The HTC Desire 610 now has the TWRP Recovery available to install for any device owners looking to customize their devices.

A custom recovery on a HTC Desire device is great for anyone who is looking to take better backups. Any of the main custom recoveries allow you to take NANDroid backups — like taking a complete backup of all your data at once. All you need is one tap on the ‘Backup’ button from the main display and you’ll get all data backed up immediately. Those 610 owners who then go on to root the device can install the NANDroid Manager application from the Google Play Store. The NANDroid Manager let’s users restore certain partitions at a time if you only want to restore one things and not everything, such as your apps.

HTC Desire 610

Files You Need

  1. Download and install ADB on your computer. We show you how to install ADB on Linux, ADB on Mac and ADB on Windows.
  2. Download the TWRP file for your 610 from Team Win’s website found on this page.
  3. Installing a custom recovery does void the manufacturer’s warranty, so HTC will not fix your device for free once you complete this guide. You may, however, install the stock recovery later down the track on your 610 device and the warranty will start working once again.

Installing a Custom Recovery on the HTC Desire 610

  1. Set up the adb on your computer and keep the folder open where you have the adb waiting.
  2. Download the TWRP file and extract it on the desktop. Shift the TWRP over to the same folder as your adb so they are both in the same directory.
  3. Connect the Desire 610 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
  4. From within your adb and TWRP folder, hold the Shift key and right-click the mouse to bring up a new menu on the computer.
  5. Choose to open a new command prompt window here from that same menu.
  6. Type the first command: adb reboot fastboot
  7. The HTC Desire 610 smartphone should now be in fastboot mode and ready to flash the recovery.
  8. Type the next command: adb flash recovery your_file_name.img
  9. Once you replace the code where it says your file name and hit the enter key, your TWRP Recovery will be flashed on the device.

We recommend you boot the HTC Desire 610 device up in that custom recovery before you start using your device normally, so you do not wipe the custom recovery. You can do that by reading how to enter recovery mode on the HTC Desire 610 smartphone using the hardware keys and an application from the Google Play Store.

Those wanting to now gain rooting rights over the Desire’s internal system can find out how to root the HTC Desire 610 using the SuperSU and the custom recovery you just installed.

Additionally, you can check out how to root the HTC Desire 610 using the Towelroot one-click rooting method if you are running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.