Tag Archive: root

Nov 04

Solve freezing problem of Google Maps on Froyo 2.2

About a few months ago, I got the official update to Android 2.2 from Motorola. Everything was alright, except Google Maps. Everytime I use parts of the app, my Defy freezes a short time afterwards. Use the navigation: after about 30 km the phone freezes. View, where you are: after the third time the phone …

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Nov 01

Update preinstalled Swype version

When you buy a Motorola Defy and update it to the latest official available version, you have Swype in version 2.25. The lastest official available beta is 3.26, which more than one year of development ahead. The input method has improved a lot, so I understand everybody who demands on a new software update. But …

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Oct 30

Root a Defy without a desktop pc using Gingerbreak

There are many one-click solutions for an instant root on your smartphone, such as SuperOneClick, z4root and Universal Androot. Some programms work only with a limited number of devices or only for specific Android versions. Please check their websites or threads on xda-developers to find the best solution for yourself. In this blogpost, I will …

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Oct 26

Considerations before rooting a Motorola Defy

I had been struggling with myself for a long time, until I decided to root my Motorola Defy. Usually I “never change a running system” and I would not have rooted the device, if I had not had significant problems. 1st problem: The preinstalled Swype has version 2.25, available is 3.26. Motorola, Y U NO …

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