You know that a company is serious about its commitment to the custom ROM and after-market development scene when custom recovery come out even before the the device has started shipping. Such is the case with HTC U Ultra (codenamed oce), and HTC’s commendable support for development, that the company’s latest flagship product — for a while until HTC 11 drops by — that will be shipping in March to USA, already has a TWRP recovery available.
Direct your words of appreciation and thanks — if you intend to buy this one — towards the recognized XDA developer and contributor, Captain_Throwback.
Although there are numerous custom recoveries on the internet, the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) is the go to choice for android enthusiasts and developers due to its open source nature and its ease to build.
The TWRP recovery that has been ported to HTC U Ultra comes with version 3.0.3-0, while we should see a full official TWRP soon, once the device starts hitting users, including developers.
At present, The HTC U Ultra TWRP recovery has issues with rebooting the device into recovery mode, but that can be easily fixed when HTC releases the kernel sources of HTC U Ultra. The official TWRP app, as of yet, does not show HTC U Ultra as a listed device but we expect it to reflect the changes soon with upcoming updates.
A gentle reminder that the latest Android Nougat update has a funny way to mess up with your device by failing to register your security pattern when you restore a backup from the recovery.
Even the popular devices such as Nexus 6 and OnePlus 3 are plagued with this issue. If you’re unsure about issues and concepts like DM-verity, please give them a look beforehand.
We also ask our readers to kindly go through the known issues and problems before flashing the recovery on your device to minimise any chances of your device getting bricked.
Wish to check if TWRP officially supports your device? Download official TWRP app from the Play Store. Happy Flashing!
Those interested can find the development thread on for the U Ultra TWRP over here.