After posting similar guide for HTC U11 Plus, HTC’s latest mid ranger HTC U11+ gets root treatment along first unofficial TWRP recovery build as well. Senior members “twinnfamous” and “nkk71” at XDA have posted first unofficial TWRP build for HTU 11 Life, thus once you install twrp recovery on your device then further you can root it via Magisk. If you own an HTC U11 Life and wish to root and install TWRP recovery on it, then we are here to help on that. In this guide we’ll show you the step by step process to root HTC U11 Life and install TWRP recovery on it. If you think you are all set to go then follow the complete instructions in sequence to root HTC U11 Life and install TWRP recovery on it.
Once you successfully install TWRP recovery on your device, you would be able to flash different custom ROM like Lineage OS, CyanogenMod or others along mods and tweaks via TWRP recovery. On the other side, a rooted device allows you to modify the system files including removing bloatware (unnecessary apps), setting third party apps as system file, overclocking CPU and much more.
How to root and install TWRP recovery on HTC U11 Life
Before you begin:
Charge your device battery to a safe level, it must be above 70%
Download and install latest HTC USB drivers on PC. Download here
Install ADB & Fastboot drivers on PC, follow this guide to install the adb-fastboot drivers within 15 seconds.
Enable USB debugging on your device. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging.
If you can’t see the Developer options in settings menu, then you need to enable them. Go to Settings > About device > Tap the build number 7 times until it says ‘You are now a Developer’.
Ensure bootloader is unlocked on your device if not, follow this guide.
How to install TWRP recovery on HTC U11 Life
Download TWRP 3.1.1-0 Recovery for HTC U11 Life – Download
Save the downloaded TWRP recovery file in a new folder on your PC.
How to root HTC U11 Life via Magisk
Download the Magisk Zip from this link.
Connect your device to PC and copy the downloaded Magisk zip on the internal storage of your device.
Now it’s the time to reboot your device into TWRP recovery mode.
Your device will enter recovery, now flash the Magisk zip from there.
Once done, simply reboot your device and enjoy the freedom to flash custom ROMs and tweaks on your HTC U11 Life.
That’s it! If you have successfully flashed TWRP recovery and rooted HTC U11 Life, give us your feedback and share it the guide with others.