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Top 3 Custom Roms For Htc Explorer Revised Edition


People said this day wouldn’t come but they refused to run ! Yes my friends when Htc Explorer came in the market its low specs made people think that this deivice wouldn’t see many custom roms , well but they are wronged again ! This little beast boasting a 600 mhz arm v7 cpu and a adreno 200 gpu has now over 50 custom roms ! And that’s where our job begins ! we tried ALL roms one by one and stripped the list to TOP 3. It was a hard choice but we did it and we proudly present the revised edition of top 3 custom roms for htc explorer.

 

3)   Cyanogenmod 9.1 for htc explorer

The legend continues last time it was also the part of our top 3 and it is again ! Now when every thing works for this rom we don’t have much to say ! if you want to boast your device to some one well do it the ics way !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features

Runs on Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4.

and has hardware acceleration the ics way !

What Works

Everything !

you can download the rom here .

2) Miui JB 2.10.26 

Well it has been new ! but packed with butter feature of jellybean and and miui smoothness acceleration .

FEATURES

  • Ultra smooth
  • boots in less than 15 secs
  • the awesome miui look
  • JB acceleration (project  butter)

you can download the rom here.

1)Cyanogenmod 10 

What’s better than a fast cyanogenmod jellybean rom waiting to be flashed in your device !

WHAT WORKS

– Boots(duh)
– Bluetooth
– Camera(stills/camcorder/panaroma)
– RIL
– GPS (untested)
– Audio
– Wifi
– Project butter
– Video Recording(forgot to include patch in alpha#2)
– Hardware Acceleration
– SD Card

WHAT DOESNT WORK/BUGGY

– Video Decoding

You can download the rom here.

 

Honorable mentions —

Jaggyrom,miui v4 ics,cm 7.2 .

If you want any rom to be included plz let us know !

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Miui JB 2.10.26 For Htc Explorer


MIUI JB 2.10.26 For Htc Explorer beta 1

Time for a change ! You all must have used cm 10 by sakindia123 now its time to pump your explorer using the miui jb .Its again ayushrox a senoir member on xda who made this rom. This rom is filled with features and has a mouth watering appeal because of its smoothness and useability!

FEATURES

  • Ultra smooth
  • boots in less than 15 secs
  • the awesome miui look
  • Jellybean accelaration ( Project butter)

Installation Process

  1. Download required files and updates from below :
  • MIUI JB 2.10.26  from downloads section  here.
  1. Copy the downloaded files to the (Root directory of) your sd-card.
  2. Reboot your device to Custom Revovery
  3. [Optional but, Recommended] Do a Nandroid Backup of your current ROM.
    1. Now from recovery main menu and select Wipe Data option.
    2. Confirm data wipe by selecting Yes.

Now flash MIUI JB 2.10.26 using steps below

  • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
  • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
  • Now select miui v4  build #3 downloaded earlier.
  • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.

Flash Latest Google apps  for JB in CWM recovery.This one has working Google Now and voice search!

  • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.

Select Choose Zip From SD Card and MIUI JB 2.10.26  is installed on you handset.
Reboot and enjoy!

Cyanogenmod 9.1 ( stable – 10/11/2012 ) for Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570


And the releases keep on coming.This time its not Cm10 or CM9, it is Cyanogenmod 9.1.And this is a stable release as well.Though it does not have many changes, yet they are very major ones, the usb tethering working being one of them.So, here are the screenshots, changelog and the flashing instructions.

> CyanogenMod 9.1 ( stable – 10/11/2012 ~ 9pm GMT+2 )

* Fixed bmlutils
* Fully fixed USB tethering

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 ICS based rom using clockwork mod recovery. Follow these steps :
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select cm-9-20121110-UNOFFICIAL-tass.zip downloaded earlier.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
  7. Flash Latest Google apps for ICS in CWM recovery.
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
  8. Select Choose Zip From SD Card and the nightly is installed on you handset.
  9. Reboot and enjoy!

Watch this awesome video of latest CM9 being run on galaxy mini

 

CyanogenMod 10 (nightly – 20/10/2012) for Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570


Jellybean on our mini is really nearing perfection now and the last couple of builds really do suggest it.This one does not have any major changes but are there any left really?So, here is the changelog, screenies and the flashing instructions.

