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Simple guide from Android 2.2 to latest KitKat 4.4.4 for Defy (MB525)

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By androidtester80, Senior Member on 6th October 2014, 07:12 PM
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There are a lot of elaborate guides, here is a simple one with what I use and links:
- install sbf Android 2.2.2 Moto_Version.34.179.2.MB525.Retail.en.CEE from sbf.droid-developers.org, for RSD Lite 6.1.6 see johnlgalt post
- root with Framaroot
- reboot and then install 2ndInit Recovery Installer
- reboot and install defy_twrp_recovery_2.6.3.0.zip by TJKV from here or here
Now there are two options
1. reboot and install cm-11-20140923-NIGHTLY-mb526.zip from http://defy.svolkov.name/quarx2k.ru/...s/defy-cm11.0/, latest working version recommended by okij
2. install "new life" builds
- reboot and install new_boostrap.zip from defy.7z package by Quarx
- reboot and install resize.zip from the same package
- reboot and install latest CM11 nightly from Quarx available here or here, 11-26 nightly / Highly recommendable build by @okij
Optional Minimal Google Apps and Defy CM11 Cleaner
Good luck!

Note: cm-11-20141116-NIGHTLY-mb52x.zip, cm-11-20150111-NIGHTLY-mb52x.zip and cm-11-20150125-NIGHTLY-mb52x.zip can be downloaded from Google Drive https://drive.google.com/folderview?...ItZGNOUmM#list
Central Europe Retail JRDNEM_U3_3.4.2_179-002 sbf available on Google Drive https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3...hsUXR2LUk#list
Slimmed minimal GApps can be found on Google Drive
TWRP 2.8 can be found on portsample post twrp2.8-2.1.1-jordan-signed
I've uploaded new_boostrap.zip and resize.zip to Google Drive.
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8th October 2014, 07:37 PM |#2  
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Actually, there is a more simple way. After sbf and root, just jump to the guides here (http://quarx2k.ru/). No more 2nd init, etc.
8th October 2014, 11:16 PM |#3  
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Actually, there is a more simple way. After sbf and root, just jump to the guides here (http://quarx2k.ru/). No more 2nd init, etc.

For me, using 2nd init and TWRP recovery is easier than "install bootstrap, via terminal or adb shell".
12th October 2014, 07:50 PM |#4  
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just installed that install sbf Android 2.2.2 Moto_Version.34.179.2.MB525.Retail.en.CE and the phones completely bricked! it wont even charge!

any ideas

edit my mistake it was kinda of bricked plugged in usb lead with RSD and although nothing was on screen i managed to flash to a firmware that works

ill leave my post just in case

on a side note. 2ndinit keeps crashing and i get the not reponding ......wait or close box.

Had to reboot into stock recovery and then wipe and start all again...............

but what ever rom i try to flash i keep getting e:error executing updater binary in zip '/sdcard/cm-11-20141001-nightly-mb526.zip
13th October 2014, 02:10 PM |#5  
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but what ever rom i try to flash i keep getting e:error executing updater binary in zip '/sdcard/cm-11-20141001-nightly-mb526.zip

You can't flash new roms with 2ndInit, you have to install TWRP recovery.
13th October 2014, 02:29 PM |#6  
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You can't flash new roms with 2ndInit, you have to install TWRP recovery.

I wasnt.....i was using twrp.i yad to manually adjust bootsrap wi5h terminal
18th October 2014, 12:51 PM |#7  
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Any hope to downgrade defy m525 red lens BL 7 to BL 6
There is any chance to downgrade my defy i have installed by mistake full sbf with BL7,
I have rooted it and install CM10.2, works fine just battery charger only with PC.
18th October 2014, 06:18 PM |#8  
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There is any chance to downgrade my defy i have installed by mistake full sbf with BL7,
I have rooted it and install CM10.2, works fine just battery charger only with PC.

I don't know about downgrade, but you should just install CM11.
I think cm-11-20140923-NIGHTLY-mb526.zip can be flashed directly from CM10.2 recovery.
18th October 2014, 10:18 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by androidtester80

I don't know about downgrade, but you should just install CM11.
I think cm-11-20140923-NIGHTLY-mb526.zip can be flashed directly from CM10.2 recovery.

Thank you for reply,
is CM11 fix battery charge , i can charger it only with computer, i'm searching for battery fix
19th October 2014, 08:23 AM |#10  
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Thank you for reply,
is CM11 fix battery charge , i can charger it only with computer, i'm searching for battery fix

Yes, charging is working well in CM11.
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when installing CM11 52x last build 19-10, not all application installed why ? (like camera, calc, appolo...) ?
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