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How to install CWM recovery on HTC Desire 816 [Guide]

HTC-Desire-816 [1]Some people prefer granting root access on the HTC Desire 816 smartphone so they can install more apps. If you want to fully customize your device, you’ll probably want a custom recovery to go with your root access. The custom recovery means you can load your custom ROM zip files and completely change the UI as you know it. Your new ROMs can sometimes come pre-rooted, with all stock apps removed for added performance, new features, faster and with new layouts that you prefer using in comparison to how your device comes out of the box.




  1. Download and install the HTC sync manager [3] on your computer.
  2. Download the CWM recovery file for the 816 device from this link [4] directly to the computer.
  3. Boot the HTC Desire 816 smartphone in bootloadermode/fastboot mode and run the executable file on the computer.
  4. Wait until the custom recovery is installed on your device and then boot it up in the custom recovery mode if you want to root it.
  5. Download the SuperSU file [5] and make sure it’s at the root of your SD card.
  6. Tap the ‘Install’ option from your recovery mode menu.

That’s all you need to root HTC Desire 816 smartphone and install SuperSU to grant the rooting permissions for your new apps, custom kernels and custom ROMs. You can hit up the XDA Developers website if you are trying to find a place that stores your ROMs.