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2.1 Update Instructions for Canadian Milestone

After much patience, Motorola has finally brought Android 2.1 to Canadian Milestone users. The update arrives nearly a month after American and European customers could apply the update, just going to show that sometimes we like to take our time up here in the Great White North. Motorola seems to be forgoing an over-the-air update, as users will have to download a file from Motorola’s site and apply the package from their computers. It’s quite a simple process, but requires your phone to be connected to your computer until the update is applied; it’ll be unable to recieve calls/texts until it’s finished.

Instructions

1.  Visit this Moto site.
2.  Choose “Telus” and then “Milestone.”
3.  Download the My Software Update software.
4.  Connect your phone and follow the instructions. Your phone will have to be restarted twice: once manually (when the installer tells you) and once automatically to apply the final update. Enjoy your pretty wallpapers!

Back in March, Motorola Canada posted this update to fans via its Facebook Page: “A lot of you are asking about the upgrade from 2.0 to 2.1. Ultimately, we want to ensure you have the best possible experience on your device; as a result, the rollout is taking longer than expected.”

I’ve successfully applied and am now enjoying what you guys have been rubbing in my face for weeks. Well worth the wait; now, if only I could figure out how to get my “Enter key to send text message” functionality back, I’ll be happy camper. I’ve been able to customize my home screen with a speculated nine total home screens; how I’ll be able to fill these up, I have no idea.

Release notes posted earlier here.

Matt Demers is ready to crack some Molsons and watch the NHL playoffs. You can find more of his work on his personal site.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/LEKFMUDDDIBPV5NJKW6YTGNRWA Carlo

    What do you suppose would happen in someone from the US tried installing this? I'm not going to try but curious ;-)

  • Trug

    Kellex,

    Does the Milestone have a different stock camera app that uses the full screen? If so is it possible to get it on the Droid?

    Thanks

    • http://mattdemers.com Matt Demers

      Mine does, yes. Not sure if you can get it on the Droid.

      • Michael_NM

        Matt, do you also have Bluetooth voice dialing?

        • http://mattdemers.com Matt Demers

          If I had a bluetooth microphone, I would test.

          • Michael_NM

            Okay, thanks Matt.

            By the way, I envy your 9 screens. Like you, I don't know what I would do with all of them, but I hate knowing the device can do this “stock,” but not south of the 49th parallel…

  • Mrpicolas

    Any reason this wouldn't work for the Droid?

  • Mrpicolas

    Any reason this wouldn't work for the Droid?

    • kellex

      My Software Updater doesn't recognize the Droid as far as I know. Pretty sure I tried it back in the day when Europe was getting 2.1. :)

      • Mrpicolas

        Oh OK maybe someone will port over the 9 screens hopefully! !

      • Mrpicolas

        With froyo. Coming and it being driven by Google rather than carriers do you
        foresee more rom options or easier rooting?

        • kellex

          The ROM options will likely continue to be there for the life of the device. Will it be easier to root? Not really sure. We'll see what 2.2 is actually released. :)

          • Mrpicolas

            Yeah I was just thinking if Google starts handling this it wont be as locked
            down like vz likes to do. I mean android was met to be open. Source after
            all

          • Mrpicolas

            http://www.androidguys.com/2010/04/20/swiss-wat

            Check this out Ulysses nardin luxury android handset being developed price
            is crazy!!!

    • Michael_NM

      VZW!