29 Jul 2015

Install Twrp recovery on Htc One Max (gsm,sprint and verizon)

If you want to install custom roms on your htc one max then you need a recovery installed first.There are two major recoveries available for this device.One is Cwm and other is twrp.Both recoveries are the best that you can have on any android device.

Htc one max being a flagship is available in three different models.One is international or gsm model and other two are carrier one that is sprint and verizon.While flashing these you have to keep in mind that you are not suppose to choose the recovery which is not meant for your model.

 Flashing custom recovery requires knowledge of some basic fastboot terms.If you are new to this we have a separate guide for you which Will help you to learn some of those commands which are used frequently.You don't need to be an expert in using these commands.They are easy to learn.

As flashing is risky process which we all know about that.So if any thing happens to your htc one max while flashing this we take no responsibility at all.So proceed at your own risk.

Before proceeding further you have to know device specific codes of each available model of current device.Gsm variant has codename as "t6ul",sprint one has "t6spr" as codename and finally verizon has "t6vzw".

Twrp recovery for Htc One Max (gsm,sprint,verizon):

Twrp recovery on Htc One Max (gsm,sprint and verizon)
Twrp recovery on Htc One Max (gsm,sprint and verizon)
About Twrp recovery:
Team win recovery project abbreviated as Twrp 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.
Htc one max twrp recovery
twrp recovery

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Check you model device variant first.This is essential as we don't have a universal one so that it can be flashed on all models without any issues.You have to download according to your variant.
  • Make sure that Htc one max drivers that is sync is already installed on your computer.If you don't have a recovery installed as we are it to bridge connect between pc on device.
  • You must have updated it to latest official software version that is available.
  • Root:Do you have root access on your Htc one max if yes its fine.If not then also don't worry as we are going to start from scratch.
  • Battery: Charge your one max to 100% so that you wont encounter any battery related problems while flashing this rom.
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes contacts,apps,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud networks as flashing twrp recovery requires bootloader unlock which wipes entire data on your device.
  • You must have a unlocked bootloader.If not ,no worries.Follow our first step for this.
  • .Downloads:  Twrp recovery for gsm one max t6ulTwrp recovery for sprint one max t6sprTwrp recovery for verizon one max t6vzw .

#1: Unlock bootloader of htc one max

This is first step is to unlock bootloader which you have go through before installing any custom rom and  is a simple process but it requires a computer with Internet connection.
  • 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 reboot 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 where 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.
  • 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 three options if you explore.
  • Click on unlock bootloader option and select your other supported devices.
  • 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 unlocktoken unlock_code.bin" and hit enter.Check your device ,you will notice a notification on one max to confirm unlocking bootloader. Click on yes.This will unlock bootloder and also erases all data of your Htc one max.
  • You have a unlocked bootloader device which is ready to accept a recovery to be flashed.

#2: Install Twrp recovery on Htc one max 

  • Now download twrp recovery for htc one max for respective model from above link and paste it in fastboot folder.Rename img file which you have copied to fastboot folder as recovery so that it will be easy to type command.
  • Put the device in fastboot mode again using button compinations.
  • Type the command "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img".This will install latest twrp recovery on your htc one max .
One you have installed it just reboot it.Now that you have twrp recovery installed it time for you to try cyanogenmod 12.1 custom rom on your htc one max.

If you have any other queries regarding twrp for htc one max (gsm,sprint and verizon) then leave a comment below.
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