Welcome to the CHERRY MOBILE "FLARE" S100 a.k.a. FLARE "1.0" USER'S THREAD
IT IS A RE-BRANDED "KARBONN A9+" PHONE (INDIA)
5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHERRY MOBILE FLARE:
Still OEM. In case you didn't know, Cherry Mobile looks for OEM [original equipment manufacturer] phones they think would fit in our market then rebrands them as its own. The Flare, for example, is a rebranded Karbonn A9+ from India, which has many positive online reviews, um, tucked under its belt.
Great display. The handset has a 4-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 (233 ppi), giving you a decent display output. Images and text appear sharp, and colors are quite vivid. Other 4-inch smartphones that have the same display resolution include the Google Nexus S, the HTC Desire V, the Samsung Galaxy S, the LG Optimus Black, and even the new HTC Windows Phone 8S.
Dual-core processor’s not outdated. Powering the Cherry Mobile Flare is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8225 processor. It’s a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and released just this year, so it’s not outdated yet. The mobile's performance is OK. Don’t expect buttery-smooth everything, but you won’t mind the occasional stutters along the way.
Dual-SIM but not dual-3G. Yes, the Flare supports dual-SIM and dual-standby, meaning both SIMs are active all the time. However, if you want to use it as a 3G device or hotspot, take note that only the first slot can do 3G and you’re stuck with 2G with your second SIM.
Bring that charger. If there’s one glaring thing you have to consider when getting this phone, it’s the battery life. With a big screen, a dual-SIM capability, and a dual-core processor, you need a big battery to keep things running. Such is not the case with the Flare. With WiFi always on (not always connected), a few hours of 3G, less than an hour’s worth of gaming, and minimal calls and text, the Cherry Mobile Flare lasts for just over 10 hours. That’s a typical whole day’s work along with the commute time. If you want to keep the smartphone working all the time, better charge it at home and at the office every day.
BUT WAIT... THERE'S GOOD NEWS FOR EXTREME FLARE USERS WHO DEMAND MORE BATTERY LIFE.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 BATTERIES can be modified for cherry mobile flare. thats 2,100mah unlike the 1,500mah battery of Flare. They're now available at online stores ex www.sulit.com.ph, .ayosdito.ph, or at www.tipidcp.com. Just search "galaxy s3 batteries modded for cherry mobile flare" or "s3 battery for flare". BUT YOU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THEY ARE ONLY MODIFIED BY SOME PEOPLE. SO BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
for modding tutorial: http://www.symbianize.com/showthread.php?t=913740
1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 processor
4.0" WVGA (800x480) IPS capacitive display
WHAT IS IPS?
IPS panels display consistent and accurate color from all viewing angles.
Unlike TN LCDs, IPS panels do not lighten or show tailing when touched. This is important for touchscreen devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
IPS panels can process high speed signals without data loss by using copper wiring with low resistance values.
IPS Panels offer clear images and stable response time.
with with 2-point multi-touch feature
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich Upgradeable to 4.1 Jellybean (upgrade tutorial below)
Adreno 203 GPU
512MB of RAM
4GB of internal storage (2.5GB usable)
microSD up to 32GB
5MP autofocus camera with LED flash
480pixels video recording
VGA front-facing camera
Google+ Hangout and Skype work flawlessly.
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/ 1800/ 1900MHz
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps; WCDMA 900/ 2100MHz
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
GPS with A-GPS support
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
microUSB 2.0 / 3.5mm audio jack
Accelerometer, proximity sensor
Li-lon 1,500mAh battery
FOR USERS WITH NO FM RADIO, DOWNLOAD HERE
extract the apk file and install on Flare.
last November 17, 2012, Cherry Mobile Released FLARE they called Flare Day which is a record breaking day for the store.
CHERRY MOBILE FLARE KEY COMBINATIONS FUNCTIONS:
CHERRY MOBILE BUILT IN RECOVERY MODE: PRESS AND HOLD VOLUME UP KEY + POWER BUTTON screen will appear GREEN but hold the buttons still until screen appears RED. to enter recovery mode.
