Thanks Meter 13
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Frodsham, Cheshire, UK
Compatibility with Milestone/Droid
Just to get things going, I thought I would quickly document my findings with regard to a couple of compatiblilty issues with the original Milestone/Droid.
Screen Protectors: I've tried a few different types of screen saver, some of which were designed for the original Milestone. They are the right size in terms of width and height, but the radius of the corners of the original Milestone seems to be a bit smaller, so I've found it necessary to trim the corners a little to get it to fit. (As an aside, I did purchase a Savvies protector for the Milestone 2, and it's simply the wrong size, and after some discussion with them, they sent one for the original Milestone, which has to have the corners cut to make it fit. However, I can't recommend the Savvies protector, as it is far too easy to scratch. I would recommend Brando, and Martin Fields protectors, which are much more resilient).
Cradles: I've tried a couple of non-OEM cradles, and one is a much better fit than the other.
The Kidigi cradle, specifically designed for the original Milestone, doesn't work well with the Milestone 2. It has two problems. Firstly, it moulds around the end of the phone where the buttons are, and due to differences in the sizes of the phones in this area, it prevents the Milestone 2 from sitting in place properly (you can cut off the protrusion, and the phone will fit). Secondly, the magnet used to inform the phone it's in a multimedia cradle seems to be in the wrong place (which can be fixed by modifying the internals of the cradle).
The Paserro cradle, which again is designed for the original Milestone/Droid, works perfectly without modification with the Milestone 2.
What I would say is that I had to replace the power supplies for OEM Motorola ones, as the screen freaks out using regular power supplies.
Motorola Droid 4
Motorola Milestone 2
HTC Touch Pro - Exquisite 4.22 Radio 220.127.116.11
O2 XDA Exec