Rooting HTC Explorer Without Unlocking Bootloader
Can anyone help me with the following.
I got a HTC EXPLORER phone with Android Gingerbread 2.3.5. I would like to root my phone but I have difficulties doing so.
I tried SuperOneClick but seemingly it doesnt support Gingerbread. I get stuck at step 7. Tried loads of things to get round it but it just doesnt seem to work.
Other options of rooting involve unlocking your bootloader. I really dont fancy that as I got loads of data which I dont want to loose at the moment.
Is there any way of rooting my HTC EXPLORER with Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 that doesn't involve unlocking your bootloader?
Or: is there way for me to use SuperOneClick and get futher then step 7?
Any solution is welcome
(note: im not a computer/phone geek but I do my way with them)
10-13-2012 10:11 AM
Welcome to the site. Someone should come along shortly with some help.
Hi Litmaan, welcome to the forum! May I ask why you want to root your phone? If you're rooting an HTC phone - and I'm not familiar with your particular model - you have to deal with the bootloader to get much of anything accomplished, so you're reluctance to unlock the bootloader may be the deal breaker.
Hopefully one of our more knowledgeable members will chime in with the solution to the problem.
I want to root my phone so I would be able to expand my Internal memory. Bought phone 3 months ago and already my Internal memory is about full. I already moved all apps to my memory card that could be moved through the settings.
Rooting by SuperOneClick looks very easy. Would prefer that but seemingly doesn't work for Gingerbread. Unless i'm wrong (im not an expert). Means I have to use more difficult methods like unlocking the bootloader and rooting after that.
It means losing data. What kind of data we talking about? And is there a way to save that data and put them later back on? (after unlocking bootloader)