POSTS TAGGED: Motorola Defy Mini
Posted March 10, 2014 at 11:00 am by Will Verduzco
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 . . . READ ON »
Posted December 13, 2013 at 03:30 am by Tomek Kondrat
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 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 Motorol. . . READ ON »
Posted July 19, 2013 at 05:00 pm by Will Verduzco
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 aimed at quickly and efficiently doing basically everything a new device owner would care to accomplish. Included in the tool’s functionality is the ability to root, install recovery, overclock, wipe, and unroot the device. Instal. . . READ ON »
Posted July 15, 2013 at 08:30 am by Will Verduzco
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 building your own CWM image, to using Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire’s SuperSU to achieve root access.. . . READ ON »