How to Fix Cherry Mobile Flare's Problems

Flare - Packed with Features, Packed with Problems?

Cherry Mobile Flare is the most popular Android phone from local brand Cherry Mobile. No wonder with its Php3,999 SRP and 1.2 GHz quad core processor, anyone will be attracted by this phone.

However, there are several problems that Cherry Mobile Flare users discovered after buying this phone. Here's a list of those problems and how you can solve them.


Cherry Mobile Flare
Cherry Mobile Flare

Cherry Mobile Flare's Insufficient Battery Capacity

CM Flare come with a mere 1500 mAh Li-ion battery to power a 1.2 GHz dual core processor. That's why it gets out of juice after around 3-5 hours of constant use.

The Fix: There are three ways to solve or minimize this problem:


1. Buy another battery

Cherry Mobile offers batteries for Flare that you can buy for Php470 a piece on Lazada. It might not be very convenient but you can extend the usage of your Flare by replacing the battery with another one if it runs out.

2. Mod a Samsung Galaxy SIII Battery

Some users discovered that you can modify a Samsung Galaxy SIII battery so that it fits with Flare. The process is not that simple and you should only do this if you understand electronics. A short circuit of a Li-ion battery can burn your skin and damage you Flare. Here's a video of the method.

3. Reduce Use of Radios

You can extend your Flare's battery life by limiting the use of radios present in the phone. Turn off WiFi, bluetooth, GPS and data connection when not in use. You can also turn off one of the SIM's to save more power.






Cherry Mobile Flare's Low Sound Volume

Many users found out that Flare's sound is very low. You can barely hear your music using earphones when you are riding on a bus!

I've tried several software fixes but the one that worked is using an earphones from my girlfriend's MyPhone A919. You can buy one from any MyPhone store for around Php200.


Cherry Mobile Flare's Rotation Problem and Lack of FM Radio

The first batch of Flares to come out has several bugs. One is the failure in rotation of the SMS app. Another bug is the lack of FM Radio app.

You can fix this by applying the software update from Cherry Mobile. To do so, you should follow this step by step guide with pictures.


Cherry Mobile Flare's Operating System

Flare has Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich as its operating system. It's a good Android version but we all want to have the latest, right?

Thankfully, Cherry Mobile has already managed to give Flare an update to Jelly Bean. Here's the announcement and how you can update your CM Flare in this guide.


Cherry Mobile Flare's RAM Problem

Flare has 512 MB of RAM only. That's why some apps might feel laggy especially if it's a game. To fix this, use XBooster which is a very light RAM freeing app.

You can also root your Flare or install new ROM's by visiting the Flare Facebook group.

If you have discovered more problems with your Flare, tell me in the comments below and I'll try to find a solution for that.

Found a solution to a Flare's problem? Share it in the comments too!



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110 comments

  1. Hi, I just wanna ask regarding my CM Flare Camera (Front and Back).. whenever I use my camera it says, "cannot connect to the camera"... What should I do? Pls help!

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    1. Try nyo po clear ang cache nya...

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    2. Yung sakin nghahang. bakit kaya?help pls

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    3. Anu bang pwedeng ipalit sa battery ng flare 2.0 para di malowbat agad

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    4. hi po... tanong ko lang po.. pano po ba maayos ung flare ko.. lumabas kc "RESET FOR ENTRY QPST DOWNLOAD" tinanggal ko po ung battery ko tpos binalik ko po tpos ayaw na po magbukas eh.. kpg naconnect ko sa laptop lumalabas "driver not successfully installed".. please help me :(

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  2. My cm flare wont reboot but will turn on and get stuck in the welcome logo.. it is unrooted.. tried to hard reset but it failed. Help pls.. Thanks..

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    1. Retry nyo lang po yung hard reset and then clear cache din...

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  3. yung hard reset po hanggang green lang, paulit-ulit. pano po yun? ayaw talaga/ :(

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    1. antayin mo mag erd yung green bago mo i release buttons

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    2. hello po.... who can help me ayusin yung cmflare 2x ko..... nag download kasi ako ng rsROM..... tapos pagkawi ko ng data at cache niya, ito po yung lumabas .... RESER FOR ENTRY QPST DOWNLOAD.... di kona po am on yung cmflare ko.... ito lang yung maglabas kada e-on ko......................... HELP!!!!!

