How to Install a Custom ROM on HTC Explorer A310E + Increase Internal Memory

Posted on May 5 2013 - 3:22pm by Siddharth Kapoor

Hey Guys, Siddharth here,

Are you bored from your phone’s old look and old android version, no official update from the company, less internal memory. Then, you are at the right place. Today I’m gonna show you “How to Install a Custom ROM (Cyanogenmod, Jaggy ROM, Explode ROM, etc) on HTC Explorer + Increase Internal Memory”.

Now, what does that mean?

It means you will be able to Update your Explorer’s Android Version to the latest version (ICS-4.0.4, JB-4.2.2…) and you will be able to Increase the Internal Memory and install as many apps and games as you want.

CUSTOME ROM PART

So, let’s not waste any time and Start…

Note: If u were unable to increase your phone’s internal memory by following the steps of our earlier post “How to Increase Internal memory of HTC Explorer” then try this one. Remove the older partition you created and merge with the main partition so that there is only one partition like it was before. Then follow the steps give below:

Things Required:

  • micro SD Card of class 4 or higher
  • Your phone should already be rooted
  • Backup your apps and data via any 3rd party app (like Titanium Backup)
  • Download the ROM you want to Install (For eg: I am using Explode ROM)

Other ROMS:

You need to flash (install zip from SD) GAPPS with the ROMs given below:

Jelly Bean 4.2.x

Jelly Bean 4.1.x

ICS 4.0.x

Partitioning your SD Card:

  • First of all you need to partition your SD Card
  • Switch off your phone, remove the battery, insert it again
  • Now boot your phone by pressing the Power button and the Volume Down key simultaneously.
  • Select Recovery from the menu using the Volume Up/Down keys and Selecting by using the Power Button
  • Go to Advanced in the CWM Recovery
  • Now Select Partition SD Card
  • Select Ext Size (size you want for your internal memory). I am selecting 1024 MB
  • Select Swap Size as 0
  • And Done, You have successfully partitioned your SD Card.

Installing Custom ROM:

  • Now after partitioning, go back to recovery
  • Connect your phone to PC via USB Cable
  • In the recovery, go to Mounts and Storage and then select Mount USB Storage
  • Then transfer the ROM you downloaded to the SD Card
  • After transferring the ROM, select unmount and remove the USB Cable
  • Now Wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache (in advanced)
  • Now go back to recovery and select install zip from SD Card, choose zip from SD Card, then Select you ROM
  • Now follow the steps of Installing your ROM as written in the ROM Instructions
  • Reboot your phone now. As this is the first boot after installing the ROM so the phone will take about 10-15 mins to boot, so don’t worry, be patient and don’t panic at all.
  • TADA The ROM is now installed.

Increasing the Internal Memory:

  • Now Go to the PLAY STORE and update the Android Terminal Emulator
  • After updating type the following commands in the Terminal Emulator

su (press enter)(pop up of superuser will be there —>Allow it)
m2sd mount enable(enter)
m2sd data disable(enter)
m2sd apps disable(enter)
m2sd dalvik disable(enter)
m2sd data enable(enter)

  • Reboot

NOTE: If you have installed Cyanogenmod or any other ROM and are unable to increase the Internal Memory from the Above Method (error appearing m2SD not found or something like that) then follow the steps Below:

  • Download S2E (simple2ext) from Play Store
  • Then open it and go to settings
  • After that Tick the first 2 options in settings
  • Then Reboot
  • After rebooting open S2E again
  • This time there will be some options which will appear on your screen
  • Tick all the options
  • Finally Reboot for the Last time.
  • Hurray!! You have Increased your Phone’s Internal Memory

Watch both the videos by me on How to Install a Custom ROM on HTC Explorer + Increase Internal Memory:

PART #1

PART #2

If everything is done correctly, then you will have a Good Looking, Powerful, Fast HTC Explorer.

