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  • CHERRY MOBILE FLARE

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    Cherry Mobile Flare Specifications

    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
    Dual-SIM / Dual-Standby
    4.0″ IPS capacitive touch panel with 480×800 pixel resolution
    Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 1.2GHz dual-core processor
    Adreno 203 GPU
    512MB RAM
    4GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD)
    5-megapixel rear camera with flash, VGA front-facing camera
    EDGE / 3G / HSDPA
    Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot
    Bluetooth v2.1, microUSB v2.0
    GPS, A-GPS support
    160mAh battery
    Dimensions: 123mm x 62.5mm x 11.8mm
    Weight: 152 grams


    Cherry Mobile Flare Un-Official FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions by ryanrudolf 11/22/2012)

    1. Ano ang Cherry Mobile Flare (CM Flare)?
    Budget friendly cellphone worth Php3999, pero hanep sa specs. Pinilahan ng napakaraming tao nung 11/17/2012, pang masa ang presyo. Hindi ako sumabay sa haba ng pila, nabili ko yung CM Flare ko 11/19/2012.

    2. Sino ang gumawa ng CM Flare?
    Rebranded ang CM Flare. Sa India ang pangalan nya ay Karbonn A9+. During driver installation, may lumalabas na Tianyu USB device etc etc. Tianyu mobile phone company sa China, most probably si Tianyu ang OEM, then pagdating sa India naging Karbonn A9+, then pagdating sa Philippines naging CM Flare.

    3. Bakit ko (ryanrudolf) binili ang CM Flare?
    Swak sa budget, android, maganda ang specs. Tinalo nya ung dati kong phone na nokia 1280 + blackberry curve 8320. Na-aadik ako sa android. Pangatlong android device ko ito, nagsimula sa Neo Omnipad, Nexus 7, then CM Flare. Android phone sa murang halaga.

    4. Ano ang specs ng CM Flare? Ano ang sabi ng iba sa CM Flare?
    Eto ang reviews ng iba't-ibang nakagamit na ng CM Flare -
    http://www.pinoytechblog.com/archives/cherry-mobile-flare-review-is-it-really-worth-p3999
    http://www.pinoytechnologies.com/cherry-mobile-flare-the-in-depth-review/
    http://www.technobaboy.com/2012/10/25/cherry-mobile-flare-specs-price/
    http://marvelgrindingwriter.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-fantastic-flare-flare-on.html

    5. Saan makakabili ng CM Flare? Available pa ba? Saang branch meron? May warranty ba?
    1 year warranty, 7days replacement warranty.
    http://www.cherrymobile.com.ph/
    https://www.facebook.com/cherrymobile

    6. Magkano ang CM Flare?
    As of 11/19/2012 , Php3999.

    7. Ano ang dapat i-check habang bumibili ng CM Flare?
    Build quality. Alugin ng pasimple, pakiramdaman kung may naalog sa loob. Dapat wala.
    Check ang Sim1 and Sim2 kung nakakasagap ng signal.
    Check ang phone functionality - txt at tawag.
    Check ang touchscreen kung may ghost tapping habang naka-unplug / plug ang charger.
    Check ang charger kung nagchacharge, pati battery indicator kung nagalaw during charging.
    I-charge ng 5minutes, diskonek sa charger, dapat nadagdagan ang battery life.
    Check ang USB cable kung nadedetect sa PC.
    Check and microSD port kung nadedetect ang microSD card.
    Check ang loudspeaker, magplay ng mp3, video etc etc
    Check ang headset / headset port kung nagana.
    Check ang wifi kung nakakasagap ng signal, check ang mobile internet kung nagana.

    8. Known issues ng Flare:
    Accelerometer hindi calibrated. Games na kelangan ng accelerometer gaya ng Temple Run, ung temple runner nasa left ng screen kahit ilapag sa flat surface. Kung calibrated ang accelerometer, dapat nasa gitna sya natakbo.
    Default SMS app, hindi nag-oorient sa landscape mode.
    4GB ang internal memory, 2.5GB~ lang ang available, occupied ng OS and backup ung nawawalang memory.
    Maliit ang battery capacity nasa 1500mAH.

