Carbon ROM (4.2.2) for Htc Explorer/Pico

By | May 30, 2013

Many new custom ROMs are now coming up in the android community and this is the latest one, the Carbon ROM. It has amazing looks, is lightweight and has truly unique features as well. Xda Senior Member 7alvi has ported it to our very own Pico and mark my words it is a delight to use.  Now, since it is a new kind of a ROM here’s what it’s developers have to say about it.

CarbonRom is an aftermarket firmware based on the Android Open Source Project. We are dedicated to fast, stable, and feature-filled roms, honesty and communication with our users, and openness with our code. We like frequent builds, with the very latest and greatest hardware support and fixes. We strive to not only provide you with the best rom we can build, but also to give back to the Android community and our fellow developers. For us, this is about creating something we can be proud of and hope you will enjoy.

Please feel free to look at, build, and use our code on CarbonDev GitHub.

We would like to thank CyanogenMod for their device trees, framework/settings mods and their code that was incorporated into this project. We also extend our gratitude to the devs whose code that we have incorporated. Proper authorship has been maintained and can be viewed on our repository.

Special thanks also go to Slim Rom for some of their features, PA, AOKP, and anyone else we may have borrowed commits from that hasn’t been mentioned here. If you feel you have been unfairly left out, please – let us know.

While we make every effort to test these builds as much as possible, we are not responsible for anything that may happen to your device, family, pets, or perception of reality. We ask that you do your part to know your device and know how to recover from problems before you flash! If you have questions, ask your fellow users or ask us in #teamcarbon on freenode IRC.

It has features such as pie control built in and offers great smoothness. So, go ahead and flash this now on your Htc Explorer. Here are the screenshots  and flashing instructions.


How to install Carbon ROM on Htc Explorer/pico

Disclaimer : Do It At Your Own Risk!

Download required files and updates from below :

  • Carbon ROM for pico  from here.
  1. Copy the downloaded files to the (Root directory of) your sd-card.
  2. Reboot your device to Custom Recovery
  3. [Optional but, Recommended] Do a Nandroid Backup of your current ROM.
  4. Now from recovery main menu and select Wipe Data option.
  5. Confirm data wipe by selecting Yes.
  6. Now flash this android JB 4.2.2 based Carbon rom using clockwork mod recovery. Follow these steps :
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select the rom downloaded earlier.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
  7. Flash the patch in CWM recovery.
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
  8. Now wipe data again
  9. Wipe cache.
  10. Then wipe dalvik cache.
  11. Reboot and enjoy!
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  • amit kansal

    What’s the diff b/w
    KINGKANG AOKP MR1 (JB 4.2.2) and CARBON ROM (4.2.2).

    • Techgeekal

      AOKP it completely different with different sets of features while Carbon has its own functions and features. Its 2 different OS like windows and Linux ( just an example, not to be taken seriously)

      • amit kansal

        Thanks for the information

        • Techgeekal

          You are most welcome

  • amit kansal

    I enjoy reading your posts, It would be great if u add rom features of these ROMS i.e. g-apps installation and external memory card use as an internal memory card features how to use for this.
    It confuses some of times as some ROM supported Fat partiotion and some supported ext. Otherwise you are doing a great job.. Thanks..!!! 😉 keep rokinnnn..

  • Siddharth Srivastava

    nice writeup thank you
    i installed the rom fine, no problems
    but i cant get it to look like it does in the photos

    how do i do that?

    • Techgeekal

      The wallpaper or the Pie launcher?

  • ali farooqui

    what is flashing patch

  • SFarhan Ali

    hello every one here some one could be help about this issue here about my htc pico when i try new room every thing shall be perfect mostly i dnt try every present function but what is most common and i need too much for the using 3g net from my cell which is hotspot function will not work connect error limited access not recognize some times from my pc some one know about that issue please help to share some thing