How to Update Motorola Defy with Super Stable ICS 4.0.4 Firmware

Motorola Defy LogoMotorola Defy users now have a reason to smile as in the due course of this article, we will be checking out on how you can easily update your phone with the latest Cyanogen Mod 9 ICS 4.0.4 like update based on the Froyo kernel. This update brings in the huge respite for all those who wanted to make the most out of the ICS release. This version of firmware is not an official firmware released by Motorola and also we don’t have any ETA on by when there will be an official ICS Update.

Note: This procedure will only work on the phones which are rooted and also just in case if you are still on non-rooted phones, we will be coming out with the rooting procedure very soon of which we will be updating the links here.

Stand Out Features of ICS 4.0.4 for Motorola Defy:

  • Camera Panorama
  • Chrome
  • Face Detection
  • Network Usage Stats

Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Screen Captures of ICS 4.0.4 on Motorola Defy:

ICS 1 Defy ICS 2 Defy

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • There is a probability that, the data in your Motorola Defy might get lost or corrupted in the process of firmware update. We recommend you to back up all the data with the help of below mentioned instructions.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
ContactsSync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Enable the USB debugging in your Motorola Defy phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture. (Phone should be disconnected from computer while enabling the USB Debugging Mode).
  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up the detailed instructions on how to apply this update in your phone.

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