TWRP Updated To Version 2.7 │ Includes A Number Of New Features


The Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) has been one of the most popular custom recovery for quite a while now, and is based on AOSP recovery with a lot of added features to satisfy one’s customization needs. And now Team Win has just updated TWRP to versio 2.7 which added more features to the already packed recovery. Here’s the full change log for the latest update:

  • Faster graphics rendering by disabling alpha blending on fully opaque objects
  • Allow sideloading from /tmp on encrypted devices
  • Check for a crypto footer before asking for a password to prevent user confusion
  • Additional checks for validity to auto generated backup names
  • Text wrap in the console output
  • Proper caps lock support in the keyboard
  • Mouse support via USB OTG for devices with a broken digitizer
  • Improve scanning of storage locations for OpenRecoveryScript
  • Haptic feedback for buttons, keyboard, and vibration at the end of longer running actions
  • Fixed ext4 wiping when no selinux contexts are defined for that partition (e.g. sd-ext)
  • Update SuperSU to 1.93 and improve installation process
  • Added selinux contexts restoration to fix permissions
  • Load RTC offset on Qualcomm devices to fix the date/time in recovery
  • USB Mass Storage fixes Add SELinux support checking
  • Add Disk Usage class to better handle excluded folders (e.g. Google Music cache)
  • Add 4.4 decrypt support
  • Add some toolbox utilities to TWRP (namely to support SELinux functions not supported in busybox)
  • Various SELinux fixes and bug fixes

Take note that this update are available only to devices running Android 4.4 KitKat because of the SELinux support needed on them. You can get TWRP and view the list of their supported devices by heading over to TWRP’s official site. Happy flashing!


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