Here’s the super awesome tool TWRP recovery for Sprint HTC One E8, that would let you backup your device, install ROMs (Marshmallow or any other), flash zip files of mods, transfer files over ADB, and lot more.
With the E8 TWRP recovery, you can also root the device pretty easily. It just becomes a matter of installing the SuperSU using the recovery — and that’s it, your device is rooted.
This recovery is a work of xXminiWHOOPERxX, so all your thanks and support goes to him. The developer says that it’s working fine for his Sprint E8, and doesn’t guarantees working on other variants of HTC One E8 (those not at Sprint, that’s to say).
If you love installing custom ROMs, then TWRP recovery is a must for you for your One E8.
BTW, not only for flashing ROMs, but also for creating robust backup, TWRP recovery proves to be reliable tool. Whatever happens to your device, restoring the backup created from TWRP would get device back to working, in the same state at the time of backup. Having a TWRP backup is the easiest way to unbrick your Sprint One E8.
Let’s now check out how to install Sprint E8 TWRP recovery.
- Sprint One E8 TWRP Recovery — Link
- Sprint One E8
- Don’t try this one any other device!
Important: Check your device’s model no. on free Android app called Droid Info. If you see the model no. and codename mentioned above in the app, then use this recovery, otherwise not. BTW, you can check model no. device’s packaging box too.
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.
Backup important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have backup of all your important files.
Step 0. Download the Be sure to unlock bootloader of your device first. For HTC devices, look at this page for bootloader unlock help. TWRP recovery and SuperSU file from above. Keep them in a separate folder on PC.
Step 1. Download the TWRP recovery file from above. Keep them in a separate folder on PC.
Step 2. Install ADB drivers.
Step 3. Install Sprint One E8 driver.
Step 4. On your Sprint One E8, enable USB debugging. For this:
- Go to Settings > About phone, and then tap ‘Build number’ 7 times or until you see the ‘you’re now a developer’ message pop up.
- Go back to Settings, then choose ‘Developer options’. Find the ‘USB debugging’ option and use its toggle button to enable it. Accept warning by tapping on OK button.
Step 5. Connect your Sprint One E8 to PC now. You will get a pop-up as shown below on your phone when you connect for the first time after enabling USB debugging. Select ‘Always allow from this computer’ checkbox and then tap on OK button.
Step 6. Rename the recovery file to e8-recovery.img
Step 7. Now, open command window in the folder where you have the e8-recovery.img file. For this:
- Open that folder and then left click on empty white space in the folder.
- Now, while holding shift key, right click on empty white space to get a pop-up as shown below.
- Now choose Open command window here option from that.
You will see a command window open up, with location directed to folder where you have the twrp recovery file.
Step 8. Boot your Sprint One E8 into Bootloader/Fastboot mode:
- Power off your device and wait for 3-4 seconds after screen goes off.
- Press and hold Power and Volume down together for 3 seconds and then let go. You’ll enter bootloader mode.
- Now use volume button to navigate between options, and select Fastboot option using power button.
Step 9. Test whether fastboot is working alright. For this, run the command given below. (You can also copy paste the command and then use enter key to run it.)
→ Upon running command below, you should get a serial no. with fastboot written after it. If you don’t get fastboot written on cmd window, then it means you need to reinstall adb and fastboot drivers, or change restart PC, or use original USB cable.
Step 10. Flash Sprint One E8 TWRP recovery now. Use the following command for that.
fastboot flash recovery e8-recovery.img
Step 11. When done, go back to bootloader mode by selecting that option. And then select Recovery option to reboot into recovery mode and check out newly installed TWRP recovery.
Another method to boot into TWRP recovery is to run the command below (works when you command window pointing to recovery’s .img file).
fastboot boot e8-recovery.img
That’s it. Happy flashing!
And let us know if you need any help regarding installation of TWRP recovery on your Sprint One E8. Use the comments section below.
How to boot into recovery mode to use TWRP recovery
Well, the first method given in step 11 always works well.
Or you can use the ADB command below, but first make sure that USB debugging is enabled, and device is connected to PC in powered on state.
adb reboot recovery