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Will Verduzco · Mar 10, 2014

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...

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Tomek Kondrat · Dec 13, 2013

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 Defy. Motorola wasn't always the Good Guy Greg of development, as they used to release their devices with locked bootloaders. Luckily, people...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 19, 2013

All-in-One Utility for the Defy Mini XT320

The Motorola Defy Mini XT320 is not exactly a new device. In fact, coming out about a year and a quarter ago, most people who own it have already owned it for quite some time. However, sturdy devices are few and far between, especially in smaller sizes. Plus, the device is still being actively purchased in quite a few markets globally by those for whom small size and superior device sturdiness is important. XDA Senior Member rootdefyxt320 has created an all-in-one script...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 15, 2013

Root Method for Qualcomm Motorola Devices on Gingerbread

As an almost exclusively Nexus device user, I have come to appreciate (and to some degree, expect) a friendly attitude towards aftermarket development and hacking from my device manufacturers. However, despite a certain OEM's somewhat recent buyout, this isn't always the case. Thankfully, XDA Senior Member rootdefyxt320 has created a relatively quick guide that helps root quite a few Motorola devices---specifically those that use SBF firmware in CG2.smg format. The guide walks users through the process, starting with downloading and unpacking the SBF, to...

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