    9. Dealbreaker ba ang known issues ng Flare?
    Personal opinion, no. Decide kung bibili ka pa din ng Flare.


    10. Nakabili na ako ng CM Flare, ano ang gagawin ko para ma-maximize ang unit?

    Install drivers sa PC.
    Backup muna bago kalikutin.
    I-root ang unit (void ang warranty kapag rooted, pero pwede i-unroot)
    Tanggaling ang preinstalled bloatware apps (kelangan rooted)
    Tanggalin ang media files, video files, boot animation, pcdrivers sa system partition para mas malaki ang usable memory (optional, kelangan rooted)
    Link2SD para mas madami ma-install na apps (kelangan rooted)
    Tweaks para sa battery life.
    Customize! Install apps, games, themes, boot animations etc etc!

    11. Install drivers sa PC
    Yung drivers ng CM Flare, naka-save sa internal memory as pcdrivers.zip. Disable muna ung USB Debugging via Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging (uncheck). Connect CM Flare sa PC, para makuha ung drivers. May lalabas na extra drive sa My Computer, yun ung CM Flare. Unzip ung drivers. Diskonek si CM Flare, re-enable ung USB debugging, rekonek si CM Flare. Kapag nanghingi ng drivers, manually i-point dun sa unzipped folders nung drivers.

    12. Backup muna bago kalikutin
    Kapag rooted na ung phone, download mo itong romdump http://android.podtwo.com/romdump/romdump_v82b.zip
    then follow mo ung guide dito http://android.podtwo.com/romdump/

    once completed na ung romdump sa sdcard mo magkakaroon ng folder na romdump, sa loob ng romdump folder andun ung system.tar. yan na ung full backup ng /system partition mo.

    kung /system/app lang ang gusto mo i-backup, install mo ung es file explorer / root explorer then kopyahin mo ung /system/app na folder.

    pwede din titanium backup kung medyo nalilito pa. kung san komportable dun na lang muna.

    NOTE: Incomplete pa itong part regarding backup, ang nabackup lang /system partition. Di ko pa alam kung pano mabackup ung /boot and /recovery partition.

    13. I-root ang unit (void ang warranty kapag rooted, pero pwede i-unroot)
    Dapat working na ung drivers.
    Kelangan din ng ADB. Pwede gamitin ung pdanet http://pdanet.co/bin/PdaNetZ350.exe , pero mas gusto ko ung pure adb lang galing sa android sdk. Upload ko ung adb kapag may time . . .
    Download mo ung root by bin4ry tool . http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460
    Extract mo ung zip file na nadownload, tas double-click RUNME.bat. Choose option 1 for normal. Follow the prompts.
    Check mo ung CM Flare na phone, magkakaroon ng prompt na RESTORE, click mo ung RESTORE
    Magrereboot ung phone, rooted na ung phone.


    14. Ayaw ko na ng root, gusto ko tanggaling yung root

    SuperSU > Settings > Full unroot

    15. Pano malalaman kung rooted na yung phone?
    check mo sa phone kung may SuperSu na app . . . kapag meron malamang rooted na. verify mo install ka ng terminal emulator, then type mo

    su

    dapat magprompt si SuperSU, DENY or GRANT. click mo GRANT dapat no error, then ung terminal emulator mo magbabago ung prompt magiging #.

    pwede din pangcheck via adb. Konek mo si CM Flare sa PC, open ng command prompt, then type mo ito
    adb shell
    su

    dapat magprompt sa phone DENY or GRAN, click mo ung GRANT dapat no error, then ung adb prompt magkakaroon ng #.


    16. Tanggaling ang preinstalled bloatware apps (kelangan rooted)

    Install ng ES File explorer / Root explorer.
    Navigate /system/app
    Delete the apps na ayaw nyo, example Cherry Market, etc etc.
    May backup naman kayo diba, kung sinunod ung step about backup. :)
    Reboot phone.
    Pwede din gamitin ang Titanium Backup kung di pa sanay gumamit ng root explorer / es file explorer.


