Apart from the lot of websites posting about the ROMs and Cyanogenmod upgrades for the HTC Explorer A310e (pico), many users are still to catch up with the pace as they don’t know how to get into all of this. The HTC explorer is a potential device for the Taiwanese giant to settle it’s roots in the subcontinental soil but guess what? They have pulled back from supporting this little guy and it’s up to the developers and the community to keep it alive in the race and take my word, the XDA guys won’t let you down.
Anyways, let’s get back to our tutorial and see if we can root the pico or not.
- Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
- Back up all contacts to SD card.
- Backup SMS on Android.
- Backup call log on Android.
- Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
- Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
- Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.
Disclaimer: Hack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk. This process voids the warranty of your device.
Steps to Root your HTC explorer:
- Download and install HTC Sync from here so as to install the required driver stuff to make your PC recognise your phone connected.
- Unlock your phone’s Bootloader by following the steps at HTCdev.com. Here goes the link.
- Install a custom recovery( so as to facilitate the installation of supported zip files ) on your phone:
-Download and extract this zip file.
-Run the recovery.bat with your phone in fastboot mode while connected via USB.
- Download Superuser.zip and place it in the root folder of your memory card.
- Boot your phone into recovery mode by pressing volume down+power button and flash the Superuser.zip from recovery( navigate using hardware keys ) .
Holla! looks like we’re done here . If you have followed this post by the words, you now have root access on your phone which means you can now download and install various updates via recovery on your HTC Explorer( don’t worry we’ll be providing you with all that stuff as myself being a user of the pico 😉 ) .