?? Or do I need to do something different ??

Also if I am able to flash this recovery....... will I be able to access it without pressing the volume down key and power key..... I ask this because my volume down key isn't working.....

Thanxxx
Sent from my Desire HD using xda premium
 

danielgek

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Hi...a noob question...... I have cw recovery flashed on my phone.....
Can I flash this recovery over it ?? Or do I need to do something different ??

Also if I am able to flash this recovery....... will I be able to access it without pressing the volume down key and power key..... I ask this because my volume down key isn't working.....

Thanxxx
Sent from my Desire HD using xda premium

answer 1 yes download the zip file and flash it like you do with rom's

answer 2 no if your key its not working you have to be booted and if your rom dont have that option dust search on market(play store) for quick reboot
 

indtram

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Aug 24, 2007
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Thanks for the quick reply...... I guess I will wait till Monday or Tuesday till I get it fixed to flash this recovery....... as I nearly lost use of phone as the last rom I installed didn't boot and the volume down key saved me by working for the very last time.

Thanxxx

Sent from my Desire HD using xda premium
 

danielgek

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Feb 26, 2010
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Thanks for the quick reply...... I guess I will wait till Monday or Tuesday till I get it fixed to flash this recovery....... as I nearly lost use of phone as the last rom I installed didn't boot and the volume down key saved me by working for the very last time.

Thanxxx

Sent from my Desire HD using xda premium

lol you definitely are a lucky guy ;)
 

qaliza

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Dec 2, 2006
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Thanks for the quick reply...... I guess I will wait till Monday or Tuesday till I get it fixed to flash this recovery....... as I nearly lost use of phone as the last rom I installed didn't boot and the volume down key saved me by working for the very last time.

Thanxxx

Sent from my Desire HD using xda premium

You can use Droid explorer to reboot into recovery without any volume keys. this is a computer application that is able to read your device in any stage, booting, recovery and even during bootanimation.

Just boot up ur device and connect it to your computer
Launch droid explorer
wait for device to be detected and connected
goto tools and reboot into recovery

Done.
 

grzesiek1945

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Feb 16, 2011
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I have one question. Can I flash IMG files through this recovery? For example radio.img file, in HTC Deisre i had some rocovery (i dont remamber name) i could flash radio.img. Sorry for my bad english :|
 

Joshp406

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I have one question. Can I flash IMG files through this recovery? For example radio.img file, in HTC Deisre i had some rocovery (i dont remamber name) i could flash radio.img. Sorry for my bad english :|

No, you need to flash it in fastboot. The command to do so is (without the quotes) "fastboot flash recovery *name of recovery.img*"
 
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indtram

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Aug 24, 2007
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thanks

You can use Droid explorer to reboot into recovery without any volume keys. this is a computer application that is able to read your device in any stage, booting, recovery and even during bootanimation.

Just boot up ur device and connect it to your computer
Launch droid explorer
wait for device to be detected and connected
goto tools and reboot into recovery

Done.

thanks for the info...... have downloaded ' droid explorer ' ........and hope it will work for me...

thanxxx
 

DubelBoom

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very good!
the option to wipe cache after flashing something is very useful :)
only one thing i miss from 4EXT: wipe all partitions expect SD. it was so useful! i hope it will be added in the next release.
 

Dees_Troy

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very good!
the option to wipe cache after flashing something is very useful :)
only one thing i miss from 4EXT: wipe all partitions expect SD. it was so useful! i hope it will be added in the next release.

For the record:
Factory reset wipes both data and cache. Dalvik cache is part of data and cache so there's no need to wipe dalvik if you already did a factory reset. 99% of the time the ROM zip that you install wipes system for you, so you usually don't need to wipe system and doing so is just more wear and tear on your emmc chip along with wasted time.

So, for 99% of cases, a factory reset is all you need.
 

DubelBoom

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For the record:
Factory reset wipes both data and cache. Dalvik cache is part of data and cache so there's no need to wipe dalvik if you already did a factory reset. 99% of the time the ROM zip that you install wipes system for you, so you usually don't need to wipe system and doing so is just more wear and tear on your emmc chip along with wasted time.

So, for 99% of cases, a factory reset is all you need.
didn't knew dalvik and cache are also wiped in factory reset.
so, thanks :D
 

ki11bert

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Jul 17, 2011
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I broke my vivid and was very happy to see this recovery available for my beater Inspire. Thanks guys for all the hard work.

Kill

PS, Troy, I still chuckle when I use the lockscreen. haha
 

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    Team Win Recovery Project 2.x, or twrp2 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. 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.

