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Brand new to rooting and I have some questions.

OP nikalsaki

20th February 2014, 09:07 PM   |  #1  
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So I used to have a Galaxy S3 and the charging port was jacked up so I was not able to hold a USB connection long enough to be able to root. But now I have an HTC One. I know I can't root yet because I have a Verizon One with 4.4.2. But I have a few questions before I'm even able to root.

Anyway, what is a recovery?
21st February 2014, 08:51 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by nikalsaki

So I used to have a Galaxy S3 and the charging port was jacked up so I was not able to hold a USB connection long enough to be able to root. But now I have an HTC One. I know I can't root yet because I have a Verizon One with 4.4.2. But I have a few questions before I'm even able to root.

Anyway, what is a recovery?

Look, a custom recovery like TWRP or Clockworkmod allows you to root, flash a custom rom, make a backup, restore the system image or wipe the phone. Every single phone has a stock recovery, but this doesn't allow you to do the features of a custom recovery as I mentioned above. The stock recovery only allows you to flash the official firmwares, provided that you have a matching model ID and carrier ID.

So, in basic terms, rooting requires a custom recovery. TWRP is the recommended recovery for HTC One
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