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Cherry Mobile releases Flare update, fixes G-sensor among other things

Good news to all Cherry Mobile Flare users, here’s the software update that you’ve probably been waiting for. This update strictly for the 4-inch Flare will be fix the inaccurate G-sensor, add the missing FM Radio app, and allows auto-rotate for SMS.


To update your handset, Download the Flare Software Update (146MB) and do the following:

  1. Save the update file to the root of the SD card. Turn off the phone.  Make sure phone is charged atleast 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.

Note: SD Card update will not erase multimedia files like photos. It will just erase saved application. It is also advisable to do Factory data reset after doing SD card update.

[via Cherry Mobile] [Alternate download link via 4shared.com]

Do let us know if it worked for you or if you ran into any problems. Also check our review of the Cherry Mobile Flare.

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  • Noypi

    Sa SdCard po ba mismo ipatch or sa MicroSd?

    • Resqui Boni Santua

      Ilagay mo sa External ung na DL mo na Update….

      • Karla

        gud pm, paano ko malalaman kung sa external sd card sya ma-save? yun ba yung sa “other” choice tapos, sd? nag-try ako pero wla naming update ako nkita na update file, patulong naman. salamat

  • CB

    disabled naman yung download website.. pakiayos naman. Thanks.

  • clokz

    it worked! success!!!!

    • Karla

      paglumabas na ba ang “dismiss” i-off na ba kaagad o pindutin muna yun bago patayin? may paraan ba na malaman kung pumasok nga ba ang download sa sd card? salamat

    • eminemz

      hi! i just wanna ask if mabubura ba yung mga apps ko once i get update my CM flare?

  • Alfred1024

    Sir.. bakit ganun po sakin always installation aborted anung problema dun??

  • Hay salamat. Nagawa ko na rin. LOL. Used your alternate link kasi dropbox temporarily deactivated the Cherry Mobile link dahil sa heavy traffic.

  • It worked! Thank you! 🙂

    • msg

      hi kakadownload ko lang ng update..
      from doon sa recovery mode. anong file doon ang irurun? ang visible lang kasi na file are recovery, system, meta-inf.
      patulong naman mga sir. thanks

    • micko mendoza

      di nagana ung orientation ayaw na mag rotate T_T

    • Joy

      tanong ko lg po if after nyo pong na-update, na-erase po ba yung ibng files na nsa phone nyu? at ano po yung “Factory Data Reset” base po sa ibbw? tnx po. 🙂

  • msg

    ok na mga sir. hindi ko pala dapat inextract yung file.

    problema lang… mukhang walang nangyari sa gyro. nasa kaliwa parin.

    • lawrence

      Goto Settings>Display>Gsensor Calibration to calibrate. Temple run working fine with me while my phone is laid flat on a table.

  • cherry

    done updating… 🙂
    kaso ang hina pa din ng sound at humihinto kapag kinabit sa speaker…

    • Joy

      Hi po.. tanong ko lg if after nyo pong na-update, na-erase po ba yung ibng files na nsa phone nyu? at ano po yung “Factory Data Reset” base po sa ibbw? tnx po. 🙂

  • toper

    Sir bakit nag aabort xa?

  • kenn

    fix na din ba yung “unread messages bug”? bug sya na narereciv mo yung msg BUT unfortunately d mo sya mkkta sa inbox mo BUT nsa notification n meron kang unread msg

    • lawrence

      I never experienced this “unread message bug” even with the old firmware. i’\ve been using the flare .for.2.months.now.



    • Vince Escape

      downloaad ka lang ng “history eraser” sa playstore, gumana sa akin, mawawala na yung unread message problem mo,,

  • tnx alot for the update

  • MJ

    ask q lg po if pagtapos nyung na-update, may ginawa po ba kayong ‘Factory data reset’?? pano po yun? pls someone reply. tnx. 🙂

  • wired

    The Update messed up my gapps. annoying prompt “Unfortunately, the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped.” all google apps crashed.
    i already wipe/cleared data memory of all google connected apps disabled sync and done factory reset still the problem was not eliminated.

