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NVIDIA Shield tablet gets TWRP support

NVIDIA Shield Tablet gets firmware update with TWRP support
NVIDIA Shield Tablet
Last year's tablet for gamers now gets the ability to install new ROM images and backup existing firmware using an official solution.

NVIDIA unveiled the new Shield Tablet Tegra K1 last week, but that does not mean the older models are out of the picture. The original Shield Tablet remains one of the best Android slates for gamers and, almost one year and a half since its launch, it finally gets official support from the Team Win Recovery Project.

TWRP is an open source software mainly developed by roughly 4 people at this time. However, TWRP is the leading custom recovery solution for Android devices. Unfortunately, the official TWRP page for NVIDIA Shield Tablet does not specify if the new Tegra K1 slate is supported as well.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet launched loaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and the latest update it got is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is powered by the powerful Tegra K1 SoC, has an 8-inch full HD display, as well as 2 GB of memory. Now that it also has official TWRP support, is only a matter of time until the original NVIDIA Shield Tablet gets an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, official or not.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-11-27 (Update: 2015-11-27)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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