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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 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 !

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 !

 

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!