How to Root Cherry Mobile Flare
Disclaimer: Flare Love will not be responsible nor liable for any damage that might happen to your device during this process though the possibility of any damage is negligible. Try this at your own risk. This process has been tested and verified working on Cherry Flare.
What Is Rooting?
Getting root or rooting your phone is the process of modifying the operating system on your device to grant you complete control over it. This means you can overcome limitations that the carriers and manufacturers put on your phone, extend system functionality, and even upgrade it to a custom flavor of Android.
The name root comes from the Linux operating system world, where the most privileged user on the system (otherwise known as Administrator on Windows) is called root. Installing a ROM may require rooting first, but just rooting can be done in only a few minutes, keeping your stock OS otherwise completely intact.
Warning: Rooting your phone does run the risk of potentially bricking it. Rooting also voids your warranty as per Cherry Mobile's statement so do your homework before attempting anything.
Full Control Over Android
You have access to alter any system files, use themes, change boot images, delete annoying stock apps, such as Google Apps, and other various native applications that consume precious RAM (Footprints, Voice Dialer, etc).
Back Up The System
On most rooted Android devices, you can backup your entire system to an SD card, much in the same way you can image a hard drive. This is great if you’d like to try a new ROM, as you can back up your phone, wipe it completely, flash the new ROM, and if you don’t like it, you can just restore from your backup and your phone will be exactly how it was before you wiped it.
These options are usually found in a Custom Recovery or via a 3rd party application called ROM Manager. (Note that this app is not compatible with all devices)
Save Space On Your Phone
Move cache data and/or dalvik-cache to SD card - Rooting allows you to save things like browser cache to your SD card to free up space. Its not too complicated a process, but does take a bit of skill.
Move installed applications to SD card - Moving and storing apps on internal memory can significantly slow your device down. If you root, you can avoid that completely.
The easiest way to move applications to your SD card would be to flash a custom ROM that just does it for you (using an app called Apps2SD)
Run Special Applications
Super User – allows you to approve or deny root access to any application
Memory Managers – kills tasks you wouldn’t be able to otherwise
Move Cache for Root – move cache for browser, market, maps, street view, and gmail onto SD card
Startup Managers – Clean up android system from system startup to boost system power and memory from the get go
SetCPU for Root Users – Overclocking your rooted device lets you speed up your phone’s processor when you are using it and lets you slow it down when it goes into "sleep" mode. It can either be a battery hog or battery saver.
Instructions for Rooting Cherry Mobile Flare
- Cherry Mobile Flare Unit
- Micro USB Data Cable
- PCdrivers [download here]
- Moborobo Smartphone Tool [download here]
- Root with Restore by Bin4ry v15 [download here]
1. Charge your device to at least 70% and enable USB debugging and unknown sources option. To enable USB Debugging, go to Settings>Development>USB Debugging. To enable Unknown Sources, go to Settings>Security>Unknown Sources
2. Download and install Moborobo Smartphone Tool to your PC.
3. Extract pcdrivers.zip located in the internal SD card(2.5GB) to the same location using your pc. (If you cant find the said file, download the file above. Extract and copy to the root directory of internal SD Card).
NOTE: if you cant install the drivers using the instructions above try droidiser's method
1. Unzip the Root with Restore by Bin4ry v15 Tool kit.
2. Open the extracted file and run RunMe.bat file inside the extracted folder.
3. Now type 1 (normal) for device type in command prompt window which will appear after opening RunMe.Bat file and hit enter.
4. Just follow the on screen guide. You will be then asked to press restore on your device. This action will reboot your device.
5. After the reboot, the command window will copy some important files to your phone. You don't have to do anything unless it says the procedure has successfully completed. Press any key to exit command prompt.
6. Disconnect and reboot your device.
After reboot, an icon will appear on the apps list just like the one below. Congratulations! your Cherry Mobile Flare is now rooted!
To verify, download and install Root Checker Basic from Google Play.