[The Android FL Mobile 2 downgrade instructions are below in this post]
If you used FL Studio Mobile 2 you clicked away this warning and link - probably more than once. FLM3 marks this advertised and important release.
FL Studio Mobile 3 is the next chapter of development, for the application, there is no going back. FLM2 development ended and the App will slowly break as Android/iOS devices and the operating system evolve (the clock is now ticking for FLM2 if you are still using it).
Rather than leave FLM2 customers in the dark, and make them pay again for FLM3, we decided to replace one with the other. FLM3 will include more free synths, instruments, effects and capabilities. Development is also fully synchronized between Android/iOS/Windows App, Windows Phone and as a plugin in FL Studio. Later, there will also be a Mac version. FLM3 is vectorial, it will work on any screen size from a phone to a wall-sized TV. We are excited about FLM3 because it represents a bright future for FL Studio Mobile and our commitment to FL Studio Mobile platform. No to mention free updates for our customers.
HOWEVER, for FLM2 users we are aware the FLM3 update is a seismic change to your workflow. We understand the frustration this will cause some of you. Particularly to those that know FLM2 well and have been using it for many years. All we can say at this point is; perseverance with FLM3 will reward you far more than FLM2 can now.
That said, the initial release to Android did not go smoothly. Our bad. It took a few weeks for us to iron out the bugs as they appeared (this is normal procedure for first release software). It is important to let us know what issues you are STILL having so we can fix them[/b].
While we are in this transition period, please make sure to update to the latest version available AND register FLM3 to your Image-Line account. You should keep seeing a pop-up to do this, when you open the App, until you register.
FLM2 vs FLM3 WHAT'S MISSING?
- Time Signatures
MIDI import-export Bluetooth Audio (iOS) Background Audio (iOS) MP3 export (iOS) Full keyboard labels Full Audio Editor Full IAA functionality (iOS) Export to iCloud (iOS)
- WiFi server (iOS)
TRAINING & SUPPORT
A good place to start is the Getting Started video:
After these why not check out the ENTIRE FL STUDIO MOBILE 3 VIDEO SERIES. This will answer most, if not all, of your questions.
Here is a link to the user manual
Specifically please read this page.
iOS users we are sorry but there is no way to downgrade (Apple has designed your device this way). For Android users who would like to downgrade and use FLM2 to render current projects and get your house in order before the upgrade, you can do that below:
FLM3 > FLM2 ANDROID DOWNGRADE PROCEDURE (Manual Installation)
Proceed at your own risk. We accept no responsibility for any data loss!
- 1. Note that FLM2 App is no longer supported and will eventually break as Android/Devices are updated.
- 2. Browse to ..\Internal Storage\FLM User Files and back up this folder in its entirety to an external SD card or location!
- 3. Delete FL Mobile 3 in the normal way (drag the FLM3 icon to the trash can, or delete button).
- 4. Download the .apk file below and copy it to any folder on your device
- 5. On your device, tap the FLMA-209.apk and it will start the installation process.
- 6. FL Studio Mobile 2 should now be restored along with your user data. If you are missing any files just copy your backup folder contents to '..\Internal Storage\FLM User Files'
- 7. From the Google Play Store, turn off Auto-Updates, otherwise FLM2 will be overwritten again by FLM3
Looking for an Android File Browser, we recommend Total Commander.
Connecting your Android device to a PC via USB cable should show a pop-up on the device requesting Transfer Files (MTP) use that to locate and backup your files.