Friday, January 16, 2015

Cherry Mobile Flare S3 stock rom / firmware to unbrick your phone

Hi,

This is my personal back up of Cherry Mobile Flare S3 ROM, the firmware or ROM is already Rooted with CWM installed when you are going to flash your phone. The version of this firmwre is v1.03. When flashing use the latest version of SPFlashtool.


Although some of my tutorial are from version SPFlashtool version 3.xxx, the procedure is still the same because the SPFlashtool that you are going to use is version 5.xxxx






You can fix the following issue in your phone:
1. Bootloop
2. Damaged System UI
3. TP Upgrade only
4. Dead phone but it is detected in computer
5. Remove Gmail Account / Password / Pattern Lock (Alternative Way)

"DOWNLOAD THESE FILES"
Firmware Here -->Cherry Mobile Flare S3 v1.03_BoardVersion2
VCOM Driver -->VCOM Manual
Alternative Driver --> AutoInstaller
SPFlashTool --> LatestVersion 


"Use WinRar or 7zip to extract the firmware"
"Extract the files to your desired folder" See picture below"
"If you encounter error in flashtool, use different version of it."

"I suggest to use 32bit Windows OS for compatibility of the driver"


Installing Driver with AutoInstaller


First try the Alternative Driver, which is the AutoInstaller. Just open the install.exe then it will automatically install the driver. To fully check if the driver is correctly installed in your computer. 

Follow these steps:
  1. Turn off your phone (always powered off is a must)
  2. Press and hold volume up or down, or you can simple press the two button
  3. Insert your USB cable without releasing the VOLUME button(s).
  4. In your computer, it must detect your phone and it will install the MTK Preloader or Mediatek USB VCOM driver.
  5. Repeat 1 to 4 if it does not detect your phone.
  6. If MTK Preloader/Mediatek USB VCOM Driver is installed you are good to go in flashing your phone ^_^


Reference Video using Driver Auto Installer (watch in HD)

Installing Manually using VCOM Driver

When installing it manually your phone must be turned off, then connect it to your computer/laptop while pressing VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN. This will detect and look for the driver.


 1. This is the first time that you will connect your phone and it will search for the correct driver.

2. Check include this location ... ... and click on browse. Look for USB VCOM Driver and Click on 2K_XP_COM folder if you are using Windows XP or Win7 for Windows 7 and then press OK when you are done picking the right folder for the driver.


3. If the driver is successfully installed MediaTek DA USB VCOM will appear in the New Hardware Wizard.

Video Installing VCOM Driver (please watch in HD)




"Your Phone must be turned off when you are ready to connect and flash your phone"

Flashing
1. Launch FlashTool (flash_tool.exe)
2. In Flashtool, Click on Scatter-Loading, and load your scatter file. (see example below)

Reference Video Using FlashTool version 5.xxx (watch in HD)



 3. After you load the file, press Press Download to Flash your Phone.

4. After you press Download Follow these steps
  • Turn off your phone (always powered off is a must)
  • Press and HOLD volume UP or Down or you can simply press it simultaneously
  • Insert your USB cable without releasing the VOLUME button(s).
  • Keep on repeating until Flashtool detected your phone.
5. If successfully detected just wait until the progress bar reaches 100%. If your phone did not automatically turn on after flashing, remove battery and USB cable. And put back your battery then turn on your device.


"Hard reset your phone after flashing"


Some workarounds:
If you encounter PMT_Changed error here is what you do:
In Latest version of Flashtool
  1. Load the scatter file
  2. Choose Format all + Download (Underneath Scatter-loading file)
  3. Then Click Download and wait until it is done flashing
If you encounter Privacy Protection Password:

  1. Open flash_tool.exe
  2. Load the scatter file
  3. Goto Format Tab
  4. Click on Format except bootloader
  5. Press Play/Start Icon
  6. Then remove battery
  7. Insert the battery again
  8. Insert the USB cable (you should hear a beep on your computer, and it should proceed in formatting.)
  9. After done formatting proceed in Flashing.
  10. Goto Download tab (I assume that you loaded the scatter file already)
  11. Uncheck PRELOADER (this is very important)
  12. Press Download
  13. Then remove battery
  14. Insert Battery again
  15. Insert the USB cable (you should hear a beep on your computer, and it should proceed in flashing or downloading the firmware in your phone.)
  16. Power ON the phone after flashing.
  17. Restore your IMEI.

