The reason why we use TWRP over other custom recoveries is the simplicity and the availability of the image file. Extracting the Boot.img file is time-consuming and requires some effort. Every smartphone brand has a unique firmware format, and the boot.img location on a firmware might also change. Many OEMs, like as Google and Motorola, enable users download stock firmware to extract boot.img files straight from their firmware. However, manufacturers such as Realme and Oppo keep the Boot.img file within the OZIP file, whereas OnePlus stores the image file within payload.bin. So to fix any modding-related issues, boot your phone into TWRP, then press the “Restore” button. From here, select your backup from the list (it will be named based on the date it was created), then simply swipe the slider at the bottom of the screen.
Just remember that in most cases, flashing a factory image will completely wipe your phone. As time-consuming and boring it could be, preparing beforehand and backing up will save you from any regrets later. Now you can take the full backup of Android ROMs using two popular methods.
- Before you begin with guide instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.
- If you have a rooted phone then you can take an android backup from TWRP recovery or use Titanium Backup.
- The two main stock recovery systems for Android are TWRP and ClockworkMod (CWM).
- Now you do not need to suffer from cluttered app drawers and reduced memory space occupied by pre-installed carrier and manufacturer apps.
Pixel Experience is the best custom ROM for Android right now and I can draw out three reasons for that. First, it supports a huge number of devices from Xiaomi to Realme to Asus to Samsung. Second, it brings Pixel features for non-pixel devices like the newer Google Assistant, built-in GCam support, Pixel live wallpapers, and more. Also, on some ROMs, you may have to flash a GApps package such as OpenGapps (website) or NikGApps (website). I have personally tested almost all the ROMs listed below on my Redmi K20 Pro, Poco F1, and Mi A1.
There are more custom recoveries like CWM but they don’t work as well. Flashing TWRP opens up a whole new world of custom ROMS, Mods, Apps that are not officially supported, and much much more. TWRP technically stands for “Team Win Recovery Project” Which is an open-source custom recovery image for Android devices. It does require a condition though which is that your phone’s bootloader must be unlocked. As you know for rooting an android device the first requirement is the Unlocked Bootloader and then on the second step, you will need TWRP Recovery installed on your phone. When you install a system update on your device, booting into recovery is part of the process. Every device has a stock recovery installed for this reason, but it has no user-accessible functions.