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Hey folks, just found the following:

http://translate.goo...ndroidiani.com/

Tested and I can confirm, that it works on my german milestone.

1. Download the files
1.1 RSDlite 4.5.3
1.2 SBF Rom file
1.3 64-bit USB driver
1.4 Milestone root
2. root your device (if you haven't already)
3. Boot up in bootloader (hold power + volume up + camera)
4. Start RSDlight
5. if your phone doesn't appear, install the 64-bit driver
6. choose the extracted sbf file
7. click start if you're brave enough

As I stated before, it works for my device. But neither me or the guys who done the stuff are responsible for any damage.

So hopefully we'll see a MCR with App2SD and teknologist kernel soon. C'mon Paul we're counting on you! :-D

Edited by kkempe, 21 January 2010 - 09:25 PM.

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It is a HK SBF rom file, and it will alter hardware keyboard to QWERTY. So be warned.

Also it will alter your GSM to QUADBAND and UMTS 900/1900/2100

* But it does work on mine German imported Milestone, now i'm figuring how to get the QWERZ layout back on it.

Edited by bluemoko, 22 January 2010 - 01:30 AM.

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Hey folks, just found the following:

http://translate.goo...ndroidiani.com/

Tested and I can confirm, that it works on my german milestone.

1. Download the files
1.1 RSDlite 4.5.3
1.2 SBF Rom file
1.3 64-bit USB driver
1.4 Milestone root
2. root your device (if you haven't already)
3. Boot up in bootloader (hold power + volume up + camera)
4. Start RSDlight
5. if your phone doesn't appear, install the 64-bit driver
6. choose the extracted sbf file
7. click start if you're brave enough

As I stated before, it works for my device. But neither me or the guys who done the stuff are responsible for any damage.

So hopefully we'll see a MCR with App2SD and teknologist kernel soon. C'mon Paul we're counting on you! :-D


I just did this on my US milestone. It all works. May change GSM and keyboard though as others note. Longest thing was figuring out how to install the motodev usb drivers on win7. Rest was pretty easy. I re-applied the rooted update.zip after flashing with RSD light. It still has a strange error; but root backup still works and other apps like market enabler work fine.

I'll be trying the camera and see how battery life does tomorrow.

Pretty exciting and funfilled evening :-)

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I just did this on my US milestone. It all works. May change GSM and keyboard though as others note. Longest thing was figuring out how to install the motodev usb drivers on win7. Rest was pretty easy. I re-applied the rooted update.zip after flashing with RSD light. It still has a strange error; but root backup still works and other apps like market enabler work fine.

I'll be trying the camera and see how battery life does tomorrow.

Pretty exciting and funfilled evening :-)


Hi Michael, are you running on 850 UMTS? Did you lost your 3G signal?

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Hi Michael, are you running on 850 UMTS? Did you lost your 3G signal?


I am on ATT so never had 3G on the milestone here in the states. I have tmobile as well. I'm going to have to check. I keep on forgetting what these networks use for bands. I'll update things tomorrow when I get my other SIM card at work. Only have edge here on the milestone thus far.

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now i'm figuring how to get the QWERZ layout back on it.

found the solution for getting back the german keyboard :-)

1. download the files for german keyboard http://rapidshare.co...e_qwertz_DE.zip
2. install ConnectBot from market.
3. start ConnectBot, choose local and set root as username

in the terminal enter the follwing:

$ su (confirm with yes when superuser permission ask for granting root access)
# mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock6 /system
# cp -fr /sdcard/keychars/ /system/usr/
# cp -fr /sdcard/keylayout/ /system/usr/
# exit
# exit

then end ConnectBot and voila - german keyboard is back :-)

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Updated and rooted :)
Working fine.

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Updated and rooted :)
Working fine.


Just one minor update or note to all this great updating. If you are on Windows 7, the motodev flash drivers do not install directly from the msi file. You have to unpack the msi to a directory and then run the update driver from the device mangler and point it at the directory you unpacked the msi file into. The msi fails to complete on windows 7. Without this, RSD lite will not connect to the phone and find it. You cannot set the msi to emulate vista that I could see. I wish there were a Linux solution for this. I wonder if RSDlite runs in wine.

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I am on Windows 7 64-bit and had no probs with the drivers...

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I am on Windows 7 64-bit and had no probs with the drivers...



i updated to 2.0.1 first, can i still root?

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i updated to 2.0.1 first, can i still root?


only if you did the update to 2.0.1 on the way described in the first post. with OTA there seems to be no chance....

unfortunatly the flashing with RSDlite 4.5.3 did not work for me. maybe because i tried it with winxp in a virtuabox? has anybody successful flashed the rom from a virtual machine?
EDIT: ok, worked perfectly, just forgot about the usb-driver (my bad...)

