How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on HTC One

HTC One hasn’t been yet launched however it appears that those of xda-designers had already handled to create important guides because of its future customers. Once we have previously showed you, there’s been provided the Unlocking HTC One Bootloader, so as expected, now we are checking regarding how to install a custom recovery image, CWM recovery, within your device. Therefore everything is being ready for that approaching custom ROMs which means only good stuff will be released for HTC’s 2013 flagship. Stick to the lines from below if you want to learn on how to flash ClockworkMod Recovery on HTC One.
CWM recovery is a custom recovery image which will switch the stock recovery that’s being featured on all of the Android based devices. Aside from that, ClockworkMod Recovery is the most used custom recovery tool by worldwide Android users, the app bringing important features and capabilities that can be easily handled. Well, I will instruct you on how to install the same on your HTC One, this is the final part that need to be carried out by those who’re looking forward in upgrading their devices with Android powered custom ROMs firmware.
By utilizing CWM recovery in your HTC One you’ll have the ability to perform backup and restore processes, and also maintenance, optimization, customization methods and even install .zip files from the SD card. And so, in order to complete this guide, firstly you have to start preparing your device for the installation process which will shortly follow.
CWM recovery is really a complex tool that can be installed only on the rooted system, this means that you firstly need to root the HTC One. This aspect implies that the warranty will get void. Once you root the OS, you’re basically getting rid of the manufacturer limitations to enable you to get access to the internal system; so as expected when running this sort of operations the warranty will get void. You possibly can restore the guarantee by unrooting, or if you downgrade / upgrade your HTC One to stock firmware.
At the same time, it is strongly suggested to back-up the data which is being stored in the internal storage memory of the handset as applying this process your entire personal data will be erased. It’ll be best if you save your contacts, calendar information, market applications, messages, call records and generally everything else you might need later on.
At this point, you have to unlock the bootloader of the HTC One as well, or else you may not be able to properly install CWM recovery on your device. For that reason you might experience problems in the future when attempting to apply OTA updates. In most cases, right after unlocking the bootloader and rooting, the OTA update will definitely no longer be available for you, therefore you may need to manually update your device with the official Android firmware.
Your device is now ready for the flashing operation, however for properly installing the CWM recovery tool in your HTC One you’ve still got to do the following tasks:
  • The recovery tool needs to be already downloaded on the windows running computer.
  • Download and install HTC Sync Manager on the same computer
  • Enable the fastboot option by going to the phone’s menu.
  • Make sure the battery of your smartphone has more than 60% power left.
  • Deactivate the security programs and configurations that were installed on both computer and phone.
  • Download Fastboot files and then extract it on the same computer.
  • This step-by-step guide has to be applied only bythe HTC One users or else you’ll end up bricking your Android based device.

How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on HTC One

  1. Download CWM recovery
  2. Copy the file to the Fastboot folder from your computer.
  3. Now, turn off the phone.
  4. Reboot by pressing the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time until the screen turns on. Then, press the power button once to select “FASTBOOT”, after which “HBOOT” will change into “FASTBOOT USB”; in this way you will be able to boot the HTC One into bootloader mode.
  5. Connect the device to the computer via USB cable.
  6. The drivers will now be installed.
  7. Open the Fastboot folder and from there open a command prompt window (hold down the SHIFT button on your keyboard, and right-click on an empty part of the screen and select “Open command window here”).
  8. In the cmd window type “fastboot devices” and press “enter”.
  9. Up next, on the same cmd window type the command: “fastboot flash recovery *filename*.img”; replace *filename* with the name of the cwm recovery file you have downloaded before.
  10. The installation process should begin now.
  11. If everything will go as planned, in the end you should see the “finished / okay” message displayed.
  12. You can now remove the USB cable and reboot your device.
Now, for booting into recovery, you need to do the following:
  • Turn off the HTC One.
  • Reboot by pressing the Volume Down + Power buttons together.
  • Press the Volume Down and select “recovery” option.
  • Press Power button to select the same and wait while your phone is booting into recovery.
  • For rebooting into Android just select “reboot system now”.
Congratulations, you have installed ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery on your HTC One. Now you can easily update your device with a custom ROM firmware, so stay close as we will bring suitable guides for you.

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