HTC One (M9) can now be easily installed with the latest TWRP (TeamWin Recovery Project) 126.96.36.199 custom recovery. As Android enthusiasts we really do appreciate custom recovery being supported on a new device. Reasons which support us include the fact that in order to root the device, first main requirement is a custom recovery to flash the root package from. But it doesn’t end there, you can try out new custom ROMs based on newer Android releases and even change the overall look and feel of the phone by deploying system wide themes. You can now easily install TWRP Touch Recovery on HTC One (M9) using our tutorial. Please note, you should unlock HTC One (M9) bootloader first before proceeding.
As you continue reading, we will guide you through the process of how to update HTC One with TWRP custom Recovery. Please note, by doing so, you are voiding the warranty of your HTC One (M9). Make sure you go through all the tips given below and keep them in mind before performing the tutorial. 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 One (M9) TWRP Recovery Details:
TWRP Touch Recovery will allow you to install custom ROMs, advanced options like formatting the system partition, making backups etc. The entire tutorial has been given on the next page for those who want to install this custom recovery on their phones. Here are a few details about TWRP:
Team Win Recovery Project 2.8, 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.
There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the HTC One (M9), but we think you might be interested in the following posts:
- Root HTC One (M9): How to Root HTC One (M9) with SuperSU.
- Unlock Bootloader: How to Unlock Bootloader on HTC One.
- Try Lollipop on Computer: How to Install Android 5.1 Lollipop on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of HTC One (M9) custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root HTC One (M9), read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
HTC One (M9) 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 One (M9) 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 One (M9) X.
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 One (M9).