TWRP (TeamWin Recovery Project) has just launched support for a slew of new devices. These include the North American variant of the ZTE Axon 7, the OnePlus 3T, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, LeEco Le 2, BQ Aquaris U Plus, Aquarius U Lite and Aquaris U. You can head to the source link below to grab TWRP for your device and get flashing. This is great news for tinkerers that own these devices, as it is now a bit easy to tinker with your smartphone and do whatever you want to it.
For those that may be unaware of what TWRP actually is, it's a custom recovery that can be flashed onto your smartphone (or really any Android device). Having a custom recovery on your Android device allows you to do things like flashing a new ROM, or a new kernel, as well as performing a full nandroid backup of your data and so much more. If you've been wanting to flash CyanogenMod 14.1 onto your smartphone, then you'll need a custom recovery like TWRP to get it done. Keep in mind that you do need root to be able to flash a custom recovery, which will also void your warranty, so before you do so, think about whether it's worth voiding your warranty, especially on a brand new OnePlus 3T. Now if you don't know what you're doing, when it comes to flashing a custom recovery, it's a good thing to stay away from attempting to do it. While it's tough to brick a smartphone these days, it is still possible.
TWRP is already available for most smartphones – although some variants don't have support just yet, due to different reasons. It's great to see more and more smartphones getting official TWRP support, as most of these get support shortly after launch, but they are usually "unofficial", and users can run into problems messing around with unofficial TWRP support. For those of you that want to flash TWRP onto your ZTE Axon 7, OnePlus 3T or any of the other devices listed here, just head down to the link below, look for your device and get to downloading.