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[n00B-HOW2] GET ONTO ICS CM9(EPSYLON 3) FROM FROYO STOCK

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By suttaroom, Senior Member on 6th July 2012, 11:55 PM
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If this your first attempt at flashing a Rom then read the following:
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NOTE:
The following guide is intended for those users who are running STOCK FROYO to get onto ICS..

IF YOU ARE COMING FROM ANY OTHER ROM PLEASE FLASH YOUR RESPECTIVE STOCK FROYO AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.. MOST ISSUES CAN BE AVOIDED !!

[GUIDE] All-in-One Defy Beginner's guide(/Zephyrot)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1216982


[GUIDE][FAQ] Kernals, ROMs, SBFs, Multiboot and more.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1450026


[xda wiki][MOTO_DEFY_MB525]
http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/Motorola_Defy

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::TOOLS::
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RSDLITE
This has to be installed on your windows pc
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...light=RSD+Lite

MOTOROLA DRIVERS
https://www.box.com/shared/8cohqit95qz8yjunedrg

SUPERONECLICK
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682

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::FILES::
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SBF
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=966537

http://sbf.droid-developers.org/umts_jordan/list.php

FROYO KERNEL -- GREEN LENS

GB KERNEL--- RED LENS

http://defy.wdscript.fr/kernel/

2ndinit RECOVERY
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1032212

CM9 NIGHTLY
http://defy.wdscript.fr/defy-cm9/

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OFFICIAL CM9 DEFY EPSLON3 THREAD
The Eppy ICS thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1353003

CHANGELOG::
http://changelog.bbqdroid.org/

lianro
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=5023

Quote:
Originally Posted by G00fY2


Also all this people who are asking about how to activate HWA or discuss about governors...
Fot the umpteenth time, HWA is set by default in all latest Nightlies by Epsylon and Quarx. And Epsylon have also already included DroidX governors back in May. His so called BOOSTED is based on boostedASSv2. And boostedASSv2 is SMARTASSv2 with other values, working according to the same principle. Here you compare both.

So there is no need to ask for other governors or recommend the "old" DroidX ones. Just open bootmenu and choose your favourit one.

Because of such posts the thread really gets spammed.

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Hopefully you have read thru all the material which was pretty exhaustive and might be in a position, confident enough to take a leap of faith or you waiting to die an old man filled with regret and froyo or even worse ecalir.. ugh!!

Right so off to it-

As mentioned a few times this is how to get on to the ICS CM9 DEFY Epsylon bandwagon if you already have froyo as stock

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CHARGE YOUR DEFY TO 100%
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Install on PC:

RSDLITE
Motorola drivers
Download your specific SBF file


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Copy these files to SD:

SndInitDefy_2.0.apk
CM9-NIGHTLY-120714-Defy.zip (whichever is the nightly you want to install)
kernel-froyo-222-179-4-signed.zip
gapps-ics-20120429-signed

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1-Settings>> Enable USB debugging>> connect USB cable to defy and PC

2-Open SuperONEclick on your PC and click on root>> Click yes to all (donate if you wish) -- You Have Rooted Your Phone Congrats !!--

3- Install the app SndInitDefy_2.0.apk and open it>>install Latest Recovery(Do Not Install the option which says for CM)

4- Green LED should appear on a successful installation.

5- Switch OFF and ON your phone

6-While rebooting a Blue Colour LED should appear when the M logo is displayed and on visually seeing this press the volume down to enter CWM/Recovery

-- Use the UP/DOWN volume rocker keys to move up/down and the POWER button for selection confirmation.--

7-Navigate to Recovery>> Custom Recovery

8-Wipe Data/Factory Reset

9- Wipe Cache Partition

10- Go down to Advanced>> Wipe Dalvik Cache

11- Install zip from sdcard>> CM9 nightly

12- Install zip from sdcard>>KERNEL>> Do step 11 again>>the bigger kernel zip contains also modules which could be more recent in rom updates, so reflash the nightly zip after kernel to be sure

13-Install zip from sdcard>>gapps

14-Rewipe Cache partition and Dalvik

15- Reboot system now !!

It should take a while for CID to appear.. when it does key in your google account and log into play store..

search for battery callibrator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...xpYnJhdGlvbiJd

16- install >> charge>> Hit Battery Calibration

17-- thas it..

18- Enjoy Beautiful ICS with HWA!!


HIT thanks if this Helped!!
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::UPDATING TO A NEW NIGHTLY::

PREREQUISITES :

Current Rom : CM9 DEFY EPSYLON3
DEFY:MB525

1-Install zip from sdcard>> CM9 nightly

2- Wipe Cache partition

3-Reboot

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IF you reached this you must have messed up somewhere..No worries

Hopefully you heeded my warning for charging to 100%.If not pray your battery lasts the procedure( it should provided it had atleast 50-60% charge while starting your ordeal)

Now you might be wondering why I had asked you to install the RSDLite ?!

