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Install TWRP Touch Based Recovery On The HTC DROID DNA

Touch recovery from the folks at Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) has now made its way onto the recently-rooted, monstrous HTC DROID DNA. In a league of its own for now, I’m sure if you’re here by now, you are already well versed with the screaming specs of this phone and have either rooted it and planning on installing a custom recovery, or are weighing your options. Either way, this touch based TWRP recovery is a must have if you’re planning on an extensive try out of custom ROMs or mods which will be headed the DNA’s way in no time now. Not sure why you need a custom recovery? See our guide on what is ClockworkMod recovery and how to use it. It is by no means what TWRP recovery is actually like, but TWRP recovery will serve the same functions with the added functionality of a touch based interface. More on it and how you can install this recovery on the Droid DNA, after the jump.


The recovery in question is TWRP 2.3, and like its earlier offerings, this recovery’s GUI is fully XML driven as well, allowing you to completely change the entire theme if you really want to get into it.

The recovery is functional in landscape mode as well, and why not, given the huge 5” screen on the DNA. The one down side, for now, is that the theme is undersized and may not look as sharp as one would like it to be on a Full HD screen. Hopefully, this will  be sorted out in no time.

Disclaimer: Follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process



  1. To begin, install Goo Manager on the phone and run it.
  2. When asked for ‘root permissions’, grant them.
  3. Now, hit the ‘Menu’ button in the app and tap ‘Install OpenRecovery’ to begin the installation process.

Once the installation is complete, power off the phone. Now power on the DNA as you hold down the Volume Down key to enter bootloader mode. Using the Volume keys, navigate to ‘recovery’, and select it using the power key to boot into your newly installed TWRP recovery.

For further queries and updates related to this recovery, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers from the link provided below.

[via XDA-Developers]

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