News Tips/ Tutorials

Team Win Recovery project support for HTC A9 and Galaxy Grand devices

Team Win Recovery project is undeniably one of the most popular custom recovery tools for Android and it offers the best support to most devices running on the OS. This is what you need in order to be able to flash a custom ROM or completely backup your device before tinkering. TWRP just finished working on two more devices: HTC One A9 and Galaxy Trend from Samsung.





HTC One A9 is one of the most overpriced devices around and it bears the stigma of being considered to look too much like an iPhone. On the other side, Galaxy Trend is one of the cheapest Samsung offerings on the market and it dates back two years with a 4” screen (480 x800p) and 512MB of RAM. The HTC device needs a custom ROM if you want to get rid of the UI changes and the Samsung smartphone could use an overhaul because it is old, sad and lonely.


If you have one of these devices and want to change some of their software, you can grab TWRP for each from the source link below. Happy flashing!


Source: TWRP Galaxy Trend, HTC one A9


News Updates/Software

HTC One A9 from Sprint gets Android 6.0.1 OTA

HTC One A9 will get an update to Android 6.0.1 very very soon. This is the luckiest single Android device on the market at the moment because it is getting an update that only Nexus devices are enjoying at the moment. This smartphone is hooked up to Google somehow because it is getting updates sooner than most other OEM devices and it is receiving the monthly security patches well ahead of other flagships.




HTC One A9 unlocked was the first to get Android 6.0.1 at the end of 2015, and now the Sprint carrier version is getting the same treatment.

This brings A9 to version 1.57.651.1, which brings about the new Android 6.0.1 emojis with some improvements and the following enhancements:

  • Marshmallow 6.0.1 update
  • Battery life improvements
  • addition of Wi-Fi Calling functionality
  • camera feature improvements
  • system enhancements.


The OTA should already be on route to HTC One A9 devices. Just in case you’re not seeing the notification on your device yet, you should be patient because the release could be somewhat slow. Of course, you can grab the 1.86GB RUU file and flash it manually. If you do this you will lose your data forever, so be cautious. Or you can just wait for the update to reach you.


Source: HTC Support via AndroidPolice


News Updates/Software

HTC One A9 and M9 get update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow!

HTC is doing some updates and, by now – if you have one of the targeted devices – you should have already received the update to Android Marshmallow. The devices in question are HTC One A9 and HTC One M9. The devices are getting an ota to 6.0.1 and 6.0 respectively, which makes Mo Versi’s promise made earlier this month true.


HTC One A9



HTC’s Mo Versi announced the update on Twitter yesterday. This brings HTC’s 2015 flagship to Marshmallow Android OS capacity and A9 to max Android speed. This also includes the new Android emojis for A9. Yay!

Mo versi tweet



One M9 gets Doze, better control over app permissions, Google Now on Tap and other goodies.


Source: Twitter



HTC One X9 photos and specs leak online – here’s what a mid-range device looks like

HTC One X9 recently leaked online and now we are ready to spill some secrets for you. X9 hit TENAA last month and we had all the scoop on that, but now it’s time to disclose important stuff like specs and OS versions and all that jazz. The leaks come from China, which makes everything believable, including the render photos below.



The smartphone looks no different than any other new HTC device, and it has some specs that make it look like a mid-range device. Here are some details:


  • 5.5-inch IPS display with 1090 x 1080 p resolution
  • 2.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16 GB on-board storage
  • 13MP main camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • microSD card for storage expansion
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Android 5.0.2
  • 174 grams
  • 153.2 x 75.9 x 7.99 mm.


HTC One X9 will launch next year, but there are no details regarding its official launch yet. Let’s hope this one will help the company sell more because we all know HTC is having financial issues at the moment. At the moment, HTC One A9 is the closest thing to a flagship for the company and we can only wonder if next year will bring a One M10. We shall see.


Source: Android Community



News Updates/Software

HTC One A9 Android 6.0 kernel source released – which device versions get it?

HTC One A9 is starting to become available all over the world and so is its kernel source which became available today. You can find it at the HTC developer center, where you can download it for models already released in Spain, Germany, Austria, Arabic-speaking countries and Turkey.


HTC One A9



There’s not much to say here except that the kernel source is 205MB in size regardless of what phone version you have. There are no US model kernels available at the moment, not even HTC One A9 Google Play editions. As these kernel source codes come out, they will ease developers’ work in creating more customizable builds of Android that can replace the relatively stock build that A9 has, so it’s all good news.


Source: HTC Developer center

News Tips/ Tutorials

HTC One A9 root – here’s all you need to do!

HTC One A9 has been on the market for a little while now and, if you were still considering whether or not you should buy it, now you can rest assured that you can make the best out of this device with your own hands via root (when all else fails to impress you). Below you can find all the steps you have to take in order to root your HTC device. Happy flashing!


HTC One A9



DISCLAIMER: Keep in mind that by downloading, installing and using this procedure you will be the only person responsible if something goes wrong. It is not our fault or anyone else’s fault but yours if your phone gets broken in the rooting process. Don’t forget to backup your data whenever you attempt to change software on your phone because rooting will wipe your data.


Keep in mind there is no official TWRP support for the device yet and there are only unofficial recovery images available for HTC One A9 at the moment.


The following root is based on XDA developer Chainfire’s systemless root you can find in the provided link.

HTC One A9 root instructions:


1.Download the zip for your phone/hardware. (if the version number in the zip file does not match the one in your build.prop, DO NOT USE!)

2. Unlock your phone by using

3. Boot into the download mode/ adb reboot download

4. Unzip the zip file

5. Fastboot flash boot <bootimage name>

6. Boot into bootloader

7. Factory reset the smartphone

8. Flash custom recovery (link for unofficial recovery here)

9. Boot into custom recovery:

  • if /data is not mounted, you can mount it (mount/dev/block/mmcblk0p62/data),
  • unzip,
  • push su.img to /data/su.img

10. Reboot into Android

11. Unzip and install superuser.apk (adb install superuser apk).


You are finished!


Source: XDA Dev