If you are getting Bootloops( though it should not happen)then do the following:



1- Remove and re-insert the battery

2- Hold down simultaneously both the Power and Volume UP for approx 5-10sec and release

3- The screen should display
"Bootloader
9.10


Ok To
Program

4-Open RSDlite on your PC >> Navigate to the froyo SBF file

5- Connect the phone and pc via USB cable

6- The rsd should display phone connected or connected

7- click on Start .. wait ... wait .. wait ..

8- it should say PASS >> only then do you remove the USB cable.

9- Repeat all the steps for installation of ICS all over again.. it should work though..




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Note: Some users even after using the above mentioned method of reflashing to stock face Bootloops of the red Moto Logo.- Please check which version u have and only flash the sbf( red/green Lens)
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Note:
Yet some others have found this a solution to the bootloops while trying to re flash Stock froyo
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rajneeshgadge17
What we need to do?
We are launching Stock Recovery and wiping cache and data.


Use below mentioned steps:
1. Remove battery from phone and then reinsert;
2. Press and hold Volume Down button along with Power button till you see Android icon with an exclamation mark (!);
3. Once you see android icon and exclamation mark release both buttons and now press volume up and volume down button together;
4. Above steps will launch Android System Recovery window (Stock Recovery);
5. Now “wipe data/factory reset” by pressing volume down key and to select press power key;
6. On the next screen it will prompt you to confirm this option by selecting “yes – delete all use data” select this option with power key again;
6. Also “wipe cache partition” from power key as mentioned above;
7. Now select “reboot system now”;

After above steps it will take around 3-5 minutes for first boot and your phone will now boot in normal state.

If the above steps does not resolves the issue then I would recommend you to use some other SBF depending on your region.

Hope this helps!

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7th July 2012, 04:20 AM |#2  
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There's already so much info on how to flash a custom ROM.

This post sums up the point of this thread:

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Come ON !! you gotta HIT thanks if this Helped .. at least now

Fishing for thanks -_-
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Quote:
Originally Posted by uluxus

There's already so much info on how to flash a custom ROM.

This post sums up the point of this thread:



Fishing for thanks -_-

There are several threads with lots of info.The target audience is your nOOB who doesnt have to feel frustrated not knowing where to look.
If you feel the sole purpose of this is was fishing for thanks dont you think there would be a slight lack to commitment to the thread
But then again to each his own.
Please look elsewhere.
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8th July 2012, 08:50 AM |#4  
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As a noob to Defy flashing but not android flashing I found this very helpful.
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As a noob to Defy flashing but not android flashing I found this very helpful.

Glad to help
9th July 2012, 05:48 PM |#6  
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Thanks, a lot! The first time i'd done i was frightened but now i update ics daily LOL
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Thanks, a lot! The first time i'd done i was frightened but now i update ics daily LOL

cheers
9th July 2012, 09:23 PM |#8  
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Exclamation noob asking for help installing cm9
Hey guys, well i'm a noob when it comes to this, i had a lot of trouble even rooting my defy+ cuz it was 2.3.5 and when i finally got to root it and installed the 2init, well i thought i was good enough to install a cm9, i found yours and ur guide so easy that i tried it.
It all was going so good to the point where i choose the .zip to install the cm9 nightly, and i got an error: it can't open the .zip file, says it's bad, tho i've downloaded some other zips it keeps saying the same.

I'd really appreciate any help on this cuz atm my damn phone is nothing more than a dead weight in my pocket.

Thanks.

UPDATE: used another nightly and it appears to be ok so far.
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Can i suggest an aditional step - create a back up before you wipe everything in clockwork mod recovery, test that back up, by selecting back up/restore and restoring the back up youve just made, then continuing with the wipe/factory re-set, should be done between steps 7 and 8.
It will add some extra time to things, but should you encounter problems youi wil have a tested working back up to go back to should everything go wrong - these emergency back ups have got me out of difficulty several times..
Also when updating a rom/nightly make a back up and save it else where - you dont need loads of back ups delte the older custom rom ones every now and agian- just keep your old stock one as a just in case.
At the moment i am runnig CM9 20120708-NIGHTLY-jordan
and i have a back up of the CM72-20120601-NIGHTLY-Defy as well as the old motorola stock froyo ready to go should i need them again.
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Hey guys, well i'm a noob when it comes to this, i had a lot of trouble even rooting my defy+ cuz it was 2.3.5 and when i finally got to root it and installed the 2init, well i thought i was good enough to install a cm9, i found yours and ur guide so easy that i tried it.
It all was going so good to the point where i choose the .zip to install the cm9 nightly, and i got an error: it can't open the .zip file, says it's bad, tho i've downloaded some other zips it keeps saying the same.

I'd really appreciate any help on this cuz atm my damn phone is nothing more than a dead weight in my pocket.

Thanks.

UPDATE: used another nightly and it appears to be ok so far.

This works for the defy(mb525) froyo to ics.. the kernel which you have to flsh is differnet, the cm9 is also different.. my friend did you not read the thread heading??
PM me if you want steps for the defy+

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You re on quarx build arent u?

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