For Invalid IMEI:Your Phone/Tablet must be rooted first
Restore yong IMEI in MTKDroidTools version 2.5.3. You will have this error when you format your phone in Flashtool as I had experienced. To restore download MTKDroidTools version 2.5.3 After you extract the file. Open the green robot, you must enable the usb debugging in your phone. It is usually located in Settings>Devoloper Mode then look for usb debugging. After enabling it. Connect your phone in your computer then in MTKDroidTool click on ROOT. Wait for it to finish, then Click in IMEI/NVRAM, input 15 number in each box. Then click REPLACE. Then click Reboot or you can manually turn off your phone. Then turn your phone on again. You can see that you have fully restored your IMEI.


I hope this tutorial help you. Please drop a comment if something is not clear to you.

Tested by:
Me - Files / Flashing
Melensio Silud - Files / Flashing
Charlie B. Mutia - Files / Flashing

129 comments:

  1. Salamat sa blog na to, ang laki ng tulong saken. More power boss (y) Salamat dito :) <3 Labyu boss <3 HAHAHA

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  2. hahaha labyu talaga...you are welcome...

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    1. sir romeo po to may flare s3 din ako tapos ano nag install ako ng cwm para makapag install ako ng custom rom (note4) para flare s3 pagkatapos ng install ko nag wipe ako lahat then ayun na bootloop tapos ayaw mag boot ng CWM ano gagawin ko? plss patulong naman bago pa tong cellphone ko

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    2. di rin madedetect ang phone kasi ung pagka bootloop nya eh parang nag rerestart palagi yung phone nakakabwesit

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    3. sana matutulungan mo ako I badly need your help.

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    4. @Yawakah Dododong reflash nalang po kayo... pang board v2 po itong firmware na ito.

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  3. boss pde b ang firmware ng flare s3 flare 3

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  4. hindi po pwede...magkaiba po yan.

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    1. flare s3 octa v3 po yung akin. palagi na syang nagrerestart

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  5. pero my firmware k ng flare 3 lng...

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  6. wala pa eh....wala pa ako test unit.

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  7. na bootloop yung Cherry Mobile Flare S3 ku .
    paano vah to?

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  8. nandyan na po ang tutorial sa lahat...

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  9. thank you sa HELP BOOSIINNGGG!! THANKYOU2X TALAGA!!....

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  10. No problem sir charlie :-)

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  11. SIR may custom kernel po vah sa flare s3??

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  12. Wala po siguro.

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  13. Sir, bootloop po baa kapag nag flash ako ng rom sa flare s3 ko kaso di ako nagback up tapos nag ssucess naman sya kaso nung nireboot ko na sya, hanggang sony logo lang. ayaw na tumuloy

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  14. ahh opo bootloop or hang sa logo, anong board version po ba yan?

    pang board V2 lan po yang file ko.

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  15. Harold Fabi MarababolMarch 10, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    Mababalik po ba nito yung Baseband at Imei ng Flare S3? naging Unknown kase yung saken. :-/ Patulong naman po sa nakakaalam.

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  16. try ko iback up ang nvram ko po kung pwede tapos restore mo po sa phone niyo.

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  17. Help po nawala po ung flash ng camera ng flare s3 Ko nag flash LNG po ako ng popkat rom

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  18. baka po pang ibang version ang naflash mo.

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  19. kuya pwede ko ba dalhin sa service center to stockup ung logo ng flare s3 ko nabura kc ng clasmate ko ung system na wipe nia sa twrp..

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  20. pede mo naman gawin itong nandito na nakapost basta board version 2 or V2 ang phone mo po...

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  21. hellO..
    may tanong lang po ako sir..
    kaylangan po ba tlagang i Uncheck ang PRELOADER??

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  22. Mas safe kapag naka uncheck nilalagyan lang yan pag totally dead ang phone pero nadedetect pa sa PC.

    Base on my experience din..

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  23. ahh.. kaya pala..
    ..
    cgeh thank you :)

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  24. sir may bagong update na po ba ang flare s3?

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  25. ganito lage pag ginagawa ko yang tutorial mo. currently bricked yung flare s3 ko.

    http://i.imgur.com/4Et8F3c.jpg

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  26. Kulang naman files mo eh, bakit recovery lang pinaflash mo?

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  27. latest po vah to Cherry_Flare_S3_V11_20140927 ?

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  28. ah.. so latest na po tung v1.03

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  29. Opo ito na ang latest...

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  30. Pano po gagawin ko nag upgrade ako sa flare s3 ko ng popkat tapos pag nag screen timeout pagopen tapos black na may mga lines pa help namn po

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  31. Wla din po ung back up ko ng flare s3

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  32. Baka po pang ibang board version nadownload niyo...

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  33. Pwede po magreflash kayo ng stock rom. Pwede naman itong file dito pang board version 2 nga lang...

