In this tutorial we will show you how to install a Custom Recovery and root your HTC One M8. As with every newer HTC Device you will first have to unlock the Bootloader. Instructions on how to do this can be found inside the tutorial.

Backup Tutorials

Google automatically saves your contacts but doesn’t sync other files on your device. Check the following tutorials to completely backup your device.

HTC One M8 Root & Custom Recovery Tutorial

Things we will need

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Important Informations

  • Always use a USB-Port from the backside of your PC
  • Always use the original USB cable
  • Always use a fully charged device
  • Always Backup your Device first

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

HTC One M8 Custom Recovery and Root Tutorial

  1. Download all the files linked under “Things we will need”
  2. Connect your HTC One M8 with your PC
  3. Copy the SuperSU file directly to the root folder of your HTC One M8’s internal storage
  4. Navigate to the ADB folder and launch “Start here.bat”
  5. Now you will need to decide which Custom Recovery to use. We recommend the ClockworkMod but you can also use TWRP
  6. You should now see a command window. To start the installation of the Custom Recovery you will need the enter the following commands and confirm each one by pressing enter (if you want to use twrp you will need to change the name of the .img file) :

    fastboot flash recovery philz_touch_6.25.5-m8.img

    fastboot erase cache

    fastboot reboot-bootloader

  7. Your HTC One M8 should now boot into the bootloader mode. Next you will need to select “Recovery” in the menu screen. Its recommended to do a full backup after accessing the ClockworkMod Custom Recovery
  8. After the backup completed you will need to select “wipe cache partition” followed by “Wipe Dalvik Cache”
  9. Now choose “install zip from sdcard” and choose the SuperSu file previously copied to the HTC One M8 and install the file
  10. After the installation finished choose “reboot system now”. Your HTC One M8 should reboot now and boot directly into Android. You should now have root access to your new HTC One M8 🙂