If you’ve rooted a smartphone once in your lifetime, then you’d have probably heard of TWRP. Team Win Recovery Project(TWRP) is by far the most popular Custom Recovery out there. It has been the choice for anyone looking to modify their device’s software. It’s been with us for almost 10 years, and they gave us a new one on Friday (a new year present!. Maybe). Read on for everything you need to know on TWRP 3.5.0 release and to download it for your device.
The 3.5.0 update brings improvements in decryption, bug fixes, and support for devices that were launched with Android 10. And that last one will be the most important for users and developers. Since we’ve been waiting for it for quite a while now. Even though there is no support for Android 11, according to the Changelog, the development is underway. And it will be released in early 2021.
What’s New in TWRP 3.5
- Fix building in android-5.1 trees – CaptainThrowback
- New QTI Haptics Support – AndroidableDroid
- New TSPDriver Haptics Support – LameMonster82
- Selinux restore issues – AndroidableDroid
- OEM build fixes – Fighter19
- More file extension support in Gui file selector – Mauronofrio
- FBE Fixes – CaptainThrowback
- Ozip Decryption – Mauronofrio
- Don’t use persist for recovery logs – bigbiff
- Delay touch startup if necessary – bigbiff
- Spanish translation Updates – R0rt1z2
- Fix cache wiping on Slot A only devices – AndroidableDroid
- Exclude dumpsys directory from backups – DarthJabba9
- Gerrman translation Updates – 4ndyZ
- HW Rotation during runtime (does not affect touch panel) – webgeek1234
- API 24 fixes – AndroidableDroid
- vold_decrypt error on unmount – CaptainThrowback
- Multiuser – warn when users are not decrypted – noahajac
- FDE encryption fixes – CaptainThrowback
- Crypto state fixes – nebrassy
- Chinese translation Updates – Whyle
- Theme updates to match android-10 release: CaptainThrowback
- Move TWRP App install to Advanced page – Dees_Troy
- Update Russian Translation – f2065
Support for dynamic/logical partitions and many other changes introduced in AOSP 10 wasn’t fully implemented up unit TWRP 3.4.0, and these limitations are not there in TWRP 3.5.0. This means that devices released with Android 10 can now install official TWRP builds (when available). You can also refer the Changelog for more details on TWRP3.5.0.
Download TWRP 3.5.0
You can download the latest build of the Custom Recovery for your device from the official website. As of now, it is only available for either Android 9 or Android 10 based devices. Like always, if your device is not on the list, you can wait patiently for the device maintainers to compile the latest build.
You can also check the official TWRP app from Google Play on whether a download is available for your device.
Official TWRP App: Google Play
However, we won’t recommend that you flash it too soon. Since like any update there could be bugs, so wait for a guide unless you’re a developer.