    Phone look:


    Tablet look:


    CHANGELOG for 2.6.3.0:
    -Proper backup and restore of SELinux contexts (thanks to Tassadar)
    -Pull in some ROM information for backup name generation
    -Merge all recent patches from AOSP bringing TWRP up to date with Android 4.3
    -Add 1200x1920 theme (thanks to Tassadar)
    -A few other fixes and tweaks

    CHANGELOG for 2.6.1.0:
    -Initial SELinux support (only a few devices, need testers so come by IRC if your device doesn't have it and needs it)
    -Initial support for f2fs file system formatting (Moto X)
    -Update SuperSU install for 4.3 ROMs
    -Fixed a permissions bug on files created during backup
    -Fixed a bug that caused TWRP to not wait for compressed backups to finish causing 0 byte files and md5sums to not match
    -Fixed decryption of encrypted data so that both TouchWiz and AOSP decryption are possible
    -Ignore lost+found folder during backup and size calculations
    -Various other minor bug fixes and tweaks

    CHANGELOG for 2.6.0.0:
    Special Note: If you are running a custom theme, you will likely need to remove that theme before updating to 2.6.0.0 as your custom theme will likely not have some of the new changes visible (e.g. you won't be able to encrypt a backup)!
    -Can encrypt a backup to prevent theft of private data from your backup files
    -Updated graphics / icon courtesy of shift
    -Updated exFAT to latest commits
    -Fixed a problem with Samsung TouchWiz decryption
    -Update SuperSU binary
    -Fixed saving of backup partitions list
    -Fixed saving of last used zip install folder
    -Fixed backup of datadata on devices that use a separate partition for datadata
    -Fixed some issues with the advanced wipe list (android_secure, can now wipe internal storage on data/media deivces and wipe data on the advanced list no longer formats the entire data partition)
    -Fixed some problems with partitioning a SD card
    -Various other bug fixes and tweaks

    Notes about encrypted backups:
    Why encrypt your backups? -- Most people store their backups on the device. Any app that has permission to access storage could potentially read your backup files and try to harvest your data. Encrypted backups also provide an added layer of security if you move your backups to other storage devices or to the cloud. The encryption that we're using is probably not strong enough for enterprise level security, but should be strong enough to make it significantly difficult to get to your data.

    Encryption is using OpenAES which uses AES 128-bit cbc encryption. If you happen to use a longer password (over 16 characters) then the encryption strength improves to 192 or 256 bits. Do not forget your password. If you forget your password you will be unable to restore your backup. We don't encrypt the entire backup. Encryption is very CPU intensive and can be fairly slow even when we spread the workload over multiple cores even on the latest high-end devices. To ensure that encrypted backups don't take forever, we don't encrypt any other partitions besides /data and in /data we don't encrypt /data/app (or other app related directories where apks are stored) and we don't encrypt dalvik cache.

    DOWNLOAD:
    The fastest and easiest way to install TWRP is to use the GooManager app:
    Play Store Link
    Direct Download
    1) Install GooManager from the Play Store
    2) Open GooManager and provide root permissions
    3) Hit Menu (or the button with the 3 dots on your screen) and then Install OpenRecovery
    OR:
    You can find more information and download links on our website!

    BUGS:
    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!

    SUPPORT:
    Live support is available via #twrp on Freenode with your IRC client or just click this link.
    3
    Could you please give a more detailed instruction on how to find the relevant recovery.
    Today I am stupid!

    Sent from my HTC Desire HD using xda premium


    here it is
    http://goo.im/devs/OpenRecovery/ace
    2
    Thanks for the quick reply...... I guess I will wait till Monday or Tuesday till I get it fixed to flash this recovery....... as I nearly lost use of phone as the last rom I installed didn't boot and the volume down key saved me by working for the very last time.

    Thanxxx

    Sent from my Desire HD using xda premium

    You can use Droid explorer to reboot into recovery without any volume keys. this is a computer application that is able to read your device in any stage, booting, recovery and even during bootanimation.

    Just boot up ur device and connect it to your computer
    Launch droid explorer
    wait for device to be detected and connected
    goto tools and reboot into recovery

    Done.
    2
    very good!
    the option to wipe cache after flashing something is very useful :)
    only one thing i miss from 4EXT: wipe all partitions expect SD. it was so useful! i hope it will be added in the next release.

    For the record:
    Factory reset wipes both data and cache. Dalvik cache is part of data and cache so there's no need to wipe dalvik if you already did a factory reset. 99% of the time the ROM zip that you install wipes system for you, so you usually don't need to wipe system and doing so is just more wear and tear on your emmc chip along with wasted time.

    So, for 99% of cases, a factory reset is all you need.
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