Install TWRP Recovery on Sprint HTC One – How To Guide

You probably already knew that custom ROM based on Android 4.4 KitKat required latest TWRP Recovery or higher version. We soon going to cover Android 4.4 KitKat ROM for Sprint HTC One, that’s why we decided to write an installation process of TWRP Recovery on Sprint HTC One.

This TWRP Touch Recovery file made by tdhite (donate).

If you don’t know then, stock recovery comes with various limitation including lack of backup and flashing a custom firmware ability. On the other hand custom recovery such as TWRP recovery allow you to do various task including ability to flash custom ROMs and other signed zip, backup and restore whole system, can clear Dalvik cache, can fix permission and many more. The latest TWRP Recovery also comes with various added features. Here is a list of features that added to latest TWRP Recovery


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What’s new:

  • Touchscreen driven with real buttons and drag-to-scroll
  • XML-based GUI that allows full customization of the layout – true theming!
  • Settings are saved to the sdcard and persist through reboots
  • Ability to choose which partitions to back up and which to restore
  • Ability to choose to compress backups – now with pigz (multi-core processor support for faster compression times)
  • Onscreen keyboard
  • Decryption of /data
  • Easy selection of internal/external storage



This tutorial is only for Sprint HTC One. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (True Android Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide. [Optional]

2.  Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Percentage on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Sprint HTC One in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Sprint HTC One. [Guide].

5. Your device is rooted. [Guide]

5. The phone has an unlocked bootloader.

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install TWRP Recovery on Sprint HTC One.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. TWRP Recovery For Sprint HTC One [Filename: openrecovery-m7wls-]
  2. Recovery Tools – Flasher or Flashify App Installed

How to Install TWRP Recovery on Sprint HTC One

  1. Transfer openrecovery-m7wls- file to your device SD Card.
  2. For Recovery Tools – Flasher User:
    1. Open then app then tap on Flash other Recovery.
    2. Now select your copied file (i.e. openrecovery-m7wls- and follow onscreen instruction.
  3. For Flashify Users:
    1. Open the app and then tap on Recovery image.
    2. Now select your copied file (i.e. openrecovery-m7wls- and follow onscreen instruction.

You can also flash the image file using fastboot. Copy the openrecovery-m7wls- file to Fastboot directory. Connect your device and boot into fastboot mode, then flash openrecovery-m7wls- using Fastboot (Download). Command: fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-m7wls- then fastboot reboot]

Congrats ! You have successfully installed the TWRP Recovery on Sprint HTC One and you are now free to test latest Android 4.4 KitKat based ROMs as well as old ROMs on your Sprint HTC One. To boot into recovery, first turn off your device and then press and hold Volume Up and Power button together. You should see the TWRP recovery menu soon. [via XDA]


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