How Can I Root my Motorola Milestone 2.1-update1

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    Hi y'all,

    I got a Motorola Milestone phone
    Firmware: 2.1-update1
    build number: SHOLS_U2_02.27.C

    I've tried to root it but it crashed and got stuck on the M logo.

    eventually I used RSDLite to flash the file:
    SHOLS_U2_02.27.6_USASHLSMR2ISRLB1B8069.0R_PDS003_USASHLS00CELLIL_P017_A012_HWp2a_1FF.sbf
    (the only .sbf file that worked, but the phone returned to his previous, factory version)

    Can anyone help me with rooting this annoying phone and install some custom rom like Bugless Beast or CyanogenMod?
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    Now, if what you have is an Alltel Milestone, that's just a Droid and we can get you set up a lot faster.
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    Alltel Milestone?
    how can i know that? where is it written?:icon_eek:
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    Basically, who provides your service and where are you located?

    Oh, and :welcome: to the forums!
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    Thank you. :)
    I'm from Israel.
    the service company is called Cellcom.
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    Okay, then you have a straight Milestone. The Alltel Milestone is a US-exclusive; it's just a rebadged Motorola Droid.

    That link I gave you will get your Droid rooted and ROMed, eventually, with CyanogenMod modified to work on your hardware. Unfortunately you cannot install a Droid ROM on a Milestone. The Milestone has a bootloader similar to the Droid X/2/Pro/variants.
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    um.. ok, i'll try the link, thought it sais in the webpage that the version is
    vulnerable_recovery_only_RAMDLD90_78.zip
    i think i tried it already. should i "downgrade" first from the 2.1-update1 version.

    Thank you very much for your help! :p
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    I honestly couldn't tell you for that one. :) My Droid has spoiled me. ;)
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    :) thanx anyway. if you think of anything else please let me know.
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    For a straight up root, but no ROM, you can probably use superoneclick.

    ROMing the Milestone is tricky.
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