Cherry Mobile is a Filipino mobile phone and electronics company founded by Maynard Ngu in 2008. Operated by Cosmic Technologies Incorporated, the company buys... How to Root Cherry Mobile Flare S3

Cherry Mobile is a Filipino mobile phone and electronics company founded by Maynard Ngu in 2008. Operated by Cosmic Technologies Incorporated, the company buys mobile phones manufactured in China, rebrands and market them here. Cherry Mobile is known to be agrresive in pricing their devices. One of their releases, the Cherry Mobile Flare S3, dubbed as “Phablet ng Bayan” literally translated as Phablet of the Town retails only at P3,999.00. The question is, is this phablet worth your money? Let’s find out.

The Cherry Mobile Flare S3 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor and Mali-400MP GPU partnered with 1 GB of RAM, decent enough to propel the device to 17,900 Antutu score. With Android 4.4 Kitkat running out of the box, this device can give fast and fluid performance that rival those phones with a higher price point.

The Flare S3 sports a 13 megapixel BSI rear camera equipped with LED flash and a 3 megapixel camera at the front. It comes with a 1980 mAh user-removable battery dual-SIM, dual standby support, 3g HSPA+ connectivity, Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and GPS features. You can stack up games, apps, music, pictures and videos with its 8 GB internal storage that supports expansion up to 64 GB via micro SD card.

It may be not be the best smartphone out there, but with the decent specs, build quality and a price that will not burn any pocket, this is a good deal and definitely worth your money.

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The Cherry Mobile Flare S3 a.k.a Phablet ng Bayan

Why root the Cherry Mobile Flare S3?

Rooting your Flare S3 device means giving yourself ‘root’, or admin rights. With root access, you are able to edit system files which, normally, wouldn’t be accessible to normal users. You can easily make complete backup, flash custom ROMs, install Xpose for more customization and perform tweaks to improve performance and battery life.

How to root Cherry Mobile Flare S3?

You may also read: How to Root Cherry Mobile Flare S3 using CWM

We will root the Cherry Mobile Flare S3 running on Android 4.4 Kitkat using PC. Please follow the procedures carefully.

Rooting your Android phone voids all your manufacturer’s warranties. Do it at your own risk! I’m not responsible for any loss of data or a bricked phone when anything goes wrong. Please read our disclaimer policy for more information.

1. Activate USB debugging on your device. Go to Settings then scroll down to the bottom> About Phone > Built Number (Tap on it for 5-8 times) to reveal the Developer option. From it, you can activate the USB debugging.

2. Download the files below. The links are hidden by default. Like, Tweet or +1 to reveal the content.



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3. Install the necessary drivers to your Windows computer.

4. Install and launch VRoot. Once VRoot Application is launched, connect  your Android device to the computer using a data cable.

5. Once your Cherry Mobile Flare S3 is connected successfully to the computer, VRoot will automatically detect your smartphone.

6. Now, Click on the “Root” button to begin the rooting process.

7. Now, VRoot will automatically reboot your device and install the SuperSU application.

8. Exit the application but do not disconnect your phone from the computer.

9. Install Root Genius to your Windows computer.

3. Launch the application, Root Genius will automatically detect your device.

5. Click the Root now or root it button to begin.

6. It will start the rooting procedure and will install the Kinguser application on your device.

7. Wait until the app finished installation. Disconnect your device from the PC and reboot.


Go to your app drawer and find the Kinguser app. You now have a rooted phone! Download Root Checker from the Playstore to confirm.

Alden Roi

Alden Roi

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  • harey

    November 10, 2014 #1 Author

    I don’t have a pc or laptop any way of rooting my flare s3 w/out over?


  • AL

    November 29, 2014 #3 Author

    sir i cant access the root genius but the first vroot is already successful how can i do it sir to make that root genius?


    • Alden Roi

      November 29, 2014 #4 Author

      Download RootGenius here. Google flagged it as malware so I delete the link on the post. I think it’s just a false positive. Scan the file in or any antivirus before installation.


      • ask

        December 5, 2014 #5 Author

        why do i need to install root genius? is the vroot is not enough? when you installed and completed the vroot it is already rooted right?
        just asking sir. 🙂


        • Alden Roi

          December 5, 2014 #6 Author

          Yes, you’re right, Vroot is enough. But for some users, they encountered failure in rooting even if Vroot indicates that the device is rooted successfully. No need for root genius if you got it right on Vroot.


  • Dave Robles

    December 15, 2014 #7 Author

    Sir i just want to ask, if i Root my CMFS3 will i be lost all the files (pics, video,
    music etc..) on my mobile handset?


    • Alden Roi

      December 15, 2014 #8 Author

      No. Unless you’ve messed up and there is a need for reflashing of firmware.


  • lemon

    December 16, 2014 #9 Author

    confused.. after i extracted the dirvers, alin bang drivers ang dapat ko iinstall?? andami namang laman yung driver na naka rar.. tsk!! sorry novice po ako.. thanks sa help


  • oye

    December 19, 2014 #10 Author

    sir ask ko lang, tunog lata po ba tlga yung flare s3 kapag nka headset? may software po ba pra maayos yung bad quality nung sound? sinubukan ko po yung headset sa ibang phone ok naman po tunog eh pero kapag sa fs3 na e sabog at tunog lata kapag malakas yung volume, reply po please


    • Alden Roi

      December 19, 2014 #11 Author

      You can install DSP Manager or Viper4Android sound modification.


  • vlady

    December 22, 2014 #12 Author

    Pano po mag root without pc?


  • jen

    December 26, 2014 #13 Author

    King root po ba e download? Di ko kasi makita sa play store eh..


  • bimsy

    January 9, 2015 #14 Author

    Got my flare 3 a month ago. Ung 1st unit is defective so ni-replace nila. But on this unit, nun ni-silent ko ayaw na bumalik audio on speakers. Ok lang pag may headset. Pinacheck ko working naman lahat ung parts sa loob ng fon. Ayoko dalhin sa cherry mismo kasi matatagalan and ganun din nman labor lang ang covered ng warranty. Ano po kaya problem nito? TIA!


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