How to Install TWRP Recovery & Root HTC Butterfly

You can now root HTC Butterfly X920D! The process is really simple and anyone can root and install TWRP on HTC Butterfly smartphone of theirs. The root package as well as TWRP recovery for Butterfly are now available. You will need to unlock the bootloader first which is, thanks to HTC Dev, very easy and straightforward. Here is the step by step guide for installing TWRP custom recovery and rooting the device:

Before you Begin:

Following steps are needed to be performed before you move on to the real thing :P.

Step 1: Unlock HTC Butterfly. Head over to HTC Dev website and follow the instructions there.

Step 2: Set up Android ADB on your PC.

Step 3: Download the required files.

How to Install TWRP on HTC Butterfly (Custom Recovery)

Step 1: Extract the TWRP recovery zip file.

Step 2: From the extracted files, run “Start Here.bat” file. Run it as administrator.

This will open Command Prompt.

Step 3: In Command Prompt, execute following command:

adb reboot bootloader

This will put your phone in fastboot / bootloader mode.

Step 4: Once the phone is in the fastboot / bootloader mode, execute following command in Command Prompt:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

This will kick off the process to flash custom recovery (TWRP) on HTC Butterfly. Wait till the process is complete.

Step 5: Execute following command:

fastboot reboot

Your phone will now reboot. You now have TWRP recovery installed on your phone.

How to Root HTC Butterfly X920D

Step 1: Copy the root package ( onto the root of your device’s SD card.

Step 2: Boot your phone in custom recovery mode. To do this:

  1. Switch your device off.
  2. Boot your phone in fastboot / bootloader mode.
  3. Select “Recovery” option to boot into custom recovery mode.

Step 3: In TWRP recovery mode, tap on “Install” button, then select the file that you copied on to the root of your device SD card in step 1.

Step 4: When it asks, swipe the arrow from left to the right to confirm installation.

Wait till the installation is complete.

Step 5: Tap on “Reboot System” option to reboot your device.

via XDA


Rashid Saeed

I blog about the hottest and latest news updates and trends in the smartphone industry - in particular, the Android platform.

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