Team Win Recovery Project developer have created a version of TWRP which can be installed on HTC One M9. The recovery is reported as fully working and you can go ahead to learn how to install it on HTC One M9.
Even before the official release on the markets, developers have started to create custom mods and the TWRP Custom Recovery is a good way to start. Every Android has a stock recovery installed by default but it is limited on what it allows you do to. While a Custom Recovery offers much more options.
TWRP team of developer have made the TWRP image file available to download and you can install it on your HTC One M9 even if you don’t have root access. Below you are going to find both guide to install TWRP on HTC One M9 with and without root access.
Install TWRP Custom Recovery On HTC One M9 Without Root
The first thing you have to do is to download and install the necccesary tools. To install TWRP Custom Recovery On HTC One M9 without root you will need the platform-tools from Android SDK. Go to Android Studio and install Android SDK. Then download only platform-tools to get ADB and Fastboot binaries.
It suggested to use a Windows PC and you must have USB drivers properly installed because your computer will not recognise the phone. If you haven’t already installed any USB drivers than download and install drivers from here.
The next step you have to do is to enable USB Debugging. If you haven’t done yet or you don’t know how to do, we have created our guide How To Enable Developer Options and USB Debugging.
Download TWRP Custom Recovery for HTC One M9 here. Rename the file to twrp.img
Now go to your computer and open a Command Prompt and type the following code:
adb reboot bootloader
It will put your phone in Fastboot Mode. Next you will need to find the twrp.IMG and put it on the same folder as ADB and Fastboot binaries.
Open the Command Prompt window and type the following code to flash the TWRP file.
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
After the flashing procces finish type the following code to reboot the phone.
Please Note: After flashing the Custom Recovery, in many devices it will be replaced in the first boot. To prevent this you have to find the right key combination to enter in Recovery Mode. Find this key combination for your device and after typing the fastboot reboot command you need to press and hold the proper keys so your device will boot to TWRP Recovery. If you don’t follow this step you will need to install the recovery from the beginning.
Install TWRP Custom Recovery On HTC One M9 With Root Access
Download TWRP Custom Recovery for HTC One M9 here and rename it to twrp.img. Place it to the root folder of the phone.
Download the app called Terminal Emulator and install it. Open the app and run the following code:
dd if=/sdcard/twrp.img of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/recovery
TWRP Custom Recovery will be installed on your HTC One M9. Turn of the phone and boot into Recovery.