How to Install TWRP Custom Recovery on HTC Butterfly
You can now install TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) custom recovery on your HTC Butterfly which can be finally downloaded and installed on your Android phone. Why install a custom recovery? Because they let you install custom ROMs on your phone, install unsigned ZIP files and other system mods. TWRP Recovery is very customizable and you can change every look and fell of it with themes and other mods. You can now easily install TWRP Touch Recovery on HTC Butterfly using our tutorial. Please note, you should unlock HTC Butterfly bootloader first before proceeding.
As you continue reading, we will guide you through the process of how to update HTC Butterfly with TWRP Custom Recovery. Please note, by doing so, you are voiding the warranty of your HTC Butterfly. Make sure you go through all the tips given below and keep them in mind before performing the tutorial, because we don’t want you to get stuck with any problems during the installation process. Now that you will have a custom recovery install, you will be able to update HTC butterfly with tons of mods and ROMs we post here for your phone. Also make a backup of your data. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial
HTC Butterfly TWRP Recovery Details:
Here is a little about the TWRP Recovery as per the official website:
Team Win Recovery Project 2.4, 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.
And for those looking for a list of features included in TWRP Recovery, here is a list:
- Ability to save custom recovery settings
- Default partitions to back up
- Default zip folder location
- Default color theme (lots to choose from) (Thanks to ffolkes!)
- Default Time Zone (for more accurate time stamps)
- Zip Signature Verification
- Zip md5 Verification (looks for file with zipname.zip.md5)
- Ability to flash multiple zips in one go
- Ability to select which individual partitions to backup, and restore.
- Ability to choose compression or no compression backups.
- Compression takes longer of course, but you save roughly half the space. EVO3D’s stock system uncompressed is ~800mb, 380mb compressed. You choose.
- Ability to auto restore GAPPS on zip flash (for CM based ROMS)
- Ability to auto reboot after successful flashes (for the lazy)
- Some devices utilize their capacitive buttons in recovery.
- Home – Main Menu
- Menu – Advanced Menu
- Back – Up a Menu Level
- Search – Select Current Selection
- Battery Level and Timestamp
UNLOCK BOOTLOADER: How to Unlock HTC Butterfly Bootloader.
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root HTC Butterfly, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY: In case you want CWM Recovery, instead of TWRP Recovery. Read the tutorial here!
ROOT HTC BUTTERFLY: How to Root HTC Butterfly – Complete Tutorial.
HTC Butterfly USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for HTC Butterfly properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC Butterfly.
If you already have a custom recovery (TWRP, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
5. Your bootloader should be unlocked. See here: How to Unlock Bootloader of HTC Phones.
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All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and install TWRP Recovery on the HTC Butterfly.