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Default [Q] Need help with installing ICS on Defy+

I recently bought Defy+ with 2.3.5. and i want to install ICS but i don't understand a thing about SBF files, Nandroid stuff. Rooting and installing custom ROM-s doesn't seem to be a problem only this thing about upgrading and downgrading SBF is what I dont understand.

Can anybody explain me in simplest way what are SBF files and how to put ICS on my phone.
 
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This is what SBF's are all about.

And this is how to flash CM9 ICS.
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Ok, but would i be able to put my stock ROM back after i install that ICS?
 
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Just stay away from flashing SBF files and you'll be fine and will always be able to go back to stock.

NB! The only SBF you should ever flash, is your STOCK SBF! If you obey this rule, you'll be just fine


P.S. This post was written in font size 7 for a reason and the reason is not that I'm yelling. It's just because many people here listen to other newby's, advising them to flash this or that SBF and then can't go back. It's for your own good, guys
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First go and find your stock(faktory)rom then look if you have red(bayer) or green (SOC) camera lens

root your phone
install 2nd init or use twrp from goo-inside or goomanager app
Boot into cwm recovery

Make a backup of your stock rom

Now you can go back via recovery system to your own setup whenever you want to
Just wipe data , look for the right kernel and restore your backup

You can flash your orginal sbf with rsd lite whenever you want and your phone is nearley like a new one.
Maybe some infos are stored on phone what you have flashed on
Said by moto service center gerany

If youre speak german look ib android-hilfe.de

You do all fron your own risk :)

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So I do this:

1. Root phone
2. Install 2nd init
3.Backup of my stock ROM

And than install ICS like it is explained here.

And if I want to return stock ROM I just find backup file on my computer and install it with rsd lite.
 
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No need to backup your original ROM - that's what your stock SBF is for By flashing it, you will return your original system, that was installed by Motorola and will remove 2nd init, root and all traces of ever manipulating your phone
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Just stay away from flashing SBF files and you'll be fine and will always be able to go back to stock.

NB! The only SBF you should ever flash, is your STOCK SBF! If you obey this rule, you'll be just fine
That's the safest way! However, you can't always find your original SBF (e.g. my original rom is 45.0.74.MB526.Retail.en.DE, 4.5.1-134 DFP-74).
You can download the available SBF for defy+ here: h**p://sbf.droid-developers.org/umts_jordanplus/list.php
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So if i want to take my phone to service i just download 2.3.5 Motorola Stock ROM and flash it like normal.

What is difference between flashing ROM and SBF files?

And you told me that only SBF i should flash is my stock SBF but want i change my SBF files when i flash ICS?
 
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I have a nandroid of the stock rom that came with my phone.. how do I see what build version it is? Im on cm7.2. I cant restore it because of hash errors. So if i find out build info i can flash that particular sbf

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