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[RECOVERY][UNOFFICIAL] TWRP for Galaxy Note 9 (Snapdragon)

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afaneh92

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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.

Code:
 * Your warranty is now void.
* I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or your getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
* do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
* before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.

Supported Models:
Galaxy Note 9 N9600, N960U, N960U1 and N960W.

US/Canada bootloader unlock thread:
here

Download & Guide:
1. Unlock your bootloader.
2. Download Note 9: crownqlte.
3. Reboot to download mode and put the TWRP tar for your device with Odin in the AP slot and click start.
4. Reboot to recovery via recovery key combo.
5. Disable encryption:
- Go to Advanced > Terminal, type: multidisabler.​
If vendor complain about free space left on device, will attempt to resize vendor. and it ask to - Run multidisabler again!.​
- Type: multidisabler again. will see - Finished. when done.​
6. Go back to Wipe > Format Data > type yes.
7. Reboot to recovery.
8. Flash klabit87 kernel for your device.
9. Flash magisk apk in twrp.
10. Reboot to system, Enjoy.

Note:
To disable encryption manually:
You need to replace forceencrypt=ice with encryptable=ice only in userdata line (maybe rest lines) in vendor/etc/fstab.qcom
To avoid stock recovery restoration manually:
Rename system/recovery-from-boot.p to recovery-from-boot.p.bak

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

Telegram group

Bugs:
- Encryption not fully working.

Thanks:
TWRP team
@klabit87 for base device tree
@ianmacd for multidisabler

Sources:
Kernel tree
Device tree
 
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Great to see this, many thanks!

Might the guide be made a little more clear by incorporating the Note section into item 5., something like:

5. Terminal Ops​
Go to Advanced > Terminal, and do the following:​
a. Disable encryption​
Type: multidisabler​
If lines appear complaining about 'vendor free space left on device, will attempt to resize vendor' and it asks to, deny it permission and run multidisabler again! (Type: multidisabler) Will see "Finished." when done.​
b. Check that disabling encryption was successful​
Type: cat vendor/etc/fstab.qcom | grep ice​
Lines returned should read "encryptable=ice" not "forceencrypt=ice"​
However, if just the userdata line contains "encryptable=ice", that may be sufficient. If any problems with forced encryption, it may be necessary to manually edit the above fstab.qcom file to replace other instances of "forceencrypt=ice" with "encryptable=ice".​
c. Check that auto-restoration of stock recovery was successfully disabled​
Type: ls system/recovery-from-boot.p​
If that filename is listed, manually rename it as follows:​
Type: mv system/recovery-from-boot.p system/recovery-from-boot.p.bak​

Paths are not fully qualified so if used, please correct as needed. (Sorry, don't have access to that phone ATM to check.)

With feedback from the community, some uncertainties can be eliminated and the narrative shortened.
 

afaneh92

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Jul 31, 2012
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Great to see this, many thanks!

Might the guide be made a little more clear by incorporating the Note section into item 5., something like:

5. Terminal Ops​
Go to Advanced > Terminal, and do the following:​
a. Disable encryption​
Type: multidisabler​
If lines appear complaining about 'vendor free space left on device, will attempt to resize vendor' and it asks to, deny it permission and run multidisabler again! (Type: multidisabler) Will see "Finished." when done.​
b. Check that disabling encryption was successful​
Type: cat vendor/etc/fstab.qcom | grep ice​
Lines returned should read "encryptable=ice" not "forceencrypt=ice"​
However, if just the userdata line contains "encryptable=ice", that may be sufficient. If any problems with forced encryption, it may be necessary to manually edit the above fstab.qcom file to replace other instances of "forceencrypt=ice" with "encryptable=ice".​
c. Check that auto-restoration of stock recovery was successfully disabled​
Type: ls system/recovery-from-boot.p​
If that filename is listed, manually rename it as follows:​
Type: mv system/recovery-from-boot.p system/recovery-from-boot.p.bak​

Paths are not fully qualified so if used, please correct as needed. (Sorry, don't have access to that phone ATM to check.)

With feedback from the community, some uncertainties can be eliminated and the narrative shortened.
Thanks, the vendor resize is meant for 2021 devices, my multidisabler is universal for all devices I support so the guide.
I will edit to suits S9/N9
 
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    home.png
    backupname.png

    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.

    Code:
     * Your warranty is now void.
    * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    * thermonuclear war, or your getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
    * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.

    Supported Models:
    Galaxy Note 9 N9600, N960U, N960U1 and N960W.

    US/Canada bootloader unlock thread:
    here

    Download & Guide:
    1. Unlock your bootloader.
    2. Download Note 9: crownqlte.
    3. Reboot to download mode and put the TWRP tar for your device with Odin in the AP slot and click start.
    4. Reboot to recovery via recovery key combo.
    5. Disable encryption:
    - Go to Advanced > Terminal, type: multidisabler.​
    If vendor complain about free space left on device, will attempt to resize vendor. and it ask to - Run multidisabler again!.​
    - Type: multidisabler again. will see - Finished. when done.​
    6. Go back to Wipe > Format Data > type yes.
    7. Reboot to recovery.
    8. Flash klabit87 kernel for your device.
    9. Flash magisk apk in twrp.
    10. Reboot to system, Enjoy.

    Note:
    To disable encryption manually:
    You need to replace forceencrypt=ice with encryptable=ice only in userdata line (maybe rest lines) in vendor/etc/fstab.qcom
    To avoid stock recovery restoration manually:
    Rename system/recovery-from-boot.p to recovery-from-boot.p.bak

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

    Telegram group

    Bugs:
    - Encryption not fully working.

    Thanks:
    TWRP team
    @klabit87 for base device tree
    @ianmacd for multidisabler

    Sources:
    Kernel tree
    Device tree
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    Changelog:
    30.11.2021 - Initial Release
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    Great to see this, many thanks!

    Might the guide be made a little more clear by incorporating the Note section into item 5., something like:

    5. Terminal Ops​
    Go to Advanced > Terminal, and do the following:​
    a. Disable encryption​
    Type: multidisabler​
    If lines appear complaining about 'vendor free space left on device, will attempt to resize vendor' and it asks to, deny it permission and run multidisabler again! (Type: multidisabler) Will see "Finished." when done.​
    b. Check that disabling encryption was successful​
    Type: cat vendor/etc/fstab.qcom | grep ice​
    Lines returned should read "encryptable=ice" not "forceencrypt=ice"​
    However, if just the userdata line contains "encryptable=ice", that may be sufficient. If any problems with forced encryption, it may be necessary to manually edit the above fstab.qcom file to replace other instances of "forceencrypt=ice" with "encryptable=ice".​
    c. Check that auto-restoration of stock recovery was successfully disabled​
    Type: ls system/recovery-from-boot.p​
    If that filename is listed, manually rename it as follows:​
    Type: mv system/recovery-from-boot.p system/recovery-from-boot.p.bak​

    Paths are not fully qualified so if used, please correct as needed. (Sorry, don't have access to that phone ATM to check.)

    With feedback from the community, some uncertainties can be eliminated and the narrative shortened.
    Thanks, the vendor resize is meant for 2021 devices, my multidisabler is universal for all devices I support so the guide.
    I will edit to suits S9/N9