How to Update Motorola Fire XT with Latest Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware

Motorola Fire XT handsetHave a Motorola Fire XT? Then we have an Upgrade for you as well too. In the due course of this article we will be checking about on how you can update to the latest Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware. In the coming days we will shortly be coming up with a detailed article on how you can root your device which will open up your Motorola Fire XT to apply the update of ICS Android 4.0 which is in the Alpha stages as of now. There is no ETA as of now on by when it will be pushed Officially. This 2.3.5 Gingerbread update which we will be looking is an official update releases by Motorola Inc.

Disclaimer: Neither we, nor the developer of this Gingerbread 2.3.5 firmware should be held responsible if there is any damage occurred after applying this firmware which is very unlikely if you follow the procedure as mentioned. Also, in the due course of this article since you will be unlocking the boot loader and also you will be rooting, the warranty will be void which is not a reversible process.

This update should not be applied to the phones which are NETWORK LOCKED DEVICES, if you still continue to update your phone then we cannot guarantee on the consequences.

There are some minor enhancements which comes with this firmware which are mentioned below,

  • Improved Battery Life,
  • Fixed Minor bugs like overheating while charging,
  • Camera is now optimized for better light,
  • Gmail application now works better than ever,
  • Shadow and Over scroll animation has been added,
  • Android market works even in slower Data speeds without any error of “Retry”,
  • Frequent Force Close errors in Angry Birds has been fixed

Essential Advices:

  • Before proceeding, you need to back up all the data which is a must. Backing the data will ensure that just in case if any data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored easily with the help of below mentioned steps.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, 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

  • Charge left in your phone should be a minimum of 70% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Enable the USB debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked. USB Debugging Mode can only be enabled once you disconnect the phone from computer
  • Uninstall all the antivirus suites present in your phone as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.

Let’s proceed to the next page where we will check out on how you can apply this firmware update.

  • shikhar

    how can i apply the update directly plzz do help

  • kb


    • Pradeep Neela

      you can manually apply this update, warranty won;t get void…

  • Abhinav Srivastava

    Actually….I’ve Rooted my phone.
    Do I have Unroot it….before installing the update…??

    • Pradeep Neela

      No, you can apply this update directly

  • Megarius

    Neela Pradeep • 4 months ago • parent

    yes it will get but unofficially————————————
    WHEN ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      as of now there is no eta

  • vinoth

    its working …..mine got updated :)….. will this phone get ICS 4.0???

    • Neela Pradeep

      yes it will get but unofficially!

    • Emomi

      No not really because of lack of RAM.

  • Saurabh

    Its very very slow:(

  • arko

    the server at motorola is drastically slow…it is getting stuck on checking updates. isn’t there any other way through which we can update?

    • Pradeep Neela

      no, not as of now!

  • gurmehr

    How to update ics…..i have already rooted my phone!!!