Sunday, February 7, 2016

TWRP v3.0.0 Released With New Theme, True Terminal Emulator, And More

TWRP does not need an introduction, but we will tell you in short: it is one of the best-known recovery of modding Android and if you want to flash ROMs or random ZIP files to your device, you're more than likely going to use TWRP. The v3.0.0 version is the latest one with new features that demonstrate once again the commitment of TeamWin in this project. 

Here's the changelog posted by the TWRP team. It's not a complete list of all tweaks and fixes, but it covers the main points:

  • Completely new theme - Much more modern and much nicer looking (by z31s1g)
  • True Terminal Emulator - Includes arrow keys, tab and tab completion, etc. (by _that)
  • Language translation - It won’t be perfect and especially some languages that require large font files like Chinese & Japanese won’t be available on most devices. Also some languages may only be partially translated at this time. Feel free to submit more translations to OmniROM’s Gerrit. (mostly by Dees_Troy)
  • Flashing of sparse images - On select devices you will be able to flash some parts of factory images via the TWRP GUI (by HashBang173)
  • Adopted storage support for select devices - TWRP can now decrypt adopted storage partitions from Marshmallow
  • Reworked graphics to bring us more up to date with AOSP - includes support for adf and drm graphics (by Dees_Troy)
  • SuperSU prompt will no longer display if a Marshmallow ROM is installed
  • Update exfat, exfat fuse, dosfstools (by mdmower)
  • Update AOSP base to 6.0
  • A huge laundry list of other minor fixes and tweaks

The new version does look much nicer than the old one, and the theme engine is smarter too. If the engine detects an incompatible theme, it defaults back to stock rather than just breaking.

If you don't want to brick/stuck at boot/blow up your house it would be smart to keep an older version of TWRP handy in case you need to flash back.

You can track the progress of builds on the build queue. There's still some work before stable versions are live, but they're in process.