How to Update Motorola Photon 4G with Cyanogen Mod 10 Jellybean 4.1 Firmware

Motorola Photon 4G LogoMotorola Photon 4G smartphone can now be applied with the latest Jellybean 4.1.1 firmware version. Please note that this update is not officially released by Motorola but is an unofficial release of Cyanogen mod 10 version for Photon 4G. In the last few days we saw on how you can customize your device with the custom ROM firmwares and this adds up the list. All thanks to the XDA Recognized Developer jokersax11 who has come up with this update for Motorola Photon 4G. Unfortunately, there won’t be any stable release for the device of Jellybean but in the coming days we will surely be coming up with the updates.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your Motorola Photon 4G doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.

With renowned name that it Cyanogen Mod, this update comes along with a host of features which range from voice recognition like Apple’s Siri, smarter keyboard, simple Jellybean user interface along with many other apps which are only limited to the Jellybean phones. There may be few bugs but will be solved and addressed in the coming days.

Don’t apply this update on any other device as you need to first up check the model name from the path “Settings > About Phone”. Before proceeding to apply this update, you will have to root and unlock the boot loader in your device as without this you won’t be able to update the device.

Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what are the pre requisites you need to follow and then followed by which we will be checking out on how to apply this firmware update with the help of a detailed guide. In the coming days we will be coming with more custom ROM firmwares which will further allow you to customize the device.

Data in your Motorola Photon 4G should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets deleted or erased, the same can be restored 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

Minimum battery life left in your device should be >40% minimum or else it may get turned Off in the process of applying update. Also, enable the USB Debugging Option from the path “Settings > Development Options”.

So once you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update in your Motorola Photon 4G.

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