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04/08/2012

How to Root Motorola Defy XT

The Motorola Defy XT

Motorola recently released two new phones in its defy series, namely Defy XT (CDMA version, for US market) and  DEFY XT535 (GSM Version, for the Asian Market). Both are exactly same if hardware is considered, it's just the difference in the GSM/CDMA technology. So, the below method will work for both devices (A confirmation of this will be appreciated).

A few words about the device: It packs some great hardware features including a 1 GHz processor and a 5 MP camera. It has almost similar features as of HTC One V and some others phone in the same range. It is available in India at around 14.8k which is surely a reasonable price. The only down side I find in this phone is the 150 MB of internal memory which certainly can be a problem. But rooting this device using below guide and then increasing the internal memory using sdcard can solve that problem.
Before starting up with the procedure, you need to setup your phone correctly by performing the below steps:
  1. Go to Settings > Applications and then check the box adjacent to the Unknown sources button.
  2. Go to Settings > Applications > Development and then check the box in front of USB Debugging i.e. enable USB Debugging.
    (If it was already enabled, don't click the box again, otherwise it will be disabled,lulz)
  3. When you connect your device to the PC, don't enable USB Storage or USB Tethering.
Downloads Required (~40 MB, links updated):

Install SUT LR on your pc and select the file named FXX_PR3_NV3.xml (while making sure, that  nvdefinition.xml is also in the same folder). After this is done, your phone which you had connected after downloading the files, should restart. Whatever you did above will patch the ROM to allow rooting afterwards.
Now, just open Super One Click and select Root option. The process will ideally be finished within a minute or two. Congrats, your phone is rooted now.
Credits to jeet.9890427233 for originally sharing it here.
Note: If the above method doesn't work out for you, then try the alternate method here.
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