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How To Update Motorola Defy to Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware

Motorola Defy LogoIf you have recently bought a Waterproof Motorola Defy handset then you will be happy to know that you can now update the phone with the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.4. So, in the due course of the article you will be needing to root the phone which will lead to the voiding of the warranty. This update comes as a huge respite for all those who wanted to have the latest update of Gingerbread 2.3.5. Considering the fact that even the mightier smart phone, the Samsung Galaxy S2 is still awaiting Gingerbread 2.3.5 series update officially, this Gingerbread 2.3.5 will surely jealous some of your Samsung Galaxy S2 colleagues.

So, let’s get started with the updation procedure but hey, for safe and speedy update you need to follow each and every single instruction which is mentioned in this article or else there is a high probability that you may end up bricking up the phone or even some of the features won’t be working. Please note that once you have updated to this version then you will not be able to get the automatic OTA (Over the Air) update from the Motorola further anymore as you need to apply the update manually which we will providing on androidadvices.com the moment it is released if any.

Rooting Information:

  • As we mentioned in the due course of this article, you will be rooting the phone which will lead to voiding of the warranty. We should not be held responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if any damage is done to your phone in the process of the update which is very unlikely if you follow the instructions carefully.
  • There are substantial number of changes which comes bundled with this version of firmware, we will be looking at the complete list as in when the article is proceeded. Please note that this update of Gingerbread 2.3.4 is not the release which is officially pushed by the Motorola and is the beta version which Cyanogen has come up with.
  • For your convenience we have broken this article into different sections which includes the list of enhancements which this version comes along and then followed by the list of pre requisites which you need to follow and then the actual procedure on how you can install the same on your Motorola Defy handset.

Note : Please note that these instructions are strictly for the Motorola Defy phone and this should only be followed for this phone, following the below mentioned instructions to any other phone will lead to the bricking of the phone.


75 comments

  1. Where is the Super One Click app? I cant find it here as mentioned at the top of the page..

  2. Good post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon every day. It’s always exciting to read articles from other writers and use a little something from other sites.

  3. Hey guys , can we access the android market, after upgrading d defy to gingerbread via rooting???
    plz reply… i am planning to buy dis cell

  4. Hi Friends,

    I just intsalled 2.3.7 , It working great.
    Download links are not working, U can use the below link for downloading with full details
    http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Motorola_Defy:_Full_Update_Guide

    This link is great.

  5. Hello Experts,
    I update my defy to Gingerbread because I had a problem in the touch screen – not responding or hangs. It phone working fine but the touch screen problem is still there. The warranty is still there to the phone. Now I want to downgrade to original OS 2.2 and plan to give to service center. Please help me how to downgrade.
    Thanks.

  6. I am unable to find were and how to down load the actual gingerbread2.3.5realeas zip file I need some asistance please and thank you

  7. I Installed 2ndinit and got a “success” message. but when I boot my phone in the recovery mode I can’t fined the “Custom Recovery” option! What do I do now??

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1032212 : this is for the 2ndInit (go to this link from your phone)

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682 : this is how I had to root (if anyone else has problems with that!)

  8. i cannot find the 2ndInit Recovery Installer … is there any other alternative ?? kindly guide.

  9. I had trouble with:

    “Now, after this you will now have to reboot from the stock recovery with the Volume up pressed to enter into the boot loader and then you need to open the RSD Lite and then flash the Nordic file.”

    what is “stick recovery” and how do i get in to it?
    what is: “boot loader” and how do I get in to it?
    where do I open “RSD Lite”? Do I download it from my computer and pas it to the SD card?
    What is “flash”, how do I flash a file? and what is a “Nordic file”? where Do I get is from, where do I flash it from? Do I transfer it to my phone?

    • rsd lite is a pc companion for updating your files!
      flash means update!
      stock recovery means the recovery mode which is by default recovery mode where in you can install the files!

  10. I had trouble with:

    \Now, after this you will now have to reboot from the stock recovery with the Volume up pressed to enter into the boot loader and then you need to open the RSD Lite and then flash the Nordic file.\

    what is \stick recovery\ and how do i get in to it?
    what is: \boot loader\ and how do I get in to it?
    where do I open \RSD Lite\? Do I download it from my computer and pas it to the SD card?
    What is \flash\, how do I flash a file? and what is a \Nordic file\? where Do I get is from, where do I flash it from? Do I transfer it to my phone?

  11. I had an issue and now am stuck on the Google upload with my LED blue and I cant get anything to work what do I do?

  12. After I do this, I will lose my root?

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