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First Custom Kernel for the Motorola Defy Mini Mini XT320/XT32
The Motorola Defy Mini is a relatively popular device, despite not featuring flagship-level specifications. However, development for the XT320/XT321 hasn’t been what one would expect from such a popular device, and its locked bootloader is largely to blame. This has resulted in the inability to boot custom kernels—until now, that is.
The last time we talked about the Defy Mini, we covered how XDA Senior Member rootdefyxt320 was able to use a loophole to bring back traditional fastboot mode by flashing an older bootloader. Now, rootdefyxt320 is at it again (along with help from MauroSZ, Bernd.Defy, and junk031), with the first custom kernel for the device.
Loading the kernel itself is a little bit of a chore, as it must be live booted from a computer. The steps essentially involve fastboot booting to a custom recovery, pushing modules to the device, rebooting to bootloader, and fastboot booting the kernel’s boot.img. While this is definitely not for the lazy (or for those who frequently restart while on the go), it’s a healthy step of progress for the device.
If you’ve got yourself a Defy Mini and wish to load it with a custom kernel, head over to the development thread to get started.
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