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  4. Hello ung nabili ko na cm flare eh jelly bean na po,ngaun madalas po cia mag hang pag nag da download

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    1. You should try to remember po ano yung last na na install nyo before sya naging ganyan.

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    2. guys ung flare ko ayaw comonnect sa wifi laging lumalabas authentication problem

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    3. Sakin din ganyan.. kakabili ko lang yesterday, nung nag coconnect ako sa wifi, authentication problem lagi lumalabas... Ano dapat gawin ko? di naman prob wifi ko kasi nakakaconnect yung Samsung tab ko.. Bakit kaya ganon?

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    4. Try mo change time and date settings. Tapos clear data play store at google framework. Off mo tanggal sim at I on uli. Kung ayaw pa rin iparoot mo na cm mo para mas madali ayusin. Gamit root explorer punta ka etc, hosts, open with editor(longpress mo hosts),lagyan mo # sign sa second ip add at erase mo third ip add tapos save. On mo data connection at wifi. Off mo phone, tanngal sim at pag on. 100% blue na uli wifi mo.

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    5. help po kung maayus yung cmflare 2x ko.... nag download kasi ako ng rsROM tapos pagka wipe ko ng data at cache niya ......... ito na po yung lumabas RESET FOR ENTRY QPST DOWNLOAD..... ano po to.... plz pohhhh

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  5. D ko na po matandaan ano po dapat gwin sir khit na hard reset ko na eh ganun parin. Thanks

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  6. Hi . Ask ko lang if ilan days ung battery ng cm flare?

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  7. hi.. tanong ko lang po..
    ndi na po kasi naoopen ung flare ko kahit fullcharge po ung battery.. ano po ba ang probelam dun>? sabi daw sa software daw...

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  8. Hi tanong lng po. Nireformat ko po yung flare pagkatapos nun di ako makaconnect sa internet.......

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  9. Hi, may problem kasi ako sa CM Flare ko kapag icconnect ko sya sa pc, di ko ma access ung pinaka mass storage nya.

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  10. Anyone for a solution "Unfortunately, Camera has stopeed"

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  11. Hi po ung flare ko pi ksi mbilis mpuno ung internal memory tapos kpag chineck ko po ung storage ang dami na occupy ng pictures.videos etc eh 11pics and 1video lang ang meron ako tas halos umabot ng 2gb pano po yun

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  12. concern ko po ung FLARE 2.0 na po ung sakin panu po ba tanglin ung shutter sounds ng camera? thanks..

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  13. Pnu pi ba to ung problem nya po lagi cannot connect to camera anu po ba pwede kong gawin?

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  14. Pnu pi ba to ung problem nya po lagi cannot connect to camera anu po ba pwede kong gawin?

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  16. nag-o-off po yung flare everytime naglalaro ako ng games like candy crush and temple run :( mga 2min pa lang, mag-off na sya.

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  17. sir tanung ko lang po ung flare ko kapag nag click ako ng application may kulay orange na square na lumalabas sa screen ko?

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  18. Hi tanung ko lng po pnu po off ung camera sound ng cm flare 2.0 ko?

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  19. Hi tanung ko lng po pnu po off ung camera sound ng cm flare 2.0 ko?

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    1. Go to camera tapos may setting yan explore lng po may shutter sound po jan off niyo po

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  20. hi po bkt po mabilis ma lowbat ng cm flare ko hindi ko pa nagagamit lowbat na agad bkt po gnun?

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    1. Install ka greenify. Dapat off mo lagi wifi at data connection. Lagay mo din sleep mode para relax battery mo. Install ka rin clean master at battery repair.

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  21. how can i turn off the power on and power off sound from cherry mobile flare 2.0

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  22. Dude. Ang bilis malowbat ng Flare ko. Pero may battery saver na siya. Ano kaya ang solution dun?

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  23. paano alisin yung shutter sound ng flare 2.0? saka bakit ang bilis ma lowbatt? ganon ba talaga yon?

