I'm trying to install TWRP for the first time on my Pixel 5. I followed the instructions on https://twrp.me/google/googlepixel5.html, downloaded the latest image and bootet it with:

PS C:\platform-tools> ./fastboot boot .\twrp-3.6.2_11-0-redfin.img
Sending 'boot.img' (98304 KB)                      OKAY [  0.379s]
Booting                                            (bootloader) boot.img missing cmdline or OS version
OKAY [  2.274s]
Finished. Total time: 2.691s

On the phone, the TWRP starting screen shows up, but gets stuck there. I can execute the adb push command as stated in the instructions, but I cannot install it, as I can't get past this starting screen. Only thing that I can do here is a hard restart.

OS: Win10 / ProtonAOSP12

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    it requires ElementX-P5 kernel. It does not work on A12. please read 17 pages support thread
    – alecxs
    Jun 27, 2022 at 0:11
  • Thank you, @alecxs! Jun 28, 2022 at 18:22

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Answering my own question. As @alecxs pointed out, TWRP requires a Kernel with touch driver integrated. The only one I've found is ElementX-P5, which however does not work with Android 12.

Ultimately, I will not install TWRP. However, after research I've found many reports claiming TWRP unfortunately got pretty unstable on newer devices like the Pixel 5 either way.

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