Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) updated to for HTC EVO 4G LTE, fixes ROM flash death

twrp22001 - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereAfter several failed ROM flashing attempts this weekend that left my HTC EVO 4G LTE dead, I stumbled across the discovery that no ROM whatsoever would flash with TWRP, even though backups and restores worked perfectly.

We reported on TWRP a couple weeks ago, but since then I never really noticed that it wasn’t working properly. Thankfull, the latest version, (the new version number is quite similar to the bad version to add maximum confusion), has since been released and returns the ability to flash properly and avoid having to nandroid back to a previously saved ROM after your phone fries the system partition.

Symptoms of the ROM flash of death usually included an error message stating that there was an error flashing the ZIP, followed by a white screen hang after rebooting that could only be exited by powering off the phone and attempting to boot into the bootloader.

If you’re running the old version, make sure to update it now. My first phone brain death came at the hands of an OTA updater that attempted to flash me up to Meanrom 4.9 and ended up forcing a nandroid restore of a much-too-old version.

Thankfully the recent TWRP didn’t do what the bad 2.0 version for the original EVO 4G did and actually brick the phone.

If you’re running a 2.3.x version of Team Win’s Recovery, you ought to check their website for updates, as I do not know how many phones the soft bricking hit since there isn’t a global changelog evident.

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7 thoughts on “Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) updated to for HTC EVO 4G LTE, fixes ROM flash death

  • Avatar of evo401
    October 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    been rocking twrp for a few days and no problems at all!!

  • Avatar of Dan Davis
    October 22, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks for the FYI. Will update as soon as possible.

  • Avatar of Robert
    October 23, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Good to know. I’m not sure if I updated past to the bad version. I’ll update this. Hopefully it will take, I’ve had to manually install TWRP and it seems goo manager doesn’t like my phone.

    Now do you happen to know if mean rom removed the auto updater? I don’t see it in my list of apps.

    • Avatar of Don
      October 23, 2012 at 3:40 am

      I still have it in my list. You might want to reflash and see if that takes care of it.

  • Avatar of Chris
    October 23, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I can’t figure out how to updated twrp. I installed in with goo manager.


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