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cwm recovery or twrp recovery?

Discussion in 'Galaxy S4 Development' started by EL Lacost, Jun 28, 2013.

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    I have used the cwm recovery before. its very simple and I like it, but twrp recovery looks soo cool and its all touch so my buttons wont get loose like in cwm recovery. Are there any major differences between these recoverys?

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    Not a Samsung user, but it looks like TWRP is very similar in style to Safestrap, which is completely touch screen operated as well. CWM is rocker driven, but there were plug-ins for it in the RAZR version that gave it full touch screen operation. Now it has been incorporated into the actual CWM recovery, so I think it's only a matter of time before that feature is incorporated for you. I do like the look of TWRP.
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    I will say having used CWM on all my previous phones, using TWRP on my S4 has been awesome. Very easy to use and the touch buttons do make a difference. Only complaint I have is every once and awhile it will fail to boot into recovery just hang at the TWRP screen, but a reboot always does the trick.
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    easy answer

    fat fingers = twrp
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    Hey guys I installed TWRP..I'm coming from a Motorola Droid 4 and I had Safestrap 3.11 installed on it. Is there any custom recoveries like Safestrap for the Galaxy S4 that will allow me to have Virtual ROM slots? (Ex. Stock Slot and then haveing ROM-Slot 1..ROM-Slot2....ect.) I hate haveing to flash between different ROMs and Stock ROM. I like how in safestrap I can just have all the ROMs available without haveing to flash them each time.

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    Unfortunately not. The custom recoveries like twrp and cwm are your only options.

    With that being said, if you make a backup of stock before you flash a ROM, and then make a backup of your ROM you can switch back and forth simply by restoring them.

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    TWRP hands down, easiest recovery out there, and does backups like hot butter on toast, silky smoothness.
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    TWRP for me as well.
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    I used CWM for the first 3 years I owned Android phones because that's all I ever knew was out there. Then when I got the S3 last September people were talking about TWRP Recovery and I'd never heard of it, so I decided to check it out. Immediately fell in love with it and using TWRP ever since. I also have the fat finger syndrome. You can also get themes for TWRP too. Don't know of CWM does that or not.
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    I prefer twrp.

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    Hey yall remember sp recovery.



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    That's interesting. Never heard of it before.

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    Absolutely! SPR was great but the devs disappeared and Koush came out with CWR.
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    Never heard of spr?? Was the first recovery for the D1. I was thinking about this the other day....ahhh droidmod, forgot the original name though. Man those were the days. That group imploded big time....

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    I liked SPR because it was what I learned to mod on. When I got my OG Droid and decided to root it, SPR was the only custom recovery available.

    Too bad the developers decided to disappear. Further work would have kept it as a viable alternative to CWM Recovery.
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    Original name was sholesmod which was the code name for the Droid (sholes).

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    I just used goo manager to install twrp. It said it installed. How do I boot into it lol
    Thanks

    Sorry im coming from a bionic that I used safestrap.
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    Which phone?

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    Few options. From Goo manager you can press the Menu button and choose Reboot Recovery. You can power off your phone and then press the power and volume UP buttons at the same time. Or you can reboot the phone and hold the volume UP when it reboots.
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