Motorola Defy Update With Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware

If you are a Motorola Defy user then you will be happy to know that you can update your device with the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.4. So, if you interested in update your Motorola Defy follow the given below procedure.

Keep in mind that, to update Motorola Defy you need to root your device. With no doubt the rooting procedure will void your warranty. But don’t worry by updating this Gingerbread 2.3.4 firmware you will get more features on your phone.


Here, are the some of the features of Gingerbread 2.3.4 firmware:

1.The issues related to Bluetooth/USB tethering/Wi-Fi are now fixed.

2.It now support wide-screen images and over clocking ID processor.

3.It has latest boot menu and CIFS module

4.Good improvements in 3D viewing

5.Force close errors are rectified

6.2X faster booting and much more……

Before update your Motorola Defy with Gingerbread 2.3.5 firmware have a look over the following pre-requirements.


1.First backup all your internal data’s with the help of backup application.

2.Just sync your contacts with the Gmail application

3.Next use the “SMS Backup and Restore app” to back up your SMS.

4.Next copy all your songs, videos and files to your external SD card or secondary storage media.

5.Then note down your APN and MMS settings since it is very important for internet access and for sending MMS. To note the above mentioned settings just go to “Applications>Settings>Wireless and Network>Mobile Network>Access point names”.

6.So, once you backup all your data’s next charge your device fully otherwise let it to charge upto 75%.

7.Next check whether USB Debugging option is turned on your Motorola Defy by following the path Settings>Applications>Development>USB Debugging. Ensure that the option is ticked.

8.Make sure your Motorola Defy is rooted by using “Superoneclick application“. You can check the same with the help of “Root checker app”. You can download this app from the Google Play Store.

9.You must have a Windows-based PC along with the USB ports 2.0 capable with the admin privileges. So, that there will not be any hindering elements and you can update without any restriction.

So, once you have done all the aforementioned instructions just head over to the procedure section and implement the same in your device carefully.

Disclaimer: Don’t make any attempt unless you don’t know how to do. We won’t be held responsible/liable for any damages that occur to your phone by following this procedure. So, do everything at your own risk.

Procedure to Update Motorola defy with Gingerbread 2.3.4 firmware:

1.Just turn OFF your rooted Motorola Defy and allow it to enter into the stock recovery mode.

2.You can turned ON your phone by powering the phone with Volume Down keys. After that you should choose the options “wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache”. By doing so all the cache stored in the phone will get clear.

3.Now, you need to reboot your phone from the stock recovery by using the Volume Up button. Then open the RSD lite and then flash the Nordic file.

4.After this you need to download the Gingerbread 2.3.5 release zip file, Google apps file from here to your computer. Keep in mind that you are not supposed to rename or modify the downloaded file or else you may have errors. So, just move the downloaded file to your Motorola Defy smartphone after you connect that to the computer with the help of USB cable. Don’t put the file deep into any sub-folders.

5.After that again check whether your USB debugging option is still turned ON. If it is not, then enable the same.

6.After that again download and install an app called “2ndInit Recovery Installer” which is available in the Android Market.


7.Now, you need to boot your device into the recovery mode and select the “Custom recovery” and then choose the options like “Wipe cache partition, wipe data, Factory reset, install zip from SD card,choose the zip from SD card” etc.

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8.After which again you need to choose the file that you have already placed in your device. Please note that the file is named as “” so you need to specifically select that file and allow it to flash on your phone.

9.Once the process is complete again select the Google apps zip file which you have already downloaded and placed on your phone.

10.Once the installation process is completed, just select the +++++ Go Back +++++ option and then select the “Reboot system Now” option and restart your phone.

That’s it! Once it is on you will find that the Gingerbread 2.3.4 version is successfully updated in your Motorola Defy.

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