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    1. Tama. Ayaw din ma-off nung sound ng akin, walang setting para dun. Please pakisagot naman po sa nakakaalam kung paano. Salamat!

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    2. Me too!! Ayaw ma off ng sound :(
      Wala sya sa setting

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  24. my flare*rooted wont connect to any pc anymore... wat happend ?

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  25. GUYS, HELP NAMAN PO ...PANO PO I-TURN OFF YUNG CAMERA SOUND NG CM FLARE 2.0 ??DI KO PO KASE ALAM...PLEASE REPLY PO ....THANKS PO..

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    1. mag install kana lang ng camera app sa google playstore bro .. mukhang walang setting about sa camera sound settings eh :D

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  26. my flare2x new version,...has no sound ,minsan meron tapos indi na ng sounds.panu fix and solve this problem

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  27. guys ung flare ko ayaw commonect sa wifi laging lumalabas authentication problem

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  28. Pano po yung hindi makapag open ng facebook o kaya yung internet

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  29. Yung flare kpo kpag chinacharge mas nawawalan ng battery :( khit nkapatay icharge or nkabukas, kpag may 20% pa , pagchinarge ko na nagiging 2% anu kaya problema? should i change the battery na?

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    1. try hard reset 1st

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    2. Yung charger mo ang may problema. Try mo ibang original charger ng cherry mobile ng kaibigan mo. Dapat charger lng ng cherry mobile kasama sa pagbili ng unit.

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  30. Ung flare ko lagi may lumalabas android.process.media stop. Tpos ayaw maopen ung gallery pati music player. Na oopen ko sya sa file manager ung mga music lng kaso ung mga pics hnd na. Tpos hnd din ako makadownload dahil dun. Labas tlaga sya ng labas kht wala ako pindutin. Help nman plsss.

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  31. Try to install custom rom. here is the link.http://www.symbianize.com/showthread.php?t=1025784 kung di mo kaya gawin you can try na pumunta sa pnakamalapit na pagawaan. 300php is sulit na

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  32. Hi, I hope you can help me out coz i'm really pissed already. tried everything i can pero the icon of the front cam is suddenly gone and i can't bring it back. i just used it recently. then when i opened the camera app, wala na po yung para front cam. even with other cam apps, the front cam icon is gone, too.

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  33. Hi, I hope you can help me out coz i'm really pissed already. tried everything i can pero the icon of the front cam is suddenly gone and i can't bring it back. i just used it recently. then when i opened the camera app, wala na po yung para front cam. even with other cam apps, the front cam icon is gone, too.

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  34. cm flare is good, but suddenly po i had encounter problem in sd card it gets hang and become slow when sd card is inserted to the unit..panu po ba to?

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  35. yung sakin po kase flare 2.0 ngrereboot kusa at kapag ngnenet ako nagiinit siya, anu po problem nun? thanks..

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  36. HELLO! I CANT CONNECT SA MOBILE DATA!!! DAPAT DAW MI LOMALABAS NG MALIIT NA E PERO WALLLLAAAA. HELPPPPPPP. T_T

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    1. Sa settings , hanapin mo yung search network manually, tapos if sun ka or smart or globe or kahit anong network, choose mo ung may 3G, example , after searching manually lalabas ung list ng available network, choose SUN 3G , or SMART 3G depende kung ano network mo.

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  37. Hello. Ask ko lang po kung ano ung pwedeng battery na ipalit sa FLARE 2.0 para di madaling malowbatt.

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  38. Hello po! Ni-reset ko po yung CM Flare 2.0 ko, nung sinubukan ko pong i-log-in ang existing google account ko for play store, hindi po ako makapag-sign-in tas may nagpaprompt na unreliable connection, pero kapag sinubukan nman po ang browser, connected na man po siya sa internet. Paano po kaya maaayos yun?

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  39. Hi po. Ung flare ko .. di na nadidirect sa hime screen. Pag On> Cherry mobile logo tapos ung android, then light lang black ung screen.. Ano po ang dapat kong gawin.. Please help.

