Monday, December 9, 2013 0 comments

Which HTC Explorer Custom ROM to choose?

There are so many ROMS that sometimes people do get confused on which one to try. Here I’ll give a detailed review on which rom you should use for your HTC Explorer.  Of course to flash custom roms you first have to root your phone. You can easily do that by our tutorial.

1- Cyanogen Mod 10.2 Weekly Builds

Android 4.3 was released a few months ago, porting it to HTC Explorer was a lot of hard work and the developing team did a remarkable job. This port has absolutely no bugs and a complete refined Android 4.3 experience. The best thing about this Rom is that Developers are constantly working on it. They provide updates every week to keep the ROM smooth and stable.

Downloads and Instructions
  1. Download the latest build and Gapps from here.
  2. Copy the packages to your SD Card.
  3. Wipe data and factory Reset.
  4. Press Install Zip and then install the Rom and Gapps.
  5. Reboot

2- MIUI V5

MIUI V5 is a completely different experience for you, They have redesigned every element of Android and made it simple and minimalistic. This Rom was ported by legendlee. MIUI V5 is the latest version of MIUI it has a lot of new features. MIUI gives a refreshing look to your HTC Explorer.
Downloads and Instructions
  1. Download the latest version of MIUI from here
  2. Wipe Everything in Recovery
  3. Flash the ROM.
  4. Reboot

3- Triumph HD

Triumps HD Rom is the most heavily developed Cyanogen ROM, installing the ROM has been simplified with Aroma Installer. The ROM is filled with lots of features. This ROM is my daily driver these days. It allows you to change font, keyboard, boot animation, music player and it includes many other sound mods too. The best thing about Triumph HD is that its filled with lots of tweaks. Which make the phone more responsive.
Downloads and Instructions
  1. Download the latest version of ROM and Gapps.
  2. Wipe Everything in Recovery.
  3. Install the ROM.
  4. Reboot.

First boot will take about 20 minutes because the ROM has many startup scripts.

4- Revolution Sense 5

Revolutions Sense 5 was created by vaibhav1. He included many new features to an already incredible FlyRom, it has Sense 5 icons, the interface looks different and refreshing. The best part about this ROM is that the developer has added MyHub. MyHub is an all in one place for customization. Custom Boot Screens, Themes, Skins, Kernels and Fonts can be found in MyHub. Overall the ROM is good in performance and very responsive. A lot of RAM is free for the user, which makes it faster than other ROMS.
Downloads and Instructions
  1. Download the ROM from here
  2. Wipe Everything in Recovery except SD-Card
  3. Flash the ROM

This ROM has Android 4.0.3 with HTC Sense 4.0 and It is based on Derefas’s Rom and FlyRom is made by shekhutanwar. I like this ROM because it’s the fastest Sense 4.0 ROM available for Explorer. It has been modified for the best performance. It has no major bugs. It supports the latest and the fastest Kernel; it can be overclocked to 800 Mhz safely and it has Sony Bravia Engine 2.

The Fly Rom is not themed. It features stock HTC Sense 4.0 experience and it’s faster than any other sense 4 ROM. It has no bloat-ware (useless stock apps) and it has a great memory script, which transfers all your apps to your sd-ext.

How to install?

Before we move on to the instructions, first you have to make an EXT partition of at least 1 gigabyteMemory Script:
Every sense 4 ROM requires an ext partition. If you haven’t created one you can read our tutorial to make an ext partition .

  1. Download these files: Rom: , Patch: and Open the Rom file (FlyRom v4) via WinRAR. Navigate to (system/etc/init.d) then drag and drop the memory script (10FlyScript).
  2. Now copy the Rom file and the patch file to your SD-Card.
  3. Go to the recovery and press ‘wipe data factory reset’. Then flash the ROM by pressing ‘install zip from sd-card’.
  4. After flashing the ROM turn your phone on. The first boot will take a lot of time so don’t worry.
  5. When your phone boots up and you see the setup screen reboot the phone and complete the setup.
  6. After completing the setup go back to the recovery and flash the patch file.
  7. Reboot the Phone.

Make your phone fly by using flyrom!

