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Android 2.3

Update Motorola Backflip to 2.3 Gingerbread
Dear All,
Here's the release of Android 2.3 for Motorola Backflip.
Guide to upgrade (for users with 1.5, 1.6 os, others scroll below):
·         Download the recovery j_r0dd-mb300-v2.0, unzip and copy to your phone’s SD card.
·         Download the Custom ROM: Gingerbread 2.3.7 for Motorola Backflip. And copy to your phone’s SD card.
·         Download the Gapps:  Gapps for Gingerbread 2.3.7 – Motorola Backflip. And copy to your phone’s SD card.
·         Download USB drivers for 32bit/x86 or 64bit/x64 and install.
·         Download the android sdk and extract it in your C drive.
·         Backup all your data (songs, images, videos, contacts, etc.) on phone and sd card.
Procedure:
Note: First inst. custom recovery if you don’t have, then flash the ROM.
For custom recovery:
·         First of all you should root your Motorola Backflip, if not already have.
·         Open command prompt, by typing “cmd” in run.
·         Open c drive and navigate to android-sdk_r07-windows\android-sdk-windows\tools.
·         Drag n drop the adb.exe in command prompt and in the same line type “start-server”, and hit enter. The ADB server will start. Now plug in your phone make sure it’s in USB Debugging mode.
·         Drag n drop adb.exe again in command prompt and type “shell” and hit enter.
·         Type “su” enter and approve the request on phone if prompted, then type

flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img

Now you have custom recovery on your phone. 
For flashing ROM
·         Reboot phone in recovery mode – power off phone –> press and hold camera button –> switch on phone while keeping camera button pressed. Phone will enter fast boot, immediately press volume down key (though will say up pressed) and wait until recovery loads.
·         On your recovery menu go to Wipe and select “Wipe all” this will delete all data and cache off your phone.
·         Press back button to go back to main recovery menu and select “Flash zip from SD”. You’ll see the text “update-cm-7.1.0-BACKFLIP-signed.zip. Press the home key. ROM will begin flashing :)
·         After flashing the Gingerbread 2.3.7 you will have to flash the Gapps you downloaded to get Android Market etc.
·         After completion, select “Reboot system now”. It may take up to 10-15 minutes to boot for the first time.
Enjoy your new Motorola Backflip with this fast Custom Gingerbread 2.3.7 ROM

For users on Beta 1 froyo 2.2.1 or for users on Beta 2 froyo, mentioned in the previous posts in this site, please upgrade using following steps:
1.  Copy ROM and Gapps zip files to SD.
2.  Go to recovery mode (hoping you haven’t deleted the j_r0dd-mb300-v2.0 img file)
3.  Flash the ROM wipe all
4.  Flash the Gapps zip file.
New Features in this ROM:
 CPU Over clock capability and configuration tool (CMParts -> Performance -> CPU Settings)
 Gingerbread-adapted keyboard
 Interactive CPU Governor
 Smartass CPU Governor
 Update to ADW Launcher 1.3.6
 Auto Brightness support
 AZERTY keyboard option
  WMA/WMV playback
 Camera effects, antibanding, white balance
 Camera issues has been fixed completely.

6 comments:

  1. Hello, in the step for approve the image recovery "flash image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img", for me works with the following command "flash image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img", as you described i received one error "flash: not found". I guess maybe you need correct that.

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    1. flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img

      copy the same as it is

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  2. error on flashing gapp the file is broken

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    1. Link to gapp file
      http://adf.ly/B59PR

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    2. password is : motorolabackflip.blogspot.com

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