Edited by invd, 22 January 2010 - 11:09 PM.

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we did not expect, that there'll be a 2.0.1 without the bug fix. you can be glad B)
this way our root-update still works :)

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can someone confirm, that the battery life still sucks :) my last hope is, that the official german 2.0.1 will do the fix, otherwise I would be pretty dissatisfied.

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How you expect battery life to be improved much? As for me, primary battery consumer is the screen - I hardly see how any software update can improve that.

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can someone confirm, that the battery life still sucks :) my last hope is, that the official german 2.0.1 will do the fix, otherwise I would be pretty dissatisfied.


battery life is not that bad i think considering the big screen

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Thanks kkempe, Now I got QWERTZ back. :)

(Though Thailand user QWERTY, but I've got German Milestone QWERTZ :-))

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Hey guys,

I'm running into an issue with installing the drivers, I'm getting the following error:

'This installation package is not supported by this processor type. Contact your product vendor'

So, I've downloaded the 32bit drivers, which say they have installed okay, but when I connect the phone, the driver installation starts and I get an EM saying that the drivers have been installed but may not work correctly

I'm running Windows 7, Starter on a netbook (Compaq Mini 110), I'm from an OS X background, so getting a bit stuck... a bit of a Windows n00b...

I had a look at

http://www.sevenforu....html#post25122

And followed the instructions, but the phone is not showing up in RSD when I put it into bootloader mode...

EDIT: I also followed the steps from Michael's post (Just one minor update or note to all this great updating. If you are on Windows 7, the motodev flash drivers do not install directly from the msi file. You have to unpack the msi to a directory and then run the update driver from the device mangler and point it at the directory you unpacked the msi file into. The msi fails to complete on windows ), with no luck

My need to tinker is driving me nuts, and I'm used to just doing the update.zip from my previous Hero, so any help would be great...


UPDATE: Issue resolved.... the instructions @ the seven forums pointed to the wrong driver, I installed the USB drivers after having a think about it, and got everything working...

Edited by glenwatkins, 24 January 2010 - 10:01 PM.

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hi, flash mine tonight and now i have no signal, is anyway to back to 2.0 whit 850 mghz, thank.

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Hey guys,

I'm running into an issue with installing the drivers, I'm getting the following error:

'This installation package is not supported by this processor type. Contact your product vendor'

So, I've downloaded the 32bit drivers, which say they have installed okay, but when I connect the phone, the driver installation starts and I get an EM saying that the drivers have been installed but may not work correctly

I'm running Windows 7, Starter on a netbook (Compaq Mini 110), I'm from an OS X background, so getting a bit stuck... a bit of a Windows n00b...

I had a look at

http://www.sevenforu....html#post25122

And followed the instructions, but the phone is not showing up in RSD when I put it into bootloader mode...

EDIT: I also followed the steps from Michael's post (Just one minor update or note to all this great updating. If you are on Windows 7, the motodev flash drivers do not install directly from the msi file. You have to unpack the msi to a directory and then run the update driver from the device mangler and point it at the directory you unpacked the msi file into. The msi fails to complete on windows ), with no luck

My need to tinker is driving me nuts, and I'm used to just doing the update.zip from my previous Hero, so any help would be great...
UPDATE: Issue resolved.... the instructions @ the seven forums pointed to the wrong driver, I installed the USB drivers after having a think about it, and got everything working...


Hi-

I had this issue and actually had to do a few things upon retrospect. I am unsure whether they are necessary but these are the things. I'm sorry I left one thing out:

1) Installed the windows USB drivers from the Android SDK first. This got rid of one unknown device in device mangler on Windows 7 Ultimate or Professional or whatever version I have on my Windows 7 box.

2) Unpacked the MSI installer into a directory and then update the drivers from device mangler.

After doing 1) above, the motorola flash thing showed up as an unknown but it did not show up the first time. Wierd but true. I don't know if this is expected behavior or something just strange with my setup. My Win 7 box is not unique though and its really only used to do gotomeeting stuff for work. I don't add bunches of stuff to it as a rule; but I did have to add both sets of drivers to make the phone show up in RSDlite. I did not have to reboot though.

Can you try adding the windows USB drivers from the SDK installer on Windows?

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hi, flash mine tonight and now i have no signal, is anyway to back to 2.0 whit 850 mghz, thank.

please, someone have a sbk file from brazil or argentina to get my 3g back, thanks

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