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  40. pano po ba e.off yung sound po everytime e.power off/on ung FLARE S po? need help :( wala kasi sa setting eh.

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    1. You can only disable the boot sound of you set your phone to silent.

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  41. I just bought my CM Flare S... and I can't download anything from the play store... for example Facebook app.. then if I'll press the "Install" icon... it will stop moving... like in a hang state... then if I press the "back" button on my phone... it will move again... like nothing had happened...

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  43. may cherry mobile flare 2.0 ako
    ok amn sya pag nagdownload ako ng iba
    apps pero pag facebook apps na download ko
    ayw sya madownload nag error sya pag tapos ung 100%
    pag mag installing na sya nag error na sya paulit ulit
    ko download gnun parn pag mag installing na sya
    bgla mag error helpo amn po

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  44. Unknown Error code during application install: "-24"
    tas eto nlabas na error
    pagmatatapois ko na download ung facebook apps
    halos lht ng apps nadownload ko maliban lng dto sa facebook apps

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  45. Question, how to unable the sound of the camera.... hope to hear from you soon.
    Thank you.

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  46. hello po. may cm flare 2.0. pag di ko sya ginagamit or pag nllock ko yung screen nya, imbis na maglock yung screen nya, kusa syang namamatay. ano po ba pwedeng cause nung problem na yun?

    thanks po

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  47. camera is not responding evertime mag download ako ng apps like instagram, camera 360 bat ganon???

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  48. Mga sir, kakabili ko lng 2nd hand na CM Flare S. Kaso wala yung play store. Pano kaya? Can't download eh. TIA!

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  49. Hi im a user of cm flare s...kanina lang nabasa phone ko nung nasa swimming pool kami. an hour later, i turned it on then lumabas yung "no command" tapos may choices na binigay dun pero di naman gumana. sumunod naman pinatay ko ulit pero this time it doesn't open na. paan po gagawin ko? salamat ng marami

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    1. Same with my phone ..nabasa din po..taz hindi na nag.open,..
      Yong prob non is short circuit ng battery ..maybe u'll need to buy na po new battery.
      Or pacheck nlng po sa technician.

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  50. Mumu kc mga cp nyo kaya ganyan puro problem ang lumalabas...... Mumu = mumurahin
    12 MP daw ang cam.. Pero joke lang nman.. Malabo din.... Quadcore daw pero joke lang din.... Mabagal mabilis pa dual core ng samsung...

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  51. hi yung flare s ko po ay ayaw mag connect sa wi-fi "AUTHENTICATION PROBLEM"lang ang nakalagay....pano po ba ito para makapasok ako ulit kasi nabasa ko yung phone ko sa pool.. :D

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  52. Yung Flare 2.0 ko po eh nagrerestart ng kusa. Araw-araw po iyon tapos kapag nagopen na po eh lowbat na kahit kakacharge ko lang po. Battery na po kaya nag sira? Thanks! :)

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  53. Di po nagana ung play store ng flare s q.help me po kng panu paganahin

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  54. hi yung cm flare ko minsan namamatay lang bigla then mag oon then siya. gumaganyan siya nag ggame ako minsan pag ginagamit ko internet niya.please i need your help po. thank you

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  55. Magkano ba paayos ng cm flare 2.0 sa service center nila ? Nakaka asar na kasi tong cp ko wala pa 4 months wala ng button light pati earpiece at vibration di na gumagana . Hindi naman to nababagsak :/

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  56. hi... nag try ako mg.flash ng ROM ng fusion S4 d2 sa flare2x ko...
    my problem is.. when i go to the recovery mode.. it turns to white screen.???

    anyone can help me.??

    just txt me.. heres my number 09073091652

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  57. hi... bkt po ung flare ko kpag nireboot nagiging green-red tpos white po tapos nag rerestart lng sya?? help plss!!!!

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  58. hi..pls. help..panu po i-turn off ang shutter sound ng camera ng cm flare s?

