From time to time, we provide flashable zip files that contains custom recovery for different HTC devices however, going by the comments and mail messages we receive daily on each of this HTC devices for which we have provided the custom recovery, it is clear that most HTC phone users want alternative means of flashing custom recovery on their various phones.
Here, within this page, we discuss alternative method to be used by users that have HTC S-On devices.
If your HTC device is S-On, you may not be able to flash any unsigned zip file on the phone either via the command prompt/terminal or the hboot.
This is for some security reasons. Learn more about the HTC S-On devices here.
Alternative Method for Flashing Custom Recovery On HTC S-On Devices
You have two (2) known alternative methods to flash custom recovery on HTC S-On devices and they are;
1- Via recovery.img Flasher Apps (requires root access)But ONLY the second alternative, the Command Prompt option is approved and recommended to you by Aryk Enterprise which is the only one we discuss here.
2- Via Command Prompt (requires unlocked bootloader)
The number one (1) alternative may get your HTC androice device bricked and thereby render the phone useless for you.
Flashing Recovery.img File On HTC Devices Via Terminal/Command Prompt
First, you need to setup ADB Folder on your Windows Computer by following the guides given here.
Step By Step Guides for Flashing recovery.img File Via Command Prompt
1- First, you need to download the recovery image file for your HTC device from here or here and then, rename the recovery image file to recovery.img on your PC. You should copy the file to your ADB Tools folder. -This would simply make the work easier for you.
2- Open Command Prompt on your Windows PC
3- Put your HTC Android device into hboot (or bootloader in case hboot fails) screen. To boot to hboot screen, simply put off the phone or remove the battery and re-insert it in the phone, press and hold the power + the volume down buttons together until the hboot screen comes up. To boot the phone to bootloader, from the hboot screen, simply press the power button once.
4- Now, connect the phone to the PC and make sure USB appears next to the hboot or bootloader on the phone screen.
5- On the Command Prompt Window type fastboot devices then, hit the enter key -this is to confirm that the PC has detected the phone in fastboot mode. The phone's mode and its serial number should be listed on the next line if the PC has detected the phone.
6- Now, on Command Prompt, type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img and hit the enter key.
Or, alternatively, you may type fastboot flash recovery (drag the recovery image file here) and hit the enter key. Wait few seconds for the operation to complete then, reboot your phone.
Before you can be able to use this method successfully, you need to have your HTC Android device bootloader unlocked first. Visit this page for info on how to unlock your HTC Device bootloader.
If you are using Linux PC, follow the step by step guides on this page.
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