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Possible to install TWRP/CWM on FP1?

Does anyone know if it is possible to install TWRP on the fairphone 1? I am trying to install opengapps following: ✏ Install OpenGAPPS (Step-by-step guide) but need twrp.

I can’t recall that I ever read someone had ported TWRP for the FP1.

But maybe it would work with the recovery from the inofficial kitkat release

Though I never tested it.

CWM works great on FP1. I use it ever since @chrmhoffmann started porting CM11 to the FP1 (End of 2014).

Does CWM allow you to override the verification check? That seems to be the main thing that is needed:

Important: Uncheck the Zip file signature verification

Yes, there is a toggle (I think somewhere under the “Advanced” option).

Hmmm I tried to install the recovery from here:

but got the following error (this is on linux):

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
sending 'recovery' (5688 KB)...
OKAY [  0.247s]
writing 'recovery'...
FAILED (remote:
partition 'recovery' not support flash)
finished. total time: 0.266s

Move the recovery to your SD card and install CWM via the stock recovery.

Thank you. Someone else also pointed me in the right direction. I now have successfully installed opengapps following this link for installing cwm recovery:


(Note only use the recovery installation instructions)

And the next steps from here: ✏ Install OpenGAPPS (Step-by-step guide)

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Yes indeed I have been using it too successfully

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