How to Root HTC Explorer Android Phone – Easy Tutorial

Procedure to Root HTC Explorer:

  • Before proceeding, you need to first unlock the boot loader in your HTC Explorer smartphone from the Official HTC Boot loader Page by simply following the on screen instructions.
  • Up next, you need to add a recovery to your phone so that you can then install all the custom ROM firmwares in your phone for which you need to download A310E Recovery Zip in your computer.
  • Now, you need to connect your phone to the computer and extract the Zip file which you have downloaded in your computer.
  • Now, open the recovery bat file which will be there in the unzipped file while the device is connected. Also, download the HTC Sync in your computer so that all the drivers have been successfully installed.
  • After this, you need to download Superuser Zip File in your computer from here and move the same to your phone and remove the connected USB cable to turn Off the phone.
  • Enable the USB debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.

USB Debugging

  • The recovery mode in HTC Explorer be entered by pressing  Volume UP Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Please note that just in case if the device boots up in the normal mode, you need to again try entering into the recovery mode.

HTC explorer Recovery Mode

  • After this, you need to select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” and then choose the Superuser Zip file which you have placed in your phone. It will take around 10 minutes for the whole process of update to get completed. Once the update process is done, the device will be landing up in the recovery mode. Now, select “++++ Go Back ++++” > “reboot system now” so that the device is re booted successfully.

Congratulations, you have now successfully rooted your HTC Explorer phone easily. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try to address the same as soon as possible.

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  1. riyas

    April 30, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I have explorer&it has inbuilt Tamil font.is rooting cause any problem to the font

  2. Deepak Chheda

    November 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Can anyone plz give comments about my query… I want to know i had just lost / stolen samsung galaxy Y duos Lite ANdroid phone in railway platform on 11.11.12. Before that I had installed Avast Mobile Security. I had blocked my vodaphone nos. but i am not able to track / locate / block to my mobile via avast web portal control panel. So there is no use of installing avast mobile security. Later on i had bought a new HTC desire phone. Can anyone tell me which software should i install which can get my mobile if again stolen? And installing security software voids warranty from htc..? regards in advance…

  3. anjeni

    November 2, 2012 at 7:31 am

    may i know where is the ok button on HTC explorer …..?

  4. Himanshu

    September 28, 2012 at 9:06 am

    AGain….May I update the phone for subsequent android version?

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 28, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      yes you will be able to update

  5. Himanshu

    September 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Thanks for this article as it is so helpful to me…

  6. sameer

    September 4, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    has anyone tried this out plz let me know

  7. Dave

    June 26, 2012 at 1:56 am

    there is no ok button in htc explorer i kept tyring to enter by pressing power button + volume down still not entering recovery mode help me out.

  8. Aravind Sreekumar

    June 23, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Thank you very much for this guide. it really helped me 😀

  9. Kubanec

    May 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    will be put to use in the Czech FW?

  10. Paddy

    April 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    How do you move the super user file to the sd card. pl reply urgently

  11. Praveer

    April 25, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Will I be able to overclock it and save apps on sd card? coz on xda forum roosting guide its mentioned we cannot overclock it.

    BTW nice tutorial.


  12. gipino

    April 24, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    thanks, but how do I update with my factory firmware version? I am concerned about the fact that I will lose warranty if I cannot restore factory version after rooting in case I needed it.

  13. ytnvj

    April 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Can i unroot the device back to normal..????

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 21, 2012 at 10:56 am

      yes you can but for that you need to update with your factory firmware version!

      • faisal

        April 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm

        i wanted to ask something that in the bootloader unlock we need 3 files from sdk download manager now tell me that wat things do i need to select other than android sdk tools and android sdk platform tools like there are other folder android 3.2 android 4.03 do i need to install these 2 plzz need help at this.

  14. Matt

    April 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    what option from the drop down menu on the bootloader page at htcdev did you choose? im thinking the a315c is the logical choice? or all other supported models

  15. tyagi

    March 30, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    after rooting will the wifi stop working…. plzz tell me… and if stops working is there any solution

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

      try updating again, there should not be any issues!

  16. KJ

    February 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    HI what mode to select when conneted to run recovery.bat as it always waiting response from device

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      in the normal mode you need to select

  17. Naman

    February 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Has the Wifi issue been fixed yet?

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 12:42 am

      yes the wifi issue has been fixed!

  18. Toinou

    January 28, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I know there was an issue with the WiFi at some point on XDA when they first tried to root the Explorer, do you guys know if it has been fixed yet?

    Also, since I’m kind a noob when it comes to rooting, does it cause any issue with language?
    i.e. I’m in France, will my phone still be in french?

  19. Stig

    January 28, 2012 at 11:36 am


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