The most popular custom recovery TWRP has updated to version 3.1 with new features, numerous bug fixes and improvements. One of the best features of TWRP 3.1 update is the ability to take the backup directly to PC. The update also supports installing Alpha/Beta firmware OTA update via the recovery. TWRP 3.1.0 supports all Android devices that are currently supported by the recovery.

Among many changes, use of vold decrypt for the HTC devices is one of the main changes. TWRP 3.1 now uses the system partition’s vold and vdc binaries and libraries to decrypt the data partition. Most changes are coding level, so if you enjoy using the TWRP 3.1 custom recovery then check out the full changelog.


twrp-version-3-releasedBelow are the major changelog and new features of TWRP 3.1

– vold decrypt on a few select HTC devices, TWRP will now attempt to use the system partition’s vold and vdc binaries and libraries to decrypt the data partition
– adb backup to stream a backup directly to or from your PC
– tweak MTP startup routines
– support new Android 7.x xattrs for backup and restore to fix loss of data after a restore
– support POSIX file capabilities backup and restore to fix VoLTE on HTC devices and possibly other issues
– better indicate to users that internal storage is not backed up
– improve automatic determination of TW_THEME
– minimal getcap and setcap supportapp
– try mounting both ext4 and f2fs during decrypt
– shut off backlight with power key
– timeout during FDE decrypt
– support for FBE decrypt and backing up and restoring FBE policies
– boot slot support
– TWRP app install prompt during reboot
– support for AB OTA zips
– support new Android 7.x log command
– update recovery sources to AOSP 7.1

TWRP 3.1 custom recovery download is now available for all supported devices. Go here to download TWRP 3.1. You can install the update either via the TWRP recovery installed on your device (requires TWRP 2.8.4 or higher installed) or via ADB.

TWRP custom recovery is one of the most popular options for flashing custom ROMs and Zip files. If you are still using other custom recoveries, then it is highly recommended that you make the switch now and see what this little beauty can do for you (Source)

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