So, we all know that the Cherry Mobile Flare came with a lot of perks...and flaws. For instance, the FM Radio app wasn't present in its initial build. And there were problems with the G-Sensor and SMS Auto-Rotate.
Some hours ago, I found out that the update to fix these Cherry Mobile Flare issues has been released. Of course, everybody who wanted it badly went through Cherry Mobile's link to Drop Box.
|Which turned out to be an epic failure...|
Note: I just dropped by Cherry Mobile's site and was glad to see that they finally uploaded it there and a Mirror Site (*cough* Drop Box).
I have to admit, I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed. So even with the simplest instructions quoted below, I still had to do it twice before I got it right.
1. Save the update file to the root of the SD card. Turn off the phone. Make sure phone is charged at least 15%.2. Press and hold Power+volume Up for a few seconds. It will display first a green screen.3. Release the button after the screen shows a red display to show the Android sytem revocery.4. Select apply update from external storage' and select the update file. Use volume keys to select and power key to confirm.5. The phone will update. After update is finish, select reboot system now.
Here's some additional information on the entire process. Hopefully, I'd be able to help others who are in the same predicament as I was.
UPDATING CHERRY MOBILE FLARE STEP 1 FAQ. Where the hell is this root?
|After tethering your phone to your PC, this message should pop out. Once you click on "Open device to view files", that folder will be the root.|
Note: USB mode is expected to be on MTP.
|Flare will have the label S100. This is where you're supposed to copy the file that you just downloaded from Cherry Mobile.|
UPDATING CHERRY MOBILE FLARE STEP 2 WARNING. Make sure to read all the steps before doing the procedure. I let go of the buttons at step 2 reason why my phone didn't go red as mentioned in Step 3.
UPDATING CHERRY MOBILE FLARE STEP 3. Once your screen turns red (mine was reddish pink than red), that's when you should let go. Now, wait for the screen shown below to appear.
|Use the volume key to navigate your way to "apply update from external storage" and press the power button for confirmation|
UPDATING CHERRY MOBILE FLARE STEP 4. If my memory serves me right, you'd still need to look for the msm7627a-ota-TBW59.... item (which will probably be the first choice on the next screen) and confirm.
UPDATING CHERRY MOBILE FLARE STEP 5. The phone will update.
|Just like this...|
|Once you get the "Install from sdcard complete." message, just select "reboot system now".|
When your phone is done rebooting, you should see something like this on your "About phone" menu.
I hope this has helped. Please take note that I am no Android expert. Heck, it took me two tries before I got it right. Good luck!