> CyanogenMod 10 ( nightly – 14/10/2012 ~ 4pm GMT+3 )Previous nightly

* Fixed data graph background (with a little “hack”, thanks to ic92 for pointing out where the problem is)
* Fixed network location (no other modifications required)
* Fixed issue that Google location services prevented device from entering deep sleep
* Improved CRT animation performance
* Fixed calendar and weather layouts on lock screen (thanks to mr.faridcom)

> CyanogenMod 10 ( nightly – 20/10/2012 ~ 4pm GMT+3 )latest

* Improved UI performance (some additions in kernel)
* Improved battery usage data accuracy
* Removed some things to save some space on /system (system size: ~153MB)

 

Installation Process

Disclaimer : Do It At Your Own Risk!

  1. Download required files and updates from below :
  • Unofficial   CyanogenMod 10 nightly  from here.
  • Latest Google apps for JellyBean.
  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 android 4.1.1 jellybean based cyanogenmod 10 rom using clockwork mod recovery. Follow these steps :
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select ROM downloaded earlier.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
  7. Flash Latest Google apps  for JB 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 nightly is installed on you handset.
  9. Reboot and enjoy!

Cyanogenmod 9.1 for Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570


Now this is good, real good.Cm 9.1 really is super smooth with awesome looks and great stability of ICS.Thewhisp has released CM9.1 for our mini with almost all things working and mark my words it is really really smooth indeed.There are no glitches, no hangs and moreover the panorama and gps is fixed.So here we go with the chagelog, screenshots and the flashing instructions.

Changelog and features

* Fixed some overlay issues (recent apps thumbnail, signal indicator, text editing buttons)
* Fixed live wallpapers
* Fixed some other minor issues
* Re-sized CM and stock wallpapers
* Fixed issue when google location service prevented deep sleep
* Some other minor changes in the kernel
* Fixed GPS and fixed data usage

Screenshots

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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 ICS based rom using clockwork mod recovery. Follow these steps :
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select cm-9.1.0-GT-S5570-tass.zip downloaded earlier.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
  7. Flash Latest Google apps for ICS in CWM recovery.
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
  8. Select Choose Zip From SD Card and the nightly is installed on you handset.
  9. Reboot and enjoy!

Watch this awesome video of latest CM9 being run on galaxy mini

 

MIUI v4 For HTC Explorer/Pico


The devs never stop , once again it is proved when a fully stable miui v4 was released for htc explorer.

ayushrox a senior member at xda-developers released his build #3 a fully stable miui v4 based on cm 9.1.

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FEATURES

  • fully stable
  • boots in less than 15 secs
  • the awesome miui look

Installation Process

  1. Download required files and updates from below :
  • MIUI  build #3 from downloads section  here .
  • Latest Google apps for ICS .
  1. Copy the downloaded files to the (Root directory of) your sd-card.
  2. Reboot your device to Custom Revovery
  3. [Optional but, Recommended] Do a Nandroid Backup of your current ROM.
    1. Now from recovery main menu and select Wipe Data option.
    2. Confirm data wipe by selecting Yes.

Now flash miui v4 build #3 using steps below

  • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
  • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
  • Now select miui v4  build #3 downloaded earlier.
  • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.

Flash Latest Google apps  for JB in CWM recovery.This one has working Google Now and voice search!

  • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.

Select Choose Zip From SD Card and miui v4  is installed on you handset.
Reboot and enjoy!

 

How to Get the Latest Walkman from the Xperia S, T, and V on any ICS/JB Device


Now this is something really really cool indeed.As we love having different things from different devices on our “non-compatible” phones, we cannot help but enjoy features such as the Sense lock screen, TouchWiz, Blur (riight), Timescape, and more. One feature that has not gotten a whole lot of press is the Walkman player present in the Xperia S, T, and V devices. This player is featured pack with visualizations, equalizers, smooth animations, transitions, and everything that one expects of a music player this day and age. Luckily, for those who would want to get one of the aforementioned devices but cannot really bring themselves to spending more money on newer devices, XDA Forum Member Rizal Lovins has you covered.