Enjoy with your phone and Have Fun :)

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  1. slim boy May 9, 2013 at 6:55 am - Reply

    hi can i do this in my htc desire plz reply me back am waiting if i can do this in my htc desire to increase my internal memory :( i really need ur help

  2. ultra killer May 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    terminal emulator is showing command not found

    • Harkunwar May 10, 2013 at 7:09 pm - Reply

      Because it isn’t rooted I think

    • Siddharth Kapoor May 10, 2013 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      First of all make sure your phone is rooted. If it is then, make sure android terminal emulator is up-to-date and thirdly make sure that u have partitioned the SD Card (class 4) correctly as shown in the video

  3. king May 16, 2013 at 12:05 am - Reply

    hi dude thanx for share I need your help I install cm 10 on my HTC it get much time for boot can u tell me how to enable quick boot

    • Siddharth Kapoor May 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      Sorry, there isn’t any option to enable Fast Boot in CM10. It was in Sense UI which was made by HTC.

  4. gobbledygook May 19, 2013 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Is a class 4 Micro Sd Card absolutely necessary or can it be done on any kind of sd card?

    • Siddharth Kapoor May 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      Class 4 or Higher SD card is absolutely necessary as the minimum amount of transfer rate required to handle 2 partitions is just less than that of class 4

  5. Abdul Muqtadir May 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    It only works in Explode rom.. When i tried to increase memory using another rom and open Terminal Emulator it says that Command Not Found.

    • Siddharth Kapoor May 20, 2013 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      The commands work in explode rom as well as some other roms. But if you were unable to do so then there is an alternate method given below the commands in the post above. Try that method. It will surely work.

      • Abdul Muqtadir May 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm - Reply

        Thanx buddy. I still need a favor from you rather a little help if you can give me your facebook id or email so that i can tell you problem i m having with my HtC explorer

        • Siddharth Kapoor May 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm - Reply

          Whatever problem u have u can comment here

          • Abdul Muqtadir May 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm -

            When i partioned my sd card i m unable to install htc sense rom dont know why when i installed rom sense 4.0 nd reebot it then it stops only it was loading i wait for 1 nd half hour then i instaled jelly slash it loads after 2 min the rom without htcsense worked perfect bt rom with htc sense r not being intaled help me buddy

  6. Abdul Muqtadir May 24, 2013 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    No Response plz waiting for you i m still facing struct at boot htc problem help plz

  7. Abdullah May 26, 2013 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Thanks a lot man! It worked on my HTC explorer! you rocked!

  8. Piyush May 30, 2013 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Dude, My Phone Got Stuck On Green HTC Screen.
    Installing Custom Can Help Me From Getting Out Of That Screen ?
    Help, Please.

    • Siddharth Kapoor May 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      Yes this will solve your problem. but make sure your phone is rooted

      • Piyush May 31, 2013 at 12:01 am - Reply

        Siddharth, My SD Card Is Not Partitioning.

        • Siddharth Kapoor May 31, 2013 at 3:27 pm - Reply

          can u tell me the error that appears?

  9. Piyush May 31, 2013 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Thank You Very Much Siddharth.
    This Worked For My Explorer. :)
    Keep Going. You’re Doing A Great Job.

    • Siddharth Kapoor May 31, 2013 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      Welcome Piyush, we are glad to help you

  10. leosich May 31, 2013 at 2:51 am - Reply

    i can’t update my terminal emulator? do you know why is that?

    • Siddharth Kapoor May 31, 2013 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      what is the error appearing on your screen?

      • Leo Sich October 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm - Reply

        Its ok now, thanks btw. I’ve changed my roms like a couple of times already and now I’m went back to this one but now the problem is I cannot Install S2E on my explorer it says when I tried to download it that it is not compatible with my device. Any suggestions? Would very much appreciate. Thanks!

  11. Adam June 3, 2013 at 7:27 am - Reply

    I still want to do it but my concerns are:

    – warranty gets void
    – no matter how much free internal memory i get ram will remain at 512mb, so i can install alot of apps but memory cant hold it and will give white htc screen.

