Thursday, January 17, 2013

Updating Cherry Mobile Flare with Pics (Newbie Guide)

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. 
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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.

Finally!
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!

102 comments:

  1. Thanks for this noob guide! it serves me well! hehe

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  2. Compatible pala ang Cherry Mobile Flare sa 2,200MAH LG P970 OPTIMUS BLACK BATTERY (VIDEO)

    http://androidtabletlover.blogspot.com/2013/02/cherry-mobile-flare-using-2200mah-lg.html

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  3. Thanks for this post. Was able to use it to do this update.

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  4. You're welcome Earl. I'm glad to help.

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    1. Ginawa ko nmn po ung instruction po bkit ayaw prin ng g sensor ko po

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  5. Pwd kaya maging jelly bean ung cherry flare ko?

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    1. Good question. I haven't thought of that before kasi Cherry Mobile isn't the type to release stock for its smartphones.

      Buti sana kung sikat yung brand kasi malamang meron ng gumawa nun sa international android community

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  6. done.. thanks...

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  7. Sir pag cnlick ko yung apply update from external storage ang lumalabas E: failed to mount /ext-sdcard (No such file or directory)

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    1. Baka po inextract nyo yung contents nung zip sa phone. Copy nyo lang po yung zip file directly sa SD card.

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    2. Pakicheck din po if yung zip file mo is talagang located sa SD card... 3rd picture from the top.

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    3. hello po..same po kami nang problema...nka paste po yung file sa sd card ko...hindi rin po nka extract...ics pa po flare ko tapos gusto ko e balik sa stock yung rom ko...sana po ma tulongon nyo po ako...salamat!

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  8. bkit kpg ilalagay kuna sa phone sinasabing unsupported file.

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  9. please gawa nmn kayo ng video step by step tlga please naidownload kuna kaso nagfefailed kpg ililipat na maybe dhil dun sa file????

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    1. Ano po yung nadownload nila? Yung zip file? Successful ba? Meaning, pag ino-open mo yung zip and iclick mo ang "test" sa winrar, okay ba sya?

      Di ko na kasi pwedeng iupdate yung Flare ko, baka macorrupt yung apps ko.

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    2. vyung mismong file na ilalagay sa root ng Sd-CARD

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    3. pinagkumpara ko ung nakalagay dto na file at ung nadownload ko na file magkaiba ang kulay what should I do?

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    4. Sorry for the late reply. What is the color of the file that you downloaded? Is it like a folder with a zipper on it? Because they're just one and the same.

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    5. Basta, did you copy it na sa SD card folder mo? Don't worry too much about the file. Just make sure that it's in the SD card (hindi nakatago sa ibang folder para di mo na kailangan hanapin.

      then follow steps 2 and 3

      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.

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  10. yung mismong file na ilalagay sa root ng Sd-CARD

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  11. young dinownload na file na parang libro my color db Violet, blue, green skin iba kulay tapos pagdrinag ko sya papunta sa sd card unssuported

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    1. It's okay. Ano kulay nya? Brown ba? Kasi zip file yan. The reason why iba yung kulay nya sa post na to is because I have Winrar to automatically open zip files. Don't worry about that.

      As long as macopy mo yung file papunta sa SD card, that's good. Proceed ka na sa pag turn off ng flare mo then go for steps 2 and 3

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    2. hindi what i mean is anu munang gagawin kpg natapos ng idownload yung file??

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    3. Sent it through your Facebook. Please check it out.

      But to answer your question, get the file from your download folder. If you're using XP, most likely, the file will be located inside the Downloads folder inside My Documents.

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    4. Ganyan din po nangyayari sa akin. 2x ko na ginawa laging no such file or directory ang lumalabas. No error found naman pag tinest ko yung file sa winrar.. Bakit po kaya ganun?? Huhuhu Help

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  12. pag ba sinelect mo ung reboot system now eh kulay greenlang? ilang seconds or minute un? kasi after ngprompt na install complete eh stuck up lang sa green screen

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    1. Hindi po. dapat magreboot na sya... assuming na tapos ka na sa paginstall ng update.

