How to Update Motorola Defy with Cyanogen Mod 10 Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware

Procedure to Update Motorola Defy with Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware:

  • Download the Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware Package and Google Apps Package from here to your computer. Once downloaded, connect your Motorola Defy to the computer with the help of USB cable and place this zip files in your device. Ensure that you are not placing the files deep into the sub folder.
  • Disconnect the device from the computer and turn off the device so that it can be entered in the recovery mode. Recovery mode in Motorola Defy can be entered by Pressing and holding the Volume Down button and press the Power button to turn ON the device. If the device starts in the Normal mode, try following the above step again for booting the device in the recovery mode. If you have CWM icon in your Apps list then you can directly select the option of “Reboot in Recovery Mode” option.
  • Select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” > Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware Zip Package and then the Google Apps Package to select Ok to proceed with the installation process. Please note that you need to select the files in the same order as mentioned above.
  • Once the firmware update process gets finished, the device will be rebooted and there you go, you have successfully applied the latest Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware in your device.

Note: Just in a rare case if your Motorola Defy device refuses to turn ON or say if it gets stuck on the Motorola Logo then you need to long press the power button to turn off the same or re insert the battery to start the process from the start.

Congratulations, you have now successfully applied the update of my One V Custom ROM firmware in your Motorola Defy. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update.


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  1. Siyasnga

    October 29, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I rooted my defy, installed a custom bootmenu and CWM, flashed CyanogenMod 9 (ICS 4.0.4) and rebooted the phone and now i’m proudly running ICS on my moto defy. It was the first time i did this but I accomplished it in less than 30 minutes. So what’s next now ? Jellybean here i come, yeah baby.

  2. karthik

    September 18, 2012 at 3:05 am

    which gaps file do i download the like shows soo many

  3. Justin Zimmer

    September 13, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Just an FYI, one thing that I’ve noticed when flashing with an Android 4.0+ Cyanogenmod release on several phones now is that if you get stuck at the Cyanogenmod boot animation then you probably need to wipe the data partition and reboot. I don’t often see that step in the tutorials.

  4. KK

    August 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    My defy have 2.2.2 firmware , can i directly jump to 4.1.1 using above process ?

    • KK

      September 4, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Hello Pradeep …. Any reply?


    August 24, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I guys what about the apn and wifi, works with this cm10 on defy? thanks

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      it works on the defy model itself

  6. bcrawf68

    August 13, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Thanks for the update guys. After installing the update and GAPPS for JB, it won’t save any settings. Everything goes back to defaults. Also, nothing from play store will download. Since there doesn’t seem to be a file manager, I can’t check the sd card.

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