TWRP 3.2.3-1 for Pixel Devices

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No. I had to look back at my old messages to figure out what I mentioned putting in a zip. That was conditional to that particular user verifying that's what they wanted. Even more I don't remember what I was going to put in a zip and I just got done looking at the message again.

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Bootloop issue just like described. Google pixel sailfish
 

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Bootloop issue just like described. Google pixel sailfish

Tell me exactly what you need from me. I looked over several of the last posts surrounding the post you referenced, and I don't know exactly what I was going to be doing in that case, which was 8-9 months ago. I'm not trying to be difficult - just help me to help you.

One key thing I did re-read was something about it being necessary for TWRP to actually already be installed on your device. Is this the case? I don't know the reasoning or where that information came from.
 
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Tell me exactly what you need from me. I looked over several of the last posts surrounding the post you referenced, and I don't know exactly what I was going to be doing in that case, which was 8-9 months ago. I'm not trying to be difficult - just help me to help you.

One key thing I did re-read was something about it being necessary for TWRP to actually already be installed on your device. Is this the case? I don't know the reasoning or where that information came from.
i got my pixel first gen in twrp. fastbooted it. i want to flash a custom rom. i am not sure if i have to flash the copy partitions zip beforehand. i have forgotten the procedure.
also, my pixel was in a bootloop but i have it in twrp now.
 

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i got my pixel first gen in twrp. fastbooted it. i want to flash a custom rom. i am not sure if i have to flash the copy partitions zip beforehand. i have forgotten the procedure.
also, my pixel was in a bootloop but i have it in twrp now.

This thread is specific to TWRP. It would be better if you created a thread specifically for your question. I haven't flashed a custom ROM on the Pixel in so long, I can't advise you. I don't know what the "copy partitions zip" is; doesn't sound familiar.
 

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i got my pixel first gen in twrp. fastbooted it. i want to flash a custom rom. i am not sure if i have to flash the copy partitions zip beforehand. i have forgotten the procedure.
also, my pixel was in a bootloop but i have it in twrp now.
I don't remember copy partitions being necessary with sailfish, but using it shouldn't cause any harm.

In some cases slot b can be unpopulated or contain much older firmware than slot a, leading to various issues including a potential hard-brick. We can ensure none of that will happen by copying the contents of slot a to slot b..
See Lineage Preinstall instructions for some devices like this
 
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Rootmaster906

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Tell me exactly what you need from me. I looked over several of the last posts surrounding the post you referenced, and I don't know exactly what I was going to be doing in that case, which was 8-9 months ago. I'm not trying to be difficult - just help me to help you.

One key thing I did re-read was something about it being necessary for TWRP to actually already be installed on your device. Is this the case? I don't know the reasoning or where that information came from.
when I flash twrp installer the twrp will freeze and then do the random reboot thing again
 

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when I flash twrp installer the twrp will freeze and then do the random reboot thing again
I'm beginning to think that something is wrong with the recovery partition. I know the recovery partition is part of the boot image thus the person before me that unlocked the bootloader must have done something wrong. But the person said that they ran lineage for over a year and it ran fine. They must have flashed some bull crap to it
 

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I'm beginning to think that something is wrong with the recovery partition. I know the recovery partition is part of the boot image thus the person before me that unlocked the bootloader must have done something wrong. But the person said that they ran lineage for over a year and it ran fine. They must have flashed some bull crap to it
Looks like the bootloop discussion is getting stuck in a loop on itself. It's not clear to me either if you need a specific (TWRP) download or more help on partitions – or still trying to figure that out. It may be a good idea to create a new thread in the Q&A section if you're really stuck but make sure you've read around before you do. There's always an amazing array of information readily available on XDA. Admittedly not always easy to find :)

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Looks like the bootloop discussion is getting stuck in a loop on itself. It's not clear to me either if you need a specific (TWRP) download or more help on partitions – or still trying to figure that out. It may be a good idea to create a new thread in the Q&A section if you're really stuck but make sure you've read around before you do. There's always an amazing array of information readily available on XDA. Admittedly not always easy to find :)

Pro tip on the side: you can quote multiple posts at once (instead of creating 3 separate posts) with the 'Quote' buttons on every post, then insert those quotes with the appropriate button at the bottom of the thread.
when flashing stock images, after the flash, should not both slots a and b say same info? like baseband and bootloader? asking cuz i set active slots and each slot has a different bl and baseband version. could that be the issue?
 