STHD-ThinkingBridge-HTC Explorer Custom Roms

6- S.H.T.D ROM

I liked this ROM so much that I used it for a month. The S.T.H.D stands for Super Hardcore Transparency Deluxe Rom. It has stock Android 4.1.2 and it has no bugs. Its based on CyanogenMod-10. As the name says its really transparent the settings, messaging, menus literally everything turns transparent and looks amazing with your wallpaper. The ROM is super fast because its filled with many tweaks. The best thing about it is that it has a pre-loaded memory script. If you have an ext the apps will automatically move to your ext.

How to install?

  1. Download the ROM file from here
  2. Download the Google Apps file from here
  3. Copy these files to your SD-Card.
  4. To go to recovery and press ‘wipe data factory reset’ or simple Factory Reset on TWRP.
  5. Flash the ROM by pressing ‘Install Zip from Sd-Card’ then flash the gapps (google apps).
  6. Done.

RexBuild-STHD-ThinkingBridge-HTC Explorer Custom Roms

7- RexBuild ROM

When the HTC One came out with Sense 5 I instantly became a fan of it. I loved the sense 5 icons and the whole interface. This ROM features sense 4 and Android 4.0.3 but it has been modified to look and feel like Sense 5. It is based on Derafas’s Rom. It has sense 5 icons, sense 5 styled apps and it has no major bugs. The interface looks amazing on the phone. The main HTC clock widget has been modified to look better too. This makes the phone different looking from the other ROMS.

The best thing I like about this ROM is it’s font – I will talk about it later.

How to install ?

  1. Download the ROM file from here:
  2. Copy the file to the SD-Card and Go to recovery.
  3. In the recovery mode press ‘wipe data and factory reset’ then ‘wipe-cache partition’.
  4. Then flash the ROM by pressing; ‘install zip from sd-card’ reboot the phone.
  5. Boot the phone after installation then reboot it.
  6. Complete the Setup and enjoy the sense 5 interface.
  7. There’s another sense 5 rom by Hpsgill, which came before this one and its remarkable too you can see that one here:

RevoltJB-RexBuild-STHD-ThinkingBridge-HTC Explorer Custom Roms

8- ReVolt JB

This ROM is for the people who like to get tablet interface on their phone. The ReVolt JB ROM features android 4.2 but, it has some bugs. It has Rom Control from AOKP, Paranoid Preferences from Paranoid Android; Cyanogen Mod profiles Pie Controls and all the Android 4.2 features. Of course the ROM also allows changing between phone and tablet or hybrid interface, and it has a lot of customization to make the user experience better.


  1. Gallery video playback. Use MX player for that.
  2. Video Recording. Use video-cam illusion for that.
  3. Bluetooth doesn’t completely work.
  4. You can use Jarvis Kernel for memory script and great performance.

How to install ?

  1. Download the rom file from here
  2. Download the Google Apps file from here
  3. Copy these files to your SD-Card and go to recovery.
  4. In the recovery press ‘wipe data/factory Reset’.
  5. Flash the rom by pressing ‘install zip from sd-card’ then flash gapps (google apps.)
  6. Done!

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 0 comments

Install Sony Xperia custom ROM to your HTC

XperiaLised_Sense v2.0

        Install the different types of custom ROMs after the rooting your device. Here is the one of the most commonly used and STABLE CUSTOM ROM for HTC DESIRE C. In most of custom ROMs may you have found that problems of Wi-fi Hotspot or Data connectivity with other Mods,but its a STABLE and working fine all the features depicted below.

ü  XPERIA Z Home Launcher !!! More smooth
ü  ACID Walkman Engine 8.0 ( Even More Amazing Sound )
ü  All New Widgets with Walkman widget includes bubbles and change colour according to backround
ü  Xperia Z - Full sounds ported !! ( note all HTC sounds has been replaced by xperia Z So after booting up change your notification and ringtone as per your desire)
ü  New System UI !!!
ü  Ported Xperia S framework !!
ü  Themed Dialer !!!
ü  Themed Contacts !!!
ü  Themed Messaging !!
ü  Themed Settings !!!
ü  Few IMP Icons Ported No need for Xperia Icon pack anymore !!
ü  lots of unwanted HTC stuff removed !!!