    17. Tanggalin ang media files, video files, boot animation, pcdrivers sa system partition para mas malaki ang usable memory (optional, kelangan rooted)

    Install ng ES File explorer / Root explorer.
    Navigate /system/media
    Pwede nyo delete lahat, wag lang ung 2 files na may extension na EMD. Di ko sure kung para saan ito.
    Navigate sa /persist, delete ung pcdrivers.zip
    May backup naman kayo diba, kung sinunod ung step about backup. :)
    Reboot phone.


    ROOTING

    1. download Pdanet for windows here:
    <click here for link>

    2. install nyo then fallow nyo lang instruction (note wag nyo muna iconnect ung phone sa usb ah). when ask kung anong phone ang meron kau choose ung other brands

    3. when ask to connect ung phone connect nyo na (note: be sure na usb debugging is enabled -makikita ito sa settings developer option check nyo ung usb debugging ). wait nyo lang macomplete ung installation/ driver instalation hanggang sa matapos, wala kaung gagawin kundi magintay..

    after completion ng dinstalation ng pdanet.. time to root

    4.download unlock root/b] from here
    <click here for link>

    5.install unlocck root and click root then your done :)

    [b]CREDIT TO:mon2988 INSTRUCTION 1 TO 3 and to ais0n_06 INSTRUCTION 4 TO 5


    FUNCTIONALITY TEST

    1.gO TO DIALER

    2.Dial *#36#

    CREDIT TO:princedarwin_20

    FM RADIO
    CREDIT TO:Raymond Jay Golo


    Download and install this apk <click here for link>

    [TWEAK] Use the internal SD for Link2SD use

    partition external micro SD - 2 primary partition both fat32
    install and run link2sd from playstore, when asked which partition, select fat32. exit link2sd

    edit the script created by link2sd located in /system/etc/install-recovery.sh

    eto yung original script (may .bak kasi na-edit ko na)

    shell@android:/system/etc $ cat install-recovery.sh.bak
    cat install-recovery.sh.bak
    #!/system/bin/sh
    #added by link2sd
    LOG=/data/link2sd-install-recovery.log
    echo "$(date) mounting..." > $LOG
    mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/block/vold/179:34 /data/sdext2 1>>$LOG 2>>$LOG

    mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/block/mmcblk1p2 /data/sdext2 1>>$LOG 2>>$LOG

    mount >> $LOG


    eto ung edited script -
    shell@android:/system/etc $ cat install-recovery.sh
    cat install-recovery.sh
    #!/system/bin/sh
    #added by link2sd
    LOG=/data/link2sd-install-recovery.log
    echo "$(date) mounting..." > $LOG
    mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/block/vold/179:34 /data/sdext2 1>>$LOG 2>>$LOG

    mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/block/mmcblk0p19 /data/sdext2 1>>$LOG 2>>$LOG

    mount >> $LOG
    echo "$(date) mount finished" >> $LOG


    ang papalitan na line eh ung 2nd mount. ung original script ung 2nd mount nakaturo dun sa 2nd partition ng external SD (mmcblk1p2), papalitan ng mmcblk0p19, yan ung internal SD partition.

    shell@android:/system/etc $ cat /proc/partitions
    cat /proc/partitions
    major minor #blocks name

    179 0 3784704 mmcblk0
    179 1 20 mmcblk0p1
    179 2 150 mmcblk0p2
    179 3 40960 mmcblk0p3
    179 4 1 mmcblk0p4
    179 5 1500 mmcblk0p5
    179 6 1000 mmcblk0p6
    179 7 2000 mmcblk0p7
    179 8 10240 mmcblk0p8
    179 9 3072 mmcblk0p9
    179 10 3072 mmcblk0p10
    179 11 3072 mmcblk0p11
    179 12 253952 mmcblk0p12
    179 13 604800 mmcblk0p13
    179 14 20480 mmcblk0p14
    179 15 65536 mmcblk0p15
    179 16 10240 mmcblk0p16
    179 17 1000 mmcblk0p17
    179 18 1000 mmcblk0p18
    179 19 2700000 mmcblk0p19
    179 20 1000 mmcblk0p20
    179 21 37203 mmcblk0p21
    179 32 15558144 mmcblk1
    179 33 15550888 mmcblk1p1
    shell@android:/system/etc $


    make sure ung output sa iyo meron nung mmcblk0p19 . . . tingin ko dito din nagtatago si recovery.img and boot.img, di ko lang sure kung anong mmcblk

    once na edit na, power off mo ung phone. tanggalin ung external SD, repartition ulit, tanggaling mo na ung 2 primary FAT32 partition, i-partition na lang ng isang primary FAT32. rekonek and enjoy.

