ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery is used to flash custom ROMs and to take a backup of Android devices. Here we will be going through a guide to install ClockworkMod and root HTC Sensation. HTC Sensation is a 4.3 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen, Dual-core 1.2 GHz Scorpion running on Android Gingerbread.
ClockworkMod recovery has been upgraded to version 6.0 which is faster with improvements.
The guide is only for HTC Sensation and cannot be tried on any other device.
We cannot be held liable of any damage done to your device while following the below mentioned procedure.
Install ClockworkMod Recovery on HTC Sensation
Mae sure that device is S-Off.
Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.
Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.
Download ClockworkMod Recovery file from here (PG58IMG-cwm-184.108.40.206-pyramid.zip) and rename the file to PG58IMG.zip from PG58IMG-cwm-220.127.116.11-pyramid.
Copy the file to your device SD-Card.
Switch off your device and Boot into HBOOT mode. You can do that by powering device on and holding down the Volume Down button. When you get a message saying “Do you want to start the update” then press press Volume Up button and start the installation of ClockworkMod Recovery.
Once installation is complete reboot your device by pressing Power Off. Delete PG58IMG.zip file from your SD card when your device boots up.
ClockworkMod recovery 6.0 is installed on your HTC Sensation.
How to root HTC Sensation
Download HTC All in One Rooting Tool Kit (One_X_All-In-One_Kit_v1.0.rar) and CWM-SuperSU-v0.98.zip.
Copy CWM-SuperSU-v0.98.zip to your device SD-Card without extracting.
Boot into Recovery. You can select “Boot into Recovery” option from HTC Sensation Rooting Toolkit.
To flash Super User Zip, select “install zip from sd card” and “Choose zip from sd card” and navigate to Super User Zip file and select to install.
Wait for few minutes for the file to flash and select the option “Reboot system now” from the main menu of recovery.
HTC Sensation is now rooted and ClockworkMod Recovery installed.