How to Root Verizon HTC One and Install CWM Touch Recovery

Good new to all Verizon HTC One, if you recently bought the new HTC one android smartphone and looking for a easy way to root and Install CWM Touch Recovery on your phone. Then you are at the right place, Today XDA member Flyhalf205 released the CWM Touch Recovery for the Verizon HTC One smartphone. HTC one is the latest device from the HTC mobile and one of the most popular smartphone in the market now. How to Root Verizon HTC One and Install CWM Touch Recovery is now available in THe below mention tutorial allows you to unlock your bootloader and helps you to install the CWM Touch Recovery and root your phone. This guide is only for the Verizon HTC One smartphone, and don’t try this method on any other HTC one variants. After the Rooting you can enjoy lots of benefits on your smartphone such Install custom ROMs, Themes, Rooted applications etc.

The below mention guide is bit long, but not so hard. It only take s20 to 30 minutes to complete the task on your device, But remember rooting you device will void your warranty. Before you get down to rooting your HTC One, follow all the steps very carefully on your device and don’t ignore any steps. So read the the guide again and again before you get started. In this guide first we have to Unlock the bootloader of HTC One, after that install custom recovery and then root the device.

Root Verizon HTC One and Install CWM Touch Recovery

Root Verizon HTC One and Install CWM Touch Recovery


Pre-requisites and Requirements

a) Before following the guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get the Backup your android device click here. So in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file. Read also how to take the backup of WhatsApp messages and restore it.

b) Once the backup files is saved on your device or on your desktop, after that Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.

c) Make sure that your Verizon HTC One  battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.

d) Download the Latest Verizon HTC One USB drivers on your PC and install it to start the root process. You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide.

 e) Install the Android SDK (really you only need the fastboot.exe and adb.exe)

After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one on your Verizon HTC One. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and don’t ignore any of them.

How to Install CWM Touch Recovery on Verizon HTC One

Step 1. First and most important step is to unlock the bootloader of HTC one. Read this Guide to Unlock the bootloader of Verizon HTC One

Step 2. After Unlocking the bootloader. Download Recovery file from below mention links:-

Touch –….3.6-m7vzw.img
Classic –….3.6-m7vzw.img

After that copy the recovery.img file into the Fastboot folder. C:\Fastboot

Step 3. Now turn off Your HTC one Smartphone and boot into fastboot mode(hold down the Power button and Volume Down key at the same time and then selecting ‘Fastboot’ from the menu using the ‘Power’ button), after that connect your device with a computer via USB cable.

Step 4. Now Go on your Computer and open the Fastboot folder on your desktop. C:\Fastboot

Step 5. From the Fastboot folder hold the Shift key down on your keyboard, and then Right-click inside the folder. Select Open Command Window Here from the right-click menu.

Step 6. Now on command prompt windows type the following command:

fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-

Boot into HBOOT and select recovery

That’s it!! now the custom recovery is installed on your device and you are ready to root your device.

How to Root Verizon HTC One Phone

Step 1. Download the file from here and save it on your desktop.

Step 2. Now copy the file on your HTC One device, Once the file is copied on your device. Turn off your device and reboot to recovery by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power buttons till you see the Boot menu screen. Then press the Volume Down button till you see Recovery highlighted, and then press the Power button to boot to Recovery mode.

Step 3. Now all you have to Flash the file from recovery. Once the file is flashed on the device, your device will get the root access.

Now your Verizon HTC One is rooted to confirm the root download the Root Checker application from Google play store and verify the root access.

via – Droid-Life

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