How to install custom recovery and root the HTC One M9 so you can have fun with roms and tweaks

How to install custom recovery and root the HTC One M9 so you can have fun with roms and tweaks
Android developers have reacted remarkably quick to the HTC One M9's introduction. Although many of you are yet to even touch the smartphone, its bootloader has already been unlocked, a functional custom recovery has been developed, and rooting is possible in a pinch! To show you how easy it is, we'll walk you through the steps involved in flashing TeamWin's custom TWRP recovery and rooting with SuperUser on the One M9. The only prerequisite is an unlocked bootloader, which you can learn how to do yourself in this tutorial.

Ready to make your One M9 hand over the keys to the castle? Hold on tight, 'cause here we go...

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

can anybody tell me what is this S-Off thing ? i mean what is the difference ? i ain't pay a $25 for just making it!!!

2. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

i dont know now but when i had htc rezound, s-off made OTA update possible without relocking the bootloader. with s-on, the device had to be relocked to receive OTA ICS from verizon. And then unlock the bootloader again to root it. i am sure there are other benefits too.

3. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

S-Off is kind of Security Off. You can flash anything you want, you can go back to stock with leaving any traces, you can change the CID of your phone to any region you like and you can convert it to play edition and so on.. Unlimited possibilities. But the question here is, do you really need all this or just a rooted device? Even bigger question, who the hell is going to buy M9? :p

6. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Me HTC M9 is NOT that hot. And sense 7 is awesome

4. torr310

Posts: 1669; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I hope we can unlock the damn Samsung bootloader!

5. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

cant wait for viper rom

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