FINALLY THE GREAT GUYS HERE ARE SUCCESSFULL IN BRINGING CYANOGENMOD 7.2 FOR OUR BELOVED EXPLORER
cyanogenmod 7.2 is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of android 2.3.7 (gingerbread), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock android for your device.
CyanogenMod is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. Linked below is a package that has come from another Android project that restore the Google parts. CyanogenMod does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.
All the source code for CyanogenMod is available in the CyanogenMod Github repo. And if you would like to contribute to CyanogenMod, please visit out Gerrit Code Review. You can also view the Changelog for a full list of changes & features.
#you are flashing this rom (which i may add is awesome) on your own risk
#we are not responsible for any bricked devices or fried sd cards
FIRST OF ALL I HAVE NO HAND IN COMPILING THIS ROM I AM JUST BUILDING A NEW NOOB FRIENDLY THREAD (No offence to noobs as i am kinda one myself ) CREDITS BELOW
- Hardware acceleration
- Usb Mass Storage
- USB Tethering
- Fm Radio
- Everything else except below
- Phone sometimes reboots when playing videos
--Unlock bootloader and root your explorer (if you haven't already) follow this link http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1415223 to root. Dont create a partition just yet.
--Download cm-7-20120807-UNOFFICIAL BUILD #4-pico.zip from mediafire link below and copy it anywhere on sdcard.
--Download gaaps from link below and copy it on sdcard
--Boot into recovery
-- (optional but recommended) go to backup and restore and select backup. This will backup your phone just as it is so that if u ever wanna revert back you can just restore from recovery. (Thanx Liverpool_fan for tip)
--Go into mounts and storage and format /system and /boot and come back and wipe data/factory reset (even if you have any custom rom installed)
--Select Install zip from sdcard-> choose zip from sdcard-> browse to where you have copied the zip file and select it
--Wait for the installation to complete and download latest kernel from link below and flash it in recovery. (format of kernal MDD so update to the latest one)
--flash gaaps to install basic google apps.
--Now select reboot and wait for your phone to boot up.
--If you want to move your dalvik cache to sdext first you will have to partition your sd card. 512mb partition is enough. Use minitoolwizard to partition your sdcard. Partition it in only ext2, ext3 or ext4 format because fat32 is not supported. You can also use recovery (advanced>partition sdcard) to partition but it will erase all data on your sdcard so back it up.
--Now dowload a2sd.zip (credit- Sakindia) and flash it through recovery. You can find a2sd.zip where the kernals are uploaded (check below)
--Reboot and go into Terminal emulator and type "a2sd cachesd" (without quotes)
--Wait for the working to finish and reboot. You have 148mb internal memory free now.
--Alternatively people are saying that s2e is more stable. So download s2e from play store.
--check everything except application data. Reboot.
NOTE: Either flash a2sd or install s2e.
--Download titanium backup and come to the app list now long press on any app and select move data to sd. It will ask you to create a directory, accept! Now select menu button while still in titanium backup and select batch. Come down to option "move app data to sd". Run it to get more internal memory but I recommend to use class 6 sdcard if you are moving app data.
|LINK FOR KERNALS AND A2SD(CREDIT- sakindia)--|
|LINK FOR BUILD #1|
|LINK FOR BUILD #2|
|LINK FOR BUILD #3|
|LINK FOR BUILD#4|
|If you want to help in development or want the source code check out this link|
Now importantly THE CREDITS--
AGAIN I HAVE NO HAND IN DEVELOPMENT OF THIS PORT