The dev has successfully extracted and ported the Sony Walkman Style and Gallery applications from the Xperia series. The app in its current state has a few quirks including how the widget does not work as well as the SenseMe feature. However, the newer ports from the Xperia T music player seem to have solved quite a few issues with background and album art not displaying properly. One last thing is that the modded app can be installed on most devices sporting ICS, so as long as they are rooted.

Please drop by the thread and test these apps out, and leave some feedback for the dev to work out the kinks so that this can become a fully working port.

 Hi Guys …

I share the Walkman Player from Xperia S running ICS & I replace some icon

This Walkman application extracted from My Xperia S and work fine on other device running ICS/JB/CM9/CM10/MIUI ICS/AOSP/AOKP

You can find more information in the original thread.

INIT.D SCRIPTS BY CRONICCOREY


INIT.D SCRIPTS BY CRONICCOREY

Are you fedup of getting notifications that your phone storage is low or linking and moving apps to sdcard or ext partition then here is a solution for you. A senior member, croniccorey of xda developers have shared some scripts which aims to achieve stable and fast A2SD and D2EXT. INT2EXT scripts are new and faster then D2EXT, They are also the first universal INT2EXT method released.You can find official thread here

Features:

A2SD
-Moves /data/app to /sd-ext
-Moves /data/app-private to /sd-ext
-Works with EXT 2/3/4 filesystems
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot
-No symlinks

A2SD+
-Moves /data/app to /sd-ext
-Moves /data/app-private to /sd-ext
-Moves /data/dalvik-cache to /sd-ext
-Works with EXT 2/3/4 filesystems
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot
-No symlinks

A2SD++
-Moves /data/app to /sd-ext
-Moves /data/app-private to /sd-ext
-Moves /data/dalvik-cache to /sd-ext
-Moves /data/data to /sd-ext
-Works with EXT 2/3/4 filesystems
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot
-No symlinks

D2EXT
-Mounts /data to /data_internal and /sd-ext to /data
-Works with EXT 2/3/4 filesystems
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot

D2EXT+
-Mounts /data to /data_internal and /sd-ext to /data
-Leaves /data/dalvik-cache on internal for speed
-Works with EXT 2/3/4 filesystems
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot

INT2EXT
-Mounts /sd-ext to /data
-Works with EXT 2/3/4 filesystems
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot
-No symlinks
-First universal INT2EXT method

INT2EXT+
-Mounts /sd-ext to /data
-Leaves /data/data on internal for speed
-Works with EXT 2/3/4 filesystems
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot
-No symlinks
-First universal INT2EXT method

INT2EXT4
-Mounts /sd-ext to /data
-Works with EXT 4 filesystem
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot
-No symlinks
-First universal INT2EXT method

INT2EXT4+
-Mounts /sd-ext to /data
-Leaves /data/data on internal for speed
-Works with EXT 4 filesystem
-ZipAligns /data/app on every boot
-No symlinks
-First universal INT2EXT method

Prerequisites:

-Rooted Rom with init.d support
-SD-EXT partition

SD Card Partitioning:

Partition 1 – Fat32
Partition 2 – Ext 2/3/4

Install:
(Instructions based on ClockWorkMod recovery)
-Download Appropriate Script Below
-Place on root of your sdcard
-Reboot Recovery
-Select “install zip from sdcard”
-Select “choose zip from sdcard”
-Select “CronMod-****_signed”
-Select “mounts and storage” category
-Select “format /sd-ext”
-Reboot

(IF YOU ALREADY USE A A2SD/D2EXT/INT2EXT SCRIPT THEN YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE IT COMPLETELY)

Downloads:

INT2EXT

INT2EXT+ (Recommended and featured in CronMod 1.0.6)

INT2EXT4

INT2EXT4+

Final Releases:

A2SD

A2SD+

A2SD++

D2EXT

D2EXT+

 

Credits :croniccorey

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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Features

What Works

-Audio
– FM Radio(Use Spirit FM from Play Store)
– Hardware Acceleration
– RIL
– Bluetooth
– Wifi
– GPS
– 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

   Build#4

– 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.

