How To Update Your Defy XT535 To ICS

Tuesday, 28 August 2012
The Motorola Defy XT535 Got Official to install this on Manual way please follow the detailed instructions Below :)

Here is the flashing method procedure for android 4.0.4 chinese version in Motorola Defy XT535

1. Download the android 4.0.4 sbf file From HERE

2. Switch off your mobile then press and hold down the volume up and volume down with power key. Now your device will go in to recovery mode

3. Do a factory recet/ wipe data

4. Clear the cache

5. Power off again

6. Then go to bootloader mode by holding volume up and power key.

7. Connect your mobile with pc via data cable and open motorola rsd lite 

8. flash the sbf file with rsd lite 

9. After flashing the first boot take some time, so please wait

10. The phone will start in chinese language

11. change it to english in the settings menu

I think you already done the above procedure

Everything is fine. The only problem is there is no google related apps like play store, gmail, g talk etc.

Right ?

then follow me

Before that you need to root your device to get the google apps 

1. Download the rooting package for motorola defy xt ( the link is available in first post of this thread) 

2. Install SUT LR from the package 

3. The SUT LR is mostly working in 32 bit windows PC, If you have 64 bit OS then try it wiht another system 

4. Connect Motorola Defy XT to PC/Laptop

5. windows will detect the device, wait until windows finish install the driver.

6. Run SUT LR1.8.2 software update tool

7. Select FXX_PR3_NV.xml in the software update tool when asking make sure the
NvDefinition.xml file should also located in the same folder

8. click Next.The device will auto reboot after driver installation and rom patching complete. remove the phone from PC/laptop

9. Boot in normal mode

10. Go to menu > Settings > Applications > Developer

11. Check USB Debugging (enable)

12. Connect the phone to PC/laptop 

14. Dont root it with super one click 

15. Download the below package to root 

16. extract the package and open the root file 

17. The device will reboot three times when the rooting process 

18. After that the command window shows press any key

19. Press any key and remove your phone from the pc

20. Check if super user is installed 

Now you successfully rooted your device

To install Google apps follow the procedure

1. Install root explorer (search in google for the root explorer apk)

2. download the Gapps package below 

3. extract this zip file and copy all its 21 contents to system/apps in your device with root explorer through mount r/w 

4. with root explorer change the file permission for these 21 files by the following method

5. Press and hold on the file and select permissions from the pop up menu

check the boxes as shown in the image 

6. Repeat the permissions for all the 21 Google apps you pasted in the system folder 

7. Reboot your device and have fun 


shaunschon Says:
4 September 2012 at 12:19

Thanks a lot! This worked perfectly and your instructions were really helpful. Would it be possible for you to also provide a similar guide to reinstalling the stock Gingerbread ROM? I'm having trouble with reverting, as a factory reset simply takes me to the newly installed ICS interface, albeit with the menu back in the default Chinese script along with all the other default settings.

Jason Thomas Says:
17 October 2012 at 13:41

Would this work with republic wireless?

shaunschon Says:
17 October 2012 at 15:57

I'm pretty sure it would, but I'd say its a bad idea. Lots of issues with the ICS upgrade because the Hong Kong/Chinese version doesnt include the typical Google features and none of the Gapps available are perfect. If you want to try it out, just make sure you have a copy of the stock ROM to flash it later if you're not happy.
In addition, you wont be able to revert to your stock GB directly. You cant really downgrade directly, but apparently you can downgrade to the Chinese GB & after that you'll be able to flash your stock GB ROM. Just learned about this on XDA, but haven't tried it out myself.

Aji Putro Prakoso Says:
18 October 2012 at 20:51

thanks a lot! now, my xt535 is running ICS properly :)

Rajesh.B Says:
30 October 2012 at 21:40

Thanks a lot :)
But voice search and flash is not working...
can any one help me to solve this issues?

Lucas Whitehead Says:
22 November 2012 at 09:21

Will this work on the defy xt555c?

shiva kumar Says:
6 December 2012 at 13:12

well... download s blocked for split archieve..pls tell me how should i download now......

amir Says:
16 December 2012 at 00:16

root cannot be done after updating by using SUT LR, it stops at step3 i think, cannot kill server i guess.can you help, please>?

Chang Sarawong Says:
24 December 2012 at 14:52

i'am test

Anonymous Says:
3 April 2013 at 20:19


footprints Says:
14 September 2013 at 01:32

Just download all 3 parts. extract 1st file. before 1st file finishes it will automatically ask for the location of other parts. :D

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