CHERRY MOBILE BUILT IN FASTBOOT MODE: PRESS AND HOLD VOLUME UP KEY + POWER BUTTON. when screen appears color GREEN release the buttons.
DOWNLOAD MODE: PRESS AND HOLD VOLUME DOWN KEY + POWER BUTON UNTIL SCREEN BOOTS AT DOWNLOAD MODE.
TAKING SCREENSHOTS WITH CHERRY MOBILE FLARE: PRESS AND HOLD VOLUME DOWN KEY + POWER BUTTON UNTIL YOU HEAR A SHUTTER SOUND AND A PROMPT THAT YOUR SCREENSHOT IS SAVED!
HOW TO "ROOT" CHERRY MOBILE FLARE
There are two methods of ROOTING for our cherry mobile Flare, one is ROOTING via PHONE ITSELF (easier way) and ROOTING via COMPUTER (safer way).
ROOTING VIA PHONE (CHERRY MOBILE FLARE):
IF YOUR FLARE RUNS ANDROID 4.0, (ICS), DOWNLOAD root_ICS.zip
AND IF YOUR FLARE RUNS ANDROID 4.1, (JELLYBEAN), DOWNLOAD root_jellybean.zip
Then now extract the downloaded zip file to the root of your SD Card. (root means at the SD Card not inside folders.)
then turn off phone, enter RECOVERY MODE (instructions how to enter recovery mode written above)
when recovery mode appears, select APPLY UPDATE FROM SD CARD
then select the root.zip you downloaded earlier for your type of android version.
when successfully installed, go back and REBOOT.
if superSU application is added on your phone, its a sign of success
ROOTING VIA COMPUTER:
Before trying this tutorial please charge your device to at least 70% potential and enable USB debugging option. to enable USB debugging, go to Settings>>Development>>USB debugging and do necessary changes there. Once done, you can use below method for successful root.
1. First, your computer must detect your Flare first... so
INSTALL USB driver for Flare download PDANET HERE (WEB LINK)
Then just install and follow the instructions. THEN AFTER INSTALLING USB DRIVERS AND COMPUTER DETECTS PHONE VIA PDNET APP, PROCEED TO NXT STEP.
2. Download Bin4ry Tool HERE (Mediafire link)
Take USB and connect your FLARE to your computer.
NOTE: MAKE SURE NA NAKACHECK ANG "USB DEBUGGING" SA PHONE NYO BAGO NYO IKONEK SA PC. MAKIKITA PO YUN SA SETTINGS / DEVELOPER OPTIONS / USB DEBUGGING.
THEN WAIT NYO PO SA PC NA MAINSTALL YUNG DRIVERS NG PHONE NYO AT NG MADETECT SYA.
3. Pag connected na, Unzip the Bin4ry Tool kit.
4. Open extracted file and run RunMe.Bat file (you will find this file in extracted Bin4ry folder).
5. Just enter 1 for device type in command prompt window which will appear after opening RunMe.Bat file.
6. Now follow on screen guide. It will root your device successfully.
7. Disconnect and reboot your device.
Then after reboot, pag may "SUPER SU" or "SUPERUSER" ka na na application sa cp mo that means successful ka, if not, try again or use other computer if constantly fails. its just trial and error. Tried and tested by us.
INSTALLING CWM (CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY) FOR CHERRY MOBILE FLARE:
First, download the zip file HERE extract the file to computer.
Second, Connect your Flare to the pc and make sure USB Debugging is ticked in your phone settings (settings/Development/usb debugging)
Third, Run cwmrecovery.bat and follow the instructions there. (Note: Hit Enter to see the instruction,
it will prompt you to enter FASTBOOT MODE (instructions for how to enter fastboot written above)
after completing the step, hit enter to go to the next step.)
Voila. You now have CWM recovery! It will only take you a few seconds and it is literally easy as one two three!
