Root & Install ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery on HTC Sensation XL

Root HTC Sensation XL and install ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery. HTC Sensation XL is a 4.7 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen smartphone having 16 GB Internal storage and powered by 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor. We will be going through the guide to root HTC Sensation XL and install ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery.

Rooting voids warranty of your device and to regain warranty you will have to install official firmware.

The guide mentioned below is only for HTC Sensation XL and not for any other device. You can check Model number of device by going to Settings >> About phone.

We cannot be held liable of any damage done to your device while following the below mentioned procedure.

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%.

Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.
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Install ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery on HTC Sensation XL

Unlock bootloader of HTC Sensation XL by heading to official HTCdev website.

Download the Fastboot zip file to flash. Download Fastboot (Filename: Fastboot.zip).

Extract the files to a folder named as “Fastboot”.

Download Recovery image for HTC Sensation XL from here (recovery_for_1.28.img).

Copy the “recovery_for_1.28.img” file to “Fastboot” folder.

Enter into Fastboot Mode by switching off your device and switching on in bootloader mode and navigate to select “fastboot option”.

Connect device to your computer via USB Cable.

Open “Fastboot” folder on your computer and click on “Open command window here” to open command prompt window.

Enter the following command-

fastboot flash recovery recovery_for_1.28.img

Disconnect device now.

You have installed ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery on HTC Sensation XL.

Root HTC Sensation XL

Download SuperSU (UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.00.zip).

Download “SuperSU” to SD- card of your device.

Connect device to computer using USB cable.

Switch off device enter into recovery mode. Boot device into download mode. Press and hold Volume Down, Home, Power till device turns on and then press Volume Up to enter download mode.

Select “Install zip from SD Card” and then “Choose zip from SD Card” and select “UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.05.zip” file to flash.

Select “Go Back” and select “reboot system now”.

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