Views on the custom recoveries available?


Last Updated: 2013-01-13 20:50:14
  1. saltire

    saltire VIP Member VIP Member

    Before I root my new toy I'd appreciate some feedback on the custom recoveries available for the N7. Not new to rooting phones (this is my first tab :)), but have had a couple of annoying/bad experiences with custom recoveries on my old Desire (until 4Ext Recovery came along), as well as versions of TWRP & CWM on my SGS3. So would appreciate any thoughts and feedback on which is/are most stable, and restore backups successfully. Ta

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  2. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    Twrp is my choice for several reason but obvious reason is be able to flash more than one zip at a time also alot more options than cwm.
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  3. Teknologic

    Teknologic Well-Known Member

    Vouching for twrp too, same reasons and it's lean and mean. Meaning it's more recent and seems to be more stable, less abundant code. But that's just an assumption.
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  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Add another vote for TWRP here too. Use it on both my phones so it was a no brainer for the tab and it's not disappointed me yet.
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  5. blaze420916

    blaze420916 Well-Known Member

    Never used twrp until the other day when getting my n7, things a beast. I love it.
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  6. saltire

    saltire VIP Member VIP Member

    cheers folks - will give TWRP a go first
  7. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

    ive never used twrp ive always used cwm touch. i might be set in my ways tho...
  8. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    I was loyal to CWM for quite a long time, but TWRP is by far the more efficient recovery. The ability to queue up to 10 zips for flashing, combined with providing a keyboard in recovery for the naming of nandroids just makes it superior at this point.
  9. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    I will always use and suggest TWRP when available, and this device is no different
  10. viper689

    viper689 Well-Known Member

    TWRP ftw
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  11. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

    Does twrp work with the cm updater in cm nightlies?
  12. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Yep, flawlessly. :)
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  13. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

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  14. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    It doesn't backup though so make sure you have a working nandroid in case it goes awry.

    Sorry, should've mentioned that before. :eek:
  15. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

    So I have to use wugs to flash it? I can't find a thread where I can get the recovery file and flash it with flashui I think its called.
  16. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    http://www.teamw.in/project/twrp2/103

    There you go, I think you could download and flash via goo manager on Play too.
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  17. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

    Just flashed it over it has a really low res old school feel too it... Reminds me of the old dos games... I'm gonna play with it for a few days and see how I like it :)
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  18. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Let us know how you get on with it. :)
  19. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    If u download goo manager and select flash rom it will ask you if u want to install twrp first and if u select yes it will download it and install it for you.
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  20. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

    I flashed it with flash image GUI with the link provided above from elpresidente
  21. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

    So I ran it for a few days and I decided that its a really nice recovery and I would definitely recommend it to anyone but it needs to be polished better like cwm is. It looks old school. For what I use it for I like the looks of cwm better. Sorry guys had to flash back to cwm touch.
  22. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Can you expand on that?

    As far as the last time I used cwm, twrp offers much more as far as functionality compared to its cwm counterpart. Yes the ui is designed for phones rather than tablets, but I'll take functionality over looks anyday.

    I'd like to hear what you'd improve on.
  23. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

    What I use it for on a daily basis is to flash the updates for cm nightlies. That's it. I don't need to flash over 10 files at once. Now on my phone I think theres a twrp that I might use more but with me using it for a specific purpose and that purpose only I don't need all the other options. So it comes down to looks and cwm has twrp beat in cosmetics hands down. It looks "cooler" when you show it off ya know? Lol twrp is great like I said above but it just needs to new a little more polished before I'll switch for good. Plus I payed (donated) for cwm touch so I might as well use it ya know lol.
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  24. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Differing views on what's important then. Thanks for getting back to me :)

    After all, thats why options are out there.
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  25. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Burn the heretic!!! :p

    Fair comment, you've got to go with what works for you. :)

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