Install Android 4.2.2 on HTC Explorer – CyanogenMod 10.1 Custom Jelly Bean ROM [How To]

April 3, 20135 Comments

HTC’s very talented and high demand affordable smartphone, HTC Explorer gets a new OS update. HTC Explorer now can be upgraded to the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. CyanogenMod team has been working hard to bring this update on Explorer and it’s finally here. Many of you might have been waiting for this update to come and now you all are allowed to load this new OS firmware on your HTC Explorer. Here’s how you can upgrade your HTC Explorer to Android 4.2.2 Android OS with CyanogenMod 10.1. Take a look!

HTC Explorer

Note :

This update is only available for HTC’s Explorer smartphone. You can’t be upgrade any other Android device with this tutorial. You might have lost your data if you’d try this update. We are not responsible for any undone work on your device, try this update at your own risk.

Requirements :

  • Your PC must have installed a proper USB drivers for HTC device. If not, follow the below link.
  • Download HTC USB drivers :
  • Your device should be charged up to 80%
  • You need to have a proper data cable to connect your device to PC
  • Have a good backup of your data before applying any update on it
  • Your device must be a rooted one and have installed CWM recovery in it to load the custom firmware

How to update HTC Explorer to Android 4.2.2 CM10.1 Jelly Bean Custom Firmware:

Step 1 :

Step 2 :

Step 3 :

  • Now, connect your HTC Explorer by using a proper data cable to your PC.

Step 4 :

  • Copy both the downloaded files on your device’s SD card.
  • Note: Do not extract any files. Keep them in ZIP files only.

Step 5 :

  • Now Switch off your device.

Step 6 :

  • Now, turn on your device into bootloader mode. You can do so by pressing Volume down and Power button together.

Step 7 :

  • Now, you need to navigate to the option android-sdk-windowsplatform-toolsdirectory on your desktop and start a prompt window

Step 8 :

  • fastboot flash boot boot.img put this command and press enter

Step 9 :

  • Now, navigate to other option saying Bootloader

Step 10 :

  • After rebooting in ClockWorkMode Recovery you need to select wipe data / factory reset. You can do so by using a Power button.

Step 11 :

  • Selecy wipe dalvik cache and wipe cache partition one by one.

Step 12 :

  • Now, select install zip from SD card  from the recovery menu.

Step 13 :

  • There comes and option choose zip from sdcard select this option.

Step 14 :

  • After that select the above downloaded files by navigating to that option and press next.

Step 15 :

  • The installation process will go on by itself.

Step 16 :

  • After that, select the another Gapps files and repeat the same installation process.

Step 17 :

  • When all done perfectly, Select +++Go Back++++ and then Reboot System now option.

Step 18 :

  • Your device will go restart again. It will takes a few minutes to install and recover the thing till then keep some patinece.

Step 19 :

  • Congratulation! Your HTC Explorer smartphone runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS now. You can check it by

Go to :Settings> About Phone> Software Firmware


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  1. ivansed says:

    could you please make a video because I can not turn on my htc in boot mode

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    • shubham says:

      hold the volume down button first and then press the power button ..

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  2. abhisheksharma says:

    do i hav to increase the htc explorer internal memory before installing the custom rom?

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  3. hanilalaina says:

    instal sucsessfull but my camera dont work why? :(

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  4. mallikarjuna says:

    There is no camera app in my explorer, after flashing the cyanogen mod 10.1 rom. Please tell me how to get camera app on my cell…

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