Install TWRP Recovery and Root HTC U11: HTC U11 is the budget friendly smartphone with a sleek design, powerful specifications which perform like the top tier Android smartphone. HTC U11 is packed with a 5.5-inch Gorilla Glass Scratch Resistant display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels at 538 PPI and 6GB of RAM with Snapdragon 835 chipset and Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery.
TWRP recovery is a custom version of stock recovery which is used to flash custom ROMs. It is highly popular and is one of the most preferred methods used while rooting or installing custom ROMs.
If you are a user of HTC U11, then there is incredibly good news for you. You have the opportunity to easily root your device by installing TWRP. All that is needed is unlocking the bootloader of your device which will grant you the root access on your phone with the assistance of TWRP recovery.
The whole process is fairly simple and can be completed within 10-15 min. We have already mentioned that one of the most preferred uses of TWRP recovery is that you can use it to flash custom ROMs on your device with the help of stock recovery. So let us see How to Install TWRP Recovery and Root HTC U11.
Steps to Install TWRP Recovery and Root HTC U11
- First, unlock bootloader of HTC U11
- Download and Install ADB drivers.
- Now, download HTC U11 TWRP recovery ZIP and unzip it.
- Move the downloaded TWRP file to ADB folder and rename the zip file to “TWRP”.
- Enable the USB debugging on your device after enabling ‘Developer Options’ by going to ‘About phone’ and tapping build number 7 times.
- Go to the folder you created in Step 3 and then press “Shift + Right mouse key” and tap on “Open command window here.”
- Now connect your device to the PC using a USB data cable.
- Execute the following command to confirm your device is connected. If your device is successfully connected it will return device serial number. If not, then check your drivers are installed or not.
- Boot your device into “Fastboot” mode and give the following command reboot bootloader
adb reboot bootloader
- Your device will start booting in fastboot mode. Now to flash recovery image on the device type the following command.
fastboot flash recovery TWRP.img
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Root HTC U11 via TWRP Recovery
- Download Magisk zip file and Magisk apk file from above link and save the downloaded zip file into your device
- Reboot your device into TWRP Recovery.
- Switch off your device.
- Press and hold “Volume down + Power” buttons until you see anything on the screen.
- Now in the TWRP main menu, Click on Wipe and swipe to factory reset on the bottom of the screen.
- Go back to the main menu in TWRP, tap on install and select the Magisk zip file which you have saved in your device.
- After selecting the Magisk zip file, do swipe to confirm flash to begin the installation process.
- Once the installation process is completed, You will see Wipe cache/Dalvik option, tap on it and Swipe to wipe.
- After flashing Magisk zip, reboot your device from the main menu.
- Now Install the Magisk apk file.
That’s all! You have rooted your HTC U11 using TWRP recovery. It can be checked by long pressing “Volume down + Power” buttons until your device boots into recovery mode.