    Build#3

  • 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 !

Jaggyrom for Htc Explorer/Pico


After explorer came into the market really very few custom roms where out there. Its good specs were overshadowed by less number of users .JaggyRom  was the first to greet the explorer. And why would you prefer this rom ? Cause it has every feature of the phone working and is the most widely famous rom for htc explorer.JaggyRom is based has android 2.3.5 and sense 3.5 UI .JaggyRom is  by jaggyjags  a senior member at xda.You can see its screenshots below, followed by a feature list, change log,download and install instructions.

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Features

It can be said the most complete and stable rom for htc  explorer out there. Its other features are as follows –

  • Rooted
  • Kernel by yannou90.
  • Ext-2,3,4 partition support.
  • task killer tweak for speed
  • Apps2sd enabled
  • BusyBox installed
  • Booting HTC Sound dissabled
  • Dalvic-cache to SD enabled
  • Deodexed
  • Zipaligned to optimize Ram usage at every boot.
  • +135mb free internal memory at startup.
  • “ES file explorer”, “Easyinstaller” and “A2SDGUI” preinstalled.
  • Dissabled scrolling cache.
  • Blue theme with scrolling glow.
  • CRT on/off animation.
  • Advanced quick settings.
  • Swipe to remove notifications.

 Change log of version 3

  • Fixed CRT issue (sometimes rebooting after a call)
  • Added advanced quick settings
  • Added Adrenaline engine!

Increase touchscreen sensitivity
✔ Less RAM usage through zipalign. | World first smart zipaligning
✔ Reduced /dbdata, /data, /sdcard usage of *.db files and faster database access. | World first smart sqlite optimizing
✔ Faster disk access through remount script (noatime, disabled barrier etc) | World first smart remounting
✔ Better network throughput from TCP tweaks and 3G tweaks
✔ Tons of prop tweaks
✔ Overall Better Performance and Battery Life
✔ Less lags through LMK Tweak and Various VM Tweaks
✔ Faster SDCARD Read/Write Speed
✔ Bypass website like thepiratebay.se

– Added Bravia and Xloud engline.

Bravia engine: Improve screen quality of the display (You’ll see improvements when you view a photo, watch movies, play games

Xloud engine: will make the volume more louder, sound quality is crispier and very clear than stock, and bass issues from stock will be fixed

Blue Theme (system, dialer, keyboard, etc…)

Installation process

IMPORTANT: you need recovery by yannou90 with ext support to use this rom, please follow step 3 from this tutorial (or 1 to 3 if you have not rooted your phone yet).

1. Backup your existing ROM first (steps a to e):
a. Reboot into Recovery menu.
b. Select “Backup and Restore”
c. Select the “Backup” option (don’t remember the exact text)
d. When done, select the Reboot System option
e Connect phone to PC using data cable and copy the folder clockworkmod from the sdcard to somewhere on your PC in case its needed for restoring later.

2. Prepare your SD card, using MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition,
a. move all existing data on the SD Card to your PC and delete all files from it. RESIZE your existing FAT32 partition to a size where your unallocated space is at least 1GB but not more than 2GB.
b. Create a new ext4 Primary partition using all the unallocated space.
c. Apply changes

[I’ve written RESIZE in CAPS because when I tried deleting and creating the FAT32 and ext4, my phone didn’t recognize the formatting as valid. So I allowed the phone to reformat the sd card and then did it using resize FAT32 instead]

3.Download the latest version of JaggyRom from here.    [GoogleApps included]

  • Copy the latest version of JaggyROM.zip to the sdcard root. Don’t place in any folder. Rename it to update.zip
  •  Select “Wipe data/factory reset” option. Note that this option is present in the Recovery menu and is not the “Factory Reset” option available outside of Recovery menu. \
  •  Select “Install zip from SD Card” and “Apply /sdcard/update.zip” and confirm.
  • Once done, select “reboot system”

First boot takes a little longer than expected so be patient and don’t try to reset the device. The JaggyROM boot screen will show up: amuse yourself with the animation and refrain from touching the device Once booted up, let it sit a while longer to stabilize before unlocking the screen.And Enjoy !