Just rooted my Defy


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    jp84 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Used z4root, worked like a charm. Running a nice tether now, but I am trying top get rid of all these stock apps that cam along with it. Not trying to remove Blur, I actualy like it, but the Blockbuster, the hidden music apps, Kindle, etc... Anyone know a free app or way to get in and get them out after the phone has been rooted?

    Sorry, still on the noob stages of rooting.:confused:
     

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    jp84 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just an update for anyone who cares, I was able to do my dirty work using Titanium Backup. While the main purpose is to back up, i was able to access the files on the phone and uninstall all of the unnecessary bloatware. I left Blur on the phone just because I didn't wanna brick it after everything i accomplished today.
     
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    Care to post a tutorial for those of us new to dealing with motorola... How likely is it that we will be able to totally remove motoblur
     
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    jp84 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well... Here is how I did it. You either can do the manual root, which I would probably screw up. JBoogie over at modmymobile AMONG MANY OTHER PLACES went to town on it and did an excellent job. So thanks to him. The way I did it though was using the app z4root, it's a one button step. You will be able to find in on appbrain market, but it wonn't find as google is not too fond of it. So search google for the zip file. You can either connect your phone to the cpu and drag it to the phone get the app "Awesome drop" and then go to the website on you cpu, you can drop the file from there and it will appear on your phone.


    Once done, open the z4root app and it will install as a normal app. Once installed, run the app and hit the one button root. It takes a few minutes, you can confirm it was complete by seeing superuser" in your app menu. Once done, install Titanium backup ( I used free) or Root explorer ( only a pay version). These will allow you to delete all the bloatware.

    I have not attempted to delete the Blur, but I have heard it is very hard to brick this phone. I still will not be attempting it, instead I removed a lot of the things i never used. Let me know if this helps, if not maybe i can help a little more.
     
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    i just rooted my motorola defy too and found out about the app "SystemApp Remover" it let me delete those apps like block buster amazon , etc. It cost $1.00 in he app market but if you get applanet you can get it for free.
     
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    jp84 and garciadg32,

    Does SetCPU work now that you have rooted? Have you tried overclocking?
     
  7. connectandroid

    connectandroid Well-Known Member

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    This is indeed good news that the defy can be rooted. If defy didn't have the reported earpiece crackling issue, I'd bought the defy already.
     
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    jp84 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Apparently that's just the luck of the draw, I haven't had one problem with my earpiece. I am sure you can always contact Moto and let them know the issue in hopes of getting an exchange. This "low end" droid is really great, it isn't "low end" at all. Compared to my my friends My Touch 4g and my other friends Galaxy, I am happy to own this one.
     
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    so does anyone know of an easy way to get rid of motoblur to go to stock android??
     
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    custom rom?
     

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