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Can I mod my phone with bootloader locked?

I have a Motorola Defy ('jordan') that I have just recently rooted. I would like to add a mod to it though as it is running on Android froyo still but my bootloader is locked so i'm not very sure how ...
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Motorola Defy getting stuck at boot menu

I successfully installed CyanogenMod 7.2 on my Motorola Defy MB525 using the instructions from here. After a while, I wanted to install gapps, so I installed it from bootmenu. After this, it was ...
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Track republic wireless texts over wifi

My son has a republic phone and I'm trying to find a way to monitor his texts without modifying anything on his phone because he's fairly tech savvy so he'd be able to remove it. I was thinking about ...
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After rebooting motorola defy M525 no service network shows?

After several attempts of pattern my motorola defy mb525 has been blocked and asking for my goggle account and password but then when finished entering my account and password it will restart ...
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Motorola Defy stuck in animation loop with CynogenMod7

I have installed CynogenMod7 (Jordan) on my Motorola Defy using ClockworkMod Recovery. The phone boots up, first with a screen saying "Google" and then an animation of the Android mascot ...
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How can I use internal sd for ClockworkMod on a Motorola Defy?

I've got a Motorola Defy I want to install CyanogenMod on. I have been following these instructions: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_jordan?setlang=en I have got as far as running ...
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Jellybean on Motorola Defy

What is the procedure to install Android 4.1 or 4.2 on a Motorola Defy (MB525)? My phone is currently rooted and running Cyanogenmod 9.
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How to rebuild or refresh slow Motorola Defy

My friend has a Motorola Defy which is beginning to run very slowly and reboot itself at random. He's had it for a couple of years. He doesn't have enough money right now to get a decent replacement ...
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Motorola Defy+: Black Screen and no BootLoader. How to discover what firmware version my device supports?

I did a terrible mistake. After some tentatives of installing cyanogen, I replaced the kernel with wrong version. I have a Motorola Defy+ (MB526) and I'm trying to use RSD Lite to reflash the ...
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Motorola Defy + Keeps Rebooting

I bought another Defy + for my daughter. I also have one which is fine. Hers keeps shutting down and rebooting, especially when it's away from the WiFi. It also has the latest system update. We tried ...
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Lag when opening Data Manager Settings

Since I have a prepaid Internet/Data Plan, I need to turn off/on Data Connection frequently. But Navigating to Settings -> Data Manager takes at least 25-30s on my Moto Defy (2.2) device. What ...
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Network unlock code not working

I have bought a used Motorola Defy (MB525), rooted, running CyanogenMod 9 (ICS 4.0.4). It is locked to work with only a specific carrier. I bought an unlock code, and unaware to this the previous ...
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Pressing volume keys causes songs to skip

Device: Motorola Defy (MB525), running Android ICS (4.0.4), CyanogenMod 9-20121116-NIGHTLY-jordan Issue: Whenever I'm listening to songs on any song app, If I press either volume up or down keys when ...
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Custom Rom installation for defy

I have been trying to customize my current ROM in my Defy which runs 2.2 froyo currently as stock. I'm confused which how I can customize my ROM, such that my stock ROM is backed up and if I don't ...
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Motorola Defy recovery and reboot problems

I was going to update my phone. After I downloaded cyanogen I obviously had to reboot or something... Anyway: at first I got an android with a triangle and an exclamation mark, so I tried booting it ...
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Android Engineering Mode

Is there a way to change between User and Eng mode on android devices? More specificity the Motorola Defy (2.2.2) and the Acer Iconia A500 (4.0.3) I need access to tools like dev tools. I dont mind if ...
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How can I speed up GPS fixes?

I'm looking for a way to speed up GPS fixes on my Motorola Defy with Cyanogenmod 7. For example today, I started up GPS Status while biking, and it got its initial fix after six minutes. What could ...
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How can I install ClockworkMod recovery on my Motorola Defy+?

I want to install ClockworkMod recovery on my Motorola Defy+ in order to install Android 4.0.3 (ICS). Where can I get CMW to install? Are there any problems with ICS on the Defy Plus?
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Why did auto-sync start to upload that much?

It's been a month now that the auto-sync option on my phone makes it upload 30 MB per day (in addition to my usual upload/download rate) and still download only a few hundreds of KB. It blew up my ...
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Phone memory full and it shouldn't be

I have a weird problem with my android phone: for some reason, I'm getting a 'Low phone memory' error message, and before getting the message the phone was slow and unresponsive. I have 2 GB internal ...
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Motorola Defy Plus - Apps are automatically closing few minutes after screen switches off

This is driving me crazy. I just bought a new Motorola Defy Plus (MB526) this week and plugged in a 16 GB SD card to it. Like the features it offered like Moto-Blur and all that. So after 2 days of ...
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How long should the first boot take with CyanogenMod 9?

