How to Unroot HTC Explorer Smartphone

Unrooting your smartphone is useful when you are going to the company shop to get your phone repaired or for something else. Once you have unrooted your smartphone, the person at the shop wouldn’t be able to know that you had modified the OS of your smartphone. The following guide will help you unroot your HTC Explorer smartphone. Follow each step carefully and you will end up with an unrooted phone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You should have rooted your phone using the guide given here.

2. You will get back the warranty which you lost during the root process after unrooting your phone.

3. You must have ADB installed on your PC. Learn how to install ADB.

4. Your phone must be charged fully in order to proceed with the unrooting process.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Download the Unrooting Tool from here. (Download link is given in the first post)

III. Unrooting HTC Explorer Smartphone:

1. Download and place the Unrooting Tool File onto your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the Unrooting Tool archive to your Desktop. You will get two folders, one for unrooting and one for stock recovery.

3. Enable USB debugging on your smartphone by navigating to Menu>>Settings>>Applications>>Development>>USB debugging and tick-mark the box.

4. Increase the screen time-out by heading to Menu>>Settings>>Display>>Screen Timeout and set it to 30 Minutes.

5. Connect your phone to your PC using the USB cable that came with it.

6. Now, open the Unrooting Folder which you extracted from the archive.

7. Double-click on the file named runme-UNROOT.bat to start unrooting your phone.

8. It will take some time to unroot your phone. When it’s done, your phone will reboot.

9. Keep your phone connected to your PC. Now, open the Stock Recovery Folder and double-click the file named recovery.bat.

10. It will flash the stock recovery on your smartphone.

11. After the recovery is installed on your phone, just disconnect it from the PC.

Well done, you have successfully unrooted your HTC Explorer smartphone as well as flashed the stock recovery. Now, there’s no mark of modification on your phone, neat and clean.

If you ever need to root your smartphone again, you can check out our how to root HTC Explorer guide.

If this procedure helped you, then please head to the official thread over at XDA Forum to thank/donate to the original developer of this unroot method !

39 responses to “How to Unroot HTC Explorer Smartphone”

  1. Joshua says:

    but how to relock the boot loader it remains unlocked????

    • Dax Krishna says:

      It should be a simple process of running a few commands via fastboot to relock your bootloader. Keep coming back and you should see a guide up soon on how to do that!

    • Mahesh Makvana says:

      In order to lock the bootloader of your phone, just connect your phone to your PC, Open a Command Prompt Window where you have ADB installed and run the following commands:
      adb reboot bootloader
      fastboot oem lock

    • Mahesh Makvana says:

      Well, it’s a simple process to lock the bootloader of your phone.

      Just connect your phone to your PC, Open a Command Prompt Window in the ADB folder and type in the following commands:

      adb reboot bootloader
      fastboot oem lock

      It should lock the bootloader of your device.

  2. Rodrigo says:

    This works with HTC EXPLORER European (Vodafone Portugal) ???

  3. Charlie says:

    I have a problem, I’m stucked on step 9, it says waiting for device and it doesn’t starts, the phone is still on usb debbuging and I have ADB installed and up to date so I don’t know what the problem is… any help?

    • Mahesh Makvana says:

      After completing the step-8, disconnect your device from the PC and then re-connect it. Make sure that your device is turned ON and then follow the step-9.

    • Mehran says:

      You must run recovery.bat in follow:

      1. Reboot your phone into the bootloader mode by pressing and holding Volume DOWN+Power buttons simultaneously.

      2. Choose fastboot option from the bootloader menu.

      3. Connect your phone to your PC using the USB cable.

      4. Double-click the recovery.bat file to commence the flashing process.

  4. Jeet Chowdhury says:

    its still showing relocked. how to get around that?

  5. sameer says:

    What about the htc bootloader unlock . Which step of above will relock my bootloader to the state it was when i bought my phone

  6. srikar says:

    i’m not able to unroot my htc explore device
    pls help me

  7. Taabi says:

    what if i’m from pakistan and bought from here ?
    this rom works for me ?

  8. Sujay says:

    Can I get back my Boot Loader status to “Locked” instead of “Re-locked” ? HTC reps. told me that my warranty is still void if my Boot Loader’s status is “Re-Locked” . Thanks

  9. jay a. gilitwala says:

    sell i lock bootloader first or after unroot?

  10. Rushi Patel says:

    but what if i m on custom rom and i want to come back to stock rom and lock the device….?

  11. ksj says:

    i want to go back to stock!!!!! help me

  12. raz says:

    how long it will take to unroot the device……………plz help me……….

  13. Ankit Pancholi says:

    can i unroot my htc explorer after installing bulletsense rom because i like this rom and i want to use and may i also need to lock bootloader ?

  14. karthikeya says:

    the dos prompt says that “waiting for the device” how long do it take?

  15. c.Narendra says:

    My Htc explorer device OS not opend, and not connected to the system for installing OS Help me How to connect the system

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