      Shut it down and turn it on lang ulit. Baka nastuck lang yan.

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  13. pag lumbas po b yung install from sd card complet clik p po bu n tpos reboot? san po b 2 ggwin sa cp po b o sa pc? kelangan po nka sak2 ung data cord pag sa cp?

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    1. Sa cellphone po lahat yan, except for the part na tinatransfer yung zip file into your SD card.

      Yung data cord will only be necessary during the time na tinatransfer po yung file. Pagkatapos nun, you can remove the data cord. And do the update.

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  14. d po b delikado 2 pag nag kmli k? bkit p po bkelangan i root o i update ung flre? pra san po b un?

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    1. para sa sms rotate at radio at g-sensors yan
      skin ang gnwa ko ay dun ko mismo dinownload sa cp ko via WIFI kaso mga 2hours tumagal kc 145 mb ehhhhhhh pagkadownload labas mo sa sa DOWNLOAD lagay mo sa mnt/sd-card.... tapos shut down ,,,, press power button at upvolume button tagalan mo hanggan mag kulay green pero tagalan mopa hanggang mag red
      GAMITIN MO UNG VOLUME BUTTON AT POWER BUTTON HANAPIN MO LNG DUN SUNDAN MO UNG POST DYAN NI HAOPEE ( sya anng tumulong sa akin) SALAMAT NG MARAMI SAyo (HAOPEE)

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    2. Iba po yung root sa update. The update was released by Cherry Mobile because of Flare's issues with the SMS qwerty keyboard that doesn't auto-rotate. If you've noticed, even when you use the Flare horizontally while typing the message, the display remains on a vertical position. That's one of the bugs being mentioned.

      Also, the original OS was missing FM radio application whereas the original specs included it. Tapos another flaw was for the inaccurate G-Sensor, this I don't fully understand but that's what it mentioned.

      I hope this answers your questions. Good day.

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  15. paano koba malalaman kung phone ko ay rooted na?

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    1. If you are pertaining to this guide, it's not rooted. Iba rin yun. What the update on this post does is fix the bugs the Cherry Mobile Flare had.

      As for asking if you've done this procedure successfully, just go to Settings> About Phone and check if you have the same build number as the last picture posted above.

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  16. kuya bakit humihinto yung sound ng flare pag nagpaplay? at bakit hindi na bumabalik yung image horizontally pag naka-vertical view?

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    1. Nadouble check nyo ba kung naka auto rotate sya?

      Try nyo pong gawin ulit yung update baka makatulong.

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    2. eh kuya bakit humihinto yung sound ng flare pag nagpaplay? salamat po..

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    3. Pasensya na po. That's the first time I've heard of the Flare having issues after installing the update. That's why I suggested that itry mong iinstall ulit yung update. Baka kasi ngkaproblem during installation.

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  17. Pa help, after updating my flare to v37. Bat wala pong radio sa akin, yung keyboard issue is fixed na.Im currently using a radio app in play store.

    Thanks

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  18. kuya salamat po naayos na namin... kaso ang hina ng life ng battery nya.. magka-fit kaya ang battery ng cruize at flare? ganda kasi ng battery ng cruize...

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    1. pasensya na po ha. di ko kasi kabisado yung size ng cruize na battery. Pero kung kasya naman sya ( and I mean swak, di yung pinipilit) tapos parehos lang yung voltage, posible na pwede. Kasi habol naman natin dyan is higher amperage. However, pag di kasya at iba yung voltage, wag ng ipilit.

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  19. Yung FM radio ba kasama dun sa upgrade

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    1. Yes po. Sorry if I hadn't replied sooner. I was sure I mentioned it in my post.

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  20. To Haopee.. bakit ang wifi hotspot ng flare hindi masagap ng iphone? totally the iphone cant open a fb or other website...and how to activate the MMS? thank you please help us..

