Motorola Fire XT / XT-530 / XT-531 ROOTING / SBFs / Custom ROMs / CWM

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Arijit.Ray81

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Disclaimer:
I am not responsible for anything that happens to your phone, your computer or anything else while following these instructions. Proceed at your own risk.


NEW ONE CLICK ROOT

Special Thanks to rootdefyxt320

BAT version
EXE version

SUTLR method

Downloads:
Here are the apps/files needed for Rooting -
1. SuperOneClick 2.3.3.0
2. SUT LR 1.8.2 (Doesn't seem to be working on 64-bit systems)
3. FXX_PR3_NV.xml and NvDefinition.xml [ATTACHED]

Before Rooting:
Prepare your phone by doing the following:
- Go to Settings > Applications > CHECK "Unknown Sources"
- Go to Settings > Applications > Developer > CHECK "USB Debugging" and "Stay Awake"
- Connect your phone via USB, when prompted DO NOT select USB Mass Storage.
- Extract FXX_PR3_NV.xml and NvDefinition.xml from the attached zip file in to a folder

- Now, install SUT LR, run the app
- Select the FXX_PR3_NV.xml [ensure NvDefinition.xml is also in the same folder as FXX_PR3_NV.xml]
- Your phone will restart.

It does NOT erase anything on the phone, since it only patches the ROM.

Rooting:
After the phone restarts, open SuperOneClick and select root. It will take less than a minute to finish.

Credits & Special Thanks to 7amdoun for the New Instructions.


For Folks for whom the above instructions DO NOT work; please follow instructions at THIS LINK

UPDATE your Phone to the latest FIRMWARE HERE

* YOU CAN UPDATE UNROOTED PHONES ONLY!


Could someone take the initiative to MOD this phone? Create some custom ROMs and Themes? I believe Motorola is not providing an ICS update for this phone but some skilled developers can surely help us get the ICS feel on it. I would appreciate if someone could take their time out and get to work on this. I would extend any help I can give.



Increasing Internal Phone Memory

Credits to Pianorcar for this.

You need –



Steps –

  1. Download and Install Link2SD on your phone
  2. Backup the existing data on the SD Card
  3. Install MiniTool Partition and open it
  4. Delete the existing Partition on the SD Card
  5. Right Click on the “Unallocated” SD Card once again and select “Create”
  6. Create a “Primary Partition”, File System as ”Fat32” and specify the “Partition Size
  7. Click OK
  8. Right Click on the remaining “Unallocated” space
  9. Create a “Primary Partition”, File System as “Ext2
  10. Click OK
  11. Start Link2SD and select Ext2
  12. Restart your phone
  13. Start Link2Sd again
  14. The SD Card should now be mounted and you can click “Create Link” on the apps you want to send to the SD Card
  15. The App now will be completely moved to the SD Card

1.jpg 2.jpg


Which apps to safe to move to SD? Look HERE
Thanks to Kammii


Increase SD Card Speed up to 200%​

Required -



  1. Run SD Tools and test the speed of your SD Card
  2. Open SD Speed Increase and move the slider to 1024
  3. Save the Setting
  4. Now Run SD Tools again and test if the speed has increased
  5. Try different settings with SD Speed Increase and save the best setting to start at boot.
* 2048 worked best for me.




SBFs for Motorola Fire XT 530/531
NOT Custom ROMs


You would need RSD Lite 5.6 to flash the SBFs.

*NOTE: Chinese ROM does NOT have Google apps, Market. European ROM has everything

European 2.3.5: DMP-4480-0-4017-A01_RFM


Latin American SBFs:
Claro
Entel

Chinese 2.3.5: DMP-4480-0-7009-A02_RFM

Another ROM - DMP-454A-0-2010-A03_RFM(RETAIL) - Suggested by cmndst. Claims are that the ROM is excellent. I have not tried it personally so I leave it up to you folks to try and comment about it.

Credits & Special Thanks to 7amdoun for the SBFs.




CUSTOM ROM HERE​









Here is how you can flash CWM
 

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Arijit.Ray81

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Hi,

I tried rooting the phone via various methods like Pete's but no success :(

AC

I am looking for Themes for Motorola Fire XT / XT-530. I also want to know how to root the phone and install Google Talk with Voice & Video in it. I can not find any threads regarding it. Can anyone help?

