CWM Recovery for HTC One M8 with One Click Installer!

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CWM RECOVERY INFO
Name CWM Recovery
Version 6.0.4.8
Stability Good
Credits ClockworkMod

  WARNING!

Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

  GUIDE: CWM RECOVERY FOR HTC ONE M8

Before you begin with guide instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.

  STEP 0: CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.

To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be M8!

Do not use the procedures discussed here on any other variant of HTC One M8 or any other device of HTC or any other company. You have been warned!

  STEP 1: BACKUP YOUR DEVICE

Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.

 ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS

  STEP 2: INSTALL LATEST DRIVER

You must have proper and working driver installed on your windows computer to be able to successfully flash CWM Recovery on your HTC One M8. If you are not sure, follow the link below for a guide to install driver for your HTC One M8 on your computer.

 HTC ONE M8 DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS

 STEP 3: UNLOCK BOOTLOADER

 Skip this step if your device is already bootloader unlocked.

Use must first unlock the bootloader on your HTC One (M8) before proceeding with the guide below. Without unlocking the bootloader you won’t be able to use fastboot commands to flash the recovery on your device.

Check out our step-by-step guide (linked below) on unlocking the bootloader on HTC One M8.

► How to Unlock HTC One M8 Bootloader

   STEP 4: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  DOWNLOADS

Download the CWM Recovery Image and One click recovery installer file given below. Transfer both the files to a separate folder on your computer.

 CWM RECOVERY IMAGE

DOWNLOAD LINK  |  File name: recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.4.8-m8.img (13.4 MB)

ONE CLICK RECOVERY INSTALLER

DOWNLOAD LINK  |  File name: one-click-recovery-installer.zip (920 KB)

  STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Important Note: Backup important files stored on internal SD card of your device, so that in case a situation arises requiring you to do a factory reset after flashing CWM Recovery, which might delete internal sd card too, your files will remain safe on PC.

  1. Prepare your phone:
    • Enable developer options: Go to your phone’s Settings » select About phone » Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Build number” seven times to enable developer options.
    • Enable USB Debugging: Open phone’s Settings » select Developer options » Tick the “USB debugging” check-box (under Debugging section).
  2. Connect your phone to PC with a USB cable and if a pop-up screen shows up on phone asking you to Allow USB debugging for the computer, make sure you tick the checkbox and tap OK.
    Authorize-computer-for-USB-Debugging
  3. Disable Fastboot! On your HTC One (M8), go to Settings » select Power (or Battery) and there, look for the option Fast boot. Make sure you it is not checked, and is thus disabled, so that you can fully Power Off your device to be able to boot into fastboot mode.
  4. Extract the installer file one-click-recovery-installer.zip (using 7-zip free software, preferably). You’ll get the following files:
    • one-click-recovery-installer.bat
    • adb.exe
    • adb-linux
    • adb-mac
    • AdbWinApi.dll
    • AdbWinUsbApi.dll
    • fastboot.exe
    • fastboot-linux
    • fastboot-mac

    └ The only file that matters for you is one-click-recovery-installer.bat, you can ignore others (but DON’T delete any).

  5. [!Important] Rename the the CWM recovery image file you downloaded above from recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.4.8-m8.img → TO → recovery.img
  6. Paste the recovery.img file to the folder where you extracted the files in the Step 4.
    └ Both the one-click-recovery-installer.bat file and recovery.img file should be in the same folder along with all the other files we got in Step 4.
  7. Double-click/Run the one-click-recovery-installer.bat’ file and follow the simple on-screen instructions like ‘Press any key to continue..’ to install CWM recovery on your HTC One M8.
    └ Note: In case the script gets stuck on < waiting for device > (see image below) for more than a minute or so, then it means you don’t have proper drivers installed on your computer for your HTC One M8. Follow the drivers installation guide provided above for troubleshooting driver and other connectivity issues.
    Device-not-found-waiting-for-device
  8. Once the CWM recovery is flashed successfully, your device will automatically reboot into system.

That’s it!

You have successfully flashed CWM Recovery on your HTC One M8. It was easy to install, right? Let us know how you plan to use it in comments below.

 icon-hand-o-right BOOTING INTO HTC ONE M8 RECOVERY MODE

  1. Power off your device and wait 4-5 seconds after lights go off.
  2. Press and hold Volume Down + Power key together and release the Power key once the Screen turns on, but keep holding the Volume Down key. You will boot into Bootloader mode.
  3. Press Volume Down button a few times to select Recovery option, and then press Power key to reboot into recovery mode
    └ For further help, check out our detailed guide on → How to Boot into HTC One M8 Recovery Mode

Your suggestions and queries, if any, are most welcomed!

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