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 logo but never fully boot up. I can only open the boot menu.

The ROMs I have tried flashing can be found here (All UK 2.1 at the top of the page).

Does anyone have any ideas?


I have looked at the answer here but the recommended ROM was not compatible with my handset. Does anyone know which ROM to use for my defy (here)?

  • Did your phone come with or have a 2.2 ROM on it at any point? I feel like I read somewhere that trying to downgrade from 2.2->2.1 could cause a soft-brick, but flashing a 2.2 would work (might be thinking of a different phone, though...). – eldarerathis May 6 '11 at 14:46
  • Hey, I think it came with 2.1. – Kit May 6 '11 at 14:55

Not sure which ROM you're looking for - but have you checked out the available ROMs on XDA Developers? Also suggest you check out this guide at Modaco for how to flash/unbrick your phone.

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    Can you summarize the guide perhaps? If the post gets remove or the site goes down this answer will become much less helpful. – Matthew Read Jul 4 '12 at 22:46

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