I would like to share how I updated my Cherry Mobile Titan W500 from ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) to JB (Jelly Bean) on my own – yes, on my own without “physical” help from other people, just help from online through jfdesign and the Facebook Group for Cherry Mobile Titan users.
After I have rooted my Cherry Mobile Titan W500 with help of Google, I was just lucky that I have done it the first time without bricking my phone. Then, I have learned that Cherry Mobile Service Centers are starting to upgrade CM Titan from ICS to JB, but sadly, there’s no service center of CM in Bacolod or anywhere in Negros Province. Since, I am excited to try the JB update on my CM Titan because I have updated my Samsung Note 1 N700 to JB (even before the official update from Samsung) before it was stolen, I have some experience with JB and I kinda like this platform.
So what I did, I asked helped to the ever reliable Google and I landed at jfdesignnet.com, where I followed the instructions carefully on how to update my CM Titan to JB through a Stock ROM. So here are the instructions and please I give credits to JF Design Blog for these.
Before proceeding, take note that you have to closely follow the instructions and I AM NOT responsible for any untoward scenario that may happen to your phone in case you brick it or something like that.
Here are the requirements and instructions (copied from JFDesign Blog):
And here is the custom rom :
This custom rom need a custom recovery to be flashed into the device, if you haven’t got it, get it here: TWRP and CWM recovery PICOpad GEW. Both are working good for this device, get whichever you like.
Download the custom rom from link above and copy it to the root of your sdcard, you may check it first with your file manager to confirm it was there. There are two sdcard storage on this device, so you must know it’s at the internal sdcard or external sdcard. I prefer you to put this on external sdcard to avoid any difficulties.
Boot into recovery mode by turning off your phone, hold down Volume + button then press power button, hold them both until you see axioo logo on screen then release it. Wait a sec or two … then you’ll be in recovery mode.
BACKUP your stock rom and data using BACKUP feature, make sure you use external storage as destination because this backup is relatively big.
Choose Wipe Data / Factory reset and execute it.
Choose Wipe cache partition and execute it
Choose Wipe Dalvik Cache and execute it
Go back to main menu, and choose Install
It will open a list of file on your sdcard, choose the custom rom zip file that you put on step 1 and flash it.
After the installation is completed, choose Reboot System
Now, I hope you did this process successfully and let us all enjoy our CM Titan W500 working on Jelly Bean!
If you want to know how to root your Cherry Mobile Titan, follow the steps here:
Or you might want to read my review of the new features of Jelly Bean here: