The biggest and most used utility in the Android ecosystem is undoubtedly the custom recovery. TeamWin, developers behind TWRP, have recently announced TWRP version 3.0.0. Yes, the recovery is the only part of Android which remains to use the clunky and old command-line sort of interface. Fortunately, that is about to change thanks to this new TWRP 3.0.0 custom recovery release. Even though the developers have focused on improving functionality, the whole interface has been given an overhaul. The new design changes include Material Design buttons, a lighter blue accent color and tabbed layout for multiple screens. Beneath the hood, you will find the new TWRP 3.0.0 to be compiled on latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow source code, a true terminal emulator with arrow keys and the annoying SuperSU prompt has been removed which appeared after flashing Marshmallow custom ROMs.
The compatibility is quite straight forward, all the devices having an official TWRP release will get updated to new TWRP 3.0.0 standard. If you are wondering how you can update your specific device then you can follow our TWRP how-to posts for all the compatible devices to come out soon. As always, this is an initial release which means there might be some problems which haven’t been documented. In this case, please make sure you have an old and tested TWRP build at hand which you can safely return to.
TWRP 3.0.0 Changelog:
This is the complete changelog as posted by TWRP developers for the new TWRP 3.0.0 custom recovery release.
- 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