13 May 2015

how to Install Twrp Recovery on international HTC One M8

Flashing a custom rom or kernel  requires a recovery installed on your htc one m8.Htc one is one of the best beautiful devices out there.Its a full metal uni-body construction sporting a 5 inch full hd display which is protected by a corning gorilla 3 layer.There is a snapdragon 801 chipset powering the device which is a quad core processor clocked at 2.3 ghz with adreno 330 Gpu.2gb ram module supports the processor with 16 or 32 gb internal storage options.

Primary camera on the device is a ultra pixel with 4mp maximum resolution while the secondary camera is 5Mp shooter.There is a non removable 2600 mah battery powering it and finally it runs on android  4.4 kitkat  with a custom htc sense 6.0 ui and is upgraded to lollipop recently.

If you are searching on how to install twrp recovery on htc one m8 then don't worry you on right place in this post we will guide you to install twrp recovery on htc one m8.

Install Twrp recovery one Htc one M8:

how to Install Twrp Recovery on HTC One M8

Twrp Recovery:
Twrp stands for team win recovery project.It is one first recovery to offer a completely touch driven interface.The ui is completely xml based so you can customise the interface with different themes and also this is only recovery that supports themes.Unlike the clockworkmod recovery this recovery has the option to wipe all the data,cache,dalvik,system,internal with just only one swipe.Of course you have to choose what to be wiped on the device.
Twrp Recovery for HTC One M8

Features of Twrp:
  • Touch interface:It is the first recovery to offer a complete touch driven interface which makes navigation much easier and later cwm also had touch interface.
  • Advanced wipe:There are two options for wiping your device partitions one is wipe and other is advanced wipe.If you choose just wipe option it factory resets while advance wipe option will allow you to choose what to wipe and what not.
  • Individual Backups: Creating a completely backup is a must for any flasher but this occupies a lot of portion of your internal or external storage.Twrp will let you to backup individual portions of rom, this saves lot of space on your android device.This feature comes handy when you are flashing kernels.You can backup boot img alone if you want and can restore it when flashing kernel fails.
  • Multi rom:As the name says you can boot more than two roms on your device and is exclusive to twrp only as of now.This feature may not be available from official twrp team and booting more than one rom requires a modified kernel by your rom developer.
  • Theme Engine: This is one of the best feature and is only available in Twrp only.Since ui of twrp is xml based you can customize its ui with already available themes or you can create your own theme if you can.
  • Check you model device variant first.This is essential as flashing twrp on other variants might damage it.This is only for international variant of one m8.
  • Make sure that Htc one m8 drivers, that is sync is already installed on your computer.
  • You must have updated it to latest official software version that is available.
  • Root:Do you have root access on your htc one m8? if yes its fine.If not then also don't worry as we are going to start from scratch.
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes contacts,apps,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud networks as flashing Twrp recovery on htc one m8 ,wipes all your internal storage data.
  • Battery: Charge your one m8 to 80% so that you wont encounter any battery related problems while flashing this rom.
  • You must have a unlocked bootloader.If not ,no worries.
  • DownloadsTwrp recovery for one m8 and transfer them to internal storage.

#1: Unlock bootloader of htc One m8

This is first step is to unlock bootloader which you have go through before installing any custom rom on htc one m8 and is a simple process but it requires a computer with Internet connection.

Must read: Basic adb and fastboot commands
  • Download and install htc drivers on your computer if you don't have.
  • Now power off the device completely and wait for few seconds to confirm that it is completely off.
  • Hold volume down and power button at same time for few seconds.When you see hboot release buttons.Using volume down for navigation select "fastboot" and click on power button to put one m8 into fastboot.
  • Once you are in fastboot mode connect it to computer through usb cable and if you notice any driver installation process let it complete first.
  • Download  fastboot on our laptop or Pc and install it.You can install it any location but choose location as c: which is default location.
  • open the fastboot folder which is located in "c:\programming files".Right click on empty space by holding shift and you see an option "open cmd here".
  • If you don't find this option then press windows and R buttons at same time ,Run pops up and type cmd to open command prompt.
  • Now go to fastboot folder and copy the location of it which you can see in address bar of folder.
  • In command prompt type the command "Cd location of fastboot folder" and press enter.You will notice that fastboot appears in command line.To paste location right click on empty space in cmd and several pops up.Select paste.
  • One you press enter you have to notics minimal adb and fastboot in command line instead of c or some thing.
  • Once you are in fastboot window type "fastboot devices" and press enter.If your device is detected you will get a serial number in list of  devices attached.If not uninstall drivers and install them again.
  • Now type the command "fastboot oem get_identifier_token" and hit enter.You will get a serial key.Copy that key to notepad or ms-word.
  • Now open htcdev.com and register with a valid email id.
  • One you sign up there.Log in to your account and you will find developer centre in top most part.
  • Click on it and you will have three more options to choose from.select unlock bootloader.
  • Proceed all other steps as mentioned and you are are asked to submit Submit your key there.
  • You will receive a mail from Htc which includes a unlock_code.bin file. Download it and move it to fastboot folder which is located in programming files.
  • Now type the command "fastboot flash unlockcode unlock_code.bin" and hit enter.Check your device ,you will notice a notification on one m8 to confirm unlocking bootloader. Click on yes.This will unlock bootloder and also erases all data of your Htc one m8.
  • You have a unlocked bootloader device which is ready to accept a recovery to be flashed.