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE TO ANY BRICKED DEVICE.
TWRP Recovery 188.8.131.52 For Cherry Mobile Flare (FOR JELLYBEAN VERSION ONLY)
CLICK HERE FOR TWRP THREAD (credits to the owner of this thread and to the maker of TWRP file.)
HOW TO UPGRADE CHERRY MOBILE FLARE TO THE LATEST ANDROID VERSION 4.1 JELLYBEAN
WARNING FOR THOSE WHO WILL TRY THIS YOUR COMPUTER SKILLS AND LITERACY MUST BE "ABOVE NOOB LEVEL" BECAUSE MANY USERS WHO DIDN'T FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY "HARD BRICKED" THEIR DEVICE.
I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE BRICKED DEVICES.
credits to link owners:
VIDEO TUTORIAL TESTED SUCCESSFUL
JB OS PDF TUTORIAL + UNBRICK
ABOUT CUSTOM ROMS FOR CHERRY MOBILE FLARE
For CM Custom roms please search Google or at other threads on this Cherry Mobile Section in Symbianize
We don't suggest custom roms since they are so many and not all of them are stable. For basic Flare users i suggest you just stick to the official rom.
just be wise in selecting roms. choosing unstable roms might be RISKY.
the custom roms for JELLYBEAN And ICS FLARE ARE DIFFERENT.
OUR OFFICIAL SIGNATURE PIC
MOST COMMON FAQ: ABOUT ACTIVATING 3G ( DATA CONNECTION )
GO TO SETTINGS / MORE / MOBILE NETWORKS / CHECK DATA ENABLED
KUNG GUSTO NYO NA HINDI BUMABAGSAK SA GPRS OR EDGE ANG SIGNAL NYO, PUNTA KAYO SA MOBILE NETWORKS / SELECT SUBSCRIPTION / SUBSCRIPTION 1 / NETWORK MODE / CHOOSE WCDMA ONLY!
OUR FLARE PERFORMANCE RATING
SA MGA NAGTATANONG KUNG MAY IBUBUGA BA ANG FLARE SA GAMES
NBA 2K13 on the Cherry Mobile Flare
Here’s a rundown of benchmark results:
Quadrant Standard – 2,890
AnTuTu Benchmark – 5,654
NenaMark 2 – 34.5fps
Vellamo – 1,231 (HTML 5); 378 (Metal)
To put it into perspective, the Cherry Mobile Flare scored 5,654 in AnTuTu, and the Huawei Ascend G300 and Lenovo P700 netted 3,225 and 3,605, respectively, in the benchmark suite.
Look at the other devices under our Flare! mga high end phones yan!
ganyan kalupet ang phone natin pagdating sa performance!
A little issue is the battery lasts only a day with normal use but NORMAL po yan pagdating sa smartphones especially sa Android.
FLARE SAMPLE CAMERA SHOTS:
Panoramic shot. Amazingly, the Cherry Mobile Flare has a panorama feature on its camera. Pretty cool for a less than 4-thousand-peso phone. Here is the sample picture.
Next, let us see the ability of the camera when it comes to shooting low-lighted and well-lighted subject.
As you can see, the shot without flash look less appealing while the shot with flash reveals the true color of the subject.
Finally, here is a sample picture when it comes to scenery view. Like the Cherry Mobile Titan, the white haze is quite evident and it is minimally blocking the true color of the picture.
There you go guys, that will sum up the sample camera shots from the Cherry Mobile Flare.
My verdict: Very good for a camera phone. For me, it is quite a bonus for the users to have a great camera phone with so much amazing features. Not bad Cherry Mobile!
I MADE THIS THREAD NOT FOR BASIC INFORMATIONS ABOUT OUR "CHERRY MOBILE FLARE" BUT FOR SHARING ABOUT UPDATES, NEW OR STABLE CUSTOM ROMS, HOT GAMES and APPS,, AND ANY OTHER STUFFS!
ENJOY YOUR CHERRY MOBILE FLARE!