How To Unroot HTC Explorer / Pico Android Smartphone

unroot htc explorer pico

The HTC Explorer [aka Pico] is an Android Smartphone manufactured and released by HTC back in September of 2011. The HTC Explorer was a budget oriented Android Smartphone and was an instant hit.

The HTC Explorer had some very impressive hardware specifications such as a 600 MHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, Adreno 200 GPU, 90 MB of internal storage space, MicroSD card storage expansion support up to 32 GB, 3.15 MP rear facing camera, and a 3.2 inch display with a screen resolution of 320×480 pixels with 180 PPI.
As the HTC Explorer is a pretty old Android Smartphone, it is quite common that you might have rooted your HTC Explorer Android Smartphone. And as per the terms and conditions of Google Android, you need to run the stock and official firmware in order to claim the warranty of your Android Smartphone. And in case you’ve already rooted your HTC Explorer Android Smartphone, you must unroot and flash back the stock firmware to claim warranty.

And today, we’re here with a detailed tutorial that will guide you through the processes required to unroot your HTC Explorer and flash back the stock firmware. (check out How to update HTC Explorer to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean)

unroot htc explorer pico


Below are a couple of warning information for you to check out before unrooting your HTC Explorer Android Smartphone:

  • We are not to be held liable in case you misfollow the tutorial written below and end up damaging your HTC Explorer Android Smartphone.
  • You’ll be losing all the data stored on your HTC Explorer, including the installed apps, during the rooting process. Hence we recommend you to take a complete backup of all the information, including contacts and other information stored in the internal storage space of your HTC Explorer.


Here are some prerequisite steps to complete before unrooting your HTC Explorer Android Smartphone:

  • Charge your HTC Explorer until it reaches a minimum battery backup of 80%.
  • Make sure that you have already downloaded and installed the USB Drivers for HTC Explorer on your PC.
  • Download the unroot kit from here.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your HTC Explorer.

How To Unroot HTC Explorer/Pico Android Smartphone:

Below is the detailed tutorial on how to unroot HTC Explorer/Pico Android Smartphone easily:

  • First of all, extract the unroot kit that you downloaded earlier.
  • Once you extract the unroot kit, you’ll find two different folders. One will consist the unrooting tool and the next one will have the stock recovery image.
  • Now connect your HTC Explorer to the PC. Make sure that USB Debugging has already been enabled on your Smartphone.
  • Now from one of the folders, double click and run the “runme-unroot.bat” file.
  • Now a new window will appear. Follow the on screen instructions.
  • At the end of the given on screen instructions, the unrooting process for your HTC Explorer will begin.
  • Wait for the unrooting process to complete. Once the process gets completed, your HTC Explorer will reboot automatically. Wait for the reboot to complete.
  • Now you have successfully unrooted your HTC Explorer Android Smartphone.
  • Now to flash back the stock firmware recovery update, navigate to the other folder from the unroot kit that you downloaded earlier and then choose the “recovery.bat” file.
  • Now a new window will appear. As before, follow the on screen instructions to begin the process of flashing the stock recovery.
  • At the end, the flashing process will begin and once the flashing process completes, your Smartphone will reboot.

Congratulations, you have now successfully unrooted your HTC Explorer Android Smartphone and flashed back the stock recovery image. I hope you benefitted from this tutorial and in case of any doubts or queries on the above written tutorial, please leave them as comments below.

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