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#1 Die2mrw007

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:55 PM

Android 4.1.2 Jellybean for Motorola Defy and Defy+

All Credits to Quarx and CyanogenMod Developers for this project.

Quarx is a well known developer at xda-developers forum and each of the motorola defy owners are proud to have such a talented developer working for the upbringing of their lovely Motorola Defy/Defy+. We do really owe to him for all the ports he made so far for Motorola Defy and Defy+  ^:)^

I structured this easy to understand tutorial for newbies, so I hope I have covered all the points in explaining the topic at the level best. Any inputs or suggestion or errors if any do feel to contact me so that I update this post accordingly.
-Die2mrw007

Some Screenshots:

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Download Link:
ROM Download Link:
For Defy MB525 (Download the latest build - sort with respect to date): Download Link for Defy MB525
For Defy+ MB526 (Download the latest build - sort with respect to date): Download Link for Defy+ MB526

The ROM file should be in this format: CM10-(build date)-NIGHTLY-mb526.zip


Google Apps Package (gapps):
Google Apps Package Full: Download
Google Apps Package minimal (Gmail,Market,Gtalk,Synchronisation) [Recommended]: Download

Kernel Files:
Download Froyo Kernel
Download Gingerbread Kernel

Red Lens Battery Fix (Only for Defy Red lens and Defy+ user): Download Red lens Battery Fix

Installation Procedure:

Your phone need to be rooted for installing custom ROM. For Rooting your Defy/Defy+, follow this tutorial : How to Root your Motorola Defy/Defy+

After you have done rooting your phone, install 2ndinit recovery boot in your phone : Download 2ndinit Recovery Boot

Copy all these required files into your sd card: ROM, gapps and kernel + Red lens battery fix (for red lens defy)

Boot into recovery: When you power ON the phone, press volume (-) hardware key as soon as you see blue notification light on top left corner of your phone. This will land you to the recovery mode menu.
Controls: Use Volume (+) and Volume (-) hardware keys to navigate through the menu and Power button to select the option.

1. Select "Wipe data/factory settings" ..... Confirm "Yes-Wipe data/factory settings"
2. Select "Wipe cache partition" ..... Confirm "Yes - Wipe cache partition"
3. Select "Install from sd card" ..... Select the ROM file you saved in your sd card and confirm it with "Yes"
4. Go to back>back until you reach the home menu of the recovery boot console. Then select "Advanced" option.
5. Select "Wipe Dalvik cache"
6. Select "Wipe battery cache"
7. Go to back and select "Install from sd card" .....select the kernel file you saved in your sd card and confirm it with "Yes".
Defy MB525 user should install Froyo Kernel
Defy+ MB526 user need not have to flash with kernel File. (just skip this process and move to step. 8 of this tutorial)
8. Select "install from sd card".....select the gapps file you saved in your sd card and confirm it with "Yes"
(gapps minimal recommended)
9. Additional Step for Defy Red lens user and Defy+ user: You will need to install Red lens Battery fix file.
Select "install from sd card"....select the Red lens battery fix file which you saved in your sd card and confirm it with "Yes"
Now that you are done with all the installation steps, just select go back and reach to the home menu of the recovery console...there you get an option "Reboot the system". Click on it and wait for your phone to reboot with the wonderful Jelly Bean operating system :-bd

Bugs in this Nightly build:
1. Wifi-tethering (creating wifi-hotspot)
2. Video recording (it breaks the video movement...in simple terms it lags for 1 sec each 10 secs). This can be fixed by using third party video recording app - works fine with LG Camera app
3. DSP-Manager (Equalizer).

Quarx - the developer behind this project will surely be coming up with fixes for this above mentioned bugs. Guess, the 100% stable version is so close. Although the nightly development builds didnt disappoint the users. The bugs mentioned arent really that major to look after and hence its negligible.

Note:This is a Nightly build which means a development build and can be changed or updated as upon requirement and bug fixing if any. But believe me, the port is as perfect as stable. I myself using this build and so far its been a quite impressive ROM. Fast, smooth and performance + feature oriented. You will definitely love it :)

Donate: If you like this ROM and want to help a hand to the developer behind this project, do feel free to make a donation by purchasing this app from Google Play Store: https://play.google....com.donatecm_10

#2 Tristar

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:47 PM

Hey this is really awesome, thanks for sharing bro, btw can you list things that are still buggy also??

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 09:15 PM

Hey this is really awesome, thanks for sharing bro, btw can you list things that are still buggy also??

Sure I will update it...as of now, there is just these following bugs which I think is not a big concern for daily users:
wifi-tethering (creating wifi-hotspot), video recording (it breaks the video movement...in simple terms it lags for 1 sec each 10 secs) and DSP-Manager (Equalizer).

Quarx - the developer behind this project will surely be coming up with fixes for this above mentioned bugs. Guess, the 100% stable version is so close. Although the nightly development builds didnt disappoint the users. The bugs mentioned arent really that important for day-to-day use and hence its negligible. The video recording bug can be fixed by using third party video recording app - LG Camera app


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:09 PM

Great work Bro! Happy to see that you are active again! \m/
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:14 PM

Nice Share... Die-Droid :P

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:40 PM

Its epic and well detailed for newbies :D

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

Sure I will update it...as of now, there is just these following bugs which I think is not a big concern for daily users:
wifi-tethering (creating wifi-hotspot), video recording (it breaks the video movement...in simple terms it lags for 1 sec each 10 secs) and DSP-Manager (Equalizer).

