Recovery is an indispensable tool for Android developers and enthusiasts. This tool can do vital stuff such as creating a backup and restoring your previous ROM on your Android phone. Recovery tools provide an escape route if ever developers face a dead end and serve as a lifesaver for a bricked phone.
If you are planning to flash custom ROMs to your HTC One X, it would be wise to flash custom recovery such as TWRP 2.1 on your mobile phone. TWRP introduces a touch-based interface which lets you easily navigate and select commands on the Recovery menu. Read on to learn how to flash the TWRP 2.1 Recovery to your HTC One X.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the HTC One X. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- An HTC One X with unlocked Bootloader and S-OFF.
- Download and Install HTC Sync to your computer. This will ensure that proper USB Drivers are installed on your computer.
- ADB installed on your computer. You can check out this guide on how to flash Android SDK to your computer and install ADB.
- Download the TWRP 2.1 Recovery image (openrecovery-twrp-endeavoru-2.1.2.img md5sum: eebd49ad8e5af9dc696eaecea7cfd349).
- Download the Fastboot package from here (Fastboot.zip, 404.46 kB).
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Phone battery power of 60% or more
- Make sure HTC Sync is not running in the background, as the program could interfere with the rest of the procedure.
- Extract the Fastboot.zip into a folder on your computer.
- Copy the openrecovery-twrp-endeavoru-2.1.2.img to the folder where you extracted fastboot.exe to.
- Turn off your HTC One X.
- Press and hold the Volume Down key and Power button to boot your phone into Bootloader Mode.
- NOTE: Once in Bootloader Mode, use the Volume Keys to navigate and the Power button to select an option.
- Select Fastboot from the the Bootloader menu.
- Connect your HTC One X to the computer via USB cable. The bootloader screen should say “FASTBOOT USB”.
- Open a Command Prompt Window on your computer and navigate it to where the Fastboot program is located.
- NOTE: For Windows 7 users, you can easily open a Command Prompt from a specific folder. Open the desired folder and press Shift and right mouse button on any vacant space in the folder. A menu will appear. Select Open Command Window Here and a command window will appear with the location of the selected folder.
- To make sure that your phone has successfully connected to your computer, type the command
fastboot devices and see if the command returns with the serial number of your phone.
- Type the command
fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-endeavoru-2.1.2.img to flash the TWRP Recovery to your mobile phone.
- Once done, type the command
fastboot reboot to restart your phone.
- To boot into TWRP Recovery, reboot your phone into Bootloader Mode. Choose Recovery from the bootloader menu to boot your phone into Recovery Mode.
Congratulations! You have successfully flashed the TWRP 2.1 Recovery to your HTC One X. You can now easily make a backup of your ROM and/or flash custom ROMs to your HTC One X.