    Fortunately i was able to temporarily fix the problem by disabling gtalk and installing an update for the “googleservicesframework” (download googleservicesframework.apk and hit install) then gapps were back to normal.

    Note: turning off your phone will erase the update you made for googleservicesframework. Just install the googleservicesframework update again.

    • lawrence

      i didn’t experience this after the update. My google account is synced. i can use google talk etc without any problems.

  • Lorence

    Hi. Done updating. I didnt use factory reset so i did saved my existing fapps file.
    The problem is, my ext sd card (SD_CARD) folder became readable access only.
    How to fix this pls?

  • 3ck Mobile

    working! text landscaped fixd but g-sensor still not fixd.


    • verse

      my gsensor was fixed able to play temple run with ease.
      Try to re-calibrate gsensor.( go to system settings – display settings) This method would mean trial and error. Just try your luck.

      Hope this would help you.

    • lawrence

      Goto Settings>Display>Gsensor Calibration to calibrate. Temple run working fine with me while my phone is laid flat on a table.

  • denned

    I want one of these. Kaya lang nasa US ako. 🙁

  • Addam

    bakit pag mag download ako music through wifi its say error not enough memory pero madami pa naman space ang SD card ko at ang default storage ko ay SD card..need help

    • i’m planning to buy cm flare, ask ko lang if pag binili ko ba sya updated na mga issues or need pa mag-update manually? thanks in advance

      • merz

        need pa manually i update..

    • Jude


      try to change your default storage to SD card
      system settings>storage>Select default storage

      Hope this works…

  • after po b ma update un phohe,kasama na dun un radio?

    • yes

      • Sarah

        Kamusta po pag update ng flare sa v.37? Hindi naman po ba naghahang un unit? Inverted po kasi video calling ko, sabi nila v37 will fix the issue kaya lang inaalala ko baka po bumabal or maghang un sa update.tnx po


    ayaw pa din gumana ng ibang headset…

  • paul

    ask lng po bkt d m read saken un software nsa external nmn xa na dl ko dn nmn ng maaus pa help nmn po …



  • Jake

    pag natapos na ma update, pwde na burahin ung ininstall sa SD Card or automatic mawawala un. laki rin ng 146 mb ah.

  • as

  • hayyy salamat…nakabili rin ng flare,,Salamat Sa Cherry Mobile dahil ang bilis ma.lowbat…THank YOU CM!!!!!!!LOL

  • 2 – 3 hours lang tinatagal ng flare,.sana nay battery replacement nmn para d kami m.dissapoint,.FUCK

    • tenoch

      Install ka lang ng juice defender tatagal ng 4hours on wifi or playing games at 3days naman on standby mode.

  • FUCK TALAGA FLARE>>>NAgsasayang lang ako ng pera

  • WOW ang ganda ng flare..THUMBS UP

  • wow..with the use of Battery Saver, Umabot ng 1 Month ang Flare ko..ang galing!! kaso naka off pala ang flare ko kaya umabot ng 1 month..

    • jomar olivares

      bobo mo.


    • Marlon

      Ganon ba? sakin 2 months bro…naka-off din pala hahahahaha!

  • irock007

    Hi, bakit po wala naman po nagbago sa firmware ko… ang update po ba na ito ay 4.0.4 pa rin? Wala naman pong na-add na FM app sa phone ko at wala nag bago sa sensor… tnx…

  • good day. ask ko lang if anyone experience this. nagsaksak ako ng SD card sa Flare ko 4gb sandisk cia tpos tinsransfer ko lahat ng files ko sa Sd card gamit yung Link2sd nakaroot na din kasi ako, then natransfer naman ng maayos but after ilang minutes na corrupt sd card ko nadamaged daw cia or blank kahit ilang turn off’s ko. ayun di ko lang alam kung paano to sosolusyunan.

    • Karla

      dalhin mo na sa service center. dalhin mo resibo

  • _whab_

    Guys, SM North and SM Cubao released new batches of CM Flare last weekend. I got one from SM North during their Great Northern Sale. I just dont know if they still have stocks until now. I went there 9AM last friday. They also have a Service Center there that offers FREE update of FM radio, G-sensor and message autorotate which has been a problem to the previous release of Flares.

