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Encrypt files using Android shell tools

I want to encrypt and decrypt some files (symmetrically and asymmetrically) on the Android command line, including the one in the TWRP recovery. Is there a program which can do this? I've tried ...
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Can't restore (Nandroid backup) data partition (using TWRP) because boot gets stuck on "Phone is starting..."

I embarked on a planned factory reset and hence started the procedure with a Nandroid backup (via TWRP) of all available partitions. Following the reset, after restoring the data partition from the ...
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Can't enter recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy A10s after bootloader unlock

So I unlocked my Samsung Galaxy A10s bootloader and wanted to flash TWRP. After flashing it, I realized I can't enter recovery mode. If I keep pressing the power + vol up, it just shows the bootloader ...
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How to "unwipe" internal storage in TWRP Recovery

I accidentally wiped the internal storage of my phone in TWRP Recovery, it contains extremely important data and I need it back asap. The phone has been shut down if it helps, thanks! Edit - Just ...
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What will happen if I tried to boot into twrp recovery without flashing it (not made for my device)

As their is no twrp recovery for my device (vivo 1802 mtk device) I was thinking of booting into twrp recovery not made for my device specifically Without flashing it. To get the job done maybe some ...
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Do android roms with only boot.img file available in fast boot rom don’t have separate recovery.img

I have phone named Vivo Y83 /(vivo1802) I wanted the stock recovery image of my device to port twrp recovery since it’s not officially available for my device. But after getting hands on my fastboot ...
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Booting twrp.img with fastboot doesn't work "FAILED (remote: unknown command)

I am trying to boot twrp.img on my LG G6 ThinQ using adb and fastboot. I reboot into fastboot mode and do: fastboot boot ../users/******/downloads/twrp.img and then it says downloading 'boot.img'... ...
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Can't install TWRP to my Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G NE (lisa)

Every time I try to install TWRP (or any other custom recovery) to my Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G NE (lisa), I get these errors. If I try fastboot flash recovery TWRP.img, I get this error: Sending 'recovery'...
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TWRP boot freeze (Pixel 5)

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-...
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Cannot log in after disabling Android package from TWRP or with ADB

I have Google packages on Android disabled for security. Today I enabled the Play Store, Framework, and other stuff and now I can't log in to Android without restarting. I can't remove the package ...
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How to install TWRP on Huawei Honor 8 FRD-L14?

I have tried rooting my FRD-L14 yesterday. I have successfully unlocked the bootloader, OEM, FRP, and developer mode on the phone to install TWRP. I have also installed ADB (with corresponding drivers ...
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Manually decrypt data from recovery-mode?

AFAICT, Android builds upon Linux' standard fscrypt as implemented in ext4 and f2fs. I know my pattern and have access to a shell with any Linux program in it. How can I decrypt /data manually, ...
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Backup Pixel 3 before erasing phone with TWRP

I am attempting to take a recovery/backup of a Pixel 3 using TWRP. I do not need to flash TWRP, just boot from it to perform the backup. Meaning, I don't care if TWRP is installed permanently. The ...
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Unable to flash GApps zip after lineage OS 18.1 ROM

I have flashed a lineage OS 18.1 custom ROM on my Samsung A30 device. I am able to boot into the system successfully. However, I am facing issues while flashing Open Gapps. I have followed below steps:...
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When I try to flash TWRP and Lineageos it get's stuck on "waiting for devices" despite being recognized when I type "adb devices" [duplicate]

I have a Samsung s10e and currently my bootloader is unlocked and usb debugging is enabled. My phone was factory reset but I set it up again. My device is recognized when i type in adb devices but not ...
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TWRP doesn't offer the usual option to protect itself, and is replaced by stock recovery on first reboot to system

I'm very familiar with installing TWRP on a new Samsung phone. But this time it's not working, and I don't know why. The phone is a Samsung S9+ (SM-G965F). Bootloader unlocked, data wiped and ...
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Huawei MediaPad T5 (AGS2-L09) stuck at TWRP

I unlocked bootloader on Huawei MediaPad T5 (AGS2-L09). Then I put TWRP on it and everything was fine until I installed UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip using TWRP. After that the tablet stuck at Huawei ...
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Unlock bootloader or flash TWRP with EDL on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (kenzo)

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (kenzo) phone with a locked bootloader. Earlier, I unlocked this, but I do this with an easy switcher tumbler "OEM-unlock", so I flashed TWRP, custom ROMs, ...
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How can I get root or TWRP without being able to enter any recovery?

