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Disclaimer: I am not responsible if anything happens to your device. Please read the whole text over before applying roms. Use at your own risk.
It is strongly recommended that you wipe data + cache + dlavik (may not be spelled right) cache before applying ANY roms.
Also, make sure to have vulnerable recovery and root installed (I do not think you need vulnerable recovery for 2.1 BUT ROOT IS NEEDED) However it is acquired, root is needed.
Also, MAKE SURE YOU NANDROID BACKUP BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING TO YOUR DEVICE!!! GOOD LUCK
How-To Root (On GOT 2.2.1) (All the files were taken straight from the GOT homepage)
Note: Please, make sure your device is fully charged before you attempt to do this!
The following files all have vulnerable recovery pre-installed:
DACH – GERMANY :
DACH AUSTRIA :
RETAIL EUROPE (RTEU) :
FRANCE RETAIL :
ITALY WIND :
UK RETAIL (RTUK) :
TELUS CANADA :
Download the file according to where you live.
Now, you must install RSD Lite (taken from http://tinyurl.com/3xg5xwj):
mirror: http://www.multiupload.com/jw25luksh2 (not tested by me, found from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=983516 thanks nagi603 and eXtink please report in comments if it works!)
I'm pretty sure you may have to install the drivers for your device, a simple google may help. - This may be required.
Next, open RSD Lite and click the "..." and navigate to the file you have downloaded above.
Next, plug in your phone in bootloader mode. To do this, turn your phone off, then hold the power button, the top volume button and the camera button at the same time. Then you should enter bootloader mode. It should say Bootloader at the top. Make sure, at the bottom it says "Battery OK". Please, make sure you have fully charged your device! Then click the start button. Wait for a while.
Once its booted, plug the device into your computer via usb, then go to memory card access. Then go to the root of the sd card (on your computer)
Now, download and OR (For this tutorial, I will be using Androidani 3.3, the link is a the bottom).
In the rar file there should be two things. One should be a folder named "OpenRecovery" (Note: Make sure thats the file name!) and an update.zip file. Next, put the OpenRecovery folder in the root of your sd card. (If you have never used an OR before, you should NOT have to replace anything!) Also put the update.zip in the root of your sd card.
Next, turn the phone off. Now, while turning your phone on, (THIS MAY NOT WORK FOR SOME PEOPLE) hold the camera and power button until you see the M logo, then release the power button but keep holding the camera button. You should see a caution sign. Next, click the up button (on the volume rocker) and camera button after. Keep trying it if it doesn't take you to a menu. Next, slide out your keyboard then using the d-pad navigate to "apply update.zip" and click the middle button. Once its applied, you should have a bigger, longer menu. Then navigate to root phone in the new menu. Once this is done, you should be rooted.
How to apply custom roms:
Now that you have root and an OR (Open Recovery), turn on your phone and plug it into your computer in memory card access. (Or, you can navigate to the OR [By above method] and click memory card access, it should be the first or second option in the menu)
Once you are at the root of your sd card, go to OpenRecovery folder, then click updates. After that, put a rom that is an UPDATE (Some roms are not, some can be nandroid backups. It should specify on thread) For example, as of now, cyanogen mod by kabaldan is an update.
If the rom is a nandroid backup (Again, it should specify on thread) (For example, as of now, MotoFroyoSense is a nandroid backup), then navigate to the root folder then go to nandroid folder and click one of the folders within the nandroid folder (any, it doesn't matter) and put the nandroid backup (AS A FOLDER, not rar) and finally, turn off your phone.
Then navigate back to the OpenRecovery menu and click updates (if its an update rom) and click it, or if its a nandroid, navigate to nandroid then nandroid restore, and restore the rom.
Remember to wipe before you apply any roms!
Now, as an addition, here are all the roms available for milestone! They can be found in a cleaner thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...5#post11593755
2.2.1 (GOT) Leak roms:
The Froyo Mod by 89luca89:
Cyanogen Mod (6.1.2 I think) by the famous kabaldan:
Edit: There are no more updates for cyanogen mod 6 for our milestones from kabaldan (nadlabak)
Edit2: Updates for Cyanogen Mod 6 can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1155454 by milaq
Shadowmod-br by Edgard Castro:
iceandfire by iceandfire:
MIUI rom by Miui-Team:
Lalit Miui mod:
For more Miui info, you can go to miui-dev.com (Run by Markhuk)
HO!NO! CM6 mod by HO!NO! (As of now, this must be applied over CM6 as nandroid. Please ensure that the version of HO!NO! complies with whichever version of CM6 you are using. Also, if market is not functioning properly, there is a method to fix on the thread):
There is also a rom called Cronos Froyo but it is not on these forums anymore. A simple google search can probably get you to the right place.
Gingerbread roms for GOT 2.2.1
These can be applied with the GOT 2.2.1 sbf (YOU MUST HAVE ROOT!)
Cyanogen Mod 7 (nightly, so its probably beta) kabaldan:
ShadowMOD-BR v2.3.2 by edgardcastro:
Eclair (2.1) roms
Telus Lite V5 -- THE Fastest Eclair mod by xslntx :
I think these are compatible with both 2.2.1 (GOT leak) and 2.1
MotoFroyoSense by Dexter Picard. This is a Desire Z port to milestone by the great Dexter Picard. (I can confirm this working on 2.2.1 GOT leak using Androidani 3.3 and wiping dlavik cache + cache after nandroid update. I DO NOT THINK YOU CAN WIPE DATA SO YOU MUST NANDROID BACKUP BEFORE YOU INSTALL):
HTC 2.1 Senseui Mod for Milestone by Dexter Picard. This is a 2.1 sense port from Desire ( I think). (This can be confirmed working for me on GOT 2.2.1 leak using androidani 3.3 and wiping dlavik cache and cache after nandroid backup. )
Other Roms that I am not sure if are compatible with 2.1 or 2.2.1 (GOT LEAK)
MotoBlur for Milestone by Dexter Picard:
Fast-Light-Rom by HTCDevil
Eclair Mod by 89luca89:
Now for avaiable leaks so far(2.2)(Froyo)
Jan.25/10 Leak 2.2.1 (I THINK) : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=929646
Older leak : VIVO: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=913938
Oldest leak: GOT 2.2.1:
Other (Supposed) European 2.2.1 leak:
There is also a project for brute forcing the milestone keys!:
Androidani 3.3 by Azhad:
Petition to get bootloader free + 2.3 on milestone by Wing_Zero85 :
Thanks to all the developers and all the members that made this happen. I want to say a specific thanks to sileshn for unintentionally inspiring me to make this thread
Please press the thanks button if I helped. If a mod thinks this should be stickied, please do