Tomek Kondrat · Dec 13, 2013 at 03:30 am

Bring Back Fastboot Mode on the Motorola Defy Mini XT320

XDA is a place where not only the newest devices get developer love. Some older phones like HTC HD2 and Google Nexus One have received unofficial updates to KitKat recently, and they are still full of interesting development projects. One of the devices that refuses to go into retirement is Motorola Defy Mini XT320, the younger brother of .

Motorola wasn’t always the Good Guy Greg of development, as they used to release their devices with locked bootloaders. Luckily, people like XDA Recognized Developer djrbliss managed to crack the bootloader and unleash the full potential of those devices. However, it still required some effort to flash a custom kernel. Basically, the older Motorolas always needed some tricky workaround to gain root access, and the Defy Mini was no exception.

XDA Senior Member rootdefyxt320 found a method to flash an older bootloader with a loophole in fastboot mode, which allows users to flash the recovery partition and gain full access to the phone. It sounds a bit weird especially in fastboot oem unlock times, but rootdefyxt320’s thorough guide makes things a lot easier to understand.

If own a Motorola Defy Mini XT320 or XT321 and want to give this method a shot, make your way to the original thread and get more information.


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