I have a phone running Android Marshmallow (6) and apps constantly crash. Most apps I would like to use do not support Android 6. I would like to update to a custom ROM or a newer version. adb and ...
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reboot won't work after rom flash

I successfully flashed a pre-rooted stock rom (C.17) using SP Flash Tool on my Realme 6 but after that, reboot won't work. When I tried to reboot (using power button or adb) it just shuts down so I ...
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POCO X3 flash fail

TL;DR - Tried to flash TWRP and ended up with TWRP where my OS should be. Have both Mi and TWRP recoveries on device now. Using a POCO X3(not the pro) and I wanted to install TWRP on it. I found an ...
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"The Magic", that Magisk isn't supposed to do

I have magisk 24 which I futilely tried to downgrade using XDA's guide but did not succeed, which is the 2nd part of my Question . There is something v interesting I note ( not sure how long its ...
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how to install recovery for s7 in bootloop and not recognized by USB

My samsung galaxy s7 (SM-G930F) that was installing LineageOS 18.1 is stuck in a bootloop and I can not get into recovery or pretty much do anything. I can however get into download mode, but the ...
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S7 Broken/Black Screen and no Digitizer. Rooted with TWRP

I have broken my S7 screen and now its completely black with no touch at all. Phone is rooted with TWRP custom recovery. I can access it though ADB from recovery but when booted normally i'm ...
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How to update Android version of old phone

I have an old tablet(Lenovo Phab 2) with Android 6. I need to upgrade the Android version to 7 or heigher to run some special app for my business. I checked TWRP and Lineage OS. There were some ...
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Can I make a TWRP nandroid backup without /data partition

I want to flash a custom rom but when I take a nandroid backup I always get createTarFork() error 255 on the /data partition. I've tried everything from removing users and parellel apps to staright up ...
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Mediatek 8163 TWRP 7" tablet

Does anyone know where I can find a working Mediatek 8163 TWRP for a 7-in Android tablet. This generic Chinese tablet does not have any recovery so it is very unusual. I have made a scatter file for ...
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How to navigate system image?

I've got a complete system backup mmcblk0.img I've tried various linux-based tools in order to be able to navigate inside this file (and thus access specific files or folders), but have so far been ...
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How to get to fastboot on a corrupted recovery&os tv box

I have accidentally used twrp to flash a bad .img file to the Recovery partition and ever since recovery cannot be booted into via physical means nor would Android boot. Is there a way to boot to ...
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Strange TWRP behaviour, please help!

I switched from dotOS to Pixel Experience because I wanted to get a taste of A12. After the change my phone started behaving strangely. It doesn't turn up on Windows File Explorer anymore and ADB ...
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Android OEM Unlock wipe taking too long

Im using Oneplus 3T and when I did fastboot oem unlock now my device is stuck on screen since last 30mins plus "Wiping, please wait" How long one should wait ? any way I can exit this and ...
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Fastboot flash boot (FAILED)

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS and when trying to boot into, or flash, the TWRP recovery bootimage image I compiled. I have no additional information on why I got this error. Just flashing twrp ...
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What is TWRP doing when it says "updating partition details"?

Whenever it decrypts data or applies a zip, it displays the message and then takes a rather long time. What is it doing during that time? In top I can see that the recovery process is fully utilising ...
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Disabling dm-verity using 9008(edl) mode?

