Root and Recover Defy +
Hello Guys, here we will see how to root the moto defy plus the mb526. Credit all goes to xda developers. Well got my phone bricked so ..i thought better make a how to page. So if your moto is bricked. Well you can make it back to original again
Defy Stock Rom
Procedure for Bricked Phone
Four files download them.
Make a folder say “Defy”. Download all the four files to this folder.
The zip “DEFYPLUS_U3_4.5.1-134_D…………………….” extract it.
Make a new folder say “SBF”. Place the file firmware.z01 in it. Now extract the firmware.zip to the folder “SBF”. So now we have these two files in the folder SBF.(firmware.z01 and firmware.sbf)
Now install all the moto drivers. Then install the RSD lite.
Lets start the process. Make sure the battery is charged good. Now switch on the phone by pressing the volume up(+) and the power button. You should see this screen below.
Now run the rsd lite and search for the “DEFYPLUS…”follow the steps below. Make sure you are on the bootloader screen. Follow the steps
Root & Recover Defy+
Now the defy is rooted.
download the second init apk here and save it on your memory card. also install a recovery. I used the twrp. but there are other options. i have attached others here.2nd InitTWRP Defy Recoveryalso download the custom roms here. i cannot guarantee their success rates. some might have got corrupted. You can search other sites too.
there is a chart here and do match these version nos before you install any os and gapps. wrong versions will cause hell lot of trouble.
Rom Selector Chart
Install the 2nd init. make sure usb debugging and installation form unknown sources is allowed.
1.If you do not have a custom rom installed and you did not press the volume down button in time, your phone is bricked. Now you have to start for the top once again. 2.do not ever wipe dalvik cache after installing the custom rom. only use data and cache wipe.
3.After installing the factory ROM ie the SBF (the first step) if your phone is restarting in loops. or is stuck at moto ripple screen, do not panic. just go to recovery and wipe /data and /cache only. nothing else. your phone wil boot.Watch out when some one says to wipe dalvik cache after installion of a OS. DO not do it. if you wipe dalvik and boot ,your phone will be bricked. But do not worry how ever bad you brick your motodefy. start from begining and your phone is new again.
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