The Team Win Recovery Project's custom recovery, affectionately known as TWRP, has received an update today. The latest version of the software is now 2.8.6.0, and it comes with a number of changes. There are some keyboard improvements here, some scroll bar adjustments there—that sort of thing.

Here's the full list.

  • Fix daylight savings time rules for USA and Europe (_that)
  • Allow mulitple overlays for popup boxes (Dees_Troy)
  • Add pattern style password entry for decrypt (Tassadar)
  • Keyboard improvements (_that)
  • Update AOSP base to 5.1 (Dees_Troy)
  • Reduce theme count to 5 and rely on scaling (Dees_Troy)
  • Various scaling improvements (Dees_Troy)
  • Improved handling of resources in the GUI (_that)
  • Make scroll bar size proportional to list size (_that)
  • Allow scoll lists to render without a header (_that)
  • Make console scroll per pixel with kinetic scrolling (_that)
  • Support styles in XML to reduce XML size and improve consistentcy (Dees_Troy)
  • Various other fixes and improvements (mdmower, bigbiff, codelover, etc)

TWRP comes in handy for backing up your device, flashing ZIP files, and installing custom ROMs. To replace your stock recovery, you first need to check to see if your device is officially supported. After that, you'll need an unlocked bootloader. Take your time. When you're messing with this area of your phone, it's easy for things to go wrong.