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motorola milestone has been rooted – instructions included

not really surprised to hear this news are we?

if interested in rooting your motorola milestone, you can check out the video below or the massive amounts of user instructions and comments over at droid forums.net.  there are already a number of success stories from around the world including the UK and Brazil of milestone users completing the task.

**REMEMBER!  DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE NOT LIABLE IF YOU BRICK YOUR PHONE LIKE A FOOL OR IF ANYTHING BAD HAPPENS TO YOU.  CHEERS!**

video tutorial:


a brief instruction set:

Just take the file in the post, name it update.zip, and throw it on the SD card in the root directory.

Turn off your ‘stone.

Hold down both the camera button and the power button THROUGH the Motorola “M” icon, until you see the exclamation point / triangle icon. Let both keys go. I tried the Droid method : power button and X button, and it didn’t work for me.

Now, this was finicky on my phone: Hold down the “volume up” button, then press and hold the camera button (while still holding the vol up). If it works, within a few seconds you should get a text screen telling you to use the d-pad for navigation, and offering you a couple of choices. Select “install update.zip from SD card”, and press the d-pad center button. Wait until it tells you that it is finished.

Reboot the phone.

Check the apps drawer for the superuser whitelist application. If you have that, the root worked.

You will still be on 2.0 after the root.

let me know how it goes!

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