Install TWRP 2.8.6.0 on Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE XT897 [How To]

TWRP 2.8.6.0 Touch Recovery for Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE XT897 is now available. You can download and install this touch supported custom recovery using details guide below. This latest TWRP recovery version comes with various improvement along with new features that I have added later part of this guide. If you planing to flash custom ROM based on latest Android version such as Android 4.4.4 KitKat or Android 5.1 Lollipop, you must have a latest custom recovery installed. Continue reading this tutorial to learn how to install TWRP 2.8.6.0 Touch Recovery on Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE XT897 as well as how to upgrade from previous version.

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About TWRP: Team Win Recovery Project, or twrp2 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. We started from the ground up by taking AOSP recovery and loading it with the standard recovery options, then added a lot of our own features. It’s a fully touch driven user interface – no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.

If you don’t know then, stock recovery comes with various limitation including lack of backup and flashing a custom firmware ability. On the other hand custom recovery such as TWRP recovery allow you to do various task including ability to flash custom ROMs and other signed zip, backup and restore whole system, can clear Dalvik cache, can fix permission and many more. The latest TWRP 2.8.6.0 Touch Recovery also comes with various added features. Here is a list of features that added to latest TWRP 2.8.6.0 Touch Recovery.

What’s new in 2.8.6.0:

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

TWRP-2.8.6.0

Warning!

This tutorial is only for Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE XT897. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (True Android Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

Though installing TWRP recovery don’t erase internal memory data but we recommend to back up your data first before proceeding to avoid any uncomfortable situation.

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2. Make sure your device have at least 40% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Percentage on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE XT897 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE XT897. [Guide].

5. Your device is rooted (only require if you using mentioned app). [Guide]

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install TWRP 2.8.6.0 Touch Recovery on Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE XT897.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. TWRP 2.8.6.0 Touch Recovery For Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE XT897 [Filename: TWRP-2.8.6.0-xt897.img]
  2. Rashr – Flash Tool or Flashify App Installed

How to Install TWRP 2.8.6.0 Touch Recovery on Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE XT897

  1. Transfer TWRP-2.8.6.0-xt897.img file to your device SD Card.
  2. For Rashr – Flash Tool User:
    1. Open then app then tap on Flash other Recovery.
    2. Now select your copied file (i.e. TWRP-2.8.6.0-xt897.img) and follow onscreen instruction.
  3. For Flashify Users:
    1. Open the app and then tap on Recovery image.
    2. Now select your copied file (i.e. TWRP-2.8.6.0-xt897.img) and follow onscreen instruction.

Congrats ! You have successfully installed the TWRP 2.8.6.0 Touch Recovery on Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE XT897 and you are now free to test latest Android 5.1 Lollipop based custom ROM as well as old ROM on your Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE XT897. To boot into recovery, press and hold Volume Down and Power button together and you should see recovery menu soon. [via]

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