Install CWM/TWRP Recovery on HTC One Max International/Sprint/Verizon/Chinese [How To – Guide]

To balance the ongoing war between the phablets, HTC brought up its One Max, the maxed out version of its flagship HTC One. The HTC One Max is quite similar to the One in terms of look, hardware specs and features, but has a bigger size only. The phone sports a full HD 5.9″ display with 373 ppi, 4 MP ultra pixel camera at the back and a 2.1 MP camera on the front. Powered up with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core CPU clocked at 1.7 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU. A RAM of 2 GB is there as well and under the hood it has got a 3300 mAh battery. Additionally the One Max has got a finger print scanner at the back. HTC One Max has different variants including International, China (Dual Sim), Sprint & Verizon. The device runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Let;s get back to the topic. In the following post we will be having a look on how we can install a CWM [ClockworkMod] or TWRP recovery on the HTC One Max. You may be looking out for a method, to overcome the need I’ve explained it in simple and easy words below. In case you are not familiar with a custom recovery, then let’s learn a little about a custom recovery first.

A custom recovery allows you to install custom roms, mods etc. Along with these, you can make a Nandroid backup, this helps you a lot as you can move back to the previous working state of your phone at any time you want if you have backed up your current system. In some cases, to root the phone you need to flash SuperSu.zip file in the custom recovery, having installed the recovery may help you while in some cases to install the recovery easily, you need to have the phone rooted. You can also wipe cache and dalvik cache of your phone using a custom recovery.

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Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is HTC in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Pre-requisites to install CWM/TWRP Recovery:

    1. This guide is only for HTC One Max International, China, Sprint and Verizon. Don’t try this on any other phone.
    2. You must have Android ADB & Fastboot drivers installed on your computer. Follow our full guide here.
    3. Your phone’s bootloader must be unlocked. Follow our full guide here.
    4. Your phone’s battery must be charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any power issues during the flashing process.
    5. Make sure that you backup your important contacts, call logs and text messages. Although it is not necessary in case of flashing a CWM recovery, but still having backed up is a safe thing.
    6. Use the OEM data cable only to establish connection between your PC and Phone.
    7. Alright! Follow this guide to the letter now.

Downloads:

HTC One Max International:

CWM Recovery:  recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.4.5-t6ul.img

TWRP Recovery: openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.0-t6ul.img

HTC One Max China

CWM Recovery: recovery-clockwork-6.0.4.5-t6dug.img

HTC One Max Sprint

CWM Recovery:  recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.4.5-t6spr.img

TWRP Recovery: openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.0-t6spr.img

HTC One Max Verizon

CWM Recovery:  recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.4.5-t6vzw.img

TWRP Recovery: openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.0-t6vzw.img

How to Install CWM Recovery on your HTC One Max:

  • Download CWM Recovery for HTC One Max carefully from the above links.
  • Place the downloaded recovery.img file in the Fastboot folder that you created using our ADB & Fastboot Guide. You may rename the recovery.img file for your ease.
  • Boot into the recovery mode on your phone. To do so, turn it off completely, then turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power Button. You should be in the Hboot mode now. Select fastboot here.
  • Highlight bootloader here in Fastboot mode by pressing volume down key.
  • Connect your phone to your PC now.
  • Open the Fastboot folder and hold shift and right click on any empty area inside the Fastboot folder.
  • Click on “Open Command Window Here“.
  • Now in the command prompt type the following command:

Fastboot flash recovery recovery.im file.

  • This will flash the CWM recovery in your phone quickly. As soon as the flashing process is finished, remove your phone from your PC.
  • Boot into Hboot mode [Volume Down + Power Key].
  • Select Recovery in Hboot mode and you should see the CWM Recovery.

How to Install TWRP Recovery on HTC One Max:

  • Download TWRP Recovery for HTC One Max carefully from the links above.
  • Place the downloaded recovery.img file in the Fastboot folder that you created using our ADB & Fastboot Guide. You may rename the recovery.img file for your ease.
  • Boot into the recovery mode on your phone. To do so, turn it off completely, then turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power Button. You should be in the Hboot mode now. Select fastboot here.
  • Highlight bootloader here in Fastboot mode by pressing volume down key.
  • Connect your phone to your PC now.
  • Open the Fastboot folder and hold shift and right click on any empty area inside the Fastboot folder.
  • Click on “Open Command Window Here”.
  • Now in the command prompt type the following command:

Fastboot flash recovery recovery.im file.

  • This will flash the TWRP recovery in your phone quickly. As soon as the flashing process is finished, remove your phone from your PC.
  • Boot into Hboot mode [Volume Down + Power Key].
  • Select Recovery in Hboot mode and you should see the TWRP Recovery.

Want to Root your HTC One Max now? Check out: Root HTC One Max International/China/Verizon/Sprint – [How to – Guide]

That’s all with flashing CWM or TWRP Recovery on your HTC One Max. In case you got any queries or face any difficulties regarding this post, feel free to contact us. We will try our best to help you out. Thanks All!


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    didn’t find the TWRP for the HTC ONE MAX

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