MILESTONE 2.1 update and root guide

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    2.1 update on a rooted milestone

    I already rooted my milestone running 2.0.1, to install a different font.

    If I update to 2.1 using About > System updates, will it stay rooted? If not, will it keep the fonts I put there?

    If it won't stay rooted, will I be able to apply the technique described above, to root it?

    I would rather avoid having all my data on the device wiped clean...

    Thanks!
     
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    If you flash the service version, you SHOULD keep all your data, but you will need to root again. However, this is purely speculation.
     
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    Just to recap... you are holding down the X key and not letting go of it, then hitting the power button, which you can let go off, and still not letting go of that X key the phone boots all of the way up?

    It should go to the M logo then go to the recovery app, as long as you don't let go of the X key.
     
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    hi guys, sorry I didnt reply, but i got my problem fixed!!! i just flashed the bootloader and all went back to normal.

    im gonna try out the pulsar rom next :D
     
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    I just want to be absolutely clear, this guide assumes starting with a non-rooted phone on 2.1update1?

    If it goes wrong, can the default version be flashed back or will the phone be bricked? As long as you don't flash the bootloader itself, it should always be recoverable?

    Thanks for the guide
     
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    this guide flashes your milestone with a 2.1 stock rom. then it shows you how to root it. it works perfectly if you follow the instructions. i had a problem with my bootloader but i got that fixed if you read above.
     
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    So if I already have a stock 2.1 build, do I still follow all the steps? Will it work at all?
     
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    all will be fine once you follow the steps...well it was for me. :)
     
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    Hmm. I seem to be having the same problem as stev. I also have the 90.78 bootloader, but when I tried flashing the 90.73 bootloader, but it would just hang at erasing flash memory.
     
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    You can't downgrade the bootloader.
     
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    Uhoh so does that mean I cannot get into the recovery mode?
     
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    Why? What's wrong with your recovery mode?

    Are you using X + Power to enter it?
     
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    Yes I am using power and the x button. However it just goes to the bootloader.
     
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    Ok I got it working again. I just reflashed the vulnerable recovery with rsd lite. :)
     
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    How can I install sprecovery v0.99.3b on the milestone?
     
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