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If you are on FW: 2.0 or 2.0.1 Read PART 1
If you are on FW: 2.1 Read Part 2
MOD EDIT: For the Telus 2.0.1/2.1 Milestones, start at Part 2.

PART 1
So you are on Firmware 2.0 or 2.0.1 and wanna get root permissions.
  1. First thing you need is the rooted update.zip, which you can download HERE
  2. Put the ZIP file on your SD card
  3. Shut down your phone
  4. Go into recovery mode by holding the Camera-Button and pressing Power-Up
  5. When you see the /!\ -sign press Volume-Up and the the Camera Button
  6. Select "Apply update.zip"
  7. Your'e done

PART 2
Be sure that your phone have atleast 80% of charge.
  1. To root a 2.1 phone we need to downgrade the recovery
  2. For this we need a Only-Recovery SBF file which we can flash via RSD Lite
  3. First install the USB drivers from Motorola
  4. The you need the RSD Lite Tool | Linux machines can use the linux flasher (created by [mbm])
  5. And the Recovery-Only SBF (which will downgrade the Recovery Partition and not the system)
  6. Start the RSD Lite, select the SBF file
  7. Plug in your phone (while its off)
  8. Go into the Bootloader Mode by holding UP (on the hardware keyboard) and press Power-On for 2-3 seconds (if UP doesn't work try pressing X)
  9. Now select your phone which should be now visible in the RSD Lite tool
  10. Press Start
  11. The phone will reboot 1-3 times while the downgrade process. DO NOT unplug it
  12. When its done, you can apply the same method as in PART 1
 
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If Im correct then the Telus MotoMilestone requires a different method to root?
 
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If Im correct then the Telus MotoMilestone requires a different method to root?
I would update your Telus Milestone to 2.1 and then use the Part 2 method. That will work.


EDIT: The Telus 2.0.1 method requires you to flash the Brazilian 2.0.1 SPF, and then do the rest of Part 1. I would not recommend that.

However, I have a nandroid backup of a Telus 2.0.1 stock, if you ever need to restore that.
 
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EDIT: The Telus 2.0.1 method requires you to flash the Brazilian 2.0.1 SPF, and then do the rest of Part 1. I would not recommend that.

However, I have a nandroid backup of a Telus 2.0.1 stock, if you ever need to restore that.
Telus 2.0.1 was also rootable by flashing the same rootable recovery only SBF. I did it and it worked.

Indeed though, the only way back to Telus 2.0.1 is by nandroid, not SBF. But you'd have to have a pretty good reason for wanting 2.0.1 over 2.1.
 
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After being rooted, does Android Wifi Tether work on this device?
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Telus 2.0.1 was also rootable by flashing the same rootable recovery only SBF. I did it and it worked.

Indeed though, the only way back to Telus 2.0.1 is by nandroid, not SBF. But you'd have to have a pretty good reason for wanting 2.0.1 over 2.1.
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Does part 2 work with the moto droid? The only reason I ask is because the file downloaded, is milestone_root.zip, trying to be cautious and not brick my phone thanks in advance for the info.



Wow, soo sorry, I just did the research, the milstone and the moto droid are one in the same, >.<

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