Friday, November 2, 2012

Hankering for a Phone: Cherry Mobile Flare ROOTED

I was debating with myself if I should create another post for this or if I should just append the first post, but I think this is significant enough to warrant a post of it's own.

Everyone's been looking forward to the Cherry Mobile Flare since it was announced. I've been to several kiosks / stores myself asking for scheduled date of availability. They all say the same thing: it will be available by the 2nd week / mid month of November. That's only 12 days away so all we have to do is wait.

But one does not have to do this waiting passively. I, for one, want to be ready for when the Flare comes home with me so I've been reading up on it (or rather the A9+) and I've found instructions on how to root the 4" Android 4.0 ICS phone. :)

These steps will, most likely, work on the Flare IF it truly is the rebranded Karbonn A9+.

Disclaimer: Attempting to root your device will void your warranty. Any damage to your device that occurs because of rooting will be all on you. 

According the Gaurav Gahlyan of Droidiser, you'll be needing two programs to root your Flare / A9+. Download UnlockRoot and PdaNetA350 first.

Then follow the steps (as outlined by Gaurav here): link updated 11.20.12

  1. Enable USB debugging on your device by going to Settings > Development > USB Debugging. 
  2. Install Pdanet
  3. During its installation, it will ask for your device's manufacturer. Select "Others" and confirm the driver installation when a few pop-ups appear regarding whether you trust the application. 
  4. Connect your device to the PC using USB cable. Don't turn on either USB tethering or USB Storage. Just connect it as is. 
  5. Open UnlockRoot downloader you downloaded above, it will download about 10 MB of data. UnlockRoot will be installed once the download finishes. 
  6. Start UnlockRoot and click the big green ROOT button.
  7. Let the process complete, make sure no power interruption occurs during this process. 
  8. Once the process completes, your device will reboot.
  9. Congratulations! You've rooted your phone!

To whomever attempts to do this, please let me know how your attempt goes. :)

UPDATE: I got myself a Flare (One of the last people to be able to buy at the FlareDay event at SM North Annex. :)) I thought I could hold out on rooting it for a week, but decided to try it out. :) ROOT SUCCESSFUL. 11.19.12


sakura19 said...

Hi, I need some help cause I can't use my Cherry mobile flare as a usb device/storage. It's asking for a driver..and a disc that came with it. How can i fix it. thanks in advance

jason carlos bulatao said...

well, my flare doesn't have a disc either but the pdanet app that you can download in the links will install a driver for you. just click and read and try it out! :)

matikas said...

is there available custom ROM for Flare???

matikas said...

is there available custom ROM for Flare???

jason carlos bulatao said...

i'm not sure yet. better keep yourself updated by checking the Flare thread in Tipidcp.

Cherry Mobile is going to release a Software Update for the Flare daw that will fix the stock messaging app, the G sensor and let you use a radio. Maybe we ought to wait for a Rom that comes out after that update.

rubrics said...

sir ? help , me please . how to unroot ang flare .. kinakabahan na aq eh .. . hehe

jan nalang po reply ..

ace jefferson caga-anan said...

patulong naman po...di ko kasi ma root ang flare try ko na PdaNet at bin4ry tsaka yung moborobo pero parang and driver ko ang nagloloko....patulong naman...salamat

Michael Borja said...

Same problem here hindi ko mainstall yung drivers ng Flare ? any alternative way to install those drivers ?

Michael Borja said...

Same problem here hindi ko mainstall yung drivers ng Flare ? any alternative way to install those drivers ?

Shenggay Marikit said...

It would be better if you have done a video tutorial so we can follow step by step. Thank you

Paul John Estepa said...

Sir,nagtataka po ako sa Flare ko bat biglang nawawala lahat ng mga apps ko na nasa SD Card kapag niReBoot or naShutdown un Phone mismo,PLZ HELP PO

ajsario said...

sir why after i play contract killer 2 my ram getting lose,and while gaming the contract killer 2 app stop automatically.....can u give some reason why??...tnx's

modifier200 said...

nice! thanks po dito sa tutorial mo on how to root cherry mobile flare laking tulong nito :)

James Arias said...

may problema ako pagkatapos ko ma root, biglang nag slow ang cp ko, di na ma open ang ibang apps tapos may nag iba!

Shahed Samonte said...

Bakit po ganon,ayaw ma open nung mga applications. Kahit message ayaw din. Kahit I off or remove batter/mmc ganun pa din.ano po pwedeng solution tska ano kya cause nun.thanks

Jayson Tamayo said...

Sino po dito ang merong Stock ROM ng CM Flare? Ayos din itong CM Flare rooting without PC or computer.

Arjie Jimenez said...

help nman po marami na pong gumawa ng cm flare ko pero hindi magagawa pti jtag hindi nag coconnect sa software... maaayus pa po ba to? nag swiswitch pero steady lng po na cherry mobile ayaw mag connect sa software po=(