Quarx - the developer behind this project will surely be coming up with fixes for this above mentioned bugs. Guess, the 100% stable version is so close. Although the nightly development builds didnt disappoint the users. The bugs mentioned arent really that important for day-to-day use and hence its negligible. The video recording bug can be fixed by using third party video recording app - LG Camera app

really awesome bro....thanks

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:17 AM

awesome post dude.. +5
nice to see you back to modding :)

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:40 AM

i like it..........:D +1.........

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:06 PM

Great share die..  +1 :)

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:26 PM

Awesome share..+1:)

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:30 PM

Dammit, I can't flash anything on my Defy+. Tried paranoid,cm7/9/10 and cyano but I end up in the bootloader (after following all the necessary steps for a clean flash). Any ideas?

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:02 PM

Dammit, I can't flash anything on my Defy+. Tried paranoid,cm7/9/10 and cyano but I end up in the bootloader (after following all the necessary steps for a clean flash). Any ideas?

which steps exactly??
for defy+ dont flash the kernal

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:03 PM

Dammit, I can't flash anything on my Defy+. Tried paranoid,cm7/9/10 and cyano but I end up in the bootloader (after following all the necessary steps for a clean flash). Any ideas?

What all files are you using for flashing? You need not have to flash Kernel file for Defy+

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:15 PM

1 - RSDlite with DEFYPLUS_U3_4.5.1-134_DFP-231_CEE_ROOTED_No_Signed.sbf
2 - Copy files to sd (CM10-20120903-NIGHTLY-mb526, gapps-jb-20120726-minimal)
3 - Install 2nd

Then I follow the above steps (wipe data/cache etc, install). Upon rebooting, the device is in the bootloader.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:22 PM

1 - RSDlite with DEFYPLUS_U3_4.5.1-134_DFP-231_CEE_ROOTED_No_Signed.sbf
2 - Copy files to sd (CM10-20120903-NIGHTLY-mb526, gapps-jb-20120726-minimal)
3 - Install 2nd

Then I follow the above steps (wipe data/cache etc, install). Upon rebooting, the device is in the bootloader.

The procedure you are attempting is wrong actually.
I am sorry that I still didnt complete the rooting tutorial here: http://forum.gizmolo...ola-defy-(mb525)-and-motorola-defy-(mb526)/

The issue you are facing is because your phone isnt rooted successfully.
Make sure you root your phone successfully by flashing with Chinese sbf file + firmware (rooted) unsigned file
then install an application named "root checker" from playstore and check whether your phone is rooted successfully, if not...re-do the steps properly.

Once the application states that your phone is rooted, carry on with this tutorial for installing CM10 Jellybean ROM!

Untill you root your phone, you cant install any kind of ROM to your phone.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:32 PM

Rootchecker says there is root access, does it make any difference?

I tried the superone click method a lot of times, it didn't work (I had 236) so I found this one (with the above sbf) which was the only one working.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:38 PM

Rootchecker says there is root access, does it make any difference?

I tried the superone click method a lot of times, it didn't work (I had 236) so I found this one (with the above sbf) which was the only one working.

If root checker is displaying in green notation saying "root enabled", you can be sure that your phone is rooted.

Now, the next step is to install Sinit.apk file and then enable it from within the app.
After that, boot your phone in custom recovery by pressing volume down key when your phone boots (press volume down as soon as you see blue colored notification light)....
Navigate to Recovery >> Custom Recovery >>
Then select Wipe factory data
Wipe cache
then navigate to Advanced >> Wipe dalvik
Wipe battery

Then select "install from sd card"....select CM10 Jelly bean ROM
then flash with gapps (minimal)
Reboot :)


Also, make sure you are flashing with correct ROM...flashing Defy ROM in Defy+ may lead 'not to boot'!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:11 PM

Ok, these are my exact steps

1 - Clean everything up (format sdcard, etc).
2 - RDSlite with DEFYPLUS_U3_4.5.1-134_DFP-231_CEE_ROOTED_No_Signed.sbf (to start clean).
3 - Copy to sd:
- rootcheck-36.apk
- SndInitDefy_2.3.apk
- CM10-20120903-NIGHTLY-mb526.zip
- gapps-jb-20120726-minimal.zip
- RedLensBatteryFix_Working.zip
4 - Install Root Check Basic and check for root access (Congratulations. This device has root access!).
5 - Install SndInitDefy 2.3 (install 2ndinit bootmenu > allow superuser > installation success)
6 - Boot into recovery
7 - Backup all (just in case)
8 - Recovery > Custom Recovery > "Wipe data/factory reset" + "Wipe cache partition" > Advanced > "Wipe Dalvik Cache" + "Wipe Battery Stats"
9 - Install zip from sdcard > Choose > CM10-20120903-NIGHTLY-mb526.zip (same for gapps-jb-20120726-minimal.zip). Installed without any errors whatsoever.
10 - Reboot

Default Motorola logo shows up. Green light on. Cyanogen wheel up for the last 7 minutes. Take the battery out, reboot.

Cyanogen logo up, animated again. I will let it sit for another 15mins max, if it doesn't start then I will consider it's locked in a bootloop or something. Blargh, I'm getting tired of this, If it doesn't work I will just install the default sbf.

LE1 : Left it for a good 15mins, no good. Erased data/cache and rebooted. After 1min he screen got brighter (guess we're going somewhere, huh). Will let it sit for a couple of minutes, maybe it will star this time.


LE2: Success! Now let's play with it :D

Thanks a lot for this tutorial and the support  ^:)^

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:22 PM

LE2: Success! Now let's play with it :D

Thanks a lot for this tutorial and the support  ^:)^

Awesome :-bd
Enjoy Jelly Bean 4.1.1....its really nice :)
I really love Defy for its unique developer support and features :)




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