Update Motorola Cliq 2.1/1.5 (Morrison MB200) to Android 2.2 (Froyo 2.2.1) ROM with Overclock and Multitouch

by Keshav Gupta · 22 comments

in Android, Tutorials and Solutions

All the users can now forget their Motorola Cliq 2.1 update and update the slow and sluggish Android 2.1 to this fast and tweaked Android 2.2 Froyo ROM. This ROM is built from source so it is completely free of T-Mobile crap and MotoBlur!
Now all Motorola Cliq users can enjoy Android Froyo 2.2.1 along with all the goodies that come along!

Note: This Froyo 2.2 ROM has some minor issues, which will be solved!

  1. Download the recovery j_r0dd-mb200-v2.0, unzip it and copy the reccovery.img file to your phone’s SD card.
  2. Download the Custom ROM : Froyo 2.2.1 for Motorola Cliq. And copy the signed zip file to the root of your phone’s SD card.
  3. Download the: Multitouch Patch for Motorola Cliq. And copy the extracted zip file to your phone’s SD card.
  4. Download the AZERTY Keyboard Patch(use if required) : AZERTY keyboard for Motorola Cliq. And copy to your phone’s SD card.
  5. Download the USB drivers for Motorola Cliq 32bit/x86 or 64bit/x64 and install them on your pc.
  6. Download the android sdk adb tools and extract it in your C drive.
  7. Backup all your data (songs, images, videos, contacts, etc.) on phone and sd card.
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Procedure to get Froyo Up and Running on your Motorola Cliq:

  1. First of all you should root your Motorola Cliq, if you have not already.
  2. Open command prompt, by typing “cmd” in run and enter.
  3. Open C drive and then navigate to the “C:\adb\” folder.
  4. Drag andn drop the adb.exe file in command prompt and then in the same line type “ start-server”, and hit enter. This will start the ADB server, and your Cliq can now communicate with your PC. Now plug in your phone with the USB cable and also make sure USB Debugging mode is enabled.


  5. Drag n drop adb.exe again in command prompt and type “ shell” and hit enter.This will spin a shell on your Motorola Cliq.
  6. type “su” enter and approve the request on your phone if prompted, then type
    flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
  7. Now you have custom recovery on your phone. #Milestone – 1
  8. Now Reboot your phone in recovery mode by – power off phone –> press and hold camera button –> switch on phone while keeping camera button pressed.Phone will enter in fast boot, immediately press volume down key(though will say up pressed) and wait until the recovery menu loads.
  9. Now we will wipe all the old data of your previous ROM. Make sure you have backed up the files needed from your internal phone memory or extended partition. Now wipe the data – On your recovery menu goto Wipe option and select “Wipe all”.rec2
  10. Press the back button to go back to the main recovery menu and choose the option “Flash zip from SD”. You’ll see the text “SDCARD: froyo-2.2-motorola-cliq-signed.zip”. Press the home key to select and the ROM will begin flashing :). rec3
  11. After flashing the Froyo ROM Update, you will have to flash the Multitouch Patch you downloaded to get multitouch capabilities in Google Maps, Web Browser, Gallery etc.
  12. Optional Step: If you are a AZERTY keyboard user then on your Motorola Cliq, flash the AZERTY patch.
  13. After all of the above mentioned process is completed, select “Reboot system now”. It may take upto 10-15 minutes to boot for the first time.

Enjoy your new Motorola Cliq phone with this fast Custom Froyo 2.2.1 ROM and the goodness of CyanogenMod 6.1.2

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 D March 19, 2011 at 2:52 am

disregard that last comment…

I read that the MT patch for Cliq might break the touchscreen. Is that true of this MT Patch?


2 Keshav Gupta March 19, 2011 at 3:28 am

Everything about multitouch patch is crap. It simply does what its suppose to do!
Just to clear the air – The touchscreen driver already transmits info about the points x1y1 and x2y2. Its just that motorola didn’t enable it in the framework, and In this multitouch patch the android is allowed to read x2y2. Nothing else has been changed, Its not a hack just that a disabled feature has been enabled!
Don’t worry use your phone to the fullest!


3 Androido March 22, 2011 at 2:02 am

The phone is restarting after a few minutes.
Also, camera is crashing after few seconds of application start.


4 Keshav Gupta March 22, 2011 at 2:07 am

just do a wipe all in recovery. Everything should be fine afterwards.


