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How To Install TWRP Recovery HTC U11 (Windows & Mac)

Install TWRP Recovery HTC U11: HTC U11 is HTC’s 2017 flagship, a flagship that may help HTC in catching up with Samsung and LG in the smartphone market. HTC lets you unlock the bootloader on your HTC U11, the next step after unlocking the bootloader is installing a custom recovery. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install TWRP using mac and using windows.

install TWRP using mac

How To Install TWRP Recovery HTC U11 (Windows & Mac)

Warning

We are not responsible for any bricked devices. You are doing this at your own risk.

Pre-Requisites

Unlock the bootloader on your HTC U11 by following the steps listed on HTCDev. Select all other supported models in the dropdown.

Download TWRP recovery for HTC U11 from here, rename the file to TWRP.img.

Windows users make sure you have the proper drivers installed. Try the Naked ADB drivers or the Universal ADB drivers if you don’t already have drivers installed.

Windows users download platform (SDK) tools from Here. From SDK Manager, download only platform-tools to get ADB and fastboot binaries. You can also try installing Minimal ADB from here. If you use minimal ADB, make sure to place TWRP.img file in minimal ADB folder.

Mac users need not worry about drivers, but you need to download and unzip the Mac fastboot package. Also, place the file TWRP.img downloaded above in the same folder.

Step 1 – Enable USB Debugging

On your HTC U11, go into Settings -> About and find the Build Number. Tap on it 7 times and you will get a message You are now a developer. Press back and go into Settings -> Developer Options and enable USB debugging.

Step 2 – Boot into Download mode

Follow our step by step guide linked below to boot HTC U11 into download mode.

  1. Turn Off your HTC U11
  2. Press and hold the Volume Down + Power keys for around 5-6 seconds
  3. You will now boot into download mode

Once in download mode connect your HTC U11 to your PC/Mac using a usb cable.

Step 3 – Flash Recovery

Install TWRP using Windows

Windows users press Windows + R key on keyboard and type in cmd. This will open command prompt. In command prompt type

fastboot devices

If your HTC U11 is connected properly your device will be listed. If no device is listed it means, drivers were not installed correctly.

Fastboot devices

Next issue below command

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

If everything went well you will get a message like below.

Recovery Installed

Install TWRP using Mac

Mac users navigate to Finder -> Applications -> Utilities and open Terminal app. In Terminal app navigate to folder where Mac fastboot package was extracted.

In Terminal type

./fastboot-mac devices

If your HTC U11 is connected properly your device will be listed. If no device is listed it means, drivers were not installed correctly.

Next issue below command

./fastboot-mac flash recovery twrp.img

If everything went well you will get a message like below.

Mac fastboot flash recovery

Step 4 – Reboot into Android

Windows Users

Windows users can type in below command in command prompt to boot back in Android on HTC U11

fastboot reboot

Mac Users

Windows users can type in below command in command prompt to boot back in Android on HTC U11

./fastboot-mac reboot

How to Reboot Into TWRP Recovery

Android System recovery is now replaced with TWRP recovery. Follow our step by step guide linked below to boot HTC U11 into recovery mode and you will boot into TWRP recovery.

How to Boot HTC U11 into Recovery Mode