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Tutorial: Install Android 4.0.4 ICS (CM9) on the Motorola Defy + MB526

As you know both the Motorola Defy MB525 and the Motorola Defy + (Defy Plus) MB526 not have official support by Motorola Mobility to upgrade to Android 4.0 ICS, so if you want to have the latest version of Android once again have to resort to the help of the community.

The new Motorola DEFY + reinforced like its predecessor is resistant to water, dust, shock, etc., thanks to Gorilla Glass screen and IP67 certification, it comes with Android 2.3.4 – Gingerbread 2.3.5 factory installed and the operators nor Motorola have offered support to upgrade to Android 2.3.6, the stable version of Gingerbread.

So I decided to try one of the versions of CM9 nightlies calls on my Motorola Defy +.

That is what I did:

Going from Android 2.3.4 to 2.3.6, rooting and installing the new firmware based on Android 4.0.4 ICS CM9 Quarx developed for the Defy +.

The experience has been better than Android 2.3.6 CM9, everything is more fluid, have multiple toggles the menu bar or notification bar option to shutdown, reboot in power menu, the battery lasts longer, the WiFi is very fast, and comes with the application switcher v4.0 baseband so you can call and surf 3G with any carrier worldwide.

Briefly worth installing Android 4.0.4 ICS on the Defy +.

Remember that now you can install on your Motorola Defy MB525 and MB526:

CM10 from Android 4.1.2

Android 4.2.2 based CM10.1

Because I decided to use Quarx compilations and not those of Epsylon3?

Quarx and Epsylon3 are developers who are carrying out the possibility of having ICS on the common Defy and Defy +.

By now those of Quarx are better optimized for the Defy +, especially with the last build-120716 CM9-NIGHTLY-Defy +. Zip, and works the camera and can take photos and record videos in. Mp4.

Very important: First of all we are not responsible for any damage that may occur to your device if you do not follow the tutorial to the letter or brikea, this guide is only for the Defy + MB526 model.

No matter if you have Android 2.3.4, 2.3.5 or 2.3.6 on your Defy +, the important thing is that you have root access to the cwm recovery installed.

If you have Android 2.3.6 with kernel based on BL7, you should follow this guide to be root: DEFYPLUS_U3_4.5.1-134_DFP-231.

It is recommended that if you have root or the cwm recovery installed, you do on a retail firmware can be Android 2.3.5 or 2.3.6 firmware than an operator as in some cases you can brikear your smartphone.

If you have root on your Defy + MB526:

1. – Download the following file: Motorola.rar | Mirror.

Two. – Unzip the folder and install the program RSDLite5.6.msi

Three. – Depending on the version of Windows you have Motorola drivers installed on your computer:

32 Bits: Motorola_End_User_Driver_Installation_5.4.0_32bit.msi
64 Bits: Motorola_End_User_Driver_Installation_5.2.0_64bit.msi
April. – Install the program to be root: unlockroot23-eng.exe

May. – Enable USB debugging mode in Settings – Applications – Development – check the option debug usb, run the program Unlockroot and connects via USB your Defy +, after the program to recognize your Defy + MB526 dale clik the button ROOT that was the bottom left and accept the prompt that appears when this rooteando to your terminal.

At the end you say you are going to reboot your device and accepts, that’s all rooteado your Defy + beam.


The next step is to enable the installation of apps not from Google Play Store, for it goes to Settings – Applications and active Origins unknown, return and go to Development and activate USB Debugging SndInitDefy_2.3 to install the application.

Download, copy the apk on the microSD card and installs | SndInitDefy_2.3 APK | Mirror.

Run the App SndInitDefy and must accept the installation of 2nd-Init, I asked twice followed permits super user and you must accept, when the installation of 2nd-Init (ClockworkMod), the LED on your Defy + stay green power and you must restart your smartphone.

With these preliminary steps and you can enter recovery mode and install any app, mod or rom that require root access.