On XDA Developers they say "Frst boot will take some time...", but I've waited 25 minutes and my phone has not finished booting. About how long does the first boot usually take?
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What to do after:“ No sd-ext found. Skipping backup of sd-ext”?

I want to update to cyanogenMod 9. But before doing this, I've done a nandroid backup. After the backup was created I saw this output: ClockwordMod Recovery v2.5.1.8 SD Card space free: 1296MB ...
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Will a Motorola DEFY+ sync with my Outlook calendar and contacts?

I'd like to buy a Motorola DEFY+ as it fits my needs almost perfectly. However, I read some test reviews which are claiming that the Outlook sync options are quite weak. Does anyone know if this ...
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adb doesn't detect my Defy (Motorola MB525) after I call adb kill-server (rageagainstthecage exploit). Any ideas?

I'm trying cyanogen's mod approach to root my Defy. I can do adb shell, it works as intended. But after I run adb kill-server and try an adb shell I get error: device not found It seems my phone ...
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Is it possible to remove the “:-)” smiley key in Swype for stock Messaging?

I love Swype but have a minor gripe with it. Many times a word will be completely messed up so I hit the backspace key but instead accidentally hit the :-) key. In almost all programs there will ...
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Screen goes off as soon I dial or receive a call. CyanogenMod 7.1- stable

In stable mod 7.1, I am facing this problems. I don't know if its a bug or what, please help me out. My screen goes off as soon I dial or receive a call. After that I am unable to end the call as it ...
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Create Defy Kernel Backup

I own a Motorola Defy and it is running 2.2.2. I was wondering if i could create a backup of my kernel by any means! Is there any software/application/method which can help me achieve this? Thanks
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Motorola Defy wont boot asks for update.zip

I have put myself into some trouble. My defy wont boot. I have gone to the Android recovery console and have a few options there. I option is apply sdcard:update.zip can someone explain me what this ...
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Revert from MIUI to Motoblur

I am a proud owner of Motorola Defy. A few months ago I upgraded my defy from 2.1 to 2.2. Although it had new features it became a bit laggy and so finally I decided to root my defy and install MIUI ...
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Motorola Defy in a reboot loop

I bought a new Motorola Defy today. The phone switches on then asks to be connected to a Google account, I try to type in my login details and it reboots. The battery shows 100% but when in switch ...
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My Notification bar won't roll up ?

I am using Motorola Defy Android 2.2. But I am facing a problem with touch screen. The buttons at very lower end of the screen don't work i.e touch at the very lower end don't work. That's why after ...
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How can I hide some contacts from dialer?

I am playing around with my brand new Motorola Defy and trying to find a way to manage my contacts. Of course it synced every contact in my Google account... I want to hide some of them, you know, ...
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Vertical scrol lag in Motorola DEFY

I'm planning to buy the Motorola DEFY. I tried it out a demo piece at a store .... It seems to have a vertical scrolling screen with icons as well as a set of horizontal scrolling home screens. While ...
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Is it possible to add a keyboard layout and dictionary to Swype?

I used the official Motorola upgrade tool and updated my Motorola Defy to Froyo (French firmware). Before the update, when I held the Q key on the Swype keyboard, many languages options were offered, ...
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Motorola Defy does not sync to GMail

I have purchased a Motorola Defy some time ago, and imported my address book from my old featurephone using the SIM card. Under Settings / Account now I have two accounts listed in the Motoblur ...
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Bricked Moto Defy

I have bricked my Motorola Defy. I have tried flashing a new ROM using RSD Lite (following this guide). It says 'complete' but my phone will not turn on. Sometimes it will just show the Moto boot ...
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how can i make my phone not show “Other contacts” from my gmail account?

I have a google acount set up, and i had lots of contacts in my address book that got synchronized with the ones in my phone address book. I've found out that i can organize my contacts into groups, ...
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About how long will my touchscreen last before it starts to lose sensitivity?

I've read on various posts on the net that touchscreens lose sensitivity over time, but I have not found any detailed information about why and how I can prevent this. Does anybody know why and how ...
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Motorola Defy Gallery app is crashing upon start

I have for a couple weeks a Motorola Defy with Android 2.1 (Eclair), since today the Gallery app crashes upon start, the screen is shown for a less than a second and then it dies. The only odd thing I ...
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Return my motorola defy to its original state

I'd really like to find a way to reset my phone to the way it was when I bought it, like before I customized it. Is that something that would be possible?
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Open source / trusted rooting app for Android / Motorola Defy?

I found a lot of compiled rooting exploits for Android, but not a lot of source code. So, how can I trust an exploit able to take SU rights on my mobile device? How can I be sure there is no ...
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How to deactivate Motoblur and undesirable services on Motorola Defy?

Is it possible to deactivate Motoblur sync and undesirable services on Motorola Defy like: FeedRecieverService NewsRecieverService WeatherService (all lanched by app.) Because I really don't care ...