Had you ever thought that HTC Explorer will get a version of Mozilla Firefox OS (formerly known as Boot 2 Gecko) to use. I know the answer will definitely NO! But it’s true, a version of the Mozilla Firefox OS for HTC is available to download and install on their phone for FREE. A small, sensible and average specs Android Smartphone HTC Explorer gets a version of Mozilla Firefox OS available users to flash.
About Firefox OS:
Firefox OS for HTC Explorer is really an awesome ROM with great features, which you have never used before. It will change your UI experience, so what are you waiting for? If you really want to try Mozilla then below is the download link.
1. Your mobile should have 70 – 80% battery
2. Make sure that you have enabled USB debugging (All apps > Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB Debugging – check box)
3. Ensure you have backed up your important data.
4. Install USB drivers on your PC from here.
Step by Step Guide on:
How to install Mozilla Firefox OS on HTC Explorer:
Step 1: Download Mozilla Firefox OS for HTC Explorer from above link.
Step 2: Copy the downloaded file in your external SD card.
Step 3: Turn Off your phone, by taking out the battery and insert it back. Now, you have to boot your device in recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up key + Power Key (long press). In the Recovery mode, use the Volume keys to move up/down and the Power key to select a highlighted item.
Step 4: Now, from the main menu choose Wipe Data and give Yes to confirm to delete stock ROM data.
Step 5: After that, again navigate to main menu > choose install zip from SD card > Choose Firefox OS for your HTC Explorer (from an external SD card), which you have downloaded and Wait for the installation to complete.
Step 6: Finally, go back to the main menu and select reboot system now. The phone will take 10-15 minutes to start and initialize all the services & apps because this is the first time you are starting a phone after installing a new ROM.
Go to Settings > About Phone to check the version and other details about this custom ROM. If you are facing any problem in installing ROM then put your problems below via comments and we will try to solve it ASAP! Enjoy 😀
Note: We have not developed this ROM, so if anything happens to your phone or some functionality are not working then don’t blame us!