My device blocks fastboot flash command, so I can only flash images using QFIL under 9008(edl) mode. By enabling OEM Unlock in dev settings, Magisk-patched boot image works well. However, when I flash ...
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How to extract boot.img from two ".bin" files (TF Flash Image)

I have got a TF Card flash image for my Hisense A6 (HLTE700T) and is trying to extract boot.img from it. However, instead of payload.bin, two bin files are present in the zip file: HLTE700T_TF (folder)...
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Trying to get TWRP working, healthd is not present in stock ROM

I'm a TWRP maintainer for the SM-T110 (Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite), and I'm trying to fix some issues I get while booting up TWRP. The device halts for a while during boot time, and then TWRP starts. ...
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Error when doing TWRP backup, `recovery.log` shows nonexistent folders

The device is Samsung Galaxy A40 with Android 11, rooted with Magisk. I followed the suggestions contained in TWRP createTarFork() error 255 when backing up data. In the first recovery.log, this ...
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Can't flash TWRP image on Moto E5+

I try to install a custom ROM on my Motorola Moto E5+. To do that, I'm following this tutorial (and check what is said online on the tools used): https://www.getdroidtips.com/lineage-os-17-motorola-...
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adb sideload stuck at 36%

I am struggling to flash lineage-14.1-20181216-nightly-i9100-signed.zip , on a old S2 the installation gets stuck both with adb sideload and manual 'install' on TWRP, with message on phone logs ...
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Cannot boot into recovery after changing file system of internal storage

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 (GT-930F) and have been using it with an unofficial build of Lineage OS (which can be found here) for quite some time now. But when I wanted to make a clean update to the ...
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Reasons behind android always booting into twrp insead of system after reset?

i have the same problem as this question How to fix a phone that always boots into TWRP when OS exists . Except i did the reset via settings "Erase all" and my device is not samsung. Also i ...
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Bootloop and inaccessible recovery mode. Fastboot stops when connected to PC

I have ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2. I installed Pixel Experience and recently tried to update it, but it stuck in a boot loop. My bootloader is unlocked and the device is not rooted. Also, the Recovery ...
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Why is there NO files in TWRP recovery in adb?

Without TWRP, adb devices shows no device connected. "fastboot devices" also produces nothing in Samsung Galaxy. But in TWRP recovery, "adb devices" show "52034c5afabcc377 ...
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Redmi 9 Prime hard bricked

I will explain every step I took till this point to maybe help explain the situation I ran into multiple problems from today's evening The first was the drivers i guess, I tried to unlock the phone (...
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Fastbooot: FAILED (remote: 'unknown command')

I've bee trying to install twrp on my Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 X00TD. So, first I enabled USB debugging, connected my phone to computer and booted into fastboot by adb reboot bootloader. After that I ...
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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 boots into CSC FASTBOOT MODE instead of NORMAL FASTBOOT

I was trying to install TWRP on my Asus zenfone max pro m1. But each time it boots into bootloader by adb reboot bootloader it leads me into CSC FASTBOOT MODE. First time I ignored it. But when I ...
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Do anybody know how to install twrp in Infinix Smart 2 X5515F

I've been trying to install custom ROM on my device.So first I went to install TWRP. My device is Infinix Smart 2 X5515F. I followed the steps from this website. I'vd downloaded the TWRP file for my ...
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Android device turns off while there is enough battery but won't turn off in recovery mode

My android device (SM J510F - Android 7.1.1) shows 30% for battery but turns itself off. When I turn it on it will turn off even while it is booting to system. If I plug the charger it wont turn off ...
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Nandroid backup stuck at last few files

I've been backing up my device (128GB internal storage) fully through: adb exec-out "dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0 2>/dev/null" > H:\mmcblk0.img (I specifically need a full system image ...
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Recovering forgotten lock

I have forgotten a 3x3 pattern lock on my phone, luckily I do have TWRP. Is there an easy way to brute-force it, then? I'm willing to wait a while if that's what it takes. The reason I ask is because ...
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