Team Win Recovery Project Updated With New Features


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Verizon devices with unlocked bootloaders are becoming more rare than ever. However there are still a few out there. If you have a Galaxy S4 with the LOKI patch or if you have a Verizon HTC One M7 or M8 you can unlock your bootloader and run a custom recovery. Some other carriers mainly Sprint and T-mobile are a bit more dev friendly. Either way if you are into modding your device you are probably pretty familiar with Team Win Recovery Project.

TWRP has released a new update bringing the recovery up to version 2.8. The recovery retains the same UI and look, but some new functionality has been added to the latest version. Most of these new features are aimed directly at developers and super power users.

What's new in
  • Add MTP support to recovery thanks mostly to bigbiff with a little help from Dees_Troy
  • Add command line capabilities - you can now execute various TWRP features via adb instead of the touchscreen
  • Add support for color in the console and give error, warning, and highlight lines different colors
  • Track backup and restore progress based on file sizes to provide a much more accurate indication of progress
  • Improve handling of /misc thanks to mdmower
  • Improve setting of time on Qualcomm devices thanks to [NUT]
  • Allow using images on slidervalue GUI objects thanks to Tassadar
  • Allow using variables and addition and subtraction in variables for easier theming
  • Add support for 1440x2560, 280x280, and 320x320 resolutions and update 240x240
  • Allow ui.xml file to include additional xml files to help break up the theme and make TWRP easier to maintain
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

To update your TWRP head on over to
I sure wish they'd release a version for the Shield Tablet. The Shield Tablet is unlockable simply by telling it you want to unlock the bootloader but no one's released an official recovery for it yet. 8(