HTC First : Root and Install ClockWorkMod Touch Recovery v6.0.3.2

HTC First is the first ever smartphone with Facebook integration as the lock screen, enable direct access to your Facebook page or Facebook messenger straight from the lock screen. It is the first attempt of Facebook to join the big party in smartphone industry after its great success in social networking. Nevertheless, this is not the first incorporation between HTC and Facebook as HTC Cha Cha with integrated Facebook button was launched back in February 2011. In contrary with HTC Cha Cha, HTC First is a pure touch screen smartphone without Facebook button. HTC First is not a flagship smartphone from HTC but yet attracts the World’s attention during the official launch. It is, however, a brand new concept which is exclusive to other Android devices.

It may not fully distributed around the world but it just cannot stop XDA developers from rooting it. How to root HTC First tutorial is now available in Android Teen with reference to XDA original thread. In this tutorial, we will have to unlock bootloader of HTC First, which is the very first step. Custom recovery for HTC First (CWM Touch) is also available for download and install. And eventually, you will have the full root access to your HTC First. Check out our post regarding the benefits of root before start.

HTC First is equipped with 1.4GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB RAM. It also comes with 16GB internal storage without SD card expansion, 5MP rear camera and 1.6MP front camera, 4.3 inches 1280×720 Super LCD display. HTC First is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware and most probably upgradable to Android 4.2.

Unlock Bootloader, Custom Recovery and How To Root HTC First

Disclaimer: It’s always a risk to modify your device. We, Android Teen are not responsible for any damage or bricks on your device. Your device warranty may void with any mod. Check your devices warranty’s term & conditions before start.(HTC,Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola). Use this guide on your own risk, contact us for help if you face problem.

Pre-requisites & Requirements

  1. HTC First (Ensure correct device model and firmware; Check device model – Go to Settings -> About Device -> Model Number)
  2. Windows-based computer or laptop
  3. Download HTC First USB driver for Windows and install in your computer.
  4. Connect device to computer with USB cable to complete installation.
  5. Skip this step if you have installed the USB driver.
  6. Enable USB Debugging on your device. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Devices.
  7. Make sure your phone is charged to 60% 80% to avoid battery blackout and interruption during this tutorial.
  8. We recommend you make a backup on your data and media files before the tutorial. You may restore the data and files if necessary.

Reminder: Ensure you make a backup before proceed. Unlock bootloader will erase everything inside your device. Besides that, ensure you meet the requirements before proceed. Contact us if you face problem.


  1. CWM Touch Recovery (recovery-clockwork- | 7.50MB) – Source
  2. Superuser ( | 1.71MB)
  3. SuperSU ( | 1.00MB)


  1. Unlock HTC One bootloader. Proceed to official HTC Dev website and unlock your device.
  2. Proceed after you have successfully unlocked the bootloader.
  3. Connect your device to computer via micro USB cable. Transfer the download Superuser OR SuperSU zip file in the root directories of your device.
  4. Setup fastboot in your computer if you do not have it. (How to setup ADB and Fastboot driver with Android SDK)
  5. Power off your device completely.
  6. Enter HBoot Mode by pressing and hold the Volume Down key and Power button.
  7. Navigate and select Fastboot with Volume Up and Down button and use Power button to confirm.
  8. Connect your device to computer.
  9. Download the CWM Touch Recovery from Download Section. Rename it to recovery.img.
  10. Copy it to the C:/fastboot folder in computer.
  11. In computer, open Command Prompt windows. (To Open Command Prompt –>Windows Logo–> Type CMD in search box –>Enter)
  12. Type cd C:\fastboot in the command prompt windows to navigate to your fastboot folder.
  13. Type fastboot erase cache.
  14. Type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img to flash the recovery*.img file to your device.
  15. Press and hold Power button to turn off your device.
  16. Enter HBoot Mode by pressing and hold the Volume Down key and Power button.
  17. Navigate and select Recovery with Volume Up and Down button and use Power button to select.
  18. In Recovery home menu, select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard.
  19. Select OR  and click Yes to install.
  20. Back to Recovery home menu, select reboot system now.
  21. Your device shall reboot with root installed.
  22. Download root checker to check your root status OR open your applications drawer and you should see SuperSU OR Superuser is installed.

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A 17 years old young tech enthusiast who loves Android and smartphone. He love to learn and share Android latest technologies to public users. He likes to play around with custom ROM flashing, customize theme, system tweaking and discussion with other developers on Android development. Now, he owns Galaxy S3, LG Optimus L5, Sony Xperia Z and pre-owned Sony Xperia P, HTC One X, LG Optimus G.
  • James Duffy

    Are there any decent ROMs available yet?

  • Daniel Vasquez Talavera

    please help me im stuck at cwm based recovery

  • Ducsh

    My volume buttons don’t work. Fuck

    • androidteen

      do not get you exactly