The Motorola Defy is just one of the many smartphones that is eager to receive the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update. If you’re one of the owners of the Motorola Defy, waiting for the official ICS upgrade can be frustrating, especially since Motorola has decided that the Motorola Defy will remain on Android 2.2 Froyo.
Fortunately, you can still update to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich using non-Motorola way: CyanogenMod 9. The unofficial upgrade is a super fast custom ROM jampacked with all the neat Ice Cream Sandwich features that you will surely love.
However, this ROM is still in its current beta stages with some minor bugs that you might find annoying. But, this is one of the stable ICS builds that hosts improvements such as better features and stability when it comes to performance. Rest assured that the bugs found on the current version of this ROM is addressed by the developers promising new updates and fixes every now and then in the form of nightly builds.
You might want to try your luck with the CyanogenMod 9 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Motorola Defy via the latest CyanogenMod 9 custom ROM nightly build.
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I can’t download cm7 froyo kernel! Help please!
same problem with me
same problem with the kernel here…
cm7 froyo kernel not downloading. (It says you don’t have permission to access the file)
do you have to download all of it???? or just 1 file? thats alot of mmemory
CM7 ( froyo ) kernel —> http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&drKey=1359&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.xda-developers.com%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D1432100&v=1&libid=1335377747045&out=http%3A%2F%2Fm.cfa.aero%2Fmisc%2FCM7_Kernel-signed.zip&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com.tr%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3Dcm7%2520(froyo)%2520kernel%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D1%26ved%3D0CCUQFjAA%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fforum.xda-developers.com%252Fshowthread.php%253Ft%253D1432100%26ei%3DRD-YT4DoGIb-4QTi5unEBg%26usg%3DAFQjCNHw205CJdyrqXY4OU3h0twh2BL9hQ%26cad%3Drja&title=%5BICS%5D%5BCM9%5D%5BFroyo%20%26%20GB%20Kernels%5D16%20Apr%20Epsylon%20–%2008%20Mar%20Quarx%20-%20Defy%20(Android%204.0.4)%20-%20xda-developers&txt=http%3A%2F%2Fm.cfa.aero%2Fmisc%2FCM7_Kernel-signed.zip&jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13353778332143
CM9 (GB ) kernel –> http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&drKey=1359&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.xda-developers.com%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D1432100&v=1&libid=1335377747045&out=http%3A%2F%2Fm.cfa.aero%2Fmisc%2FCM9_Kernel-signed.zip&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com.tr%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3Dcm7%2520(froyo)%2520kernel%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D1%26ved%3D0CCUQFjAA%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fforum.xda-developers.com%252Fshowthread.php%253Ft%253D1432100%26ei%3DRD-YT4DoGIb-4QTi5unEBg%26usg%3DAFQjCNHw205CJdyrqXY4OU3h0twh2BL9hQ%26cad%3Drja&title=%5BICS%5D%5BCM9%5D%5BFroyo%20%26%20GB%20Kernels%5D16%20Apr%20Epsylon%20–%2008%20Mar%20Quarx%20-%20Defy%20(Android%204.0.4)%20-%20xda-developers&txt=http%3A%2F%2Fm.cfa.aero%2Fmisc%2FCM9_Kernel-signed.zip&jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13353778979464
I had various force close issues doing it as instructed above. so I rebooted to recovery, then:
+ wipe data
+ clean cache
+ install cyanogenmod zip only
*THAT’s IT! *
DO NOT install Gapps zip or old android kernel!
Man, you are THE MAN!
Simple like that. Thanks a lot!
Finally I got CM9!!!
Sorry. It didn’t work with me. I had kernel 2.6… I installed CM9 and gapps only. Everything looked fine, but calls kept dropping. It was an error on the proximity sensor. I flashed the right kernel as indicated and it all worked. Follow all instructions!
Also have a problem with 3g dropping frequently. Let’s see if updating the kernel has something to do with it.
Oh, and besides that. FANTASTIC update! It’s like having a completely new phone. And much faster!
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I Have installed ICS in defy moto but my network signal are not working.