5 Androido March 22, 2011 at 2:47 am

Also The FM radio is shown to catch signal via headset wire but no sound (I had 2.1 custom rom previously and It had the same problem)

Also, How do i install Flash 10.2 on my foryo?

Thanks for the good work man..


6 Keshav Gupta March 22, 2011 at 2:52 am

Androido, you cannot install flash on Motorola Cliq as of now, reason being that this phone has an ARMv6 CPU and Adobe Flash supports CPUs ARMv7 and higher only!
May be if in future Adobe plans to release flash player for ARMv6 processors but its more than unlikely.
FM radio issue will be solved in future.


7 Pat March 23, 2011 at 9:50 pm

seems to me like you could skip the whole first part of that process, why make a custom recovery? you could simply use ROM Manager and make a backup of your current ROM…. from there you could just load the zipped 2.2 froyo boot into recovery and install it from there and boom you got 2.2 froyo on your motorola cliq. The first few steps seem nice if your a techy, but most techy’s are not using a motorola cliq, they would have droid/droid2/droidx/incredible or any HTC phone which trumps the cliq on any given day. Any way not trying to pick on you or bash you. Very useful info in here and respect is deserved for taking the time out of your day to post all of the steps you went through….I am pretty comfortable with modding and rooting but maybe with the cliq you HAVE to do those steps. Send me a reply if you would like about that or your reasoning for the custom recovery as opposed to using clockworkmod.


8 JetFlya April 20, 2011 at 4:39 am

I did it your way and it worked GREAT! The instructions above were a little confusing and unnecessarily complicated. Just rooted my phone with Z4Root, copied the 2 .zip files above to my SD card and then used ROM Manager to back up, install Froyo and then install the multi touch support. Works like a charm! Thank y’all


9 frank March 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

Thanks a bunch. I’m now running 2.2 on my cliq. But there’s a problem. I can’t watch videos via 3g or wifi. As in no youtube videos. No team coco videos etc. I think this problem regards the fact that adobe did not release a flash player for the cliq. Is there anything I can do?


10 Faisal April 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I’m done…

Good working dear Gupta… It started rebooting itself, i’ve vipes all

Lets see whats happen…

Good work any how Thanks for every thing…


11 thiago ramos April 16, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Man, thank you very much. You’ve done a great job, congratulations. The only thing who i observ, it’s around root proccess.

Very thanks one more time man. HUghs


12 Chris April 22, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I was able to download everything and copy to sim card, but when I get to the shell, it keeps saying permission denied. I have everything set up correctly, but it won’t give me permission to set the custom recovery.


13 WTiggA April 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Camera is not only crashing. It’s something terrible. It’s extremely laggy in any applications that using camera. I’ve wipe ALL data before installing this ROM. Still ROM is pretty fast, looks like stable. But problems with camera ruined everything 🙁 I wish there will be a solution.
Thanx anyway, guys. Great job.


14 Trenton Gold April 23, 2011 at 10:39 am

Thank you SOOO much!! You’ve made my Cliq usable again!!


15 Zico May 26, 2011 at 5:52 pm

So, I’ve found a bug. The web videos just don’t work. What should I do?


16 Fishdog August 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

This is a *HUGE* performance jump. There are also a lot more options visible in various menus.

I have the same video issues a few others have reported: netflix doesn’t play: just sits at 0:00. YouTube will only play in block, non-“HQ” mode with video. Sound only in “HQ”.

I also can’t get any BT devices to function with microphone – I can hear with them and do stereo BT to my car stereo, but I can’t talk.


17 jay August 18, 2011 at 3:09 am

After this installation I am unable to play video but other than that it worked flawlessly anyone know how to get the play video feature back I tried installing 3rd party video player but still doesn’t play videohelp anyone


18 Jaynizzle August 23, 2011 at 1:59 am

Works very good. Thank you so much. The Motorola crap that was in my phone is gone and gave me about 50mb more phone memory. the only bad thing is that I can not see youtube vids but I can hear them. Pages roll smooth and my phone has not rebooted on its own yet and hopefuly wont. If I find something on how to get video to play I’ll post it here.


19 kurk July 3, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Hi, this looks like just what I need, but I couldn’t download the files. Is there any other way I can get them? Thanks!


20 ishmael July 4, 2014 at 11:45 pm

i need to upgrade/update my motorola MB300


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