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Development [RECOVERY] TWRP for ZenFone 8

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Feb 27, 2011
Hey there,

i've been trying hard to flash TWRP / rewrite Lineage Recovery after flashing LineageOS. Using "fastboot boot recovery.img" in fastboot just doesn't seem to work, it just hangs at the "ASUS" splash screen.

Am I doing something wrong here?


Senior Member
Nov 23, 2010
Samsung Galaxy S7
ASUS ZenFone 8
Hey there,

i've been trying hard to flash TWRP / rewrite Lineage Recovery after flashing LineageOS. Using "fastboot boot recovery.img" in fastboot just doesn't seem to work, it just hangs at the "ASUS" splash screen.

Am I doing something wrong here?
I also have this issue. Switched back to Linage now and can't replace the linage recovery.
The problem seems to be the different vendor image.
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    *** Disclaimer ***
    All flashing is done at your own risk!
    While nothing from this thread should break your device,
    don't come back here blaming anyone if it does!
    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.


    Installation instructions
    Fastboot Install Method:
    You will need the platform-tools from the Android SDK on your computer. Find the Android command line tools section on the page linked and install the SDK tools package. From the SDK Manager, download only the platform-tools to get adb and fastboot binaries.

    Windows users will need proper drivers installed on their computer. You can try the Naked ADB drivers or the Universal ADB drivers if you don't already have a working driver installed

    On your device, go into Settings -> About and find the Build Number and tap on it 7 times to enable developer settings. Press back and go into Developer Options and enable USB debugging. From your computer, open a command prompt and type:
    adb reboot bootloader
    You should now be in fastboot mode.

    Download the correct image file and copy the file into the same folder as your adb and fastboot binaries. Rename the image to twrp.img and type:
    fastboot boot twrp.img
    Now you are booted into TWRP, but it is NOT permanently installed. To install it permanently, use the "Flash current TWRP" option in the Advanced menu. This will install the currently booted TWRP permanently to both slots. NOTE: If you were previously rooted, you will need to re-install the root apk/zip as the TWRP install will overwrite it!

    Alternate Installation Method (requires prior TWRP installation, or if fastboot booted into TWRP already, start at step 3):
    TWRP Image Install method:
    Most devices can be updated quickly and easily within TWRP if you already have version or higher installed.
    1. Download the latest version of TWRP appropriate for your device/firmware
    2. Reboot to TWRP
    3. Hit Install and tap the "Install Image" button in the lower right
    4. Browse to the location of the TWRP image on your device and select it
    5. Select "Install Recovery Ramdisk" from the partition list and swipe to flash
    6. (Optional) If previously rooted, re-install root apk/zip, as the TWRP install will overwrite root.
    Device Changelog

    TWRP Official Change Log

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - WIP


    Known Issues
    • USB-OTG not working
    • Battery Status not working
    TWRP Upstream
    • N/A
    Bug Reporting
    If you have an issue, the first step is to post a recovery log so we can determine the cause of the issue. This is done in recovery using Advanced -> Copy Log, or adb pull /tmp/recovery.log. Once a log is uploaded we can determine how best to proceed. NOTE: Posts that are reporting bugs or issues without an accompanying recovery log will be ignored! Additionally, providing details about your device setup, including variant, firmware version, and exact steps to reproduce your issue will also be helpful in diagnosing the problem.

    If your issue is determined to be 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 contact us via our website. 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!
    Additional Help/Support
    Live support is available on Zulip.
    Maybe 3 to be safe
    New test version uploaded. Thanks to @micky387 for his help with the TWRP tree!