I am also looking on how to root this device Motorola Fire XT. Please help.

This is a major issue. No one seems to know much about this phone and there are no posts about it as well.

Folks who has this phone, I am curious is Google Talk Audio & Video Chat works on it or is it possible to install it. Please let me know. Also, does the Video Call work properly? & Does it come with a microSD Card?
 
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priyank_bolia

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It comes with Google Talk, but I don't think its for audio/video. For audio/video it comes with Qik Video Software. Also it comes with 2 GB of Micro SD card. But its internal storage is very less, just mere 150 MB, I just installed few software, and its full. Even moving Apps2SD card won't help, as the software setup are backed on internal storage.
 

Arijit.Ray81

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It comes with Google Talk, but I don't think its for audio/video. For audio/video it comes with Qik Video Software. Also it comes with 2 GB of Micro SD card. But its internal storage is very less, just mere 150 MB, I just installed few software, and its full. Even moving Apps2SD card won't help, as the software setup are backed on internal storage.

Well, I think for the features this phone is offering there would be limitations somewhere. I am going to buy this phone for my mom so that we can Video Chat. I could not find any other Android based phone at this range that offers these features. So I think we might aswell just compensate for the storage. However, I was really looking forward to having the Voice & Video chat on GTalk itself...

How is the phone otherwise? How much did you get it for? Is the battery life as good as it is promised? & let me dig around and find a way to root it... I do not like the default junk that comes along with it. Unfortunately, the devs are more busy with highend phones :-D
 

priyank_bolia

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Oct 25, 2010
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A fully charged battery went completely discharged overnight. I don't know what happened. Only Wifi was on, but there was no Wifi available.
Also the charger is complete junk, charging by plugging it in a computer charges much faster.
 

Arijit.Ray81

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Jul 23, 2010
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A fully charged battery went completely discharged overnight. I don't know what happened. Only Wifi was on, but there was no Wifi available.
Also the charger is complete junk, charging by plugging it in a computer charges much faster.

Oooo.. that's bad.. Check what has been using the battery... Or change the WiFi sleep property.. That should help.
 

achopraa

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This is a major issue. No one seems to know much about this phone and there are no posts about it as well.

Folks who has this phone, I am curious is Google Talk Audio & Video Chat works on it or is it possible to install it. Please let me know. Also, does the Video Call work properly? & Does it come with a microSD Card?

I am not sure how (and if) Google Talk Audio & Video Chat can be used on this device. Haven't been able to find an option.

It comes with Google Talk, but I don't think its for audio/video. For audio/video it comes with Qik Video Software. Also it comes with 2 GB of Micro SD card. But its internal storage is very less, just mere 150 MB, I just installed few software, and its full. Even moving Apps2SD card won't help, as the software setup are backed on internal storage.
Yes, the internal memory is way too less. I am trying on ways to use SD Cards for storing apps by making it an EXT4 and other modification but no luck so far.

Well, I think for the features this phone is offering there would be limitations somewhere. I am going to buy this phone for my mom so that we can Video Chat. I could not find any other Android based phone at this range that offers these features. So I think we might aswell just compensate for the storage. However, I was really looking forward to having the Voice & Video chat on GTalk itself...

How is the phone otherwise? How much did you get it for? Is the battery life as good as it is promised? & let me dig around and find a way to root it... I do not like the default junk that comes along with it. Unfortunately, the devs are more busy with highend phones :-D

Poistive - Looks
Negative - Low memory. Slow UI. I upgraded from Galaxy 5 but seems like should have gone to a much higher end phone.

Anyways if I can get that extra memory, I may be content.

A fully charged battery went completely discharged overnight. I don't know what happened. Only Wifi was on, but there was no Wifi available.
Also the charger is complete junk, charging by plugging it in a computer charges much faster.
Yups, if Wifi would be ON and there would be no Wifi available, it will consume more battery as it will keep on searching for networks to connect.
 

Arijit.Ray81

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Someone needs to root this and port the gmail with voice & video on to it.. I am sure this device is perfectly capable of supporting it.