  • Christian Cabantog

    Traffic daw. Panu un?

    • jomar olivares

      mag taxi ka nalang.hahaha

  • grabe okay na iyong phone ko hahahaha. update na yehey

    • Sarah

      Kamusta un update ng fone mu?hindi naman ba naghahang ang flare sa v37? Tnx sa answer

      • Jude

        HI Sarah,

        Updated na ang flare ko to version 37. Walang hangs ako na experience since day 1 of update. I’ve been using my updated flare for more than 3 weeks and I’m really satisfied. All known issues of flare are now history. The only downside of flare is its battery,. =(

  • jhayjhayabnr

    bakit ganun?? namamatay ng kusa ung flare q lalo n pagnaggames. kala ko ba dualcore bkit khit temple run di kinakaya.. pati mga online games.. help me with this.. mukang di n magtatagal ung flare q sakin.. 🙁 lagi xang ganun kahit full charge..

    • dahil sa 512MB RAM. check mo memory usage.

  • reymedillo

    Alin po ang mas maganda? Update 36 o 37? 36 kasi ang inupdate sakin sa servise center.. reply pls

  • reymedillo

    Alin po ang mas maganda? Update 36 o 37? 36 kasi ang inupdate sakin sa service center.. reply pls

  • jinx

    ginawa ko naman un process kaso di nag update eto un lumabas “ENTRY QPST DOWNLOAD”..

  • Landzgarci

    Cmula ng mg update me bkit lagi nagrereboot flare ko??

  • Flare_user

    Good day po mga sir, nag-download po ako ng flare update through my computer, i-save ko na sa SDcard ko, kailangan ba internet connected ang flare mo kapag mag-update ka na? computer ko lang kasi ang may internet eh, wala po kasi wifi ang connection ko, please help,, thank you so much po,,,,

  • Jett

    Hello fellow Flare owners,

    Share ko lang po on how to successfully update your flares, especially to those who are not acquainted with the processes involved.

    First, download the file from CM’s website; particularly from Flare’s product page where you will see the file download link.

    Second, just follow the instructions stated on that page.

    Third (important) — transfer the file (if using PC) to your SD card, DO NOT PUT IT INSIDE ANY FOLDER — this will make it alot easier to locate the update file when you’re in recovery mode. Same is true if you are using your Flare to download the update, place it on the root folder of your sd card.

    That’s it! just be sure to read (and understand) the instructions well and you’ll be fine.

    I have just updated mine and so far so good, the FM app is now available.

    As for the gyro, I’m not quite there yet as I don’t have Temple Run installed to check.

    Hope this helps, cheers!

    • hero

      sa internal po ba o sa external sd card po? ty!\

  • Advisor

    The disappearing SD Card issue is a Power/Voltage issue! In example -> Your GTA3 needs to install additional files on the SD Card. During that process your SD Card gets underpowered and disappears as you can discover in any filemanager. This happens also on some HD Games, since they get their data from the card too. Especially long access to the SD can cause a crash. A temporary workaround is to keep your Cherry Mobile Flare connected to the charger. Not fine, I know, but since I dont know how to manipulate the SD Cards Voltage, it has to work this way. And just to mention, The Problem is not appearing on all SD Cards in the market. Mostly the high range priced Memory Cards Class 6 and up, which needs a bit more juice. I may be wrong on the last point, but how else could I explain, that some people with SD do not have this issue?

  • rainier

    it worked for me optimizing application 58 of 97 and going! 🙂 Rooted na po ba after ng update? pano po i remove yung bloatwares like click the city gmail etc?


  • salamat po.. it really works.. follow nyo lang steps dita.. and you will have glory using your phone.. im now satisfied playing racing games in my CM flare

  • leins

    san dito sa cebu available ang flare?

  • emer
  • toper

    Kakaupdate ko lang din po ng flare ko, ok na po xa lumabas na din ung g sensor calibration, paano po b malaman na ok na ung calibration kasi lumbas sa akin 0,0,12

  • y0ngz

    it works thanks xD

  • j liwanag

    gaano po b ktgal?? lian minutes b n green screen??