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  59. pa help naman po ang cm flare ko nasira nung nilagyan ko ng custom rom ng s4 at blue screen na siya.tulong po :(

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  60. Pa help nman po sa akin po naoopen pa po sya tpos ng shut down na d q na xa mgamit. Thank u po

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  61. help naman po.. ayaw na gumana nung data connection ko ngayon di ko alam kung bakit samantalang kagagamit ko lang po nun last monday.. what should I do? kahit may load ako na extra hindi nabbawasan pero ayaw pa rin makapgbrowse ng site. HELP PLS!

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  62. nag download ako ng RS ROM V0.6 tapos hard reset ko tapos reboot after appying the new ROM tapos lumabas po message reset for qpts download.. sinubukan ko e connect sa pc tapos format po lumabas sa computer reniformat ko po nangyon ang flare ko ayaw na ma connect sa pc at hinde na rin po ma on totaly dead na po siya ano mainam kung gawin?

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  63. Just wanna ask lang po sana sa cam ko na cherry mobile flare 2.0 , pag open ko po ng camera ko front cam lang ung gumagana ..ung back camera ko hindi na sya nagffunction.
    Sabi ..flash is not supported something like that po yong nagpprompt.

    Ano po kaya maganda gawin?.Zaka ano possibilities bakit nag ka ganon sya?

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  64. Really need your assistance.

    Thank you! :)

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  65. Help po ,ayaw magbukas ng CM Flare ko T.T
    first time po nangyari toh,na charge ko na naman pero ayaw pa din magbukas,please help huhu

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    1. akin din po -_- paano po yung ganun ?

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    2. paano nagka ganun yung cp mo?

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  66. ha ha ha same here, installed flashlight app. tried it for a few seconds then i plugged inn my charger and left it their charging for a few hours. get back tried to check if it is fully charged but no...my flare hanged, what i did was remove the battery and put it back then press the power button on and till now never comeback to life... it sucks lol

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  67. Goodeve ! Gusto ko lang magtanong,Ano kayang naging problema nung CM flare ko ? Naghang sya,tapos tinanggal ko battery. Then,ayaw na nya mag open. Ano po kaya nangyari dun ? Tapos pano sya maayos ? Maayos ba sya without the help of a technician ? Salamat po sa makakasagot.

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  68. pa help po...nawala ang sound ng cp ko...lahat po pati sa games...thnx..

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  69. may tanong po ako mga sir ung flares s ko po nag bblink ung light nya sa parang cirang ilaw pero minsan lng nmn anu kea sira nun mga sir thanks

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  70. may tanong po ako mga sir ung flares s ko po nag bblink ung light nya sa parang cirang ilaw pero minsan lng nmn anu kea sira nun mga sir thanks

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  71. Any help, may CM flare 2.0 po kasi start ng nabasa siya.. Hindi na gumagana rear camera nya.. front cam lng yong nagffunction.
    Pag nireset ko ba?is there any possibilities na bumalik at umokay siya?

    Really need help.Thank you!

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  72. I just recently use my front cam then suddenly it was gone, don't know why until I found out na lahat ng apps qou using front can a yaw na rin gumana just Skype 4 example...how could I fix it?..plz help po

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  73. my cm flare s100 wont turn on after i install darkboid custom rom,,what will i do? pls response thanks...

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  74. Help po.... pagkatapos ko i update flare s ko ayaw na niya i-read SD Card ko, tried to reformat pro ayaw pa rin, help pls, thx

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  75. HI EVERYONE!!! PANO AYUSIN YUNG TAMANG LIST NG MESSAGES KO? T^T HELP ME UP GUYS PLEASE! ANG GULO KASI EH.

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    1. Ayusin lang po yung date and time settings..

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  76. Bakit po ayaw gumana ng microphone sa pagtawag ko. Nasasagot ko naman yung tawag then after nun eh di na nya ako maririnig even the background noise. Please help mga sir at mam :(

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  77. I just bought this phone then suddenly na drain xa. then nung nag charge na ulit ako, hangang 1 % nlng xa. na try ko na nadrain ung battery nito pero nag full charge naman in the end. anong problema nito? any resolution?

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  78. hai.. bigla na lang ayaw magfunction ng speaker ng cm flare s ko..pag nagpplay ako ng music at naglalaro ng games walang lumalabas na sound sa speaker ko..help naman po

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