Two of the most highly anticipated smartphones that Android enthusiasts were looking forward to have finally be unveiled, one of them has even been released in the market. HTC One M8 was released the very day it was announced, whereas Samsung is going to release Galaxy S5 on April 11th. Developers have already got to work, trying to find ways to tinker with these new smartphones. Chainfire has already been able to root the international GSM LTE variant of the Galaxy S5. Now the Team Win Recovery Project or TWRP for AT&T and Sprint HTC One M8 custom recovery has been released, it’s even compatible with the international HTC One M8 variant.
Before the TWRP custom recovery can be installed but the device’s bootloader has to be unlocked. Sprint isn’t one of those carriers that locks bootloaders, so users are in luck. The international variant comes with unlockable bootloaders, users can easily do so through HTC’s official developers website.
Flashing custom recoveries can be troubling for people who haven’t done this before, so its best to stay away if you’re not capable of doing so. Once you get the hang of it though then its a simple process. For the time being it appears that AT&T HTC One M8 owners can also unlock bootloader through HTC’s developers website, so once that’s out of the way, grab TWRP and get down to the business of flashing.
|Key Specs||One (M8)|
|Processor/Soc Name||Snapdragon 801, 4-core, 2.3 GHz|
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||160 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2600 mAh|
|Complete product data||HTC One (M8) Full specs|