Htc Explorer Rooting Manual


Description:

Root-HTC-ExplorerHTC Explorer is a great budget android phone equipped with a lot of candy features, not to mention the Sense 3.5 UI. If you want to select your first android touch phone and budget tight then,need not consider any other but the explorer itself. Superb first android phone.It is powered by a 600MHz processor, Adreno 200 GPU, 3.2MP camera and many more. Main disadvantage is this cute little phone has a little bad side-a low 90MB internal memory. It has some pre-installed apps that cannot be removed. So to remove those apps and get some good free memory the only way is to root the mobile.

Rooting an Htc Android mainly involves three steps:

  • Unlocking the Boot-loader.
  • Installing the Recovery Mode.
  • Installing the Super-user as a root.

Before starting this rooting process it is preferred to take the backup of all the data of your phone (app’s, contacts, SMS’s, Calendar data, etc). For this I would like to prefer Super Backup app. Now let’s start the rooting process.

First of all you need to download the Htc Sync which would help us to communicate between the PC and the Device. Download the Htc Sync and then install it in your PC. Now sync all the phone’s data with Htc sync to the PC. One more thing is you need to download the Android SDK for  three important files which are mandatory in the rooting process.

Unlocking the phone’s boot-loader:

To unlock the boot-loader you need to go to the Htc Dev site and register for unlocking the boot-loader. In the select the model menu Htc Explorer won’t be listed. So please select All other supported models in that menu. Even for a newbie also it will not be that difficult to follow those instructions for unlocking the boot-loader.

Bootloader-menu

Boot-loader menu

  • Remove and reinsert the battery. For devices without a removable battery, long press the power key then select restart.
  • Holding the Volume Down key press the Power Button to go into the boot-loader menu.
  • In the boot-loader menu use the volume buttons to select up or down.Navigate through the boot menu and highlight Fast-boot and press the Power button.
  • Now connect your device to the PC via USB cable.
  • Now create a new folder in your compute and copy the following three files to that folder.
    • Adb.exe
    • AdbWinApi.dll
    • fastboot.exe
  • Open a command prompt and navigate to the directory where you have saved all the above three files.
  • In the Command prompt type fastboot oem get_identifier_token and press Enter.
  • Wait for a while and you will see a long block of text like this:pict_6a
  • Copy the same highlighted text and paste it in the place provided in the Htc dev site. You will receive a email providing the unlocking token and then follow the remaining steps as mentioned there.

That’s it if you have done this process correctly your phone is unlocked (warranty voided). Next comes the installation of the recovery mode.

Installing Recovery-mode:

Adding a recovery mode allows you to install .zip ROM’s on your device. To get the recovery mode installed in your device follow these steps:

  • Download the Recovery.zip from here.
  • Extract those files to a folder (C:\Htc).
  • Run the recovery.bat file with the phone in the fast-boot mode and then connect your phone to the USB using the data cable.

Done, you have installed the recovery mode with no errors. So, now you can install .zip ROM on your device. When you have installed the recovery mode successfully, when you go to the recovery mode you will see like this:

Recovery mode

Recovery mode

Note: In the process of installing the recovery mode you may get some installation errors. So you need to the same process many times (twice or thrice) to get it installed.

Rooting your Device:

This is the final stage of rooting your device. If you have done this process correctly that’s you have rooted your Htc device correctly.

  • Download the following Superuser.zip file and place it in the SD card of the device.
  • Go to the boot-loader menu and there select the recovery mode to go to the recovery mode.
  • In the recovery mode use either the Volume Keys to navigate to the SD card.
  • Select the Superuser.zip in the menu and press the power button to install as a root.

If you have done these steps correctly you will see on the device screen as “Congrats, you have rooted your phone“.

That’s it you have rooted your Htc Explore successfully.

Here I have provided some Custom ROM’s which supports Htc Explorer mobile.

  1. Htc Pico Asia
  2. Htc Sense 4.1
  3. Htc Sense 4.0
  4. Cyanogenmod 9.1
  5. Cyanogenmod 10
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FOSS @ Thenmala


It was around 6 AM in the morning all the students are supposed to report at the college side. Any way even it was early in the morning no one was bored but all of us were so excited about the trip. It was around 7:30 when all of us including the CIR head Biju Swami started off in the college bus. After the bus has started it was a prayer in the starting and hearing we are going to pray I thought that it wouldn’t be that exciting as I thought. But the very next moment when the prayer is completed it was the time for the JBL speakers.

After the JBL speakers are on it was of complete fun. All of us started to sing and dance like a hell in the bus itself. It was around 9:30 we reached Thenmala  (forest area). There we thought of having our breakfast and we didn’t see in the starting that it was completely full of monkeys. At last we finally managed to have our breakfast in the bus. After that the real fun starts. First we went to the waterfall and there we had a lot of fun going and getting wet in the water and playing in the water and all those. We had some snapshots there with all of our friends. We had a hell lot of fun especially near the waterfall.Palaruvi waterfalls

Next we went to the recreation park where we had much more fun. There we had some adventurous rides and when it comes to me I was completely exhausted there because I was the only one who did the Trampoline for more than 15 times. Oh my god that is the place where all of us enjoyed a hell like any thing. There we had a lots of adventurous rides like Rope Climbing, Boating, Shooting, Lake Crossing etc. Man as far as I think I think I was the only one who have enjoyed out of my limits like anything. After that we went to have our lunch at some restaurant near to the adventure spot. From there we went to the “Thenmala Dam”. From there we went to a park and there Biju Swami asked us to make some skits by dividing all of us into teams.

Especially of all the skits most attractive one is Tony’s team skit and Pooja’s team. In Pooja’s skit especially we need to mention pooja who has imitated Vipin sir. It was damn funny and that was the first time when I saw Vipin sir and Bithin bhaiya laughing like a hell. It was continued for around two hours. After all that it is time for us to be back to the college. During our return journey at the last we had stopped at a place for our snacks and there finally we had some awesome pics. Even though we are exhausted for the entire day also, in our return journey we are singing, dancing and shouting like hell.For downloading the photos please click here.

Finally I would like to thank Biju Swami for spending his valuable time along with us even in his busy schedule. Last but not the least I would like to thank Vipin Sir, Aditya Sir, Seniors and all of my friends for making this trip a grand success. For me it was a most amazing trip which I would never forget it in my life.

Bandit: Best for learning Linux Basics


Bandit is one of the best way through which we can get used to the Linux commands. In the starting of the college we are asked to play Bandit because most of us are not familiar with Linux. In the beginning it was very difficult for me because I don’t know what Linux was before. Screenshot from 2013-07-03 14:02:44

For playing Bandit what all we need is only a Linux system and Internet connection. To go to the site click here. All we need to do is to read the instructions carefully and proceed further. One more thing I forgot to mention: in this Bandit game we can proceed to the next level only if we have completed the previous level.

To start the Bandit game open a terminal and type ssh bandit0@bandit.labs.overthewire.org. Using this command you can connect to the Bandit host. Read the instructions carefully and the proceed to Level 0.

Any way for me playing Bandit is really of fun. You need to use Google so many times to know about commands which you will be using during this game. Finally I strongly Bandit for any Linux newbie.