If it could work on my Xperia X10 which does not have a front cam.. I am sure it would on this.
 

titanichotboy

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I also tried with lots of application but no luck. I also not able to go quick boot menu by pressing power key and down volume key at phone startup. so not able to root this phone for now. Please give me any working method if anyone have.

Thanks
 

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    Disclaimer:
    I am not responsible for anything that happens to your phone, your computer or anything else while following these instructions. Proceed at your own risk.


    NEW ONE CLICK ROOT

    Special Thanks to rootdefyxt320

    BAT version
    EXE version

    SUTLR method

    Downloads:
    Here are the apps/files needed for Rooting -
    1. SuperOneClick 2.3.3.0
    2. SUT LR 1.8.2 (Doesn't seem to be working on 64-bit systems)
    3. FXX_PR3_NV.xml and NvDefinition.xml [ATTACHED]

    Before Rooting:
    Prepare your phone by doing the following:
    - Go to Settings > Applications > CHECK "Unknown Sources"
    - Go to Settings > Applications > Developer > CHECK "USB Debugging" and "Stay Awake"
    - Connect your phone via USB, when prompted DO NOT select USB Mass Storage.
    - Extract FXX_PR3_NV.xml and NvDefinition.xml from the attached zip file in to a folder

    - Now, install SUT LR, run the app
    - Select the FXX_PR3_NV.xml [ensure NvDefinition.xml is also in the same folder as FXX_PR3_NV.xml]
    - Your phone will restart.

    It does NOT erase anything on the phone, since it only patches the ROM.

    Rooting:
    After the phone restarts, open SuperOneClick and select root. It will take less than a minute to finish.

    Credits & Special Thanks to 7amdoun for the New Instructions.


    For Folks for whom the above instructions DO NOT work; please follow instructions at THIS LINK

    UPDATE your Phone to the latest FIRMWARE HERE

    * YOU CAN UPDATE UNROOTED PHONES ONLY!


    Could someone take the initiative to MOD this phone? Create some custom ROMs and Themes? I believe Motorola is not providing an ICS update for this phone but some skilled developers can surely help us get the ICS feel on it. I would appreciate if someone could take their time out and get to work on this. I would extend any help I can give.



    Increasing Internal Phone Memory

    Credits to Pianorcar for this.

    You need –



    Steps –

    1. Download and Install Link2SD on your phone
    2. Backup the existing data on the SD Card
    3. Install MiniTool Partition and open it
    4. Delete the existing Partition on the SD Card
    5. Right Click on the “Unallocated” SD Card once again and select “Create”
    6. Create a “Primary Partition”, File System as ”Fat32” and specify the “Partition Size
    7. Click OK
    8. Right Click on the remaining “Unallocated” space
    9. Create a “Primary Partition”, File System as “Ext2
    10. Click OK
    11. Start Link2SD and select Ext2
    12. Restart your phone
    13. Start Link2Sd again
    14. The SD Card should now be mounted and you can click “Create Link” on the apps you want to send to the SD Card
    15. The App now will be completely moved to the SD Card

    1.jpg 2.jpg


    Which apps to safe to move to SD? Look HERE
    Thanks to Kammii


    Increase SD Card Speed up to 200%​

    Required -



    1. Run SD Tools and test the speed of your SD Card
    2. Open SD Speed Increase and move the slider to 1024
    3. Save the Setting
    4. Now Run SD Tools again and test if the speed has increased
    5. Try different settings with SD Speed Increase and save the best setting to start at boot.
    * 2048 worked best for me.




    SBFs for Motorola Fire XT 530/531
    NOT Custom ROMs


    You would need RSD Lite 5.6 to flash the SBFs.

    *NOTE: Chinese ROM does NOT have Google apps, Market. European ROM has everything

    European 2.3.5: DMP-4480-0-4017-A01_RFM


    Latin American SBFs:
    Claro
    Entel

    Chinese 2.3.5: DMP-4480-0-7009-A02_RFM

    Another ROM - DMP-454A-0-2010-A03_RFM(RETAIL) - Suggested by cmndst. Claims are that the ROM is excellent. I have not tried it personally so I leave it up to you folks to try and comment about it.

