TWRP v2.7 brings new features, drops support for older devices

Team Win has announced the launch of TWRP v2.7, which is now available for various supported devices. The new version of this custom recovery brings a host of new features but drops support for select older devices. The team is still willing to support these older devices but as they don’t have these devices for testing, they need testers, who can work with them to bring TWRP 2.7
support for their device.

“We don’t own most of the devices that we support so we depend on outside testers and developers to help us update devices. In many cases we can’t find someone readily. Come to #twrp on Freenode if you want to help bring your device up to date,” Team Win noted on its website.

Here is the full change-log for version 2.7 of TWRP

  • Faster graphics rendering by disabling alpha blending on fully opaque objects
  • Allow sideloading from /tmp on encrypted devices
  • Check for a crypto footer before asking for a password to prevent user confusion
  • Additional checks for validity to auto generated backup names
  • Text wrap in the console output
  • Proper caps lock support in the keyboard
  • Mouse support via USB OTG for devices with a broken digitizer
  • Improve scanning of storage locations for OpenRecoveryScript
  • Haptic feedback for buttons, keyboard, and vibration at the end of longer running actions
  • Fixed ext4 wiping when no selinux contexts are defined for that partition (e.g. sd-ext)
  • Update SuperSU to 1.93 and improve installation process
  • Added selinux contexts restoration to fix permissions
  • Load RTC offset on Qualcomm devices to fix the date/time in recovery
  • USB Mass Storage fixes Add SELinux support checking
  • Add Disk Usage class to better handle excluded folders (e.g. Google Music cache)
  • Add 4.4 decrypt support
  • Add some toolbox utilities to TWRP (namely to support SELinux functions not supported in busybox)
  • Various SELinux fixes and bug fixes

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