One of the hottest smartphones of 2014 has been available for over two weeks now. Some customers just don’t think the stock experience offers what they need, luckily there are a host of customization options on Android provided that the relevant tools are available to unleash that power. The Team Win Recovery Project or TWRP can come in handy when flashing custom ROMs. It has already been available for the AT&T and Sprint HTC One M8. Now TWRP recovery for HTC One M8 on Verizon has finally been released.
The guys at TWRP took a bit more time in getting this out for Verizon’s variant, despite the fact that Big Red was the first carrier to sell the device in the U.S. Its understandable why this happened. Verizon places some of the strictest restrictions on its variants, so it can take some time to get around all of them.
However, before a custom recovery can be flashed on Verizon HTC One M8, its bootloader needs to be unlocked. That’s not easy to do if you’re on Verizon. The risk of bricking your phone is also there, and even if you don’t, the procedure voids your warranty. If the TWRP recovery isn’t your cup of tea, and you’re more of a Clockwordmod kind of guy/gal, then there’s an unofficial build available for download as well.