If your Defy to install brikea SndInitDefy_2.3, you must reinstall a retail firmware Android 2.3.5 or 2.3.6 with RSDLite.

Download: Android 2.3.5 Retail Latin America (DFL_U3_4.5.2_51).

To flash firmware using the RSDLite program, you have to put into bootloader mode to Defy +.

With your Defy off: Press the Volume Up (Vol +) and or Power Off button for about 10 seconds until a white screen and release the buttons.

Here are some data with the name of the version of the bootloader, etc., connect your smartphone via USB to the PC and RSDLite recognize the terminal if you installed the drivers.

With RSDLite seeks firmware you downloaded and unzipped:

Click a Star and wait 5-10 minutes for RSDLite flash the new firmware, which must re-rooting and installing the app SndInitDefy_2.3, to flash through cwm recovery CM10.

We will install Android 4.0.4 on your Defy +:

1. – Download the latest rom-120716 CM9-NIGHTLY-Defy +. Zip (126 MB) of July 16, 2012 and copy it to the root folder of the microSD card.

Download the Gapps (Google Apps) and copy them to the root of the microSD:

Turn off and turn on your Defy +, when you start to turn and barely Motorola logo appears and you see the notification LED turns solid blue must press the Volume key or Volume Down – (volume down) to enter the main menu.

Navigate with volume keys + and -, to accept an option you must press the power button or Power.

Two. – Select “Recovery”

Three. – Choose “Custom Recovery”

April. – Select Wipe Data / Factory reset and click Yes – delete all user data to perform the wipe, return to the previous menu by Go Back.

May. – Choose Wipe Cache partition and click yes.

June. – Choose “Advanced”

July. – Select Wipe Dalvik Cache and click yes.

8.-Choose Install zip from sdcard.

9. – Choose choose zip from sdcard.

10. – Choose CM9-NIGHTLY-120716-Defy +. Zip.

11.-Select choose zip from sdcard.

12. – Choose

Return to main menu by **** Go Back **** and select Reboot system now.

That’s all you will have Android 4.0.4 ICS with root access and installed CM9 on my Defy + MB526.

If restarting your smartphone stays in CyanogenMod or Motorola logo for over 20 minutes should do a wipe data and caches from the stock recovery:

Turn off or remove the battery from your Defy, back to the place and You press Volume Down (Vol-) and Power, the loose when you turn the screen and Motorola logo appears, you get a triangle and an android, in this step you Pressing both keys Vol + and Vol-, I will stock recovery menu and navigate using the volume keys and press the wipe data button on or off, then wipe cache and finally choose reboot your smartphone.

If all goes well you can restart without problems, otherwise flash back to Android 2.3.5 or 2.3.6 retail using RSDLite, do the root and installs SndInitDefy_2.3 to reinstall CM9.

To update the new version of Android 4.0.4 on your Defy + MB526:

Copy the new version of Android 4.0.4 ICS on the root folder of your microSD.
Access the ClockworkMod recovery
Do not do the Wipe Data / Factory reset, if you do lose data and apps installed.
Just do the Wipe cache and Wipe Dalvik cache
Flashes the new version of Android 4.0.4.
Reboot your Defy + MB526.
To access your carrier’s 3G network:

In order to call and surf 3G with any carrier worldwide please go to your Settings option -> Advanced and in the end you have to choose the option of Baseband Selection, where you select:

The name of the region: Americas, Europe, Asia.
Your Country.
Name of your operator.
Finally you must manually set the APN of your operator from the More … option in Wireless & Networks -> Mobile Networks -> APN.

Mexico If you can choose: America – USA – T-Mobile 3.4.2-107-9

If you have Personal Argentina Movistar Argentina or choose: America – Argentina – Claro 3.4.2-107-7.

If you see your battery runs down quickly reboot into recovery mode goes a custom cmw recovery – advanced – and do wipe battery stats, reboot your smartphone and everything should return to normal.

If you have Android 4.1.2 on my Defy + follow this guide: Install CM10 (Android 4.1.2) Defy +.