My service provider is Airtel
download baseband version and install it will work
why i can’t download cm7 ..help me out!
hi can you please let me know your phone number , send me ur number at email@example.com or 9818339924
Is it reversible?
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its work with motorola defy mini xt321?
Otima ROM, ta rodando file no meu defy. Bateria parece estar durando ate mais! Unica falta foi a foto panorama.
all installed OK as directed, but now stuck on the “M” loading screen :(
I was also getting the same error: 403 – Permission Denied i got a simple solution… dont click on the link… right click on the link and select save target as… so simple ;-)
Gud, Sharma ji
My step by step. What I doing wrong?
Defy MB525 Red lenses.
rooted and 2ndInit ok
Custom Recovery (Cyanogen Recovery v188.8.131.52-jordan)
Wipe data/factory reset
install zip from sdcard
Tryed already (in diferent moments)
“defy+ mb526 Rom 4.0.4 By: QUARX 08/07″
“defy+ plus mb526 Rom 4.0.4 QUARX 09/07 Stable”
“defy mb525 Rom 4.0.4 By: Epsylon 11/07″
choose zip from sdcard (again)
CM9 (gb) Kernel kernel (to defy+) already tryed the CM7 kernel too.
choose zip from sdcard (over again)
Wipe Cache Partition
Wipe dalvik cache
So comes the error
OK, I can have my phone back using RSD Lite. At this moment I used to install
Maybe this last item is the problem?
Hi. I have researching extensively onhow to upgrade my defy and your article has the simplest explanation. However why do I need to flash the CM7 kernel too? As I understand it, CM9 is the Android 4 kernel and CM7 is the 2.3 kernel, if I flash the CM7 after the CM9 wouldn’t that flash the phone to gingerbread
I did everything according to plan but apparently my phone still has the same Android (Froyo). What did I do wrong?
HOW THE FU CK DO I ROOT THIS PHONE ON A MAC!!!!!
Easiest and best guide for defy. However when I installed the CM9, CM7 and gapp i found that I had installed android 2.3. So reinstalled CM9 and GAPP and now had 4.03. No issues with the install and the phone works great. Now to download all my apps AGAIN!!
Thank you sooooo much..
It’s working!!!! It’s ALIIIIIIVEEEEE
how did you root your defy. Could you please explain.
hey my network is not working. I’m from India and I use Vodafone. could any one help me. please.
heh frnd im also facing the same querry….
what to do now????
what had u do after that
plzz reply yar……….
I have this problem too. Help us!
Hey, change the baseband to china. u’ll find it in settings-> advanced settings->baseband
same problem when using net no network
Any 1 Guide me … I ordered Defy Mini XT321 at Snap Deal … This Defy mini Possible to Upgrade ICS 4.0.1 ???
the latest build released on 15th august is working really good…there are no cyanogenmod settings or the ui settings…but other wise pretty functional ROM. Initial glitches with the capacitive touch buttons, but can fix them…waiting for the stable ROM.
Hi, I’m having a problem with my SD card not being recognised in the boot menu. This doesn’t allow the .zip files to be installed (step 10) any help would be good. Thanks
how to perform the first step i.e “Rooted Motorola Defy with ClockworkMod Recovery installed”
heh I have installed ICS properly but ,,my mobile network has not working ,,plzzz reply me if any one knows about it…im in need …
update froyo kernel link cm7 please;)!!!!
CM7 (froyo) Kernel link isn’t working, please help.
Not able to download cm 7 froyo kernel …
why i can’t download cm7 …i tried many times,but failed.help me out guys!
Dial *#*#4636#*#* this will get you into other hidden settings…click phone information and change your network type to whatever your needs are.
This is working in Defy mini XT320 ?
I’ll try to install this ics on my defy phone, but I don’t understand much of this. Your instructions are very simple but I have a few questions:
- this link for CM7 is not available. I’ve found tons of cm7 on defy-cm.net but I don’t know if any of this would work. My defy is currently running android version 2.2.1. I have no idea of what a kernel is… sorry….
- how do I root my cell phone? is there any app that would do that?
- Is there an alternative for the clockwork mod? Because I’ve only found a version that I have to buy and I don’t know which one to choose.
Sorry for all this noob questions…