Root and Unlock the HTC Explorer

August 28, 20122 Comments

The HTC Explorer slipped under a lot of radars upon its first release, but has recently gotten some buzz as a cheap Android phone with a unique version of HTC’s Sense UI. The specs are on par for last year’s smart phone, including a 600MHz processor, 512MB RAM, and a 3.2 inch touch screen. So you won’t wow anyone with the specs, but it does run Android 2.3 Gingerbread and HTC Sense 3.5, which is surprising because there are many HTC devices with higher specs that never got beyond Sense 2.0/2.1.

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To get the device rooted, users will need to familiarize themselves with the now-popular HTCDev website as well as the not-so-popular HTC add-on HTC Sync. Before we begin, we are not responsible should anything go wrong with your root. Anything you do you do at your own risk. Now, for some tutorial goodness.

  1. Install HTC Sync. You can either Google search where to find it, or go here to download it.
  2. Unlock your phone’s bootloader using the HTCDev website. It isn’t listed under supported devices, so you’ll need to go to “All Supported Devices” to find the right tutorial. You can access HTCDev by going to
  3. Download the A310E file from the source link, extract it somewhere you’ll remember it using your favorite unzipper.
  4. Boot your phone into Fastboot Mode.
  5. Run the recovery.bat file inside the A310E file you downloaded.
  6. After this, you have your bootloader unlocked and a custom recovery on your Explorer. Now time for root.
  7. Download the file from the source link. Place it on your MicroSD card where you’ll remember it.
  8. Boot into recovery. Find and flash the you placed on your SD card.
  9. Profit!

Once finished, you’ll be rooted with an unlocked bootloader and root access. You can then flash any number of ROMs or whatever you want to. For more info and troubleshooting, check the source.


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