  • rjae techdept

    100% success. Just follow the step..

    Thanks 4 this update

    I finally played 100% smooth g sensor controls for my NFS SHIFT and TEMPLE RUN 2

  • j liwanag

    tnx it worked..

  • marcus

    done flashing.. di pa rin maayos yung g-sensor ng cm flare ko.
    thanks though for the update. meron na ako fm 😀

    • eminemz

      Sir marcus, na delete po ba lahat ng apps nyo nung nag update kayo manully? pls reply naman po.

      • RomeoIII


        Nung ako nag update, hindi naman na delete yung mga apps ko, kala ko nga madedelete eh…

        • john

          I just updated my flare but the g sensor is stil not fixed. I did the calibration alo but nothing happens.

          • Britt

            nag-update din ako ng Flare ko into v37…
            nagfiflip na ang SMS nya pero minsan lang kc parang sira ata ang G-sensor nya….
            pana po ma ibalik sa v22 ang ICS ko?

    • Killua_14

      My cousin just did the update today, I haven’t tested if the G-sensor is properly working but tinkering with the system settings I think I saw a G-sensor calibration not sure if it was already present before the update though.

  • 50

    pwede pa help, ayaw mag start nung unit ko tapos nung update, any suggestions?

  • RomeoIII

    Nagawa ko to. And its working…

  • shopao

    does this void the warranty?

  • Christian Cabantog

    Ang Galing tnx. !!! 🙂

    Anu b ung mga nabago ??

  • Jam

    Srsly, it didn’t worked man! ayaw na mabuhay ng phone ko ngayon because of that. how can i fix it? ;/

  • bakit ayaw gumana ng ibang headset???

  • me_mil91

    paano po i disable yung vibrating while texting?? ng uncheck na po ako sa settings pero nag vibrate pa din,,pls help,,lalong umikli battery life ko

    • Gerald

      Settings > Language&input>Keypad>Options (yung three horizontal lines) uncheck lang yung “vibrate on keypress”

      mas tatagal din ang battery pag walang widgets sa homescreen. and if you have a lot of apps installed, download “Clean Master (Cleaner)” app. may widget yun na “1TapClean” which kills/Stops running apps and useless systems apps.

      ok din ang “Titanium Backup” pero mas magagamit yung app na yun pag na-root na CM Flare mo..

  • Whab

    Hi, tanong ko lang po… Anu ang advantage o bakit kailangan i-root ang CM Flare? Para saan po ba un? Panu po ba gawin un?

    Your response is highly appreciated. Thanks.

    • para matanggal ang Bloatware (i.e. Cherry Market, Kabayan, Email, News&Weather, etc), ma-stop close ang useless system apps/process para maextend ang batt life at makapag-free ng RAM.. marami pang ibang magawa pag rooted ang Gadget mo..

      Sa mga cp technician pwede ka magparoot.. kung may sarili kang pc, may instruction at download link dito: http://www.infohiway.net/2013/01/tutorial-how-to-root-your-cherry-mobile.html

      For Questions, Follow me on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/deathrhapsody

      • bakit yung sakin na-root ko na, di naman natanggal yung mga sinabi mo like cherry market, kabayan etc.? pero gumana naman sakin yung g-sensor. bat ganun?

  • eve

    Hello po disable na po yung idodownload 🙁

  • mark

    sir. bat indi mkta yung file nilagay ko naman po sa root eh. dinownload ko po yung update sa website ng cherry mobile.

  • mark

    ay oo nga pala. yung zip file mismo ang nilagay ko sa root nang SD. kailangan papo bang e extract at yung extracted file ang ilalagay sa root?

    salamat po.

    • Gerald

      huwag i-extract.. yung .zip file mismo ilagay lang sa root or main ng memory card..hindi mo seselect pag sa phone storage nilagay.

  • Mark

    Bkt ayaw sakin tanggapin?? Hinahanap ung E: Tmp sideload blahh blah blah?? San un??

