You should install a custom recovery on the HTC Desire 612 if you want to start installing custom ROMs, mods, kernels and take NANDroid Backups. The NANDroid Backup feature is available if you install some root applications too, like the ROM Toolbox. So, you don’t need to install a custom recovery for the NANDroid Backup button alone, but it does help if you are someone wanting to flash new ROMs. Having the NANDroid button from your recovery and right next to where you choose to install zip files is ideal to press just before you do upload your files.

We are only recommending people install TWRP Recovery these days and not nothing else like the CyanogenMod Recovery that so many people are talking about. The CyanogenMod Recovery might get better in the future, but it isn’t close to being as great as the TWRP today.

HTC Desire 612

Files You Need

  • Download the custom recovery image for your Verizon HTC Desire 612 from here.
  • You must have the bootloader unlocked on your HTC Desire 612 smartphone before you can go ahead and install TWRP recovery on the device. You will brick your device otherwise.
  • Anyone using the WinDroid toolkit method instead will need to use it on a Windows computer. You will not get the WinDroid toolkit to run on any other operating system.

Installing TWRP Recovery on the HTC Desire 612 for Verizon

  1. Download the WinDroid toolkit directly to the computer.
  2. Extract the file on the desktop so you can use the toolkit.
  3. Connect the HTC Desire 612 to the computer with the USB cable.
  4. You may find that the unlocked bootloader button from the WinDroid toolkit does not work for your device. That’s when you will need to pay for Sunshine instead.
  5. Click the button to flash the TWRP Recovery from the main WinDroid user-interface.
  6. Wait for a few minutes for the toolkit to flash the custom recovery on your Desire 612 smartphone.
  7. Reboot the smartphone and close down your WinDroid toolkit before you leave.

In conclusion, that’s how to install TWRP Recovery on the HTC Desire 612 smartphone. You should find the rooting button from the same WinDroid toolkit will also root your device.