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  34. Bka nga po..ngaun v07 na gamit ko na stock rom nakuha kulng po sa net...may pag asa pa po kya maaus ung gnun error?

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  35. Pwede po ba mkhingi ng stock rom na compatible/ung dna kailangan ng pc para mag install?

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  36. Anong board version po ang phone niyo? Check ml sa may lagayan battery v1 or v2?

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  37. Wala pa ako pang CWM na back up eh.

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  38. Gnun po b .hhmff slamat po mam.

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  39. Sir anong gagawin ko, USB Device unrecognize lumalabas kapag kinokonek ko yung Flare S3 ko sa computer.. sinubukan ko na sa ibang computer same parin, I tried using another usb chord same result.. ano po ang dapat gawin?? Thank you..

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  40. baka sira ang usb port, try mo rin sa likod ng PC isaksak ang USB Cable.

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  41. nung inupdate ko po flare s3 ko, namatay cp ko then naghang lang sa logo ng flare s3. ano po kailangan gawin?

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  42. kuya salamat po sayo niligtas mo flare s3 ko..good job po! hehe :)..pero may problema po ako..ayaw po gumana ung flash nya.bakit po kaya ganun?? :(

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  43. baka board version 1 ang Flare s3 mo....

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  44. Charlie B. MutiaJune 9, 2015 at 1:32 AM

    hello sir John,, :)
    pano po bah to, pag may 2matawag nagiging black ang half screen nya.

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  45. Carl Joshua RamosJune 13, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Pwede po ba ito gamitin para bumalik sa stock rom? naka popkat kasi ako and ayaw ko siya. help naman po. thanks

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  46. di ko po madownload ung firmware :( please help po

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  47. sa devhost po click mo lang yong download now...

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  48. sir panu ung skin pag sinasaksak ko ung phone nag bblink lng tapos pag matagal ng nakasaksak ang ng yayare napunta lng sa android na logo..

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  49. ska ndi dn xa ma detect ng computer kht anu gwin ko.

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  50. Bro pa link nung firmware invalid na eh..tnx

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  51. mga sir help po ung cm flare s3 ko kc sa system update meron na po syang available new version tpos ng naidowload ko na after mainstall d na sya gmana lagi na sya sa recovery mode bat po ngkagnun ?? help nmn po sa mga nkakaalam mga sir ...slamat p

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  52. Security error po sakin..

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  53. pwede po ba ito sa octa na flare s3??

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  54. sir pwede po ba ito sa flare s3 lite?

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  55. tnx po sir/mam..it works salamat ng marami sa naggawa ng blog na toh..kala q d na maaaus ung phone q :)))

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  56. Pano po ba ang gagawen pag nagflash ng rom tapos parang nagcrash sya pero succesful naman ung installation.
    Ang phone ko is Flare s3 Power.
    Thanks.

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  57. Penge po ng link ng stock rom para sa flare s3 power. Need kolang po thanks.

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  58. Charlie B. MutiaJuly 23, 2015 at 3:31 AM

    sir may update na po bah?

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  59. Please provide the full video tutotial ,.. please.. i really need your help

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  60. Sir pa help stock logo flare s3 ku .. Quadcore lng pu panu gagawin ku?

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  61. ano po password nito

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  62. MY CM Flare S3 Power! Says No Command. after Wireless Update PA HELP PO PLEASE :( DI KO NA BACK UP UNG FILES NG PHONE KEA NAKA STACK LANG SYA SA NO COMAND ... WALA PO AKONG MAE RERECOVER

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    1. akin din po ganyan rooted ung s3 power ko

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    2. akin din po ganyan rooted ung s3 power ko

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  63. Pano malalaman kung board v1 o v2 yung flare s3 ko? walang nakasulat sa lagayan ng battery eh. Thanks boss

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  64. So pwede ko ba gamiting tong firmware mo idol?

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    1. Hind Pwede, Pang V2 yan.

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  65. San pwede i-download yung pang v1?

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  66. pahinge naman ng backup mo using twrp , nawala kasi ung backup ko e. :(

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  67. what about s3 flare mini Q6200? is der new rom's firmware release? as well as new cwm recovery for itself clockwordmod/TWRP??

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    1. wala pa po ako niyan, spreadtrum kasi ang SoC niyan.

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  68. sir john parehas po kme n snow.. nag update lng po ts d na mabuksan. no command po..

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  69. hi po sir natapos ko pong mag flash kaso yong led light nya para sa cam di gumana :(? is there possible way to fix it?

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    1. baka po V1 ang phone niyo...

      pero may fix dyan flash ka ng boot.img para mabalik ang flash ng cam.