    Credits & Special Thanks to 7amdoun for the SBFs.




    CUSTOM ROM HERE​









    Here is how you can flash CWM
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    What system apps you convert to sd card? (what is etc.....?) Any problems with your phone?

    Thanks a lot!

    Edit: Just realised that you may not know what the abbreviation "etc" means. If that's the case, it is an abbreviation for the term et cetera, which means "and other things" or "and so forth".

    No problems with my phone so far. I just avoid tampering with system apps that may cause irreversible problems (such as Android System, Settings, and MotoSwitch). Some system apps are no longer functional, but they can easily be made functional again by using Link2SD to "remove link" and convert them back to system apps.

    I now have 105MB of free internal storage (with 52MB used).

    Also, note that you want to use the "Create link" function in Link2SD not "Move to SD card". "Move to SD card" uses the system's native apps2sd method which is not as effective as that of Link2SD's.

    To give you an idea of things, here's a list of what system apps I've converted to user apps and have linked to the SD card and how they've been affected:
    • Browser – No longer functional. Opens but does not load webpages. That's easily reversed via Link2SD and then becomes fully functional again.
    • Email – No longer works. At start-up, I get a message that it has crashed. Easily reversed.
    • FM Radio – Works as normal.
    • FQC program – I believe this is an app used for quality checking at the factory, so I've never used it.
    • Gmail – Works as normal.
    • Google Play Store – Appears to work as normal.
    • Maps – Works as normal.
    • Moto [Chinese characters] (com.motorola.inputmethod.gpinyin) – Never used it, so don't know.
    • Moto Smart Handwriting – Never used it, so don't know.
    • News & Weather – No longer functional. Opens but does not work.
    • People Centric – No longer functional. When trying to add the widget, it places a message as the widget stating "Problem loading widget".
    • Qik Video – Never used it, but it fails to open. So it's no longer functional.
    • RSS Reader – No longer functional.
    • Street View – Never used it.
    • Swype – Can still be used. Just need to go into Language & Keyboard settings and tick it.
    • Talk – Appears to work as normal.
    • Voice Search – Works as normal.
    • Weather – Fully functional. Widget can still be added to home screen and used without problem.
    • YouTube – No longer functional.
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    I just can't believe this!!!

    I just found out that the GPU on our phone is disabled by default :( :( :(

    Force enabling it gave me "unbelievably" smooth graphics. Text no longer fades and blurs while scrolling. Also, the occasional lag I get while playing some games seems to have gone.

    However, the graphics drivers are very old and buggy which causes major graphics artefacts. Thats probably the reason Motorola has disabled the GPU.

    Motorola, in their ultimate wisdom, decided to disable the GPU altogether instead of updating the kernel, and adreno200 libs

    To try this, change the following in build.prop:

    debug.composition.type=mdp
    to
    debug.composition.type=gpu

    NB: screen will keep turning white while navigating thru system menus. Taping the screen will bring it back to life.

    And before someone asks, no we can't update the libs either as they require the Gingerbread kernel (.35) while we have the Froyo kernel (.32)
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    Some SBFs

    NB:
    To flash those, use RSD Lite 5.6
    Chinese ROM does NOT have Google apps, Market. European ROM has everything

    European 2.3.5:
    DMP-4480-0-4017-A01_RFM
    http://www.mediafire.com/?h73a80xuhs0ii8j

    Chinese 2.3.5:
    DMP-4480-0-7009-A02_RFM
    http://www.mediafire.com/?20qf909peofbodn

    Latin American SBFs:
    [Claro] http://www.grupoandroid.com/topic/41195-firmware-spice-xt531-claro-chile-gingerbread/

    [Entel] http://www.grupoandroid.com/topic/40427-firmware-spice-xt531-entel-chile-gingerbread/
    6
    Cyanogen 9 has finally been ported to the Galaxy Ace.
    Since our Fire XT and the Ace use the same hardware (Chipset, CPU, and Graphics), porting this ROM to our phone will be very easy.

    Once Cyanogen 9 is officially released and cyanogen 9 for Ace is updated and stabilized, I might (if I have time) start creating a Custom Recovery for our phone. Hopefully the ROM itself won't need too much work to make it fully functional.


    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1490867