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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 !

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 9 ( stable – 27/10/2012 ) for Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570


It has been about a month since an update to the CM9 version of our galaxy mini is given and now its finally out.Mind you there were CM9.1 releases and CM10 releases but Cm9 has come back almost completely stable and fully working.There are a few major changes in the camera quality that was really needed.So, here is the changelog ,screenshots that are provided above and flashing instructions!

Changelog

> CyanogenMod 9 ( stable – 27/10/2012 ~ 7pm GMT+3 )

* 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
* New camera HAL based on Wayland’s and arco’s work ( thanks!  )
* Fixed camera settings (like exposure, effects)
* Camera is more colorful now
* Updated file manager

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-9-20121027-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 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!

 

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 !

Top 3 Custom ROMs for HTC Explorer/Pico


Its quite a time since HTC Explorer came out – loaded  with android 2.3.5 gingerbread on a sense 3.5  with a 3.2 inch hvga screen,600mhz , arm v7 cpu ,adreno 200 gpu and too add a lit tang a 512 mb ram and rom.Being strong on the hardware side it was expected to have a series of custom roms but unfortunately first few months it did not have any roms and later ,a modified stock  rom.But bad days had to go and good ones had to come. RESULT- a variety of roms for the little explorer have kicked in , and so here goes a list of TOP 3 custom roms for HTC Explorer a.k.a pico and all those top 3 are made by the xda recognized developer sakindia123.

3.Cyanogenmod 7.2 -This was probably the day saver for htc explorer.With this, the power of cyanogen came into explorer.Its quite fast and stable but sadly doesn’t have camera and few bugs are still prevelant and runs on Android 2.3 gingerbread.

Features

-Works on Android 2.3 Gingerbread

What Works-
– WiFi
– Hardware acceleration
– RIL
– GPS
– Audio
– Usb Mass Storage
– Bluetooth
– USB Tethering
– Fm Radio

What Doesnt work-
– Camera
– Phone sometimes reboots when playing videos(use 3rd party apps)

2.Cyanogenmod 9.1 – What can we say ! Its a legendary build ! Within 4 weeks from the first build it has almost everything working including the camera , a few bugs are still left like HQ video and video recording, but these are minor bugs and the rom is extraordinarily stable and after all it is ICS!

    

Features

-Runs on Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4.

What Works

– Audio
– FM Radio(Use Spirit FM from Play Store)
– Hardware Acceleration
– RIL
– Bluetooth
– Wifi
– GPS
– Video
– Camera
– USB Tethering(3rd party app Works)
– Voice Search

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

1.Evervolv ICS for HTC explorer

It is almost the same as cm 9.1 (even the bugs are same !)but it is extremely fast, even faster than cm 9 and light weight only 87 mb. These features make it #1 ROM in our list!

  

Features

Same as CM9 like this too Runs on Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4.

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(It was a bug ! )

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

Check out this video of Evervolv ROM 

Installation Process for Cyanogenmod 7.2  , cyanogenmod 9.1   

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 GB or ICS  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 agree with our top three list and liked it and yes!do not forget to flash these on your explorer else you would be missing out on the opportunity of unleashing the beast in your pico!

How to create a Nandroid backup without rebooting for Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570 (Onandroid)


Are you sick of rebooting your phone to create a nandroid backup?If you are a frequent “new ROM needed” kind of person, then a nandroid backup is a must and if you want to create one without rebooting, then is just what you need!Onandroid tool created by xda member  ameer 1234567890 is a must have tool indeed!It allows you to create a complete nandroid backup without rebooting your device!So, here we go with the screenshots and the  process of using it.
 

This tool backups /boot , /recovery , /system , /data , /cache , .android_secure & sd-ext partitions to /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup directory. The date format used for folder name is the same used by CWM itself and nandroid backups created with this tool can safely be restored using CWM. If you would want to have a custom name for backup folder, pass an argument with the name to the script and it will use the name.

Requirements

1. Rooted android phone
2. A terminal emulator installed on phone
3. Busybox
4. A working CWM based recovery installed

Installation

1. Download and copy onandroidv5.9-S5570.zip file to SD card.
2. Reboot into recovery
3. Choose install zip from SD card, select zip and flash .
4. Reboot!

Usage

1. Open terminal emulator
2. Type su to obtain root
3. Type onandroid
4. And voila!The backup has started!

How to create a Custom Backup Name
* Example:

Code:

onandroid custom_name

* Please be careful not to include characters not allowed in filenames.

How to modify Timezone
* Example: Use home/phone timezone for backup file name

Code:

onandroid -h

* Example: Use UTC (default) for backup file name

Code:

onandroid -u

That’ it!You have successfully installed the Onandroid tool on your mini.Now go make some Nandroids!

Dark Knight Theme for Play Store v3.7.15


This is my friends is something really really cool created by XDA member enimnick009 .Its not a ROM its not a tweak.Its a theme!An awesome theme that would change your play store or android market to a great looking thing with stylish black background.It works both on ICS and Gingerbread.It i think works with all the android phones running on GingerBread or ICS.Here are the details.

