How to Root HTC Explorer Android Phone – Easy Tutorial

Root HTC Explorer LogoHTC Explorer users can now do much more than just finger talking as you can now start all the action with just rooting your device. In the due course of this article we will be checking out on how to Root your device so that you can make use of custom ROMs as well as other applications which needs the rooting access. Please be informed that once you root the device, the warranty will get lost and the only way with which you can regain the warranty is by applying the official firmware again.

CAUTION: This update should not be applied to the phones which are NETWORK LOCKED DEVICES, if you still continue to update your phone then we cannot guarantee on the consequences.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if any damage is done to your device caused by updating the firmware which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions as mentioned in the article including the pre requisites and the procedure to update the phone.

Now, let’s head to the next page where we will check out on what are the list of pre Requisites followed by the list of instructions you need to follow before proceeding to updating the phone. To ensure that the process of rooting is simple and safe, you need to ensure that you follow all the pre requisites which are essential.

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • Backup all the data present in your phone so as to ensure that just in case if any data gets lost then the same can be restored easily. With the help of below mentioned tips you can easily backup all the data present in your phone.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Ensure that you have disabled all the Security SuitesFirewall tools and also the KIES PC Suite as these tools tend to interrupt the process of firmware update. Also, additionally enable the USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.
  • Phone should be left with the minimum of 60% battery charge so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of rooting update.

Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to next page where we have mentioned the instructions to root your HTC Explorer.

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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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