  • Thad

    I calibrate niyo nalang po para maayos ung g-sensor.

  • Ramon Mario Jaranilla

    information on how to update bluetooth software for flare please?…cannot connect to most media devices I try to connect to.

    • na-update na ba to v37 yan? try nyo muna.. or masmaganda pacheck nyo na sa outlet kung saan binili or sa service center kung wala na warranty..

  • Marlon

    Para mas sulit ang update, i advise you to have it updated at your nearest CM service centers, they are the best people to do the job total, all units naman are under warranty pa diba? Never experiment.

  • Jun

    Guys ung sakin ok naman po ung G-sensor nya.. nag auto rotate naman ung SMS pati ung keyboard nya kahit hindi updated and rooted… nag check lang ako ng calibration sa settings..

  • Chinkybooo

    E: failed to verify whole-file signature po ang lumabas sa after the update, then after rebooting stock na siya after mag-appear ng cherry mobile logo.


  • Cherry Mae

    may screenshot din b ang cherry mobile hyper like samsung galaxy have? if yes, how..?

    • press power and home at the same time.

  • gp07

    madedelete ba lahat ng apps pag inupdate?pls reply…

  • Mosheymosh

    Anyone knows how to combine or merge System and Internal Storage…I’m Using External and the internal storage is rendered useless…If anyone knows how to combine the system and Internal need your reply ASAP…please and thank you…

  • epiquestions

    ayaw na mag start ng cp pag update. stuck sa android na salita lang sha

  • Nadz

    sir, paano po gawing default memory ung SD card (external). My SD card kasi is 8gb thats why I wanted to save all my downloads there instead of sa system ng Flare. Mostly kasi when i download, nag-e-error sya coz it says “check memory”. I hope u can help me. Thanks

  • Jess

    Meron po akong CM Flare, Meron po akong 164MB free sa Internal Storage at 9.6GB sa SD Card Storage pero kapag nagddownload ako thru ng Apps na more than 16 or 17MB laging Insufficient Storage BLAH BLAH. . .Ask ko lang po kung Ano pong ggawin ko para maMaximize ung storage sa phone ko?

  • Stephanie


  • Kheyt


  • CC

    I followed the steps, after select reboot system now what happens? It showed rebooting for 1-2 seconds then nagblack lang yung phone ko, matagal ba talaga ganun ba talga un? Did it twice, thrice.. Fully charged pa yung CP ko and now it’s busted, ayaw na nya bumukas :((

  • moiserrealynidhelp

    patulong po sa cherry mobile Flame 2.0 “calibratefailcalibrate afain” yan po palagi sinasabi pag ki na calibrate ko po,, sana mag reply 🙁 ‘tnx’

  • dennison

    bakit ayaw na pong mag-appear ng TURN ON USB pag kinonek ko yung flare ko sa PC.pati yung other USB options.help naman po pls.

  • julie

    Nagwork nman yung rotate sa message pero nung nagcalibrate na ko ayaw namagrotate ng phone ko help plssss

  • jven

    paano po gagawin if ayaw gumana ng camera ng flare??? kc ung flare ko ayaw gumana ng camera nya.

  • francis

    patulong naman po kasi nung kinonek q ung usb ng flare q ay ayaw magopen dahil hindi daw madetect ang manufacturer ng driver q then paginieject q ayaw din ksi in use daw kahit sinara q n unit q. then paggamit q ng phone q ulit after that, may mga maliit na sulat sa taas ng screen at may linyang sumasabay/lumalabas kapag tinatouch ang screen.sana matulungan nio ako.salamat.

  • karla14

    ayaw po gumana ng earphone ko. ayos naman po ang earphone ayos din po ang jack pero ayaw gumana. bakit ganun?

  • koy velasco

    laging ndi natatapos ung pag rereboot with SD card nka 10 trials na ko,,

  • eff

    G'am po ask q lng po pnu maaus ung touch screen flare s100 nag loloko kc madalas tpos pag sinaksas k q xa sa spraker pra gmitin as player nag po2se mg isa help nmn po tnz