#2a Flash Twrp  On Htc One M8 Using Fastboot:

Twrp on Htc One M8 can be flashed using fastboot or android debugging bridge.
1.Download the the minimal adb and fastboot file and install it.
2.While install the minimal fastboot install it to a location which can be easily accessed.
3.Download twrp for image file and place it in the fastboot folder which you have already installed.
4.Rename the downloaded image file with name recovery (to make it easy to type in command)
5.Open the fastboot folder and right click any where inside the folder and launch cmd there.
6.If you can find the cmd after right clicking just open the command prompt through programs and then type the command cd "location of the fastboot folder".without quotes
7.Now power of the device completely and put in the fastboot mode by power it on holding volume down and power button at the same time.
8.Once the device enters the fastboot mode connect it to a computer using usb cable.
9.Now type the command "fastboot devices" to know if your device is detected.If your device is detected then you are good to go.
10.Type the command "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img"
11.Once the recovery is flashed you can either manually reboot to recovery or type the following command to reboot to recovery "fastboot reboot-recovery" .

#2b Flash Twrp on Htc one m8 Using Terminal:

1.You must be rooted before trying this and enable usb debugging on smart phone.
2.Download any terminal from the playstore.
3.Download the above twrp recovery image file and transfer it to internal storage.
4.Open the terminal command window and type "SU".
5.If you are requested to grant super user permissions then provide them.
6.Rename the file to twrp.img and place it in the roots of the sdcard.
7.Type the command "dd if=/sdcard/twrp.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery".
8.Wait for few seconds till till the flashing process is done and don't interrupt in the process at all.
9.Once done you can reboot into recovery.

#2c Flash Twrp  On One M8 Using Twrp manager App:

Htc One M8 is officially supported by twrp so you can actually install twrp on One M8 using their official app from play store called twrp manager.But using this app requires root access.If your device have root access you can try this flashing using this app and this is the easiest way to install twrp recovery on Htc One M8.
1.Download playstore app and search for twrp maanger app.
2.Download the app and open it.
3.Grant super user permission when asked.
4.Once you grant the permissions do a swipe from the left and you will find several options.
5.Choose the options "Install twrp" and you will be greeted with two more options.One is  device name  and other to install.
6.Click device name and scroll down  and you will find Htc One M8 .Click on it.
7.Now choose which version to be installed and then click on install recovery.
8.App downloads the recovery and flashes it.
9.Once done you can reboot to recovery from the app itself.

#2d Flash Twrp  on One M8 Using CWM:

If you have already installed clockworkmod recovery on your Htc One M8 and you want to move to twrp recovery then you can do it as follows.
1.Download twrp zip fro and transfer it to sdcard.
2.Reboot to cwm recovery and click on install.
3.Navigate to the location where you have placed the zip file and select it.
4.Flash the zip .
5.Now click on advanced options and select reboot to recovery.
6.Once the device reboot you will have  twrp installed on you device.

Final words on flashing twrp on htc one m8:
By following anyone of the above methods you will can install or flash  twrp  on Htc One M8 .Of all the methods flashing recovery through twrp manager is the safest and easiest way to install twrp on Htc One M8.These files are meant for only the international variant of the htc one m8 .Flashing the above files on carrier variant may hard brick the device for sure and we are not responsible for any bricked devices and we all know flashing is always a risky process.

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