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How To Install ClockworkMod Recovery for HTC First

The latest HTC First socialite is very good assistant for elite Facebook’s users as it connects you with world through Facebook Home, when it comes to operating system, the phone shines with Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 4.1 user interface. Everything we’re talking about is great but if you’re still not satisfied, you can improve phone usability by installing custom ROMs, tweaks and MODs that is possible via custom recovery, even it can be used to perform backups and wipe, and well-known ClockworkMod recovery for HTC First is now available, thanks to recognized XDA developerFlyhalf205.

This guide shows you how to install ClockworkMod recovery for HTC First. Make sure the bootloader of your phone is unlocked, be sure to check this guide to unlock the bootloader. Use a Windows PC with USB driver installed, you can use HTC Sync to get drivers.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.


Step #1: Download the Fastboot package to your PC.

Step #2: Unzip the downloaded file into C drive.

Step #3: Download the ClockworkMod recovery for HTC First from here [XDA Link].

Step #4: Copy the downloaded .img file to fastboot folder that you have unzipped in C drive earlier.

Step #5: Uncheck fastboot in the rom in power options and then turn off your HTC First.

Step #6: Reboot your HTC First in fastboot mode, to do so reboot phone by holding down volume down and power buttons until you enter in bootloader mode, in bootloader menus use volume keys to highlight and power button to select the fastboot mode.

Step #7: Once you’re in fastboot mode, plug phone to PC using a USB cable.

Step #8: Open up command prompt, you can get it under start menu>programs>accessories.

Step #9: Issue the following command on command prompt, it will take you to fastboot folder:


Step #10: Issue another following command, it will shows you the serial number of your HTC First, if it doesn’t show that, your phone is not connected with PC properly, ensure that phone drivers are installed on PC properly:

fastboot devices

Step #11: Enter another following command to install recovery now (replace the “name” with file name you downloaded in step 3:

fastboot flash recovery “name”.img

Step #12: Once the installation is done, enter following command to reboot phone:

fastboot reboot

Step #13: Unplug phone from PC.

That’s it, the ClockworkMod recovery is now installed on your HTC First. If you experience any error, leave a comment, you can also visit the original thread of XDA, link is given in first step.

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