Yesterday we told you that cvpcs managed to find a way to put together a CyanogenMod build for the DROID X, despite its locked bootloader. It turns out that the DX wasn't the only locked up Moto device that was getting CM-ified, as Quarx over at XDA has ported CM7 to the Motorola DEFY.

This build is basically usable as a daily driver, with everything aside from 720p video capture and WVGA photos working. Considering it's still listed as RC0, that's not too bad - but it still has some bugs to work out, according to the source thread at XDA.

If you feel like giving this a shot, head over to XDA for the download, installation instructions, and any caveats that you should be aware of.


Thanks, Paul and Nikos!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://blog.liox.eu Shadowchaser

    Finally some progress!

    • JAG

      Not finally, cyanogen mod 7 was ported to DEFY I think more than 4 month ago.

      Im about buying this baby!!

  • anon

    the best mid range phone ..superb phone..with 2.2 update it ll be a beast

    • http://www.longren.org/ tyler

      Glad we got 2.2 in the US already for the Defy. I've had some issues with wifi since the 2.2 update, but overall it's such an improvement from 2.1.