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Posts Tagged: Motorola Defy

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Ice Cream Sandwich ports are highly sought after, given the hype and price of the phone that runs it. However, providing there is support behind development, there is every chance you can run it on your device. This article is here to list the current ICS ports on our most popular  forums and their individual stages in progress. Should your device not be listed below, you can always visit your device’s development forum on XDA and search for any ROMs listed with “Ice Cream Sandwich”. Check out our list! READ ON »

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If you’ve been following the developments for the 2nd init mod for the Defy, then you’ll be interested in this installer by XDA forum member pedrodh.

The original mod by XDA member ksubedi brings up a pre-boot menu that loads just before the Android system starts, which allows you to enter recovery, start adb daemon, run 2nd init script, run 2nd boot and more.

This installer automates the process of installing/uninstalling and makes it possible to load custom ROMs, and boot into CWM recovery without needing to use an app every time to boot to recovery.

Note that this app and the 2nd init itself do not replace the stock bootloader, or the stock recovery. You’ll also need root access to use this application.

For more information and to download the apk, head on over to the forum thread.

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If you are an an owner of one of the early versions of the Motorola Defy, then you may be familiar with the earpiece problems that have been widely reported.

It seems that these early models have been seen to suffer from the earpiece failing after just a few months of use. XDA forum member wizard123 was one of these owners, and has posted a tutorial on how to resolve the issue by replacing the earpiece yourself.

It requires dismantling your Defy so this is not for the unsteady of hand. You’ll also need a new K850i earpiece to replace the defective hardware and a pair of pliers and very small torx screwdrivers.

For the step by step guide and photographs, head on over to the modification post.

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XDA forum member -={antibyte}=- has been playing around with the video playback on the Motorola Defy and has finally been able to play a 720p Demo Video that would not previously play on his Froyo running device.

In addition to playback, the XDA member has also managed to get the stock Camera recording in fullscreen 848×480.

Currently, this is highly experimental and playback is slightly laggy. The XDA member has warned that this has not been extensively tested and hence it is essential to backup before you try.

The mod is not installable via Recovery, so you will need some knowledge of using adb to push the file and folder to /system/lib. Please note that this is for Froyo only.

For more information and to download the files, head on over to the modification thread.

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If you’ve recently got your hands on a Motorola Defy, then you’ll know that it comes with an integrated FM radio function.

What you might not know is that the radio hardware appears to be the same as the Droid 2. This comes in handy if, like XDA forum member martinml, you dislike the stock Motorola music player but don’t want to lose the functionality of the FM radio function.

The XDA member has discovered that the Droid 2 radio apk file installs and works great on the Defy, with fully functioning RDS and loudspeaker, also allowing you to save radio stations.

Please note that the app has only been tested on the European Defy.

For more information and to download the apk, visit the forum thread.

Motorola Defy

Congratulations on getting your Motorola Defy. The first thing you did when you unboxed it was put it in the charger and probably hopped in here to see if there was anything that could be done to your device to make it better (even if you hadn’t actually used it yet). If this describes your experience with the device so far, XDA member Higgsy has posted something to make your life a lot easier when looking for information. This guide covers many aspects of the “modding” of your phone, including debranding, installing different apps, and even some aspects of recovery.

The guide was written in a step by step fashion and does not need knowledge of adb, so it is pretty straight forward. If you have additions for this guide, if you think it is missing something, or if you simply have questions or feedback for the dev, please make sure that you leave a comment or two.

Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible for any damage to your phone, your PC or indeed your life from following this guide. The steps in this guide worked for me. If you have problems uninstall everything and start from Step 4 again. Doing this kind of thing could affect your warranty and all that so have a long hard think about it before you go ahead

T-Mobile US Customers – If you flash the UK firmware, you will lose 3g and wifi calling app etc… There are fixes for this problem that can be found on other Forums

This guide will show you how to debrand your Motorola Defy (Eg bought on T-Mobile UK and want generic UK firmware), or indeed restore the phone if you brick (Eg removing important apps that you shouldn’t have touched!!)

Props go to jutley (Modaco)for his debranding guide for the flipout, and dkspook (Modaco) for his information in other threads, and anyone else who thinks they may have contributed, oh yeah and my Mum.

You can find more information in the guide thread.

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Rooting the Moto Defy

December 1, 2010   By:

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You have all asked for this device to be added to our ever growing list, and we did it. Now, it is time to start off development for this very rugged device. What better way to set things off than with a rooting guide for this phone? XDA member pedrodh saw that things started off slow for this device and decided to post a very comprehensive guide for rooting the Defy. This thread has a step by step including all necessary adb commands to successfully achieve root and allow you to install certain apps like Titanium Backup and many others that require root access.

There is an alternative option to this guide and that is to use z4root, if you are not familiar with adb. However, knowing and understanding how the process works might allow you to learn much more about Android than to simply use a 1 click root.

I’ve seen that there’s no topic teaching how to ROOT the phone in the forum yet, so I’m making one myself, I hope this will help users who come here looking for info.

You can find more information in the guide thread.

Motorola Defy Forums Added

November 30, 2010   By:

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And just in time for Christmas, our community has received the gift of yet another addition to the T-Mobile family of Android devices. Why is this device different from other Android devices? The biggest thing is the fact that the Defy is a very rugged phone, which can withstand scratching, bumps, hits, and even water splashing all over it. Something looking that tough should be customizable, and hence the Defy fora was born.

Have you gotten one yet? Care to tell us a bit of how a direct hit with a sledge hammer doesn’t even scratch it? Leave us a few lines with feedback on the device’s functionality, and if you have any ideas to make it better (porting roms, making apps, etc), make sure that you visit its new home.

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