CyanogenMod 9 finally has been released for Motorola Defy and Motorola Defy Plus, it based on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, it’s stable for daily use and has so many new features, thanks to recognized XDA developer member “Epsylon3” who released this firmware for your Motorola smartphone.
But it’s not official firmware and includes some bugs like developer mentioned that Camera Panorama, Chrome, Face Detection and By-App Network Usage Stats are not working. You should not be worried about these minor bugs, it’s stable for daily use, so read on how to install CyanogenMod 9 Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Motorola Defy or Motorola Defy Plus.
Before you start installation first keep in mind that your device battery should be charged and make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the Android 4.0.4 ICS Firmware for Motorola Defy and Motorola Defy Plus from XDA.
Step #2: Plug the device to PC using USB cable.
Step #3: Transfer the downloaded file to SD card of device.
Step #4: Disconnect the device from PC.
Step #5: Turn the device off.
Step #6: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down the Volume down button and then press power button to turn the device ON into recovery mode.
Step #7: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.
Step #8: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, you’re done, enjoy Ice Cream Sandwich on your Motorola smartphone. You can also visit the original thread to donate the developer for this effort here.
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