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How to install TWRP recovery on HTC Desire C [Guide]

HTC Desire C [1]Installing TWRP recovery on the HTC Desire C smartphone is just one of the custom recovery options out there for Android operating systems. Since a stock recovery is only useful for applying updates, factory resetting and wiping the cache partition, some third-party developers made additional recoveries that we call custom recovery. A custom recovery like TWRP recovery has many advantages over the stock recovery; one of those advantages is flashing zip files. Installing zip files from a custom recovery is how you install a custom ROM most of the time and that’s why that feature is so useful. Of course, installing custom ROMs isn’t the only reason you might want a custom recovery. Another reason is you might want to take a NANDroid backup. With NANDroid backups, you can take a snapshot of the ROM completely and save everything. The only thing that comes close to that also requires root access and it’s called the Titanium Backup application. You’ll find that one available from the Google Play Store under the same name.




  1. Download the TWRP recovery from here [3].
  2. Download the file and move it over to the desktop of the computer.
  3. Right-click the file and select the option to extract it here.
  4. Right-click over the .img file and change the name to recovery.img.
  5. Download ADB from reading this guide [4]. You don’t need to download it again if you already have it. You must have ADB on the computer before proceeding.
  6. Hold down the Shift key and right-click the mouse on the desktop to bring up a new menu. Choose to ‘open the new command window here’ from that menu.
  7. Type the command: “adb reboot bootloader” and press enter. Now type “fastboot devices” and press enter.
  8. To finish, type: “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” and it will install the custom recovery on your device.

Now that you have finished installing TWRP recovery on the Desire C smartphone, you can learn how to root the HTC Desire C smartphone [5].