Lately, TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) has been everyone’s favorite custom recovery for rooting their smartphones, tablets and now smartwatches. It is a really great solution, even if it is pretty ugly. But it’s not like you’re using it all day everyday, so that doesn’t really matter, now does it?
Today, TWRP is rolling out a new version of their recovery, it’s 2.8.4, and has a pretty hefty changelog. Let’s take a look at it:
“MTP fixes and improvements – you can now copy zips to the root of storage – thanks to _that. Add flashing of boot and recovery images via the TWRP GUI (Find the Images button on the Install page). Fix some MTP related crashes and bugs. Eliminate TWRP toggling USB IDs during boot if MTP is enabled. Fix various adb sideload issues. Improve threading of actions. Eliminate separate thread for screen timeout. Update libblkid to 2.25.0. Use power button as back button on watch themes for easier navigation. Add mutex locking to data manager. Improve custom theme handling on encrypted devices. Allow the stock theme to be offset by build flags so we can center a lower res theme on a higher res screen especially for watches with round screens.”
It’s also available, officially, for the Moto 360, LG G Watch R and the Oppo N3. Now with the LG G Watch R, you are able to go ahead and use ADB from the charger, but with the Moto 360 you can’t since it’s using Qi Wireless charging. Which you’ll need ADB to root your smartwatch and then install TWRP or another custom recovery. I’m still not completely sold on rooting smartwatches, but hey. How many of you are excited for this new version of TWRP to be available, finally? Let us know how it works out for you if you decide to flash it, in the comments below.