HTC Explorer /Pico has received Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS port via Cyanogenmod 9.This Explorer / Pico is a great smartphone in the mid low range.Its actually the best in that range.And no wonder Developers at XDA forums have ported Android ICS 4.0.4 on HTC Pico via the most famous Cyanogenmod 9 ROM.This ROM is almost stable and many new features are added and the UI experience has vastly been improved .Now if you guys want to experience ICS, then just follow the following guide tutorial to Update / Install Android 4.0.4 ICS HTC Pico / Explorer Cyanogenmod 9 version.
Before beginning with the procedure to Install Android 4.0.4 ICS HTC Explorer you must know that once the procedure in the tutorial is followed your warranty stands void. The given method is risky and can cause your device to brick. It is therefore recommended that you follow the procedure carefully and perfectly. The processes that you carry out on your device are solely at your risk. We do not take responsibility for any damage to your device.
Lets have a look at the essential Pre Requistes:
1.Firstly you must ensure that you have rooted and installed ClockWork mod (CWM) on HTC Explorer
2.Minimum 60% of your phone battery must be charged.
3.Back up your phone data.
4.Make sure that you have installed HTC drivers on your computer.
5.Sync your contacts with gmail
6.Enable USB debugging mode(Settings –> Applications –> Development –> USB Debugging)
Following is the Detailed Method to Install Android 4.0.4 ICS HTC Explorer via Cyanogenmod 9 :
Now firstly, you need to download the Android 4.0.4 ICS HTC Explorer Cyanogenmod 9 CM9 nightly file. Following is the Download link-> Android 4.0.4 ICS HTC Explorer version.Download the latest version
You guys can check that link for further Android 4.0.4 ICS HTC Explorer download link updates.
Now with Jelly Bean Cyanogenmod 9 , we don’t get the default Android apps like Google Maps,Google Play pre installed. If you need these apps , you need to download the Gapps file from here Gapps Cyanogemod 10 HTC Explorer and then flash it.
After having done with downloading of the two above mentioned files , you need to copy those files into you internal SD card.
Now you need to switch of your device HTC Explorer. Now the first thing to do after this is boot into the CWM Recovery. We will have to use the 3 button combo.
Now to work around in the CWM recovery , you need to make use of the following keys :
To move Up/down use Volume Up /Volume Down Button respectively
To open a selected option, use Home/Power button.
Now there are series of steps you need to perform before you begin your actual process of installation of Android 4.0.4 ICS HTC Explorer version.
Select and open the ‘Backup and Restore’ menu from the main menu and do the Nandroid Backup(select yes) to restore your files and previous ROM if something goes wrong with the New ROM. Just to be safe.
In order to have practically no errors or bugs whatsoever , you need to wipe the data and factory reset your device.
So go to the ‘Wipe Data /factory reset’ and ‘Wipe Cache partition’ and then perform these processes
Now go to the Advanced menu , you will see a ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ menu , select and click on yes to do it.
Now to Install Android 4.0.4 ICS HTC Explorer , go to the ‘Install Zip from Sd Card’ menu , now select and open ‘“choose zip from sdcard’ menu , browse for the Android 4.0.4 ICS Cyanogenmod 9 file and then select it and select yes to begin the process to install Android 4.0.4 ICS HTC Explorer version .
Optionally , if you need those default Gapps like market ,maps etc. , select the .zip [refer step 2] click on yes to install.
Now opt for “reboot system now“ option and wait for your phone to get Booted in the Android 4.0.4 ICS Cyanogenmod 9 HTC Explorer .Normally it will take 2-3 mins for the first boot.
Congratulations !! The process to Install Android 4.0.4 ICS via Cyanogenmod 9 on HTC Explorer has been accomplished !!
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