    Thanks

    How much ram free memory i get after custom rom?

  12. Ankush Garg June 19, 2013 at 6:37 am - Reply

    Hey i rooted my htc explorer acc to your tutorial about how to root your phone and now i want to install custom rom and increase my internal memory but i have changed my sd card from normal to class 10 8gb so before starting this do i need to copy the contents of the previous card.

    • Siddharth Kapoor June 22, 2013 at 3:46 pm - Reply

      No, its not necessary

  13. Ashsh June 20, 2013 at 11:49 am - Reply

    i am unable to do partition of my memory card i have a class 4 16 card so i did selected same as in your tutorial but it just lag on partitioning memory car please wait and then nothing happens!!! what should i do

    • Siddharth Kapoor June 22, 2013 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      It takes time for partitioning and make sure the amount of GBs you are partitioning are empty on your card

  14. Vikas June 21, 2013 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Dude, This is just awesome!
    Explode ROM is just awesome!
    Everything at Once!
    Android 2.3’s speed with ICS features! Installed root explorer!
    Thank you !

    • Siddharth Kapoor June 22, 2013 at 3:43 pm - Reply

      Welcome, I am happy to help

  15. ajay June 23, 2013 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    dude i mobile as been upgraded to 4.0.3 version and i have rooted it also and checked the rooter is on or not and it is on
    and i downloaded android terminal emulator when i type
    m2sd mount enable(enter) —-it say command not found so pls help me dude what shoud i do

  16. ajay June 23, 2013 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    dude my mobile as been upgraded to 4.0.3 version and i have rooted it also and checked the rooter is on or not and it is on
    and i downloaded android terminal emulator when i type
    m2sd mount enable(enter) —-it say command not found so pls help me dude what shoud i do

  17. Hatim June 24, 2013 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    hello siddhart i watch your both video felt like i could do it but pls let me know one thing that i have my HTC Explorer already rooted and want to increase my internal memory so following your step will help me solve my problem. before that my phone was rooted and was linked with some link2sd sort of application. i reset my phone after which my internal is showing tooo low only 60MB pls help me to expand my internal. I love my HTC Explorer and dont waana sell

  18. Santhosh Sivaram July 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Hi Siddharth, I've a doubt with sd card partition(increasing internal memory)…

    Suppose I partition my sd card to ext4 with 1048MB size and then flash a custom ROM…if I have to flash a new ROM again, will that sd card partition get wiped? do I have to partition my sd card again if I've to flash a new ROM? kindly clarify…

  19. Santhosh July 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Hi Siddharth, I’ve a doubt with sd card partition(increasing internal memory)…

    Suppose I partition my sd card to ext4 with 1048MB size and then flash a custom ROM…if I have to flash a new ROM again, will that sd card partition get wiped? do i have to partition my sd card again if I’ve to flash a new ROM? kindly clarify…

  20. anil July 13, 2013 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    how can root the my htc explorer

  21. Saqib July 14, 2013 at 2:20 am - Reply

    well.. I’ve rooted my htc explorer but it does not working properly..

    i mean.. when i install custom roms,, it stucks on logo

    i’ve tried many times.. but nothing happens.. plz give the solution :(

  22. Daniel July 14, 2013 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Siddharth,

    this worked beautifully for me.
    I now don’t have to worry about the dreaded “low memory” message.

    I owe you big time!

  23. Qamar July 15, 2013 at 2:23 am - Reply

    Hi Sidhart…

    I’ve unlocked my bootloader and rooted my HTC Explorer by your video tutorials on youtube

    now I am willing to install 4.2 jelly bean in my HTC explorer and I also want to increase my internal memory can you please tell me that the method you used in explode rom will work on jelly bean or not

    or only I can increase internal memory by using Explode rom???

    must reply I’m waiting.

    thanks..

