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Update Motorola Droid 3 To Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean via CM10.1 Nightly–How To

Motorola Droid 3 can now be updated to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean using CM10.1 ROM custom firmware. ROM released by CyanogenMod Team recognized as one of the most featured rich and customized ROM and this nightly release isn't a different. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean do comes with many big features over previous version, hence it's always a good idea to update your device to latest Android build when available. Apart from Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean features, CM10.1 ROM comes with various own features including Theme Engine, Phone Dialer, Customized Power option, Easy screenshot taker and many more useful features. You can read through this article to learn how to update Motorola Droid 3 To Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean using CM10.1 Nightly.

Please note, this nightly build is still under development and hence, you should expect some minor bugs in it. All bugs and issues expected to be fixed as development progress towards a stable build.

CyanogenMod Nightly ROM

Warning!
This tutorial is only for Motorola Droid 3. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (Android Pulp Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.  

Pre Requisites:

1. ROM flashing require you to wipe your internal memory data, hence you required to backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2.  Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. If your phone shut down during installation then there is good chance to brick your device.You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You must have USB Driver Installed for Motorola Droid 3 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise it's won't be possible to transfer file between PC and Motorola Droid 3. [Guide].

5. Your device have Safestrap recovery Installed. [General Guide]

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean based CM10.1 ROM (Nightly) on Motorola Droid 3.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)
  1. CM10.1 Nightly For Motorola Droid 3 [Filename: cm-10.1-20140216-NIGHTLY-solana.zip]
  2. Google Apps [Filename: gapps-jb-20130812-signed.zip]

How to Install Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean based CM10.1 (Nightly) ROM on Motorola Droid 3

  1. Connect your smartphone to PC using USB cable.
  2. Copy downloaded files to the SD card of your smartphone. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  3. Disconnect USB and then turn off your smartphone.
  4. Now boot into Safestrap recovery. To do so, first press power button to turn device on then after the Motorola splash screen, you should see the Safestrap screen. The Safestrap screen should show Safestrap Disabled in red, Recovery at the bottom left, and Continue at the  bottom right. Tap on Recovery button on the Safestrap main screen to boot into Safestrap recovery mode.
  5. Now it’s time to set up a ROM slot for CM10.1. To do so, tap on Boot Options and in the very next screen tap on ROM-Slot-1. Now set the data partition to a minimum of 1GB unless you planning to install tons of apps and games. The other two partitions – system and cache are default and cannot be changed. Wait for the partitions to get set up.
  6. Once the process completed, your ROM slot is ready. Which means it will boot from that new slot from now on. All we have to do now, install a ROM on that slot, which in our case is CM10.1.
  7. Press the home button to return back to the main screen. Now tap on Install and navigate and select cm-10.1-20140216-NIGHTLY-solana.zip. On the next screen, slide the button to confirm the installation.The ROM installation will begin.
  8. Once the ROM installation process end, repeat the step 7 but choose gapps-jb-20130812-signed.zip instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
  9. When installation is completed, go back to the main menu and select reboot system to reboot the smartphone and boot up into customized Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean based CM10.1 ROM. The first boot will take time, so be patient!
Congrats! Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware based custom ROM CM10.1 is now running on your Motorola Droid 3. Now explore the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. [Note: You may require a rooted device to enjoy all CyanogenMod features]

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