MoDaCo is undergoing planned maintenance. Site functionality may be reduced - follow @modaco or @paulobrien on Twitter for updates.

  • Announcements

    • Reminder - MoDaCo position on illegal content

      ILLEGAL CONTENT I'd like to just reaffirm MoDaCo's position regarding piracy and illegal content in the light of some recent questions / postings. Posts will be censored by myself or my moderation team if the contain or link to: Illegal / pirated / cracked software or sites that host such software
      Nintendo emulators / ROMs or sites hosting them (in light of Nintendo's legal stance)


      CUSTOM ROMS

      You may discuss and post links to custom device ROMs on MoDaCo, provided the following rules are adhered to: ROMs must not be hosted directly in topic via the MoDaCo attachment system
      ROMs must not contain any illegal 3rd party software (this includes trial versions included without permission)
      ROMs must give full credit to the original author
      This decision has been taken in light of the huge amount of interest in this area of device customisation within the community, and member feedback! Please note that custom ROM discussion should be kept in specific device sub-areas, (e.g. Kaiser.MoDaCo.com for Kaiser based devices). ISSUES If you have any issues with this policy, please contact me directly via PM. P
    • Support MoDaCo by signing up to a MoDaCo Silver or Gold membership

      To sign up to an annual MoDaCo Silver subscription which will eliminate all ads from the site (as well as giving you access to the MoDaCo Online Kitchens for Android) for only £9.99 using PayPal, Credit or Debit Card, ensure you are logged in to the site, and then click the link below, which will take you directly to the subscription store! You can also sign up to an annual MoDaCo Gold subscription for £29.99, which adds the benefits listed below! PURCHASE A MODACO SUBSCRIPTION - FREE Titanium Backup Mobile for Android worth $5.99! - FREE 1 year PrivateInternetAccess.com worth $39.95! - FREE 1 year LastPass Premium worth $12! - FREE CalcConvert for Pocket PC from Binaryfish worth $17.95! - FREE Calendar Bar for Pocket PC from OmegaOne worth $9.99! - FREE CamerAware for Pocket PC and Smartphone from MoDaCo worth £19.99 / $30! - FREE Chronos for Pocket PC from ActiveKitten worth $14.95! - FREE CodeWallet Pro for Smartphone and Pocket PC from DeveloperOne worth up to $24.95! - FREE Concentrix for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE FlexMail for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $59.90! - FREE FTouchSL for Pocket PC from Vekoff s.r.o. worth 10 euro / $12.50! - FREE Jewel Challenge for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE John Cody's Alerts Pro for Smartphone from Omnisoft worth $14.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Dutch for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> French for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> German for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Italian for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Spanish for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Dutch for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> French for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> German for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Russian for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Turkish for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE Note2Self for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $19.90! - FREE Opera 8.60 for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Opera Software worth up to $48! - FREE Pocket Informant for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $59.90! - FREE Pocket Launcher for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Conduits worth $9.95! - FREE PTab for Pocket PC and Smartphone from z4soft worth up to $60! - FREE Resco Explorer for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Resco worth up to $49.90! - FREE Safemode for Pocket PC from monocube worth $12.95 - FREE SplashPhoto for Pocket PC and Smartphone from SplashData worth up to $59.90! - FREE Sprite Backup for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Sprite Software worth $29.95! - FREE Teksoft Glyphs UI for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Teksoft €9.95! - FREE Teksoft HeadsetRemote for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Teksoft €4.95! - FREE Traffic Jam for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE unlock (1 per year) from imei-check.co.uk - DISCOUNT of 10% at MoDaCo FairDeal - DISCOUNT of 10% at Semsons.com - FORUM - AD FREE SITE - FORUM - custom rank / title - FORUM - double competition entries - FORUM - double post attachment space - FORUM - no search flood control - FORUM - priority event registration - FORUM - triple PM space
    • Reminder: Selling items on the forum directly is not allowed

      Please note that selling items on the forum directly is not allowed by the forum rules. There is a forum for eBay auctions whereby you can list the items on eBay and link to them there. This is the ONLY forum for this type of activity. You may also advertise links to the eBay forum in your signature. Please note that selling directly in contravention of these rules will result in a warning / suspensions / ban.

No custom roms on the milestone? / android 2.1

9 posts in this topic

Posted (edited) · Report post

Is it true that we cannot flash the milestone with custom roms? i read something saying we cant because all roms have to be signed by in motorola in order to work =( , btw when is android 2.1 officially coming to the milestone?

Edited by Chad Petree
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

It is true, Motorola stays true to their strategy of locking their Linux-based phones (Droid was notable, but single exception). Some customizations are possible, but not complete kernel replacement.

2.1 should be arriving pretty soon, some pre-release German builds are already floating around.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hmm but i still dont get, ive read plenty of times the device CAN be rooted, so if it CAN be rooted shouldnt be able to install custom roms, and install aplications on microsd cards ?? so what do we get from rooted the milestone?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Hmm but i still dont get, ive read plenty of times the device CAN be rooted, so if it CAN be rooted shouldnt be able to install custom roms, and install aplications on microsd cards ?? so what do we get from rooted the milestone?

All rooting gives you is the root access.

But if kernel is not signed correctly (by secret RSA key only Motorola has), it will simply refuse to boot. Therefore, you can replace kernel with custom, but it will not boot. So customisation is limited to what is possible by changing system files except kernel - this is not complete custom ROMs.

Also rooting dependant on security flaw in current bootloader. Presumably Motorola will patch it in some point in the future, leaving you with choice - either not to upgrade your phone firmware (except limited homebrew upgrading doable without kernel update) or lose the root ability, maybe forever.

Edited by Ingvarr
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

All rooting gives you is the root access.

But if kernel is not signed correctly (by secret RSA key only Motorola has), it will simply refuse to boot. Therefore, you can replace kernel with custom, but it will not boot. So customisation is limited to what is possible by changing system files except kernel - this is not complete custom ROMs.

Also rooting dependant on security flaw in current bootloader. Presumably Motorola will patch it in some point in the future, leaving you with choice - either not to upgrade your phone firmware (except limited homebrew upgrading doable without kernel update) or lose the root ability, maybe forever.

hahaha wow that sounds dramatic , anyway i think we wont miss the root ability too much on the milestone, right now the only benefit i see is installing applications on the sd card =/

Edited by Chad Petree
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Well theres only one Custom ROM and thats the Pulsar ROM and I think its at version 1.2.1 right now

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

check out these NANDROID's as there are various rooted versions, and what i call ROMS, as they are like ghost images of android devices which may have JIT, ROOT, other countries or features.

This is the closest we have to custom roms, next to the PULSE roms which are update.zips which are flashed in the root method

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Don't mix up Droid and Milestone.

Droid ROMs are not signature-locked, so complete customization is possible, instead of Milestone.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

MoDaCo is part of the MoDaCo.network, © Paul O'Brien 2002-2015. MoDaCo uses IntelliTxt technology.