CyanogenMod 9.1 for Htc Explorer/Pico

You own a htc explorer and are tried of its android 2.3.5 ? Are you afraid of using the sense UI forever ? Well we have got a good news for you- today we are gonna showcase   CyanogenMod 9.1 for Htc Explorer. It was 8th august 2012 when explorer proved to the odds that even the so-called “low-ends” can get a tasty treat of ics . sakindia123  a recognized developer and some other devs  at xda were successful in building a cm 9 for htc explorer from source. Since then within two weeks it became a daily driver with working camera. So here follows some screenshots ,features,change log and instruction for flashing.

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What Works

– FM Radio(Use Spirit FM from Play Store)
– Hardware Acceleration
– Bluetooth
– Wifi
– Video
– Camera(Taking Pictures)
– USB Tethering(3rd party app WORKS)
– Voice Search

What Doesnt Work
– Video Recording(3rd party app may work)
– HQ Videos stutter a bit

Change log


– new kernel with qdsp5 backported from htc golf (audio / adsp)
– new audio abstraction layer
– Added back support for avi file in CM9 source, since could not get libmmparser to work without source.


  • Superuser issue fixed(Su itself is fixed,no need for SuperSU)
  • Camera now works
  • Much faster than before
  • Updated source code to CyanogenMod 9.1.0
  • Many other fixes by lirokoa like overlays,bluetooth etc

Installation Process

Disclaimer : Do It At Your Own Risk!

  1. Download required files and updates from below :
  1. Copy the downloaded files to the (Root directory of) your sd-card.
  2. Reboot your device to Custom Revovery (Press Home + Power Button).
  3. [Optional but, Recommended] Do a Nandroid Backup of your current ROM.
  4. Now from recovery main menu and select Wipe Data option.
  5. Confirm data wipe by selecting Yes.
  6. Now flash this the rom you have downloaded (it is a zip file)  using clockwork mod recovery. Follow these steps :
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select the rom you  downloaded earlier.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
  7. Flash Latest Google apps  for ICS  you downloaded earlier  in CWM recovery.This one has working Google Now and voice search!
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
  8. Select Choose Zip From SD Card and the rom is installed on you handset.
  9. Reboot and enjoy!

hope you liked ICS for htc explorer and if you haven’t flashed it yet fo it straight away or you might be losing the chance to unleash the beast out of the explorer !


About techgeekal

15 year old kid ..interested in android , Custom Roms, apps and blogging!!!

Posted on September 1, 2012, in Android, cyanogenmod, HTC EXPLORER, Ice cream sandwich and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. viber call and skype call not working

  2. can u please guide to detail of ” flash this rom..” how to do a flash?

  3. I guess you will have to edit this post. The cyanogen mod 9.1 build #7 has all features working for everyday use. Video recording works. Some of the bugs were fixed. Although one bug that I noticed was that at times (rarely), when there are a lot of apps in the background, the notification bar shows up blank when you pull it down. Locking the screen again and opening it after some time resolves this bug. Don’t know why.

  4. after flashing..can we download apps from play store??

  5. thanks alot 1st i tried jaggy rom n nw dis 1 thanks alot yr..:) 😀

  6. its work,par play store nahi aa raha or message me keypad badal nahi raha,pehle n72 me aata he vaisa aata tha is me maja nahi aa raha,agar uska koi upay ho to plz reply me

    thnx,it works great

  7. temple run not working

  8. camera doesnt work..!bluetooth and ring tones too…!
    any alternatives..?
    can i get back to same 2.3.5 which i used earlier..
    pls reply…

  9. now i hav downloaded build 3..evrything is fine but video recording and gps doesnt work..any solution..?

  10. really awesum work bro.i hav downloaded build is working without any bug..
    thanks to the developers

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