We don’t often write about the fabulous work dev’s do on recovery apps, as some are dedicated to one manufacturer or even device. But when it comes to a ‘Universal’ recovery apps none really hit the mark like Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP). At the last count over 80 devices are supported by TWRP. Now though TeamWin have come forth with a new version.
Now the team have come blazing out bringing a new version, which following on from the v220.127.116.11 and now version 2.4 is here. TWRP have literally started from the ground up. As with v18.104.22.168 it has a fully touch controlled interface. The Graphics User Interface comes with the standard recovery plus more TWRP inspired features. It is open sources which means that it can be adopted for most if not all devices out there. Completely themeable, which means almost every part can be changed to suit you, and not forgetting it is completely driven by XML.
Any of you that use Goo Manager will be using TWRP as it is built-in. But it doesn’t end there, being extremely versatile, TeamWin has been very active in encouraging the community, in providing instructions on how to build TWRP, and have a very active online forum discussing and assisting users with the usage and porting of.. TWRP’s source code is completely open source and as it’s completely free, it let’s you utilize the OpenRecovery scripting functionality, unlike other apps available.
What’s new in 22.214.171.124:
- Using libtar instead of busybox’s tar for better control over tar file creation and breaking the 2GB barrier that busybox imposes (thanks to bigbiff)
- Support for exFAT formatted sdcards (also thanks to bigbiff)
- Support for decrypting Samsung TouchWiz encrypted devices including internal and external storage (special thanks to a3955269 for figuring it out)
- Improvements to OpenRecoveryScript including displaying a proper GUI while the script is running
- Added wipe cache and dalvik after ADB Sideload
- Replaced many system calls with their native C counterparts
- Fixed bugs in file manager where it would display an empty list after moving or deleting a folder
- Fixed AOSP recovery commands to run after decryption on encrypted devices
- Improvements for building TWRP in CM10.1
- Other minor bugfixes and improvements
What is TeamWin?
What is TeamWin? TeamWin is a group of Android Enthusiasts that are in it for the fun of the Win. We have Java/C/PHP developers, system engineers, a graphic designer, an accountant, an Optometrist, a bunch of testers and Toastcfh.
TeamWin began with Shinzul and Toastcfh’s efforts around enabling WiMax in AOSP/CM for the HTC Evo 4G. The rest of us joined in helping with development, supporting testing, hosting, graphics and the like. Following on the heels of the team’s WiMax success, they tackled Full HDMI Mirroring for Evo4G. Other recent projects include TwinPic 3D, fre3vo and the teams latest effort the TeamWin Recovery Project (twrp).
What’s next for TeamWin? Who knows… let us know if you have any suggestions. We are always looking for the next challenge.