How to Root Motorola Defy

Sanjana February 18, 2012 0

Cheers to Motorola Defy users as they can now root their precious smartphone. It is to be noted that rooting will void the warranty and the only way to reclaim back the lost warranty is by re-applying the default factory firmware in your phone. However rooting will enable users to flash custom ROMs and other applications that require root access. Here we have discussed a simple tutorial that will accomplish rooting without having to use ADB.

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We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The rooting procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to Motorola Defy smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.


You ought to backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download USB Drivers for 32 bit WindowsDownload USB Drivers for 64 bit WindowsDownload SuperOneClick 1.6.5

Steps to Root Motorola Defy:

Step-1: Download the respective USB Drivers from the Must Have section and install them in your computer then restart it. Power off your phone and restart it while keeping the Volume-up button pressed to enter your phone into Boot loader mode.

Step-2: Connect your phone to the computer via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time. The boot loader drivers will install automatically. Restart your computer and phone again normally.

Step-3: Disable UB Debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging. Make sure to uncheck the USB Debugging option then download SuperOneClick to your computer from the Must Have section.

Step-4: Open SuperOneClick tool in your computer by right-clicking on it then select the option of ‘Run as Administrator’. Now tap on ‘Root’ option and it will display levitra south carolina a message ‘Waiting for device’.

Step-5: Enable USB debugging in your phone from the path ”Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Make sure to tick the USB Debugging option.

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Wait for some time till a prompt appears in your computer displaying that the ‘Device is rooted’. Reboot your smartphone and your Motorola Defy smartphone gets rooted.

Thus you can easily root your Motorola Defy smartphone easily using Super One Click tool  by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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