MOTOROLA DEFY Posts on XDA

Motorola Defy Refuses to Die, Receives Initial Lollipop Port

For the great majority of devices, manufacturer-provided OS update support is rather short. Some of this is due to technical difficulties and a lack of consumer interest, but really it just comes down to profitability for the OEMs in question. Luckily, there are devices that have received extensive aftermarket development such as the HTC HD2, Samsung...

Motorola Defy Gains New Life with Repartition

The Motorola Defy was released approximately four years ago back in the early Fall of 2010. While the device was never quite intended to be a flagship-level device, it certainly gained quite a loyal following of fans who have stuck by this diminutive device through the years.Despite the community support and love, the Motorola Defy has run into serious...

Android 4.4 KitKat Available for the Motorola Defy

Do you remember all the way back to Android 2.1 Eclair? Yes? Maybe? It was released back in January 2010---almost 4 years ago. The Motorola Defy shipped with that OS. And now, years later, the Defy received a fresh build of KitKat, making it one of the first devices with just 512 megabytes of RAM to get...

Unofficial CM10.1 Lands on the Defy & Defy+

The Motorola Defy is not only impervious to water, sand, and good old fashioned brute force (within reason obviously), but it is also apparently not the slightest bit phased by Motorola's own unwillingness to keep the updates coming. When the device isn't scuba diving or spelunking, chances are that it's kicking back and enjoying one of...

Android 4.1.2 Build Now Available for Motorola Defy & Defy+

Despite being somewhat abandoned by Motorola as far as official updates are concerned, the Motorola Defy & Defy+ are refusing to accept that the latest versions of Android are out of the question. Having recently received an unofficial version of CM10 based on Android 4.1.2 thanks to XDA Recognized Developer Quarx, these devices continue to...

Lock Apps in Memory on the Motorola Defy

Keeping applications in memory can serve various potential uses. While aggressive RAM conservation may benefit the user experience when opening very large apps, users typically see the best performance and battery life by having frequently used apps in RAM. While it's not possible to put all of your applications in memory, keeping the go-to applications...

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...

Easy Fix for Logcat Blues on Jelly Bean Ports

Jelly Bean seems to be on everyone's mind, as of late. The latest and greatest to come out of Google's sweet treat factory is ravaging the site with its popularity and feature-packed nature. As such, ports are flying left, right, and center onto most devices (old and new) on the site. However, as is the...

Boot to Gecko Now Booting on the Motorola Defy

For those unfamiliar, Boot to Gecko (B2G for short) is a mobile operating system currently being developed by Mozilla. According to Mozilla, the purpose of the OS is as follows: We believe that the next frontier for Web applications is full device integration, so that Web developers have the same capabilities as those building for OS-specific...

Holo FM Radio Gives the Defy a Jelly Bean-Flavored FM Radio

Often times when upgrading between different versions of Android, especially if done unofficially, the manufacturer-provided apps fall behind and retain last year's designs. While this isn't a huge deal, as they will generally function perfectly, opening up an application on ICS or Jelly Bean and seeing an app with Gingerbread styling can really mess with...

Jelly Bean for the MyTouch 4G Slide, Desire HD, and Motorola Defy

Since its release, Jelly Bean has found it's way onto dozens of phones. This won't stop any time soon, with even the legendary CyanogenMod offering a CM10 preview.Among the newest devices to receive Jelly Bean include the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide, Motorola Defy, and the HTC Desire HD. These devices are all a little older...

Locked Motorola Devices Get Full Hardware Acceleration!

Motorola has a long history of locking down their Android devices in order to prevent customization. From the eFUSE debacle surrounding the original Droid X to their general lack of interest in listening to the developer community, they have proven time and again their willingness to bite the hand that feeds them. Regardless of this,...