Cherry Mobile have finally release the Android 5.1 Lollipop update of one of the most popular smartphone this year, the Cherry Mobile Flare X.  The smartphone originally comes with Android 4.4 and Cherry Mobile promised the Android 5.1 update and here it is. However, the Android Lollipop update is not availalble over the air and you have to do it manually and you can see the instruction below.


Before starting be sure that you have these things:

  • Cherry Mobile Flare X (Not-rooted)
  • Charger (In case your smartphone doesn’t have at least 50% battery)
  • MicroSD card with 8GB free memory
  • MicroUSB Cable
  • Internet Connection


Before upgrading your smartphone be sure that you have:

  • Downloaded the Flare X Lollipop Update here at this link
  • Be sure that you’ve cleaned your MicroSD card and inserted it to the Cherry Mobile Flare X
  • Copy the from the compressed file to your SD card using a Micro USB cable plugged in to your computer



  1. Please do not unzip the Just copy and past it to your SD card.
  2. Make sure that it is only the file copied into your SD card.
  3. Turn off your Flare X
  4. When the Flare X is turned off, press power button + volume up for 5 seconds. Select boot mode will appear.
  5. To navigate, use volume up to scroll up to scroll, and volume down to select.
  6. Select recovery, and an Android with an exclamation point will appear.
  7. Press Volume down + Power on to proceed in the recovery process
  8. Press Volume down to scroll up and down and choose the apply update from SD card, and then press volume up.
  9. You will see another page,a nd use power down to choose the and press power up to confirm
  10. You can now see the word install/ SD card and just wait for a few minutes while the system is installing the update.
  11. Once the system is done upgrading, you will see in the lower part of the screen “install from SD card complete”
  12. Now you can see the Android system recovery then choose the reboot system now by pressing volume up and once the system is done rebooting, you can now enjoy your Flare X Lollipop 5.1 version. You can also delete the after the process is done.


But of course, you guys should update at your own risk. We are not responsible for the issues that you’ll encounter while updating



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