How to Flash a Custom Recovery on the HTC One V

With alone root access on your HTC One V, you can just install root-only apps, but with the help of a custom recovery, you can do some other things as well. Like, you can install custom ROMs and for the security purpose, you can take a backup of your current ROM. All this can be done via custom recovery and here’s how you can install the widely popular ClockworkMod Recovery on the HTC One V.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You should have rooted your device using the procedure given here.

2. Your device should have at least 60% of battery life left.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. ClockworkMod Recovery Image (Download link’s given in the first post)

2. Fastboot

III. Installing ClockworkMod Recovery on the HTC One V:

1. Put both the downloaded files onto your Desktop.

2. Rename the Recovery Image you downloaded to recovery.img. It’ll make it easier to remember.

3. Extract files from the Fastboot archive to your Desktop.

4. Turn OFF your device using the Power button.

5. Now, while your device is turned OFF, press and hold the Volume DOWN+Power buttons together to reboot your device into the HBOOT mode.

6. Select the Fastboot option from the HBOOT menu.

7. Connect the device to your PC using the USB cable.

8. Open a Command Prompt Window on your Desktop. This can be done by pressing and holding the Shift key on your keyboard and right-clicking on any empty area on the screen, choose the Open command window here option.

9. Type in the following command into the Command Prompt Window:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

10. It should install the CWM Recovery on your device.

11. After the recovery is installed on your device, just reboot it by issuing the following command:

fastboot reboot

12. Your device should reboot.

Great! You now have ClockworkMod Recovery on your HTC One V with all of that great features you have been waiting for for a long time.

IV. Flash a Custom ROM (Optional):

1. If you are ready to flash custom ROMs on your device, head to the How To Flash a Custom ROM on the HTC One V to learn how to do that.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

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    • Mahesh Makvana

      It just works fine! Let us know if you’re stuck on a specific step, so we can help you out.


  • Jon

    I can’t get flashing the recovery to work. It just tells me ” ‘fastboot’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file”

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Do you have the “fastboot.exe” file in the same folder where you’ve launched the Command Prompt Window? If the “fastboot.exe” file is in a sub-folder, then copy it from there and paste onto your Desktop.

      Hope it helps!

  • Tyler Tracy

    OMG, Stuck on the

    “This build is for development purposes only” screen. I have a US Cellular One V can’t seem to figure out how to do it using the CWMR website either. Help Please!

  • Tyler Godwin

    It says:

    c:fastboot>fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    error: cannot load ‘recovery.img’

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Hey Tyler,

      Are you sure the “recovery.img” file exists in the C:Fastboot folder on your PC?

  • YSK

    I cant find the download link for ClockworkMod Recovery Image in the first post as u say. Please post the download link in comment

  • Axel skx

    Where can I get Clockworkmod recovery? link has been dissapear!

  • moamenfarid

    i cant get the link for downloading cwm RECOVERY IMG pls help