Motorola Defy receives unofficial Android 4.4 Kitkat update, which is currently running on official Android 2.1 Eclair (Remembered the Android version?) having only 512 MB! You remembered the recent news, which says that Android 4.4 Kitkat will be smoothly running on a device having only 512 MB RAM, here it is! If you own Motorola defy, undoubtedly you are a lucky person.
This ROM is ported by XDA Recognized Developer Quarx. This is the CyanogenMod build possessing some features of AOSP ROM; however, the pure AOSP ROM will be arriving soon. As this is the first build, so definitely it has some bugs but the developer is trying hard to fix it as soon as possible.
In this article, we will be showing you the way to install Android 4.4 Kitkat on Motorola Defy. Now, you have to just follow the tutorial and make sure you follow all the steps carefully, otherwise your device may get damage. As well as, don’t forget to make a back-up of the current ROM to restore it later, if any problem persists. Let’s start the tutorial now!
- Motorola Defy must be rooted and CWM recovery installed.
- Do enable the USB debugging on your device.
- Charge your device upto 85%.
ROM & Gapps Download:
Steps To Install CyanogenMod 11/AOSP ROM On Motorola Defy
1. Download the above files on your Computer and after that copy them in to your Motorola Defy internal/external memory.
2. Boot your Motorola Defy in to CWM/TWRP Recovery mode.
Use the Volume keys to move up/down and the Power key to select a highlighted item.
3. In the Recovery Mode you have to wipe complete data by choosing the “wipe data/factory reset” option and then perform complete cache wipe by choosing “advanced” options in the CWM Recovery mode and then navigate to “Wipe Dalvik Cache”.
4. Return to the Recovery main menu and choose ‘install zip from SD card’ and give a path to downloaded CyanogenMod 11/AOSP ROM file. Wait for the ROM installation to complete. Similarly, follow this step to flash Gapps.
5. Now, wait for a few minutes for the installation process to complete. If it is completed, then again returns to the Recovery main menu and from there choose ‘Reboot Now’.
6. As this is the first time, you are starting the device after installing ROM, so wait for a few minutes to initialize all the services and applications.
Voila! Now, you are on the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat version. Amazing, right? Just share your experience about it. Is it lagging or not?