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This is just a collection of information, facts, tads & bits about the XT720, which is nothing alike to the Droid Milestone

All this info will eventually go to the Milestone XT720 Wiki here @ XDA.... ( after i'm done playing with this toy )

XT720 Hardware is compatible with all the stock ROM on this list
except for the Korean Motoroli XT720, which has extra TV and stuff, which they will officially get froyo, but we (the rest of the world) wont at least according to the official paper
but it might change, only time will tell.

To flash ROMs you'll need RSD Lite (Multi-Flash / Multi-Flex Tool)
You can download RSD Lite 4.6 from
it'll read all ROMs packaged in *.SBF extension

Stock Motonav is safe to uninstall and remove with Titatium Backup (requires root)

A clean formatted phone should have aprox 127MB of internal storage

XT720 can be easily rooted via SuperOneClick

App2card works out of the box, it should be the very first thing to adb install App2Card_2.7.3_3Dec.apk into your XT720
original DEVeloper topic
App2Card 2.7.3 (3Dec) Download

You can run App2Card the automatic way (might get troublesome), with just a lick of a button "Install EXT/Transfer apps to EXT" or you can run App2Card the manual way (safe)

  • Run App2card
  • Grand Superuser Access
  • select Storage Tools
  • select Create/Upgrade EXT partition for SD Card
  • Resize your External SD to your hearts content, (example 16 GB SD can be split into 8 GB fat32 + 8 GB ext2) SWAP is not needed
  • select Apply
  • wait a long time for the partitioning and format to complete (speed will depends on your SD card class 2/4/6/10 speed )
  • let it reboot the phone, when you get prompted to reboot
NOTE: it's easier faster and more accurate to do the partitioning on a Linux machine using Gparted or similar tools, the building partitioning tool of App2card doesn't do a very good job.
  • Run App2card again
  • select Enable Apps on EXT partition
  • it will ask you to reboot again, let it reboot again...
  • wait a long while again...
  • App2SD will do its magic, then it will reboot again on its own
  • wait another while
  • now you should be back into the OS
  • run App2card yet again
  • select Application Tools
  • and select the Apps/Games that you want to run from the SD card

Troubleshooting Steps:
  • if you get stuck in a boot loop, hold the camera key, until it boots back into the OS
  • when the phone goes back into the OS
  • run App2card
  • you'll get a message about problem with ext2
  • select Fix
  • it'll ask you to reboot let it reboot
  • the phone should be back to normal after reboot
This is the simplest method and more user friendly than the old symlink static method via ADB install shell script, as it allows you to control what apps goes in and out, also if you ever take the microSD out of the slot it will not crash/hung your phone. Using the old method of symlink the phone will get stuck when the correct microSD card is not found.

However the static method is more stable, until your microSD gets corrupted

Internal Phone Storage Notes:
Before App2SD script 127 MB free space
After App2SD script 143 MB free space

official Motorola support community
Last edited by AllGamer; 16th January 2011 at 03:48 AM.
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