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  70. salamat po Sir John Pallan, may tanong lang po ako, paulit ulit lang kc ung phone ko, lalabas ung cherry mobile logo tapos android logo tapos cherry mobile logo uli, hanggang ganun lang siya lagi. panno po un?

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  71. Maraming salamat po Sir John Pallan, nag flash na lang po ako ng CWM, un na lang pinang fix ko, Godbless po! ^_^

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  72. panu po sa rooted na flare s3 power?

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    1. Wala pa po ako sa flare s3 power

      -John Pallan

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  73. sir deadboot phone ko ..paano po ito ? ayaw po talagang magopen ..sana may pumansin .. o sino pwede maggawa bayaran ko 500

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    1. Ginawa mo na itong tutorial dito?

      -Admin John

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  74. pa help nmn po sa Cherry Mobile Flare s3 Octa., Naka stock lang sa Logo ., ni root ko kc using kingroot., tapus pagka reboot ayaw nag gumana kundi naka hang lang sa Logo., please help thanks

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  75. bakit namamatay pa rin po s3 ko after ko ginawa tutorial nyo?

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  76. sir problema ko is privacy protection password need ko ba to iflash?

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  77. sir gumagana to sa cherry mobile flare s3 octa core ?? nag bootloop lang kasi yung screen ko

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  78. pls. help me po.ang flare s3 mini ko na power off.pag i power on ko po ang logo ng flarre s3 mini lang ang ng appear sa screen.paano po ito i fix?

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  79. MY CM Flare S3 Power! Says No Command. after Wireless Update PA HELP PO PLEASE :( DI KO NA BACK UP UNG FILES NG PHONE KEA NAKA STACK LANG SYA SA NO COMAND ... WALA PO AKONG MAE RERECOVER

    Same prob po nung comment sa taas pa help po sa may alam

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  80. I bought CM S3 Power last week and it's worked well but when I reboot my phone it stucks and a pop-up message appears "Android Starting. Optimizing 1 of 131 apps". Please help me on how to fix this? Thank you!

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  81. Sir alm mo po ba pwede gwin pg nwla ung option for front facing camera? Naformat ko na po ung CM flare s3 ko pro wla pdin nngyari. Help nmn po pls :(

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  82. gumagana rin po ba ito sa flare s3 octa ? Kabado po ako baka hindi gumana sa model ko ty for considering :)

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    1. gumagana rin po ba ito sa flare s3 octa ? Kabado po ako baka hindi gumana sa model ko ty for considering :)

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    2. is there other ways po ba para sa model ko ?

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    3. Wala pa kasi files niyan eh.. Try mo nalang sa ibang site, google ka nalang po...

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  83. gumagana rin po ba ito sa flare s3 octa ? Kabado po ako baka hindi gumana sa model ko ty for considering :)

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  84. sira yung port ng octa ko posible po kya mag flash rom ng di gumagait ng pc?

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  85. boss pwedi po ba ang flare s3 mini sa flare s3 pang flash po... pareho pung cherry mobile

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    1. hindi po pwede, spreadtrum po yan na S3 mini...

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  86. Hello po, yung flare s3 power ko po, nawala ata yung driver nya na pang-connect, (totally wala talaga akong idea sa mga ganito). Yung para ma-read siya sa laptop. Hindi na kasi siya nababasa, nagchcharge nalang automatically. Hindi na lumalabas yung options.

    Pano po ba ibabalik yun? Anong driver kailangan iinstall?

    Thank you in advance!

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  87. Hi po! Gagana po to sa Flase S3 quad core?

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    1. May separate post tayo sa S3 quad.

      paki search nalang po Flare S3 Quad....

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  88. Meron po kayong pang v03 ng flare s3 quad?

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    1. not sure kung v03 yong file ko dito sa blog ko.

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  89. sir anung problema pag me error na BROM ERROR:S_CHIP_TYPE_NOT_MATCH (0xC70)
    [H/W] Target baseband chip is inconsistent with scatter files!.
    please help po.

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  90. BROM ERROR: S_FT_ENABLE_DRAM_FAIL (4032)

    [EMI] Enable DRAM Fail!
    [HINT]: Please check your load matches to your target
    which is to be downloaded

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  91. Good evening! Anu pong dapat gawin sa flare s3 power sa hard reset e no command ang lumalabas?

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  92. I cant download in playstore please help. Thanks

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    1. Did you hard reset after flashing the firmware?

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  93. HI ask ko lang po may lolipop na po ba na update kase di ko na makita sa playstore ung pokemon go pero na install naman using apk lower version kase ung rom na na ddl sa taas ty

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  94. Preloader.bin po para sa Flare S3 Power?

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