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when flashing stock images, after the flash, should not both slots a and b say same info? like baseband and bootloader? asking cuz i set active slots and each slot has a different bl and baseband version. could that be the issue?
I'm not familiar with Pixel devices but flashing usually happens to only one slot, the inactive one, which then becomes active. But let's refrain from dwelling on that topic in a TWRP thread. If you have a definable issue from within the latest TWRP available here, I suggest sharing your TWRP logs of the flash that causes bootloops. More relevant support can be provided then.
 

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Looks like the bootloop discussion is getting stuck in a loop on itself. It's not clear to me either if you need a specific (TWRP) download or more help on partitions – or still trying to figure that out. It may be a good idea to create a new thread in the Q&A section if you're really stuck but make sure you've read around before you do. There's always an amazing array of information readily available on XDA. Admittedly not always easy to find :)

Pro tip on the side: you can quote multiple posts at once (instead of creating 3 separate posts) with the 'Quote' buttons on every post, then insert those quotes with the appropriate button at the bottom of the thread.
 
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    TLDR: It's here and it may eat your data, and you will lose SuperSU root if currently installed. READ the install instructions carefully!

    Pixel XL

    Pixel

    DO NOT RESTORE DATA FROM alpha builds of TWRP using RC1. You will probably lose all data including internal storage. If you need to restore a data backup from an alpha build, reinstall the alpha and restore using the alpha and make a new backup using RC1.

    Note: Do not use if you have multiple users (including a guest user)

    File Based Encryption (FBE) can be a bit tricky. If a restore doesn't work correctly, it can trigger an automatic wipe of your data. Sometimes TWRP will fail to prompt you to enter your password or otherwise fail to set up decrypt properly. If this happens, reboot TWRP. It seems to be some kind of timing issue and I haven't had time to track it down yet.

    Pixel devices have 2 "slots" for ROMs / firmware. TWRP will detect whichever slot is currently active and use that slot for backup AND restore. There are buttons on the reboot page and under backup -> options to change slots. Changing the active slot will cause TWRP to switch which slot that TWRP is backing up or restoring. You can make a backup of slot A, switch to B, then restore the backup which will restore the backup of A to slot B. Changing the slot in TWRP also tells the bootloader to boot that slot.

    The zip install method installs TWRP to both slots.

    Installation:
    If you already have TWRP installed: Download the latest zip and install the zip using TWRP.

    If you do not already have TWRP installed: Download both the img and the zip. Copy the zip to your device. You will need to have fastboot binaries and the correct drivers installed. Power off your device completely. Hold volume down and turn on the device. Your device should now be in the bootloader. Connect the device to your PC. Open a command window and run the following command from the proper location:

    fastboot boot path/to/twrp.img

    This will temporarily boot TWRP on your device. If you are using a lockscreen pin/pattern/password and do not get prompted to enter your passord, reboot to the bootloader and try again. Go to install and browse to the zip and install the zip. If you are currently rooted with SuperSU, you will need to reflash the stock boot image before installing TWRP. After installing the stock boot image, follow the instructions for installing TWRP. Once TWRP is installed, grab the very latest SuperSU released on 2015-11-15 or later and install SuperSU.

    If you accidently flash TWRP to your device using fastboot instead of temporarily booting the image, you will need to download the latest factory image for your device and reflash the boot image.

    NOTE about 3.2.1-0: This version will decrypt Android 8.1, however the new image is built in Android 8.1 and may not be compatible with SuperSU and/or Magisk until they update their stuff. I have not tested. Good luck.

    3.2.1-1 has working decrypt with the February security patch!
    3.2.1-2 fixes some zip install errors
    3.2.3-1 supports decrypting Android 9.0 Pie even with a pin / pattern / password set
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    How to install SuperSU SR5 on TWRP RC1: In TWRP tap on Advanced -> File Manager and scroll to and select the fstab.marlin or fstab.sailfish file and then delete it.
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    SuperSU is not compatible yet with the flashable version of TWRP but Magisk is.

    Is there a new TWRP? What combination doesn't work?

    SuperSU has been working with all the alpha and rc builds I know of since days after their release. If there's a combo that doesn't work I don't know about it.

    (Then again, I tend to boot TWRP, not flash it, so may just be an oversight)

    EDIT: Found it, looking at it.
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    I have TWRP 3.1.1 nearly fully working on DP4, encryption is the only thing in the way, 2e4crypt initilization failure.. :(
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