    credits dito - http://www.modaco.com/topic/356349-using-link2sd-to-use-internal-sd-as-extsd/ and ryanrudolf

    7 Apps for Root Users

    Deciding to root your phone shouldn't be a split-second decision. But ultimately, it's your phone, you own it, and you can do what you want. So if you do root your Android, here are seven starter apps you'll want to download. You'll need the first and second apps immediately in order to actually do anything with your root access, but the other apps are all optional and can be downloaded in any order.

    Superuser: lets you manage superuser (root user) permissions; this is the first app a newly rooted phone needs installed on it.

    Root Explorer (File Manager) ($3.80): shows you the files you can now access as a root user; this is the second app a newly rooted phone needs on it.

    Titanium Backup root: backs up all your apps, removes bloatware, and otherwise helps you manage apps.

    ROM Manager: lets you manage and install ROMs from your SD card, and organize and perform backups and restores.

    AdFree Android: removes most ads from your browser and apps.

    Wireless Tether for Root Users: turns your phone into a mobile hotspot.

    SetCPU for Root Users: changes the CPU settings for overclocking (going faster than the limit) and lets you set thresholds (like a temperature) to tell it when to stop; works only on select phones.


    credits from pcmag.com articles and darkalex317

    problem regarding funky touchscreen while charging

    try niyo gumamit ng better quality charger (as example: yung mga 1000 ma charger na kasama sa mga samsung, blackberry, or yung iphone).

    hindi kasi maganda ang "electrical isolation" (electrical engineering term) ng kasamang charger ng flare. ang solusyon lang dyan bumili kayo ng ibang charger o kaya huwag niyo gamitin yung phone habang nagcharge. hindi lang yung CM flare may ganitong issue, medyo madami dami na din akong phone na nagamit na may ganitong issue.

    ang gamit ko ngayon charger nung dati kong W900 (yung dragon phone). ok yung touchscreen kapag yun gamit ko. kahit yung mga charger ko sa samsung na i9000 ok din dun.

    tingin ko huwag na kayo umasa na bibigyan kayo ng cherry mobile ng better quality charger, considering na 3,999 lang tong phone na to. bumili na lang kayo, and as a suggestion: test niyo muna yung charger before purchase para siguradong hindi present yung problem.

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    in addition, para sa mga taong may problem sa dead trigger: HINDI TOTOO na yung ghosting screen ay kasama sa effects ng dead trigger FYI

    ang solusyon dyan, kelangan naka root ka. edit mo yung build.prop, tapos change mo yung mga values sa debug.composite.type to GPU.

    yung nasa setting ng cm naka MDP at DYN na setting. yan ang cause ng issue.

    reminder lang: i am not liable for any damage to your phone. kayo magedit ng build.prop nyo. pag nasira niyo phone niyo mali ginawa niyo. yung sa akin OK na OK.

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    ang opinyon ko naman sa phone na to. sulit sya sa halagang 4k php kahit na may minor problems (actually kahit mamahaling telepono may mga problema agree? ang nilamang lang nila ay better after sales support).

    kung ok lang sa inyo yun ibang mga problema ng phone na to at you can live with it, by all means bilin niyo to hindi kayo madidismaya.

    siguro ang reklamo ko lang dito sa phone na to ay wala pang CWM recovery. medyo mahirap magedit ng files pag wala kang paraan para marestore yung phone ng mabilisan kapag nagkamali ka.
    credit:LXG_SELLER

    SAFE TO REMOVE APPS

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    -- edited by ais0n_06 on Nov 25 2012, 07:09 PM
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