TWRP 3.2.3-1 for Pixel 2 XL

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Jan 13, 2015
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I have a Taimen on VZ and have not had any problems booting and installing latest TWRP. You may have a bad dl or other issues with your phone.
In sorry Alxoom33, but I don't beleive that is the case, I verified the checksum of all sources and reattempted 3 times. I am certain that some bug still exists with twrp-3.5.0_9-1 for taimen. But it doesn't really matter, its easy and effective to use twrp-3.5.0_9-o for taimen.

twrp-3.5.1_9-0-taimen.img no longer has the problems I experienced in twrp-3.5.0_9-1-taimen.zip.
 
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In sorry Alxoom33, but I don't beleive that is the case, I verified the checksum of all sources and reattempted 3 times. I am certain that some bug still exists with twrp-3.5.0_9-1 for taimen. But it doesn't really matter, its easy and effective to use twrp-3.5.0_9-o for taimen.
I've had no issues with twrp 3.5.1_9-0 on taimen; it even does nandroid backups although I have not attempted a restore as of yet.
 

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FWIW, I had the same experience as @splinterededge this morning... at least I think it's the same. I installed the factory android 11 image (flash-all), then fastbooted twrp-3.5.1_9-0-taimen.img, and used it to install twrp-installer-3.5.1_9-0-taimen.zip. On attempt to boot into recovery after this, I was getting a continually flashing TWRP splash screen. I don't think it's even getting far enough to save a log (??). I was able to do what I needed with the fastbooted TWRP, so I'm reluctant to mess with it any more at this point, although it'd be nice to have recovery working in case I need it in the future.......
 

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Flashing latest TWRP installation zip in booted version of TWRP and flashing lasest Magisk 22005 canary zip file in TWRP.

Not sure if that's supposed to be the right way or the wrong way, but I did install the latest TWRP ZIP when fastbooted with the latest TWRP image, as noted in post #3184. I did not install Magisk, though, as I don't perceive that I have a need for it right now. Perhaps installed TWRP only works when Magisk is also installed??
 

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Not sure if that's supposed to be the right way or the wrong way, but I did install the latest TWRP ZIP when fastbooted with the latest TWRP image, as noted in post #3184. I did not install Magisk, though, as I don't perceive that I have a need for it right now. Perhaps installed TWRP only works when Magisk is also installed??
No, installed TWRP works with and without Magisk.
 
Jan 13, 2015
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I have a Taimen on VZ and have not had any problems booting and installing latest TWRP. You may have a bad dl or other issues with your phone.
I actually found some unrealized issues with my taimen, I owe you an apology, so I'm sorry for doubting you. Unfortunately for me my phone is shutting down when I charge so I am likely going to buy something new. It's a shame I'm quite fond of this device.
 

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I have had issues restoring Data backups made in latest TWRP. After dat restoring and boot my phone gets stuck in a "Phone is starting..." or " "Pixel is starting..." Screen with an animated line under the text. Any help would be appreciated!
 

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