  24. Ahmed Raza July 15, 2013 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    HELP Plz ….

    I installed the Explode rom and successfully increased my internal memory to 1 gb , that time i used 2gb sd card

    now i m using 8gb sd card, i tried to increase the memory (by following all steps in your video) but failed.
    I tried again and failed
    my mmry card is class 4. everything goes accordingly and f9 but after the final reboot (after entering the commands in emulator with fastboot disabled) the internal memory still doesnt increase…..

    I just dont know WWWHHHYYYY ??!!
    plz help

  25. Ahmed Raza July 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    first i successfully increased the memory

    but then i tried doing it again (as i changed my software : now using explode) but the memory doesnt increase with this 8gb card class 4

    I JUST DOOONT KNOOOOW YYYYY

    heeeelp

  26. Rob Record July 23, 2013 at 4:26 am - Reply

    Although I am a fool for not backing up, there was no mention that partitioning the card would erase all contents. I think I have lost 7 Gb of data.

    Please edit!

  27. alps July 25, 2013 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    HI ,

    Your step by process is just great … been using jelly bean in my explorer now …. but now i think the partitioned sd card (class 4) is creation problems… with that’s jacked in, my cell wont start … and if i remove it the cell starts but becomes factory reset .. in some some tries it starts normal …

    My guess — either sd card is losing its capabilities to handle the partition or the sd card slot in the cell phone is damaged ..

    i want to know how i can unpartion my card (Transcend 8gb class 4, partition of 1 gb) and if my guesss is wrong then what could be the prob ???

    Can you help … Thanks bro

  28. ronak July 29, 2013 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    i have got into boot loop iam not able to go beyond boot screen pls help what am i supposed to do

  29. ronak July 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    i have got into boot loop iam not able to go beyond boot screen pls help what am i supposed to do.pls help

  30. ronak July 29, 2013 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    after installing the rom i got into bootloop.what iam supposed to do pls help

  31. shamsher July 30, 2013 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    pls help to unroot my phone i am fellow step of video but when i used recovery option select then error

  32. Stronghold August 14, 2013 at 1:17 am - Reply

    hey sid i installed cm 10.1 and cant use terminal emulator and cant download s2e ….what should i do?

    • Siddharth Kapoor August 21, 2013 at 1:50 pm - Reply

      update the terminal emulator or download s2e(simple 2 ext) from playstore. It should work

  33. Emil August 18, 2013 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    It worked for me! Thank you very much!

    • Siddharth Kapoor August 21, 2013 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      Welcome. We are happy to help you ^_^

  34. iliduka August 26, 2013 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    hey i installed explode rom but it stuck un boot mode for 30 min and then i removed my batery….now what can i do to run my phone again

  35. Alex August 28, 2013 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    S2E (simple2ext) isn’t capable with your phone, m2sd not found. Nice tutorial dude, reading the comments above you are just a moroon.

  36. rahul kumar September 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    i installed cm 10.2 and cant use terminal emulator and s2e also ….what should i do?

  37. Wasif September 23, 2013 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Hey Sid I was installing the rom according to your procedures step by step strictly but my phone got stuck where the larger collaborating ball comes and there is no progress rite now. Please Help asap.

  38. gamer11112 October 12, 2013 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Hi,siddarth
    i got the explode rom and everything was working fine but now when i got cyanogen mod and ice cream sandwich, when i go to the play store to update terminal emulator it just keeps spining and it spins until the screen goes black, same when i search for a app

    PS; I am also indian and i know hindi.

  39. Arjun October 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Can you please tell me which recovery and kernel did u use for rooting before flashing the rom??

    • daniyal November 11, 2013 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      Sir Plz give me a Cyanogenmod 10.2, Jelly Bean 4.3 with Kernel version for My Htc explorer a310e. Clockworkmod recovery and pendora kernel with cyanogenmod 10, 4.1.2 jelly bean recently installed on my htc explorer and i want upgrade to cyanogenmod 10.2, 4.3 jelly bean and what about my partition, Sir! because i I’ve already made ​​the SD partition of 1GB. on htc explorer in cyanogenmod 10..