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    1. Hi. I was sure na nakapag reply na ako dito pero nagulat ako when hindi pa. We've been having problems with our internet connection so kakaasar nung nakita kong wala pa 'tong reply.

      Hindi ko natry yung Flare sa iPhone pero there are instances na di rin gumagana pati bluetooth ko sa ibang phones. I guess baka dahil ito sa incompatibility ng dalawang mobile OS. Of course, di ba dapat magkaparehos yung Wi-Fi protocols so dapat di to maging issue.

      I tried activating my MMS through the Sim 2 Toolkit...Handset Settings pero wala daw settings for the Flare. Kailangan pa daw tumawag sa Sun operator. Depending on your operator, try nyo nalang po tawagan para maibigay nila sa inyo.

      Have you tried your Wi-Fi hotspot with other Android Phones? Pag gumana, try nyo with other iOS phones. This could help narrow down the issue.

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    2. I already tried tethering my flare to Iphone and my friend successfully Logged In in all sites she wanted. My fone is not updated. And I'm glad hindi ko nararanasan yung mga nararanasan nilang flaws ng flare, except sa battery issue..

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  22. Bossing is it possible ba na magkaroon ng magka-ibang message alert tone ang sim 1 and sim 2?

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    1. Hello po. I tried downloading android apps for ringtone management pero no luck. I did not find any app that could make me edit Sim 1 and Sim 2 message tones-they could only change the ringtone per contact. I was thinking that maybe it had to do with profile management but I'd have to download another app for that.

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  23. bakit po ganun nung iniinstall ko na,may nakita akong word na failed habang nagiinstall,tapos nung nireboot ko na,logo na lang ng Cherry Mobile ang lumabas sa screen,tapos naging blackscreen na lang pero parang buhay pa ksi nung pinipindot ko yung power button ayaw mag vibrate,kaya tinanggal ko na lang ung battery tapos linagay ulit. sana matulungan mo po ako.salamat.

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    1. try nyo po ulit pumunta sa recovery. Then, try nyo pong ireinstall yung update. Posible kasi na baka corrupt yung installation nya...

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  24. ..hey paano po pag may error na Failed to mount(invalid argument0 failed to open cache..ganan po..i followed this tutorial but after rebooting hnd na nag-on cb flare ko :( please help

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    1. Hindi na po nag on? As in hindi na umandar or di na nag boot? Anyway, itry nyo po munang icharge. Baka kasi nawalan ng battery during ng update kaya nacorrupt.

      Tapos, pag full bat na, balik kayo ulit sa recovery at try nyo yung update ulit. If hindi gumana, go for factory reset to wipe your internal storage.

      Minsan kasi, hindi yan nakukuha sa isang try. Yung iba nga, factory reset lang, nakaka 3x bago maging successful.

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  25. ...hhhhmmm..actually i tried it several times..my times na nagrerebooting sya like mghapon then wala din...yung bat full charged nmn..then pag ngpeperform nko hard reset,lahat gnawa ko na factory reset,wipe cashe,kht yung update from sd card pro right after rebooting bgla mgblack lng ayun..puro failed to mount,failed to open,yan agad bungad na error message after nung red color..do i need to download certain software ba or chagain lng tlga?thanks po :)

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    1. I doubt charging sya. Baka kasi nacorrupt yung firmware mismo ng flare. Normally kasi, madali lang yung pag uupdate nun. First time ko tong nakarinig na nagkaissue sya. Usually, pag ganito, nagttry na sila ng bagong rom kasi baka di na gumagana yung original. Yun ngalang, do it at your own risk sya.

      Kung wiling po kayo magrisk, try nyo po to Bucane CM Flare Flashing Tutorial... the process is complicated pero maganda naman pagkakainstruct ng author kasama ng video nya.

