[TUTORIAL] Root HTC explorer
I decided to create a clean tutorial (as the method started with several bugs and issues) for those who want to root their HTC explorer.
will be editing it as new improvements appear.
btw, this will NOT change anything in your phone, it just make root access possible, if you want overclock and ext-2/3/4 partitions posible look here
once you finish rooting with this tutorial.
1. Install HTC Sync on your PC
you can download it from: www.htc.com/www/help/htc-explorer/#download
(needed so computer recognises commands)
2. Unlock your phone's bootloader
- Following the steps in www.htcdev.com/bootloader
HTC Explorer isnīt listed as a working device yet but it has been tested and works perfectly. Choose "all other supported models" when selecting device.
3. Add a recovery
That will allow you to install .zip ROMs. You can access to it in the menu android phones have when booting the phone after removing-inserting the battery and pressing "volume down" and "power" buttons simultaneously. (Other phones have different button combinations).
- Download A310E Recovery.zip
- extract it in any window on your PC (ie: C:\HTC)
- run the recovery.bat
with phone in fastboot mode (first option in the "3 android menu" ) and connected with usb.
I edited the recovery.bat and removed any unnecessary commands so no errors occur
Done! You got the recovery installed if no errors, you can now install any compatible .zip ROM or app.
4. ROOT the device
- Place this Superuser.zip
file somewhere in the microSD first.
- Go into Recovery mode ("volume down" + "power")
- install Superuser.zip
with the option "install .zip from sd
" from the recovery menu.
Note: after rooting dont restore to factory setting if you donīt want to end up in a bootloop, if this or similar happens you have to install a custom rom to fix it.
once rooted my advice is to install "link2sd". Excellent application after making a fat32
partition of your SD with programs like MiniTool partition wizard
It moves all applications directly to the SD when configuring it in automatic mode. (the entire application, not like the inbuilt phone option). See post # 9 for instructions.