  40. Daniyal mughal October 31, 2013 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Sir Plz give me a Cyanogenmod 10.2, Jelly Bean 4.3 with Kernel version for My Htc explorer a310e.

  41. Daniyal mughal November 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Clockworkmod recovery and pendora kernel with cyanogenmod 10, 4.1.2 jelly bean recently installed on my htc explorer and i want upgrade to cyanogenmod 10.2, 4.3 jelly bean

  42. Daniyal mughal November 2, 2013 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    and what about my partition, Sir! because i I’ve already made ​​the SD partition of 1GB. on htc explorer in cyanogenmod 10..

  43. vinay November 16, 2013 at 10:39 am - Reply

    hi sidd i ahve cyangenmod 10 in my htc explorer now i have some of the issue going on like restart not able to answer and hang so i want to uninstall it so please can u let me know the step used to uninstall it

  44. Jerwein serapion November 19, 2013 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Thanks bro for this awesome tutorial, I flashed my ROM with explode for htc explorer and it’s very responsive, no bugs at all, keep it up, I want to try triump hd, hope you can make a tutorial video of this, thanks in advance

  45. honny December 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    dear sidarth thanks for sharing such a nice article i ‘ve increased my internal memory upto 2 gb . but i m confused because when i install apps memory still reaming same and when i take a look into guick setting there momory is showing 50 mb remaing.total memroy 412mb used 360 mb and remaining . can you explain this why its like this

  46. Mei Mei February 13, 2014 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Hi, does the Titanium Backup have to be Pro version? Wouldn’t the partition destroy the backup in the sd card?

  47. jany March 4, 2014 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    hi sid i installed cm 10 by seeing ur video tutorial but my wifi is not working and i cant sign into play store and gmail as it is using wifi to access network can u help in setting wifi and ogin in play store.

  48. Manohar March 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    dude i do not have play store coz the google account sync is not working so can i install your expolde^_rishik999.zip plz help?

    • Yatharth Jain April 2, 2014 at 12:56 am - Reply

      Download the apk file of ES file explorer and install it locally.

  49. rohitkumar April 10, 2014 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    HI,
    if we installed another #ROM like stock or Cayanogen mod
    will that internal memory by external partition works or not

  50. prashant saini June 11, 2014 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    thankx man . really helpfull. . .

    • Haseeb July 7, 2014 at 2:50 am - Reply

      Wifi is working in this Rom? Plz tell me! I waiting for your reply

  51. raghav June 29, 2014 at 1:27 am - Reply

    Wiil it work on cm 11?

  52. ameya July 7, 2014 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    buddy s2e hangs at checking root…..
    im using Cayanogen mod 9 plz help to increase internal memory

  53. Yuvi July 20, 2014 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Hey Dude!! I don`t know depth knowledge about those ROM & others…I want clarify one thing ..

    “By flshing Cyanogen 9 ROM, Will my HTC Pico Get OVERCLOCKED ??? ”
    plz tell me

  54. Mohit Lohia July 21, 2014 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Hey Fellas!
    Well, Nothing worked in my pico.once i heard that there is memory script. (I did, but i forget :P) which we can install in custom rom, Can i have that link?
    And, it would be great if you can provide me Sony Experia & windows 8 ROM link.
    Again, Many Thanks!

  55. omkar August 14, 2014 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    hey sid im using htc explorer i had flashed cm 10 in phone first and now decided to use explode rom but when i went into recovery it shows “e: cant open cache/recovery/log” i ignored it and went ahead to another steps and it kept giving me same msg after flashing it now phone gets stuck in boot and not going beyond it. I flashed cm10 again just to see if explode rom was corrupted but same thing happens again
    plz help me cant get my phone started

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