If you are used to flashing custom ROMs on android phones or you are familiar with how the system works, TWRP shouldn’t be new to you.
For those who don’t know, TWRP is a custom recovery system that makes it possible for users to flash in ROMs or other zip files on their android phone. Some rooting guide even requires you having TWRP installed on the android phone.
Interestingly, the app has received a major update which brings it to version 3.0.0 and the new TWRP version 3.0.0 brings quite a handful of changes which includes the following:
- 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 availble 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 changelog above isn’t all that comes with the new version. There are actually more. The new TWRP even looks much nicer than the former.
The theme engine has also been redefined to the extent that if the engine detects an incompatible theme, it defaults back to stock instead of just breaking. For more information on TWRP 3.0.0, you can check through the official website page here.