Root and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on HTC One S [Tutorial]

HTC One S users can access apps requesting Super User permission by rooting the device. Users can also opt for ClockWorkMod (CWM) Recovery, which is necessary to install a custom ROM. CWM Recovery is useful for One S owners looking to update to firmware beyond the Android 4.1 offered by the manufacturers, such as Android 4.1.2 or Android 4.2, or even custom versions of the stock ROM.

Readers looking to root an HTC One S and install CWM Recovery should follow this tutorial. However, IBTimes UK warns its readers it will not be held responsible for any damage caused to the device during installation. Please note that rooting a device voids any applicable warranty for the product.


  • Ensure back-up of all important data
  • Ensure device has at least 80 percent battery charge
  • Enable USB debugging
  • Ensure all necessary drivers are installed on the HTC One S
  • Ensure bootloader is unlocked

To Install CWM Recovery on HTC One S

  • Download HTC One S' All-In-One Toolkit and extract the file to any convenient location on a computer
  • Connect the device to the computer with a USB cable. Navigate to and run the .exe file located in the extracted folder
  • In the HTC One S' All-In-One Toolkit window, choose CWM and then click on Flash Recovery
  • To boot into CWM Recovery, turn device off and re-start by pressing Volume Up and Power buttons. Now, navigate to Recovery using Volume keys

CWM Recovery is now installed on the HTC One S.

To Root HTC One S

  • Boot device into Recovery and choose Boot into Recovery option under Commands section in the toolkit
  • Tap Do Command
  • Choose Perm Root (GB/ICA) under Extras section in the toolkit and then tap Run
  • Reboot the device (to do so, choose Reboot Phone under Commands section in the toolkit and then tap on Do Command). Unplug device

Congratulations... the HTC One S should now be rooted with CWM Recovery installed.

[Source: Android Jinn]