      Kung wiling naman po kayo mag try ng bagong ROM, there's a Youtube video na nagtuturo kung papano palitan yung ROM ng Flare.

      Here's the link po: Cherry Mobile Flare Custom ROM

      Tapos yung ginamit na ROM dun sa 2nd video, ang tawag Galaxy Flare v1.0

      I hope this helps. Hindi talaga ako expert sa ganitong mga bagay kaya nga puro newbie guide lang po kaya kong gawin. I do hope nakatulong to.

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  26. does it work all the time ung update i mean walang masisisra pag ka nag failed?
    reply po tnx

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    1. Assuming na wala pang laman yung phone nila kasi may ibang newly installed app na di na gumagana tapos ng update.

      When done right, there shouldn't be a problem. Pero there's always a chance na magkapoblema tulad ng kay LiyamGrey.

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  27. SIR, PAANO BA IRESET YUNG KEYPAD TO NORMAL TYPE R INDIVIDUAL,NAKA ENGLISH MODE SYA EH DI AKO MAKAPAGTYPE NG TAGALOG WORDS PLEASE HELP

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    1. Ireremove nyo po yung T9?

      Try nyo pong punta sa Settings> Language & input> yung settings symbol katabi ng Android keyboard (under Keyboard & Input Method)> Auto Correction (under Text Correction)> Off

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  28. Sir Haopee..
    Paano po ba mafifix phone ko.
    Palaging LAUNCHER IS NOT RESPONSIVE.
    ni rereboot ko para mag back to normal sya..
    Paano po bato ma fifix.
    V41 po Build number ko.
    Please Help..
    Thank you..

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    1. V41? V37 pa lang po ako

      Ang masuggest ko lang is either i-return nyo nalang po sya sa factory default through recovery boot-up at ireinstall nyo yung fix na nandito sa blog or your could change roms. Tulad ng sa ganitong link

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    2. Thx for the tip..
      Sir?
      Ask ko kug pwede bang Mapalitan OS niito?
      Kasi ang lumang Flare ai may ICE CREAM SANDWICH
      Pwede bang palitanng New O.S?
      yung Jelly Bean?
      Thx po
      reply ASAP

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  29. can anyone help me? .. i am having this problem on my sound settings.
    SETTING>SOUND>"unfortunately setting has stopped" ... di ko maopen un sound settings ko. . . =( ..what to do? thank you

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    1. Hi... Pero pag magmusic ka ba, may problem ba yung phone? How about you try restoring to default settings... Baka may nacorrupt lang.

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  30. Bkt naman pu ung sakin pag online games namamatay xa ng kusa kht ireformat q na ganun padn may dapat bqng gawin almost 1month palang 2ng flare xakn tnx.

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    1. Sir haopee pa2long naman about this problem

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    2. That's the first time I've heard of that problem po. Anong online game ba nilalaro nila? Nag hahang ba or namamatay lang ("shutting down" screen).

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  31. Hndi po pala kht anung games k2lad ng fruit ninja candycrush halos lahat pu youtube,facebook pag 2magal xa .nag rerest2rt ung phone q .anu kaya dapat qng gawin?

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    1. May memory card ba yung Flare mo? Kasi yung sa akin naman, pag intense graphic use tulad ng watching videos or playing 3d games, umiinit din sya. Tapos mag nag iinit sya pag naglalaro ako tuwing chinacharge ko sya.

      Check nyo na rin po memory usage ng flare nyo. Baka kasi lahat ng apps mo at games mo, nakasave na sa phone memory mo at hindi sa mem card. Nanotice ko sa FB, malaki kumain ng memory yan, kaya palagi kong kine-clear cache kasi MBs yung nakakain nyan.

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  32. pagtapos ko update phone ko ayaw na mabuhay hanggang dun nalang siya sa boot logo

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    1. Gawin nyo po ulit yung process ng pagupdate. Baka nacorrupt sya habang iniinstall nya yung update. Pag di pa gumana after a number of tries, consider installing a new rom.

