Android 4.1.2 is now available for the HTC EXplorer, thanks to the Xperia Fusion Jelly Bean custom ROM. It is based on miniCM10 sources which prove to have ported Jelly Bean successfully to several low-end Android smartphones. Even the developer has added Xperia Engine to this and HTC Explorer really takes it like a man. You can easily update HTC Explorer with Android 4.1.2 Xperia Fusion Jelly Bean ROM using the tutorial below. ClockworkMod recovery is required.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the process of how to install Android 4.1.2 Xperia Fusion Jelly Bean on HTC Explorer. We have given all the tips to backup your Android phone data and also a few more important tips that you have to keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. HTC Explorer could give you some issues with the internal memory and other apps. Please make sure to backup all your personal data and apps as this tutorial will wipe your internal storage. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.
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Android 4.1.2 Xperia Fusion Jelly Bean ROM Features:
Here is a list of features that Android 4.1.2 Xperia Fusion ROM for the HTC Explorer will bring with itself:
- NEW Xperia T jb bootanimation
- NEW Xperia jb media
- acid audio v7 engine
- Dynamic Normalizer will increase loudness little bit
- miui calculator
- init.d tweaks
- build.prop tweaks
- Power Saving Tweaks
- Scrolling Responsiveness
- Graphics Enhancement
- System Tweaks
- AC!D Sound Tweaks
UPDATE: MIUI Android 4.1.2 custom ROM is also available for the HTC Explorer. Read the tutorial here!
HTC Explorer USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for HTC Explorer properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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All set and ready? Good. You can now proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update HTC Explorer to Android 4.1.2 Xperia Fusion Jelly Bean custom firmware.