I am new to CM9. Currently having MB525 red lens and it is running the latest 2.2 SEA rom.
Please help to clarify the following:
Prerequisites: Defy, rooted and with 2nd init installed. --> Should not be a problem
Backup your apps using Titanium Backup, Root Explorer, Astro File Manager or similar (to restore to the ICS ROM you will flash). --> Should not be a problem
Get the latest CM9 zip file (links at the end of this post). --> is this the correct one? http://defy.wdscript.fr/defy-cm9/CM9...213-jordan.zip
or should I use the latest nightly http://defy.wdscript.fr/defy-cm9/CM9...20519-Defy.zip
Copy into your SD card. --> should not be a problem
Disable USB debugging. --> should not be a problem
Reboot into recovery (switch on the phone and hit volume - button when the LED turns blue; CM7 and similar custom ROM users can press and hold power, select recovery).
Make a backup of your current ROM. --> should not be a problem but I prefer to do SBF full recovery which I've done before
Do a factory reset/wipe data, then install the CM9 zip file. --> should not be a problem
Immediately after, flash this 2.3 kernel zip. --> Since mine is on Froyo, and I intend to use CM9 with Froyo kernel. Do I need to do this step?
Flash GApps zip file. --> should not be a problem
Clear Dalvik Cache (this is IMPORTANT!). --> should not be a problem
Reboot. It takes some time for Dalvik Cache to be built, be patient. --> this is the moment I am waiting for...
Thanks to anyone who is helping..