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Unable to update su binary with TeamWin Recovery (TWRP) #216

x3rAx opened this Issue Dec 10, 2013 · 3 comments


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x3rAx commented Dec 10, 2013

Superuser requests for a su binary update, but when I choose to update via recovery, my phone reboots into recovery and does nothing else.
This is because I use TWRP and the update process was designed to work with Clockwork Mod recovery.

Device: HTC One (m7)
ROM: Android Revolution HD 40.3
Recovery: Team Win Recovery Project v2.6.3.3


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x3rAx commented Mar 22, 2014


Using Custom Recovery

  • Start Superuser app
  • When asked to update, select update via recovery
  • Wait until the phone booted to recovery
  • Manually install /cache/

Using Flash Gordon

!!! ATTENTION !!! I just stumbled about it and have no idea if and how it works.

Manual (no need for installed custom recovery)

  • Download to your sd-card
  • Download TWRP or CWM recovery image for your device to your computer (e.g. to your Downloads folder)
  • Install the Android SDK if you not already have or look for a lightweight version of ADB + Fastboot (this tutorial might be useful)
  • Open a shell / command prompt (Windows: [Windows] + [R] -> cmd -> [Enter])
  • Go to the location where you downloaded the recovery image: cd ~/Downloads (Windows: cd %USERPROFILE%\Downloads)
  • Make sure you have enabled ADB / USB-Debugging on your device and type adb devices to test if your device is recognized
  • Enter adb reboot bootloader. Your phone should now boot to to bootloader.
  • On your phone, you should now see a view green lines and a red line displaying FASTBOOT USB
  • Type fastboot devices to see if your device is listed
  • Now we start the recovery image without flashing it: fastboot boot <name-of-recover>.img
  • If everything works, you should now have a recovery and can flash /sdcard/

Hope this helps :)

This seems to be related to: #214, #185, #174, #233


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hsanjuan commented Aug 22, 2015

I should say that I can flash the following the procedure above, but the app will keep complaining after reboot that it needs to be installed (Lollipop, BQ Aquaris 4.5). TWRP will also complain that the device is not rooted and will ask to install sudosu


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ildar commented Aug 22, 2015

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