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 !

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  • Joshua

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

    • Dax Krishna

      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

      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

      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.

      • sameer

        Where can i find adb folder .. i use windows 7

  • Rodrigo

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

    • Mahesh Makvana

      It works with HTC Explorer International variant only.


  • Charlie

    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

      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

      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.

  • Jeet Chowdhury

    its still showing relocked. how to get around that?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Where is it showing that?

  • sameer

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

    • Mahesh Makvana

      The above procedure covers only unrooting, you can use the ADB commands to unlock/lock the bootloader of your device.

  • srikar

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

  • Taabi

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

  • Sujay

    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

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Well, at the moment, we don’t have any guide to change the status from “Re-locked” to “Locked”. XDA Forums should be helpful to you, you should visit it –

      Thanks for stopping by and letting us know your question, so we could help you out !

  • jay a. gilitwala

    sell i lock bootloader first or after unroot?

  • Rushi Patel

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

    • Mahesh Makvana

      If you’re on custom ROM, then you need to flash the Stock ROM on your device. Try searching on Google for the Stock ROM for your device.

      To relock the bootloader, you can issue the following commands using ADB:
      fastboot oem lock

      Hope it helps!

      • Guest


        • Guest

          Thankx Mahesh …..

          • Mahesh Makvana

            Your welcome !

      • Rushi Patel

        Thank you …. Mahesh …..

        • Mahesh Makvana

          Your most welcome Rushi!

          • Rushi Patel

            hey hi muhesh …..its quit funny to ask now that how to flash custom rom on explorer but first time i had flashed my phone but had not wipe anything just flashed the rom directly the phone startedd luckly but it has lead to low internal memory and the play store does not work , even htcmusic doesnot work … i want the steps to flash my phone again what to wipe and what not to wipe….
            Currently i m using jaggyrom 4 can you help me..?

          • Rushi Patel

            hey sorry abt the name …

          • Mahesh Makvana

            Not a problem at all !

          • Mahesh Makvana

            We’ve a guide on how to load a custom ROM on an Android Device. You can see it here –

            Thanks Rushi!

          • Rushi Patel

            thank you Mahesh i know that but what i was asking is to wipe everything except sd card everytime i flash the rom because wiping only factory cache and dalvik cache it not doing….. thankx Mahesh …

      • asdf123

        I have tried relocking the bootloader but it does not work.

  • ksj

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

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Download the Stock ROM for your device and flash it!

      You can use Google to find the Stock ROM for your device.

      Thanks ksj!

  • raz

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

    • It should take some time, just be patient and you should get your device unrooted.

  • Ankit Pancholi

    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 ?

  • karthikeya

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

  • c.Narendra

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