Update Motorola Defy With Jellybean 4.1.2 Firmware

If you are a Motorola defy user and want to update your device with Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware then follow our tutorial. This update comes with many interesting features like Google Now and other Google applications. This firmware is built on the Cyanogen Mod 10 firmware update.

Since, this is a custom ROM you must root your device so then you can apply this Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware update. In case if you are not sure about whether your device is rooted or not, just download the “Root Checker” app from the Google Play Store. If your device is rooted you are good to follow this procedure. If not then first root your device and then come here to update Jellybean firmware.


Before start to follow this procedure, we strictly ask you to follow the pre-requisites which we have given below. Don’t try to implement this procedure other than Motorola Defy since the procedure gets vary for every model and variants. Read the article fully, understand the procedure and then start to implement.


1.It is recommended to be on a safer side before try anything newly on the device. So, take a full backup of your data (SMS,MMS,Contacts,Images,Videos,APN Settings, MMS settings etc) before start to update your Motorola smartphone with Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware.

2.It is recommended to charge your Motorola Defy smartphone fully or upto 75% so, then your device won’t get switched OFF during the middle of the updating process. If it happens your device will get bricked. So, don’t forget to charge your device.

3.Next enable the USB debugging mode in your device by following the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.

4.Finally, temporarily disable or uninstall the antivirus suites both in your device and computer.

DISCLAIMER : Follow the given below procedure at your own risk. We should not be held responsible/liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

Procedure to update Motorola Defy with Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware:

1.First, download the Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware package and Google apps package from below.
Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware | Google apps

2.Once you downloaded the files; connect your computer with the Motorola Defy by using original USB cable and copy the downloaded files in the smartphone.

3.Next Turn OFF your android phone and allow it to enter into the recovery mode. To enter into that you need to press and hold the Volume Down key. Next press the power key to turn ON the Motorola Defy smartphone.

4.Next, select the “install zip from SD card” > “Choose zip from SD card” option. Again select the Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware zip file and Google apps file which you have already placed in the SD card.

5.Then hit “OK” to install the firmware. Once the installation process is finished, select “Go Back” option and select “reboot your system now” option. So, then your device will reboot and start to work normally.

6.But for reboot it will take sometime, so wait patiently don’t disturb the process until the process is finish.

That’s it. Now, your Motorola Defy is updated with Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware. Enjoy all its features on your phone. In case, if you have doubt whether your device is rooted or not just go to “Settings>About Phone>Firmware version” there you will find the new firmware version i.e Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware version.

In case, if you found any difficulties while following this procedure then share that with us in the comments section. We will try to address the same.

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