ü  Bottom line - More XPERIA FeeL with Lighter Package !!! and Even More Smooth !! Just 268 Mb

Download the Zip file from here and save it to your SDcard without extracting it. (just paste as it is)

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Please Note : Big idea is not responsible for any kind of damage to your phone.You can do this at your own risk.This method is tested by admin. It works perfect.

How to Install ???

1) First install the custom recovery for your phone. 

-Mostly two popular recoveries are available for all HTC devices.

  •       TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project)
  •       CWM (Clock Work Mod)
For HTC desire C model as i suggested in previous post , CWM works perfectly. 

2) After completing installation of recovery. turn on your phone in boot mode ( press volume down + power )

select recovery option from list. After selecting phone will restarts in recovery mode and looks like as shown below.

then you will come across to the following interface

3) Scroll down to the Wipe data/factory reset option then select Yes from next screen from list. then go to back.

4) Similarly select " wipe cache partition " and also choose Yes as above.

NOTE : wipe of cache partition and data mandatory in order to install any custom ROM , if it can't be performed your device may lead to unpredicted behaviour.

5) Now go back to main menu and select "choose zip from sdcard" option.

6)Then Select the .zip file (which you have downloaded and placed to sdcard as said earlier above) to install. then select "yes".

Feel relax. after the completion of installation it will shows you message " installation from sdcard completed"
Then restart your phone will enjoy your newly installed custom ROM.

Special thanks to XDA developers for porting such a great ROM for HTC ! 
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In some of the ROMs requires to flash the new boot image file after the installation of .zip. So How to Flash any Boot.img (boot image file which is required to boot some Stock ROMs or Custom ROMs)
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 7 comments

How to Root HTC Desire C.

The HTC Desire C is low-end Android phone from HTC. This tutorial help you to Root HTC desire by using simplest method. Rooting in Android will give you access to core files and more control over full system. After rooting you can install 3rd party apps, customized themes, and unleash the facility to change system capabilities such as overclocking CPU,changing memory allocation etc.. Most of the time Rooting any device weren’t really comfortable as most of the time users break their device.

NOTE: Rooting will void your warranty or may brick your device. BIG IDEA will not be responsible for any damage.(chill guys it will not happen if you follow the instrunctios given here properly.. :-) )

Prepare for Rooting Process.

  • Min. 60% battery backup in phone.
  • Download rootchecker from playstore.( To check phon rooted properly or not)
  • Download HTC SYNC for Computer (use: to recognize commands at computer)
  • Download HTC drivers
  • Download Htc Desire C toolkit1.5 (It is neccessary to install recovery in easy way)
  • Download Unlock tools ( This folder will require during unlocking the boot loader of your HTC device)

  • Process for Rooting.

    1) Install HTC Sync and HTC drivers on your computer.

    2) Unlock your device's bootloader.

    - Here boot loader unlocking process you will need to create account on htc website. then unlock boot loader as instructed.
    Note : If you can't find your device (htc desire C ) name in list. then simply select other supported devices.It's work perfectly.

    3) Install custom Recovery for HTC DesireC

    • It will open the following DOS window.

    • Now enable the USB debugging in your phone from developer option. then switch off the phone.
    • Now turn ON your phone in fast boot mode. (Press volume key down + power button together)

    • Now open DesireC toolkit1.5 DOS window. In which install recovery by pressing 1 or 2 or 3. I prefer 2 (stable) { because i am more comfortable with buttons control rather than touch in recovery mode. :p :) } Then press Enter.

    • After installation finishes. Enter 8 to root your HTC desireC. In few seconds you'll get message     " your device rooted successfully. ".
    • Now just reboot your phone. It will shows you "Android is upgrading..."
    4) Rooting process is finished.

    5) Now you can see " Superuser app" in app list.

    6) You can check the root status in root checker app.

    7) Press "Verify Root Access"
    You have successfully rooted HTC desire C. Now you can place any custom ROM (.zip) in SD-card and install it on your phone.

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