You can now Root HTC One M9 and install a custom recovery like TWRP. The HTC One M9 has been one of the best received flagship smartphones from 2015 and you can now root it using SuperSU Beta. This guide is meant for the HTC One M9 running Android 5.0 Lollipop. First we are going to go over some tips before we start rooting the HTC One M9, make sure to not skip any steps to not brick your device by mistake.
Before Rooting your HTC One M9 and installing TWRP
Before starting to root HTC One M9, Install Custom ROM or modify Android in any way we always highly recommend you create a full system backup. There are several methods to Create a Backup in Android 5.0 Lollipop, bellow we will go step by step on how to successfully create a backup and restore it in case something goes wrong while Rooting your HTC One M9:
- Create HTC One M9 Android 5.0 Lollipop Backup: We have already covered this in an in-depth guide on how to create a Nandroid backup Method 2: Create a cloud backup. We have already covered this in an in-depth guide on how to create Android backup to the cloud
- Install all HTC One M9 USB Drivers: Before we start it is important you have all drivers installed. You can download all HTC One M9 USB Drivers for Windows here
- Have Developer Mode enabled: The last requirement is to have Developer Mode enabled on your device. This can be done by Navigating to Settings > Find your Build Number > Tap it 7 times until a popup appears
How to install TWRP Recovery HTC One M9 Android 5.0 Lollipop
Step 1 – Connect your HTC One M9 to your computer, make sure to have ADB & Fastboot installed.
Step 2 – Download TWRP (twrp-126.96.36.199-hima.img
Step 3 – Copy and paste it in the android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory.
Step 4 – Navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-toolsdirectory and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt).
Step 5 – Type the following command: adb reboot bootloader
Step 6 – Once done, type the following command: fastboot flash recovery twrp-188.8.131.52-hima.img
Step 7 – choose RECOVERY from the Fastboot menu and enter Recovery Mode.
If you wonder how to access recovery mode while booting up your device this can be done by holding Volume Up + Power buttons together and you will be taken directly to the TWRP Touch Recovery menu.
How to Root HTC One M9 Android 5.0 Lollipop with SuperSU
Step 1 – Download SuperSU Root (BETA-SuperSU-v2.49.zip) for HTC One (M9) to your computer.
Step 2 – Connect your HTC One M9 to your Computer
Step 3 – Copy the BETA-SuperSU-v2.49.zip to the internal storage on your device
Step 4 – Disconnect your HTC One M9 from your computer
Step 5 – Turn it off and back on to boot into Recovery Mode
Step 6 – Once you are in the Recovery Mode, scroll down to “flash zip from SD card”
Step 7 – navigate to the BETA-SuperSU-v2.49.zip file and install it.
Step 8 – After the installation is complete, reboot your device.
Step 9 – To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify it with Root Checker