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Instructions

  • Download the apk of latest version from here.
  • Copy the apk to your phone.
  • (optional)make a backup of you current vending.apk or phonesky.apk.
  • Use root explorer and copy it to system/app
  • Change the permissions to rw-r-r.
  • If you are on ICS let it be phonesky.apk but if you are on gingerbread rename it to vending.apk.
  • Thats it!Your play store is now gonna look really really cool indeed!

New Experience v2 ROM for Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570


Like the speed of Gingerbread and the style of ICS?Then you need this.Though quite a few Gingerbread modded into ICS ROMs are now coming up but this one is one of the best.It is really really lag free and the looks are fully ICS.Each and everything has been modded to give you an ICS feel.Some really cool wallpapers are provided and toggles in the notification bar beautify it furthermore.Holo launcher is the default launcher and there are many other good changed in this ROM like inbuilt Bravia boost and X-Loud engine.So, here we go with the changelog right from the official thread, screenshots and flashing instructions.

Changelog

– Squadzone-Kittenlinux Cyanogenmod 7.2.0 ROM cooked from zero;
– Latest Squadzone Cyanmobile Kernel.

Appearances,graphics And Utility

– New Experience Launcher (Zeam launcher full modded);
– ICS Theme by Achep modded by me with UOT Kitchen with new icons status bar and resized soft button by me;
– New default font roboto, full ics loock;
– New ICS layout with Achep patcher [optional];
– New ICS layout and center clock with Achep patcher [optional];
– New ICS lockscreen (Achep patcher);
– New Cyanogenmod 10 (Jelly Bean) Settings.apk;
– New Honeycomb Wallpaper;
– New ICS Wallpaper;
– New Jellybean Wallpaper;
– New Cyanogenmod Wallpaper;
– Gallery 3D replaced with full modded by me QuickPic;
– Enable default tablet tweaks (SOFTKEYS) all cyanogenmod 7.2 by autoradio78
– New Boot Sound;
– Bootsound on\off patch by autoradio78;
– New Fantastic and light Google Gears bootanimation;
– New ringtones arrangement(only useful tones).- Holo launcher v1.1.2
– Zeam launcher full modded in ICS style with fantastic dots as page indicator;
– ICS Theme by Sonny modded by me with UOT Kitchen with soft button png modify by me and button keyboard mod by killar_aka_arabu;
– ICS Theme by Achep modded by me with UOT Kitchen with new icons status bar and resized soft button by me;
– New default font roboto, full ics loock;
– New ICS lockscreen (Achep patcher);
– New Ics Style Settings.apk;
– New Honeycomb Wallpaper;
– Enable default tablet tweaks (SOFTKEYS) all cyanogenmod 7.2 by autoradio78
– New Boot Sound;
– Bootsound on\off patch by autoradio78;
– New Fantastic Android bootanimation;
– New Fantastic ringtones, alarm and notification of Samsung Galaxy SIII.

Performance

– HOT!: Default overclok after flash (min 604 max 729 mhz..governor: smartassV2..io\scheduler sio);
– HOT!: low memory kill script by me(init.d);
– Zipaligned (init.d)
– Sd Card speed fix script (2048 kb) by me;
– Signal Tweak;
– Photo And Video Quality;
– Touch Responsiveness;
– Scrolling Responsiveness;
– Call Tweaks;
– Power Save Battery Tweaks;
– Camera orientation fix;
– wi-fi tweak;
– Boost tweak (hardware acceleration, disabled scrolling cache ecc);
– Ram Hack;
– Dalvik set at 48m to default;
– Compcache disabled;
– 16 bit image to default;
– dithering disabled;
– Scrolling cache disabled to default;
– HOT!!!! Xloud Sound with working DPS Manager for perfect sound;
– BRAVIA Engine;
– Performance OC Kernel overclock to 864 mhz;
– Ability to install unknown source applications at first boot;
– Debug usb removed from statusbar notifactions;
– Airplane mode active by default after first boot (for those without a data plan);

Applications

SuperSu app and binary;
– Gapps in build with latest Google Play Store 3.7.15;
– Disabled Setup Wizard at first boot;
– Deleted CM Update Notify;
– Deleted CM Stats;
– Deleted Protips;
– Deleted Genie Widget;
– Samsung Taskmanager;
– New ICS digital clock;
– New ICS StopWatch;
– New ICS Timer;
– Notepad;
– Droid Wall;
– s2e;
– CPU Temp Widget;
– SGSII digital clock Widget ICS style by autoradio78;
– Youtube with ability to video download.– Updated Superuser app and binary at last version;

Do it at you 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.  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. Clear Cache and from advanced options clear Dalvik cache as well.(Optional)
  7. Now flash this android Gingerbread 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 ROM_New_Experience_v2.0_GT-S5570_by_autoradio78.zip downloaded in step 3.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
    • Again choose install zip from sd card and select  ICS_LAYOUY_PATCH.zip
    • For the settings.After installation,use root explorer copy the apk to system/app and set permissions to r-w-r-r.
  8. Reboot your device from your recovery main menu.