How to Install Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 in HTC Explorer

It’s been a while since HTC released a list of the devices which will get Official ICS update to Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Some devices, like HTC Explorer were left out in the wild. Now, thanks to some developers at XDA, we finally have Android ICS for the little device. All credits are due to derefas for the build and savvas for the kernel.

What’s Not Working


-Bluetooth(Fixed, will be released in the next build)

-Voice search

Download Latest version of Google Apps for ICS from the repository :

Download the Cyanogenmod 9 Build 2 here : (Just click the link displayed after you fill out the number challenge)…

For the first time Installers :

– Root (If you don’t know what I am talking about, you’re in the wrong section. will solve it for you.
– Copy The Google Apps and The to your SD Card’s base directory.
– Boot into Recovery by holding down Vol-Down button while powering up the device. Select Recovery via the vol-up and vol-down buttons after booting into bootloader(Skating androids). Navigate to “Recovery” and press the power button.

– Select Data Wipe/Factory reset

– Choose Install Zip From SD Card –> Choose Zip –>
– Flash CM9 zip from SDCard
– Same way, Flash Google Apps zip from SDCard
– Reboot
– Install Youtube and Google Maps from PlayStore as they’re not included.

Upgrading from earlier version of CyanogenMod 9:
– Copy CM9 ZIP to your SDCard
– Boot into Recovery
– Flash CM9 zip from SDCard
– Reboot

That’s it. You’re now running Android 4.0.4 ICS on your HTC Explorer.


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Posted on August 17, 2012, in Poems and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Gautham Shenoy

    When will the next version release? I really need Bluetooth……. thanks though

  2. my htc explorer i think it fails the way i doit now it its stock in the anouncemente of HTC it has 2 hours like this help me please!

  3. can we download icecream sandwich if yes is it harmful to phone

  4. hey after rebooting i am getting a screen with blue cyanogen 9 mod but nothing is happening after that.please help…………

  5. CyanogenMod 9.x.x 4.0.3-4 20120429
    7c524e1e078164f681e0aa6753180b2c this app store is fit for ics 4.0.4 i am using without any error.

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