[Video HowTo]The Milestone has been Rooted!

Discussion in 'Motorola Milestone' started by Berzerker, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Guja

    Guja New Member

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    How about the update is there any chance I can download it and install it? I have the UK version, but am not from UK. When I try to check for updates it says Can't connect to servers.
     
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    Great! Will the Market Enabler now work? Any special version of the Market Enabler I should use?
     
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    Heya, been watching all the rooting news roll out. I'm quite aware of the power of root, but have never done it on an android device. I was just wondering the impact. I have a UK Milestone bought from expansys with stock access to the protected market.

    1. Will I still be able to run the 2.0.1 OTA update, or will it need custom 'update.zip's from here on in?
    2. Will I still have access to the market in the same way?
    3. Will 'any' application be able to fire up 'su' to gain privileged access? - is this controlled? Is there a root password per se, when running 'su' as in linux?

    Ta.
    inf
     
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    Not quite sure, but as far as i know:
    1. Yes, but once you update you will most probably lose root.
    2. Should be exactly the same.
    3. You will be able to install apps that *require* root. As far as i know there a few terminal/console apps that allow you to run "su" and "sudo" commands. Not quire sure about the root password if there is one.
     
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    USA Milestone Rooted as well...

    Market Enabler works after rooting. Backup for root now asks the first time for permission to run. Yay! This is a phone I bought from amazon here in the US. Now I can travel with the phone and also use my preferred backup solution.

    Playing field just got more interesting. I imagine when 2.0.1 or whatever comes out, by waiting a bit we will have an update that will not lose root. OTOH, we also get some new ROMs at some point which should make things quite interesting.
     
  6. lesjaw

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    yeaaah..now we need custom rom....
     
  7. EsiEmi

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    you guys in UK, can you still access all the apps on the market?

    and is there a way to unroot? i know (think i know :) ) that you need to have the original milestone image to unroot, but is it available?
     
  8. MR MILESTONE

    MR MILESTONE New Member

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    Great forum you guys got here, im a long time lurker! :)

    Can the 2.1 Rom that droid users have be used on our rooted Milestones? also, is there a way to revert back to 2.0 if something goes wrong?
     
  9. DAGr8

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    NO DO NOT YOU WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE

    you guys have to understand rooting is uselless for us atm (apart from market enabler , tethering, Overclock and not many other apps) , until custom roms are out its not worth it , once we ll have recovery img as for other devices then you ll be able to start doing some test because even if you brick it you ll be able to use a custom recovery program to revive your phone , but until then either wait before you root or once you do dont do anything , like Tigger said , there is nothing worthy to do with milestone atm , so wait for a custom 2.01 rom ( rooted one) that will do an 'all in one' .
     
  10. unix.punkx

    unix.punkx Silver Member

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    Yay for Milestone being rooted and for Tigger not rooting!
     
  11. zgmf-x322a

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    i got mine rooted but i find it more laggy than before.......
    anyone got the same prob?
     
  12. DAGr8

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    Probly nothing to do with it ...
     
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