egzthunder1 · Sep 24, 2012 at 11:00 am

Defy Flashing Gone Wrong? Solve it with Ease

The Motorola Defy: a phone that, much as its name suggests, should be able to withstand elemental rage. When it came out last year, lots of blogs and websites showed how the Defy was impervious to submersion by dumping it in a cup of water. This resulted in the feeling of complete and absolute immunity, with many touting the device as “immortal.” However, as with most “immortal” characters of virtually every story, there is always something to which they are vulnerable.

In the case of mobile devices. and in particular that of the Defy, the Achilles’ Heel is the flashing custom ROMs. It is really no surprise that this is the case, as many Motorola devices have had a set of complications when it comes to flashing unsigned code. If you happened to hit the “weak spot” by mistake and bricked your device while trying to flash it, XDA Forum Member rtk217 has a guide to bring it back from the dead.

The guide goes into very minute detail as to what you need to flash, and in what order. The dev has provided tons of resources as well such as direct links to the files needed, alternatives to options that may require extra hardware, and a lot more. Needless to say, a device can be bricked for a multitude of reasons, and the level of bricking could range from partial to completely unrecoverable. All in all, this may or may not work for you based on your actual situation, but if you are already bricked without a clue as to what to do, you really have nothing to lose. What are you going to do? Brick it more?

Having said this, please do proceed with care and read the entire guide before attempting to get started. Make sure that all the files were downloaded successfully by checking the md5sum against the download source to ensure that you are not trying to flash corrupted files onto your boot partitions. Leave some feedback for the dev if this guide helped you in any way.

I tryed to flash custom 2.3.6 fixed sbf.
which didnt end well, after powerup i would go straight to bootloader with err codes.

You can find more information in the guide thread.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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