Install TWRP Recovery on HTC One A9

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The TWRP recovery is now available for the HTC’s latest flagship phone, the HTC One A9. A custom recovery enables you to install custom package like the SuperSU, custom mods that can modify your system in various ways and even flash ROMS. Although the recovery comes to the A9 with an unofficial support, it has been tested working on the device with most of it’s features working perfectly.

The TWRP listed below goes by the version 2.8.7.0 for the HTC One A9 from Captain_Throwback. Flash the TWRP using the usual adb and fastboot method and you are all set. Once you install it you can root the device in no time. Moreover, using the TWRP recovery, you can take nandroid backup and also install custom ROMS as well as flash available modified kernels for your device. Although no custom ROM is available for the A9 currently, with a custom recovery you can certainly modify your system to get the best out of it.

To start with, here is a tutorial that will help you successfully install TWRP on your HTC One A9.

Warning: Going through this procedure may void warranty. We at DroidViews won’t be liable for any damage to your device whatsoever. We won’t be held responsible if you brick your device. Reader’s discretion is advised.

 Download

  • HTC One A9 TWRP Recovery — Download | File: twrp-2.8.7.0_CPTB-B9-hiae.img
  • Mirror — TWRP for HTC One A9

Backup Apps and Data
While this process shall not wipe any of your data, a backup is highly recommended. Once you install a custom recovery like TWRP, make sure you backup your system, data,etc. from the recovery. It will be helpful in case anything goes wrong.

Prerequisites

  • This guide is compatible with HTC One A9 only tablet only. Do not try it on any other device or variant.
  • Unlocked bootloader is required to install a custom recovery like TWRP on your device. Get to the official page and choose Unlock bootloader there.
  • Set up ADB and Fastboot on your computer. You can download the minimal ADB and fastboot tool from here (unzip it) or get the quick ADB and fastboot installer from here.
  • Install HTC USB Drivers on your computer.
  • Open Settings> Developer options and enable USB Debugging on your device.
  • Go to Developer options and enable Allow oem unlock, if an option is available.

How to Install TWRP Recovery on HTC One A9

  • Download the recovery image file. Extract if in case a zip file. Now transfer the file to your PC where you can easily locate it.
  • Make sure you have setup ADB and fastboot on your PC. Also accept Always allow from this computer when you plug in the device for first time to enable USB Debugging.
  • Now power off your device and unplug it from your PC.
  • Boot into the bootloader or fastboot mode. To do so, press and hold volume down and the power button simultaneously for 5-6 seconds. When you see the bootloader screen, connect your device to the PC using a USB cable.(Choose fasboot if option is available) Alternatively, you can also issue the following command through your cmd or terminal, while connected to the PC in order to boot into the bootloader.
adb reboot bootloader
  • Navigate to the location where you have placed the recovery file. Rename the recovery file to a simple one, like recovery.img. While the folder with recovery.img file is open, hold shift key on keyboard and right-click on an empty space and select “Open command window here” option to launch a cmd window.
  • Now issue the following command in the command prompt to check your device connectivity
fastboot devices
  • Now flash custom recovery. Issue the following command for that.
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • Custom recovery will now be installed on your device. Now boot your phone in recovery mode. You can do this by turning your device off and then press and hold volume down and power keys at the same time. Or you can simply enter the following command.
fastboot boot recovery.img
  • Once into the recovery, you can backup your current ROM, data, EFS and more.

Once you have installed TWRP, you are all set to install custom packages onto the device’s system. Alternatively, while on Linux or Mac OS, you can issue “./fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” command to flash the TWRP recovery.

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