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  33. Hi Haopee..

    mawawala ba ang downloaded apps like games etc. if mag-root?

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    1. Please take note po, di po rooted ang flare by doing the procedure above. As for the apps, when i did the update, hindi naman natanggal yung mga games ang apps, pero may ibang kinailangang ireinstall. Others run fine naman

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  34. cherry mobile has problems with metal detection and compass... ayaw kahit build 37 updated na..

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    1. Pasensya na po, di ako familiar sa metal detection na flare. As for the compass, yung navigation ba yung may poblema or accelerometer?

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  35. Patulong naman po sa concern ko: Activated na ang MMS/GPRS ng Cherry mobile Flare ko pero everytime I receive an MMS ang message ay "Currently unavailable to download your Multimedia message. Please open the Date services first." ano po ibig sabihin nito? Ano pa po ba dapat kong gawin to receive MMS? Hope you can help me out. Thanks

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    1. Dapat po nakaopen yung data service nyo. Di ko lang sure if may charges yun.

      Punta kayo ng settings- data usage- turn on mobile data for the sim na pinadalhan ng SMS.

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  36. Hi, ive done steps 1 to 4, pero habang installing update na sya may lumalabas na "assert failed: !less than_int(1357286943. getprop("ro.build.date.utc") E: Error" saka na a-abort ang installation.

    help?

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    1. Please double check the file. Paminsan minsan talaga, corrupt yung download. Tapos, make sure po na okay yung pag copy ng file from your pc to your microSD

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  37. PLEASE ANSWER PO. Pano kapag naccidentally release ko yung power+volume buttons BAGO mag RED screen? Nastuck up lang po siya sa green screen. Pano po yun?




    PLEASE HELP POOO THANKSS

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    1. Long press nyo lang yung power button tapos pag nagshutdown na sya, ulitin mo lang yung process

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  38. mayproblema ung file pagkatapos kong pindutin ang file ang sinabi ay "Cannot open file (Status 7) ? Paki help po pls... :)

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    1. Baka corrupt yung download nya. Ulitin nyo po pagdownload.

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  39. kapag ginawa ba to, magiging Jelly bean na ung flare from ICS?

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  40. Hindi po. This will only fix the issues of Flare that existed in its first build.

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  41. hi pa help naman po. i know out of topic to. nag ffreeze po kasi ung s100 ko pag may nagcconect sa wifi tether ko. di ko po alam gagawin. 3mos pa lang po ung phone ko. :(

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  42. Hello po. Di ko rin po sure bakit sya gumaganyan. I've never experience na mag hang ang s100. Anyway, here are something na dapat mong iconsider...

    1. Is the CM Flare in a jelly case (because mas madali syang uminit pag ganyan).
    2. How much memory is left while apps are running in the background?
    3. Do I have issues with my regular Wi-Fi connection?
    4. Do I have apps running in the background? How many are they?
    5. Does this happen immediately after reboot? During phone charging? While playing music or doing games prior or on/before opening a highly demanding app (like Facebook on Android).

    Pag naexhaust nyo na po yung mga solution, consider nyo na rin po yung pagpalit ng room (e.g. CM10)

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  43. bat ung akin po ayaw mainstall ang nklagay po "signature verification failed installation aborted ? pasagot tanx po :)

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    1. Sorry kakabasa ko lang. Alam ko nasagot ko na to.

      Pag ganyan, usually, kailangan lang talagang i-install ulit para maresolve yung problem.

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  44. error lage sakin sir, same lng ng steps mo, pero laging "aborted" status 7" lumalabas :(

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    1. Check nyo po yung build number nyo. Baka successful na sya kaya aborted palagi.

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  45. is that update a ROM itself na?i mean e pwede bang iflash na lang yan o update lang talaga?

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    1. Update lang po it. It's not a ROM. It will just fix the previous issue of Cherry Mobile Flare nung first sya lumabas. I think newer version now have this issue fixed.

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