The HTC's new flagship is in the market and you probably are looking for a proper rooting guide. Good news! We have it here. TeamWin already have an official build of TWRP recovery available for download for the device. You need to get the bootloader unlocked on your device to be able to install TWRP recovery. Thankfully, HTC has an official setup to let users unlock bootloader on their HTC devices.
Once bootloader is unlocked, you just need to flash TWRP recovery and few more steps then ta da! For rooting we will recommend, the Magisk installer which will let you hide your phone’s root status when the need be. For example, when you want to use the Android Pay app.
Rooting will void the warranty of your HTC U11. Do it only if you can bear the consequences. We won't be held responsible for any damage caused using the below tutorial.
- Since you will be using ADB and fastboot commands, you will first need ADB and fastboot drivers installed on your PC. Set it up first.
- Bootloader Should must be unlocked. HTC allows its users to unlock the bootloader officially.
- Make sure that USB debugging is enabled on your phone. Go to your settings and under about device hit build number for seven times. This will enable developer options, where you can check USB Debugging option.
- Ensure that your phone’s battery is above at least 60%.
- Download and install HTC USB drivers.
How to install TWRP Recovery on HTC U11
Download the TWRP image (rename it to TWRP.img) for the HTC U11 and move the recovery file to your ADB installation folder. This is usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot unless you changed it during installation.
Connect your Smartphone to your PC with a USB cable and grant any permissions on your phone if prompted.
Now, on PC right click on an empty space in the adb folder. Select Open command window here.
In the ADB command window, type in the following command and hit enter to see your device listed.
If you see a response that is similar to the one shown below, your device is found.
Note: If your device is not found, you cannot proceed. You should check your USB connection and the drivers (reinstall them).
Type in the following command to put your phone is fastboot mode.
adb reboot download
Your device should reboot into fastboot or download mode. It’s a good idea to check again if the device is now connected in fastboot mode.
If your device is found, simply enter the command below to flash the TWRP image file.
fastboot flash recovery TWRP.img
Once flashing is done, you can reboot your phone with a simple command or unplug it and reboot it manually.
How to root HTC U11 with Magisk
Now rooting your HTC U11 is just a piece of cake. Root it with Magisk Systemless Root if you want to continue enjoying apps like NetFlix, Snapchat, Android Pay, etc.
Download the Magisk flashable zip. Connect your phone with PC and transfer it to your HTC U11.
Next, open ADB command interface as before and enter the command given below to boot your device into TWRP recovery.
adb reboot recovery
When in the TWRP recovery, hit Install browse to the Magisk zip and select it.
Swipe to flash the zip file. Once Magisk is flashed, you’ll get Reboot System option, select it.
Then install the Magisk Manager APK and enjoy your rooted HTC U11.
You can disable root access on your device using Magisk manager app. You cannot use services like Android pay on rooted device. For queries drop a comment, Thanks!