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TWRP announces support for Qualcomm’s encryption for OnePlus One

The newer Android devices that have Qualcomm chipsets have a choice when it comes to encrypting the data on their device. The first and most obvious is Android stock encryption that has been made available for devices that run Android 5.0 Lollipop or better. The other choice is to use the encryption process and algorithms provided by the Qualcomm chipset, as users of the OnePlus One smartphone have generally done. The good news? TWRP now supports the Qualcomm encryption process on the OnePlus One.

TWRP custom recovery now out for the Samsung Galaxy S6

If you have to ask what a custom recovery is, then you might want to pass on this. A custom recovery is usually mandatory for people who want to use custom ROMs on their Android devices. It gives you a lot more options on which tweaks you can insert into your device. That said TWRP – or Team Win Recovery Project to be exact – has been gaining praises on their custom recovery projects – and a new one is out specifically for the new Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S6.

TWRP 2.8.4 update improves Android Wear support

When it comes to Android custom recoveries, two of the most popular names are ClockworkMod Recover (CWM) and the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP). The latter has become a crowd favorite for its more frequent updates and addition of graphical user interfaces. The latest 2.8.4 version, which builds on the major 2.8 release launched last September, tightens up some of the new MTP support features, gives more GUI functionality, and improves the integration with smartwatches.

Cannibal Open Touch joins custom recoveries roster

When we speak of custom recoveries, the two that probably come to mind are ClockworkMod (CWM) and TWRP, though there are quite a few based on these two as well. Of course, that doesn't mean there's no place for other players and there is definitely still some wiggle room for improvements. Despite its name, Cannibal Open Touch won't eat your device. Instead, it will open it up to a world of possibilities that only a custom Android recovery can.

LG G3 locked bootloader workaround now available

The LG G3 is truly a flagship device in all senses of the term. It’s stylish and elegant, and the Korean manufacturer spared no cost on the specs and hardware. That is why we like it so much. And the software – well, we think LG does one of the best versions of tweaked Android out there, bar none. One small issue may be that the LG G3 comes with a locked bootloader, hence custom ROMs used to be close to impossible to install. Not anymore.

TWRP comes out with version 2.8, brings native MTP support

One of the most popular custom recoveries for Android devices is the Team Win Recovery Project, or better known to Android tweakers and modders alike as just TWRP. The group, led by XDA recognized developers “Dees_Troy” and “bigbiff”, has come out with a new major release compiled as version 2.8 which brings lots of new features and goodies to all and sundry.

TWRP descends on LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live

Android Wear development, both mainstream and on the sidelines, seems to be well under way. After a strong influx of Android Wear apps on Google Play Store, the modding community is also stepping up its game, starting with the availability of TWRP recovery on two of the only Android Wear smartwatches in existence, the G Watch and Gear Live.