Coincidentally (not really), on the day T-Mobile finally made the Nexus 6 available, Dees Troy of Team Win has released an initial Nexus 6 build of TWRP Recovery for your flashing pleasure. As you might expect this early in the game there are no ROMs, kernels or mods to flash yet, but at least the the groundwork for installing them has been laid. It’s only a matter of time before the forums get populated with unofficial builds of favorite custom ROMs and a few “stock-plus” newcomers.
With the new build comes a new version number 18.104.22.168 with the following changes over 22.214.171.124:
-Pull in all changes from Android 5.0 lollipop into TWRP
-Add decrypt support for Android 5.0 lollipop encrypted partitions including automatic decrypt when the default_password is in use
-Revert some changes to exFAT that were breaking exFAT support on some devices
-Other minor fixes and updates
Note: At this time we do not have a GUI representation for pattern unlock. You can still decrypt patterns though by translating the pattern dots to numbers. The pattern dots correspond to numbers in the following pattern:
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
So an upper-case L would translate to a password of 14789 entered on the keyboard. Eventually we plan to add a proper pattern unlock to TWRP but it is a relatively low priority at this point.
Before installing TWRP, you need to unlock the bootloader on your Nexus 6. The original post in the forum thread recommends installing TWRP Manager from the Play Store but you’ll already need to be rooted. If you’re not, you can download the image from the Team Win website and flash it manually in fastboot mode, after which you’ll want to flash the latest SuperSU root file for Lollipop and then you’ll be all set.
[via TWRP for Shamu]