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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dith77

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Aug 21, 2012
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Just tried it on a stock 454A ROM, but the command fastboot boot recovery.img can't reboot the phone to CWM automatically.
I had to remove the battery, and the USB cable, manually start CWM and then make the changes to continue.

Other than that, very nice method!!!
 

dith77

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Aug 21, 2012
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Just to reconfirm..... The method is not working for me at all. My XT531 can't hotboot to the recoveryimage...
Actually, I tried to do this myself in the past for other reasons, but it doesnt work....
Is it just my XT531, or is this a general issue on all XTs? Does this method work for you in a freshly installed rom?
 

top1xx

Member
Mar 4, 2013
12
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Stuck at M logo

I'm stuck at M logo after flashing new sbf. Just stucked there and can't get into recovery mode. What should I do?
Please did anyone here ever experienced a problem like me? I need your advice... :)
 

top1xx

Member
Mar 4, 2013
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It's not normal.... try to reflash again, and follow carefully the instructions.
If it fails again, then try a different SBF!

thank's a lot..
but I do had 4 sbf's :D and had reflashed in 3 different computers... So, do you think that my moto severe a hardware problem maybe? If yes, where do I start fixing it?

Sorry, completely newbie here.. :D
 

dith77

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Aug 21, 2012
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thank's a lot..
but I do had 4 sbf's :D and had reflashed in 3 different computers... So, do you think that my moto severe a hardware problem maybe? If yes, where do I start fixing it?

Sorry, completely newbie here.. :D

Let's confirm all the steps:
1. you are trying to flash XT531 with XT531's SBF files....
2. you are flashing them with RSDlite
3. you have no disconnections (working USB cable and working PC USB port)
4. you let the procedure on RSDlite finish, and you got no error messages

Please check all of the above
 

top1xx

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Mar 4, 2013
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Let's confirm all the steps:
1. you are trying to flash XT531 with XT531's SBF files....
2. you are flashing them with RSDlite
3. you have no disconnections (working USB cable and working PC USB port)
4. you let the procedure on RSDlite finish, and you got no error messages

Please check all of the above

1. Actually it's XT530 and I'm sure it's SBF files for xt530 I get here: http://dc463.4s.io/download/XoTKFrAd/dmp-4480-0-4017-a01_rfm.sbf?tsid=20130808-150212-92e3dc83
2. The USB cable originally come with the handset. I'm sure the port is working well.
3. RSDlite ended with warning like this: "Please manually power up the phone" while the phone displaying only the famous red M logo. So I did this procedure: http://www.mmus.us/forum/showthread.php?t=10820 RSDLite then says "finished/ PASS"

But when I restart the phone it stuck at M logo.

Somebody said I have to go to recovery mode and doing 'wipe data/ reset' but when I press Volume +, Volume - and Power button there's nothing happen. Again, only the M logo..

Come on guys I'm stuck at this point. Where did I go wrong?
 

top1xx

Member
Mar 4, 2013
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It seems that you have done everything as it should.

Maybe try the spanish ROM 454A http://www.4shared.com/rar/2_Bg1iq3/DMP-454A-0-2010-A03_RFM_RETAIL.html?

if it's not working, try flashing with another version of RSDlite, and maybe on another computer. I can't imagine anything else go wrong on the software side.... maybe you have a hardware error if nothing works... :(

Yupp... thank's I appreciate your time.
So, we agreed that it is maybe hardware problem. I guess it possibly the USB port, what do you think?
But anyway, I thank you so much for your attention... I'll take another try with spanish ROM you provided..
Wish me luck :D
 

dith77

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Aug 21, 2012
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If it was the USB port, RSDlite nor Windows would even recognize the phone.... but as you say, you manage to flash it without errors.
I guess it is a faulty RAM/ROM chip... as long as you follow the instructions by letter and everything fails

I wish you the best! :good:
Hope it is only a bad SBF file....
 

top1xx

Member
Mar 4, 2013
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If it was the USB port, RSDlite nor Windows would even recognize the phone.... but as you say, you manage to flash it without errors.
I guess it is a faulty RAM/ROM chip... as long as you follow the instructions by letter and everything fails

I wish you the best! :good:
Hope it is only a bad SBF file....
Report :

Still had no luck.. My moto doesn't resurrect even with Spanish SBF file...
 

dith77

Member
Aug 21, 2012
17
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I'm sorry for this. Maybe try again at a friend's computer as a last resort... preferably Windows 7 32bit.

Or you can give it to an authorized Motorola service in order to have it checked. They usually have more sophisticated tools that can check whether is an un-repairable hardware problem, or just a reflashing.
 

flopezm

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Dec 5, 2012
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Los Mochis
News

Enviado desde mi XT531 usando Tapatalk 2

---------- Post added at 03:48 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:39 PM ----------

New sbf in foro bootloader for xt 531

Enviado desde mi XT531 usando Tapatalk 2
 

Vaibhavsharma.iit

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Feb 15, 2013
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bro can u plz explain me how u created the 2nd partition nd increases ur int. memory?

bro can u plz explain me how u created the 2nd partition nd increases your int. memory?
thanks in advance!
 

androidxt530

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Oct 20, 2013
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i did it it ...at first 5 to 6 boots only the lights of the buttons used to lit up and the phone use to vibrate.....
but after that it stopped doin that
plz help:crying::confused::confused:
same my proplem

Plug it in a wall charger and remove the battery when the lights lit up. After that remove it from the wall charger and place the battery back
doesnt work for me,,:crying:

---------- Post added at 03:57 AM ---------- Previous post was at 03:53 AM ----------

hi
my xt530 not booting,only when i plug it in charging just the four buttons lighting like flash,
some times when i press power button vibratting and the red logo shown,and restart it self for ever,
i dont no where is the problem
any help?
ps:
it has custom rom.
 

vvk30

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Oct 11, 2012
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Belgaum
Dude check awesomeabhijeet's signature for debricking xt530:p
forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1920446



And to increase internal memory
forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1746228
Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app
 
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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
    10
    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.
    8
    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)
    6
    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