TWRP 2.3.1 now available for over 50 Android smartphones and tablets
The fine folks from TeamWin are hard at work as always, and have released an update to their popular custom recovery project. TWRP 2.3.1 is now live for over 50 Android smartphones and tablets. Almost every well-known device from Samsung, HTC, and ASUS is supported, so there’s a good chance yours is compatible if you bought it within the last year. Check out the full list of supported devices if you’re unsure.
It’s been a while since we’ve reported on a TWRP update, so let’s take a look at the changelog from the last two builds.
CHANGELOG for 220.127.116.11:
-Unmount system after boot to prevent some status 7 symlink failed errors on zip install
-USB Mass Storage code improvements
-Better handling of mounting storage during boot for some devices
-Fixed a problem with sizes of images (boot & recovery) after resetting defaults
-Fixed size errors during backup for some devices on recovery, etc.
-Fixed a problem with restoring backups when multiple archives were present
CHANGELOG for 18.104.22.168:
-Rebased onto AOSP Jelly Bean source code
-Rewrote backup, restore, wipe, and mount code in C++ classes for easier maintenance going forward
NOTE: backups from prior versions of TWRP are still compatible with 2.3
-ADB sideload functionality from AOSP is included in 2.3, see this link for more info
-Re-wrote fix permissions entirely in C++ and runs in a few seconds instead of a few minutes (thanks to bigbiff)
-Improvements to zip finding in OpenRecoveryScript (should be a lot fewer GooManager automation issues)
-Faster boot times
-Added charging indicator while in recovery (only updates once every 60 seconds)
As you can see, things are coming along very nicely for this custom recovery. It has already become one of the most popular options available, next to ClockworkMod Recovery, and I’m sure things are only going to look brighter for TeamWin as time progresses.
The fastest way to install the latest TWRP (if you’re already rooted) is to use GooManager, available for free on the Google Play Store. Once you’ve downloaded it, open the app and hit the menu button, then select “Install OpenRecovery”. Then sit back and let the magic happen for you. If you need additional information or support, be sure to hit up TeamWin’s official site.
I’m about to install it on my T-Mobile Galaxy S III as we speak!