HTC Butterfly users can now explore the latest custom features of Jelly Bean firmware with due credit to the Android developers community for release of multiple custom builds. However, users have to install custom recovery and then root their devices.

HTC Butterfly
HTC Butterfly runs on official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. HTC

HTC Butterfly users who wish to install ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery and root their handsets may follow our step-by-step guide below.

IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the device. Before proceeding users are advised to ensure that their devices meet the below-mentioned requirements.


1) Download and install USB Drivers for HTC Butterfly on the computer.

2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging Mode is turned on.]

3) Create backup of all data of the device. If the device is having custom recovery such as ClockworkMod/TWRP installed already, then back up all data using the same since it creates a complete image of the existing tablet set-up.

4) The battery of the phone should have above 80 percent charge.

5) The bootloader of the HTC Butterfly should be unlocked.

6) Installing CWM recovery and rooting the phone will void manufacturer's warranty.

7) The tutorial works only on HTC Butterfly (X920d/X920e/DLXJ); applying this to any other variant might brick the device.

Steps to install ClockworkMod recovery on HTC Butterfly

1) Ensure that ADB and Fastboot is configured on the computer

2) Connect the HTC butterfly to the computer using USB cable and install ADB drivers

3) Download ClockworkMod Recovery from the links below based on the model number of the device. Then copy the downloaded file in the android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory

CWM Touch for HTC Butterfly X920d

CWM Touch for HTC Butterfly X920e

CWM Touch for HTC Butterfly DLXJ

Note: Rename the downloaded recovery .img file to recovery.img for easy use.

4) Navigate to Fastboot/Bootloader Mode. To do so, head over to android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory and open command prompt [Shift + Right Click >> Open Command Prompt]

5) Type the following command and press Enter

adb reboot bootloader

6) The phone will switch off and then boot into Fastboot Mode. Once the drivers are installed, follow the next step

Note: Alternatively, enter Fastboot Mode by switching off the phone and then turning it on by holding the Volume Down and Power buttons together.

7) Now type the following command and press Enter

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

8) After completion of the action, choose RECOVEY from the Fastboot menu and Recovery Mode

9) If the Clockwork Touch Recovery is seen, it means custom recovery is installed

10) From the recovery menu select 'reboot system now' to reboot the phone

Note: To access Recovery Mode, first switch off the phone. Then turn the device on by holding the Volume Up and Power buttons together. The ClockworkMod Touch Recovery menu will arrive soon.

Once the CWM recovery is installed on the HTC Butterfly users can proceed further to root their devices.

Steps to root HTC Butterfly on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean using SuperSU

1) Download SuperSU Root ( for HTC Butterfly to the computer

2) Connect the HTC Butterfly to the computer using USB cable. Then transfer the downloaded root package to the SD card of the phone. Ensure that the file is in the SD card root, not in any folder

3) Disconnect the phone from the computer and then power off the device

4) Enter Recovery Mode by turning the phone on while pressing and holding Volume Up and Power buttons together

5) In Recovery Mode scroll down to 'flash zip from sdcard' using the Volume buttons and press the Power button to select it

6) Select 'choose zip from sdcard' by pressing the Power button again

7) Navigate to the file which is saved in the SD card and select it using the Power button. Then confirm installation on the next screen. The installation should now begin

8) Once the installation process is completed, return to the main recovery menu and reboot the phone by selecting 'reboot system now'

HTC Butterfly running on official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware is now rooted successfully with CWM recovery installed. Open the app drawer in the device and look for an app called SuperSU. Additionally, to ensure that the root method is installed and is working properly verify with Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

[Source: Team Android]