MyPhone Agua Rio Update Now Allows SD Installs! (UnSwap, UnRoot, & Update Guide)

by Alexei Rivera | April 22, 2014 5:44 pm



Well what do you know? All our complaining may have had an effect on MyPhone. (maybe) They’ve just issued an OTA update for the original MyPhone Rio that allows for SD card installs. This is, we believe, a bit of an answer to consumers who felt a little slighted after noticing the local brand had silently released a new version[1] of the phone and left them with an older version. Now with the update, original owners should be a bit happier. What’s more, you don’t have to root and memory swap[2] your device anymore! So here’s a quick tutorial on how to UnSwap, UnRoot, and Update your device!



WARNING: Don’t do the unswap & unroot procedure if you didn’t root & swap beforehand. Also, be careful as any mistake will likely bootloop your phone.

MyPhone Agua Rio UnSwap, UnRoot, & Update Guide

  1. UnSwap Procedure:
    1. Open Root Browser
    2. Rename vold.fstab to
    3. Rename vold.fstab.bak to vold.fstab
    4. Make sure the permissions are rw-r—r–
    5. Reboot your phone
  2. UnRoot Procedure:
    1. Open Framaroot
    2. Click unroot
    3. Click Barahir
    4. Reboot your phone
  3. OTA Update Procedure: (Skip to this point if you didn’t root & swap before)
    1. Click Settings > About Phone > System Updates
    2. Click Download & Install
    3. Click Install
    4. Take a nap
    5. Wait for reboot


NOTE: New versions of the Rio with firmware March 14 v1.06 has not been issued an update yet.




Success! Your phone should be back to normal but with MyPhone’s new April 18 v1.15 update. This firmware version comes with changes to the UI, removal of some bloatware (unwanted programs), and of course the MicroSD card installs. That means you don’t have to root the phone and memory swap it anymore. Hooray! Whether or not MyPhone was motivated by our original complaint[3] about this, at least we’ve finally gotten what we want. We may or may not have changed the world / MyPhone there. Probably not, but give yourselves a pat on the back anyway.


On that note, our review of the MyPhone Rio will be coming along shortly after, updated with the changes included here.


Our coverage of the MyPhone Agua Rio includes:



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  1. silently released a new version:
  2. root and memory swap:
  3. original complaint:
  4. MyPhone Soft Launches Rio–5.0” HD Phone With Quad-Core Processor For Only P4,999:
  5. MyPhone Agua Rio Tests–Gaming, Camera, & More–Constantly Updated (16 Videos So Far):
  6. MyPhone Agua Rio’s Biggest Flaw–Installing Apps On SD Card Not Allowed; Limited Space:
  7. MyPhone Agua Rio Rooting & Memory Swap Guide (How To Root & Allow Install To SD):
  8. BTS 4/5/2014 – MyPhone Agua Rio, Cherry Mobile Amethyst & Topaz, & Gionee Elife E7:
  9. WTF?! MyPhone Agua Rio New Version; Don’t Buy Unless You Know It’s The Updated Unit:

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