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[GUIDE] Root Access for Milestone XT720

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By markkohfm, Senior Member on 14th June 2010, 09:21 AM
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Just to simplify the procedure for root access:

1. Download the attached archive and expand it to a folder you can find (eg. c:\desktop)
2. Set up ADB
3. On the phone: Home, Menu Button, Settings, Applications, Development: Make sure the "USB debugging" option is enabled/checked.
4. Status bar, USB connection: Make sure "PC Mode" is selected.
5. Open a command prompt (Windows: Start, Run, "cmd", OK; Linux: Terminal)
6. Run "adb devices". If you don't see your device listed under "List of devices attached", return to step 2 and follow the link to setup ADB (use that topic for support) and return here when "adb devices" lists your X.
7. Run "CD c:\desktop" (or where ever you expanded the archive)
8. Run "adb push Superuser.apk /sdcard/Superuser.apk"
9. Run "adb push su /sdcard/su"
10. Run "adb push busybox /sdcard/busybox"
11. Run "adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals/exploid"
12. Run "adb shell"
13. Run "cd sqlite_stmt_journals"
14. Run "chmod 755 exploid"
15. On your phone, navigate to a screen where you can switch wifi/bluetooth on/off easily (settings, or a home screen with a widget)
16. IMMEDIATELY after executing the next step, toggle wifi or bluetooth off and back on
17. Run "./exploid" and follow directions on screen. Once this completes you'll be back at a shell prompt.
18. Run "rootshell". You'll be prompted for a password.
19. Type in password "hola mundo" and press Enter then you are root! (You'll know because your prompt will now be a "#" instead of "$")
20. Run "cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk"
21. Run "cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su"
22. Run "cp /sdcard/busybox /system/bin/busybox"
23. Run "chmod 4755 /system/bin/su"
24. Run "chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox"
25. Run "rm /system/bin/rootshell"
26. Run "exit" to drop from root to a non-root user shell (on phone still)
27. Run "exit" to drop back to your machine command prompt (instead of phone)

Thanks to mariomsg1 for finding the post and http://www.grupoandroid.com/modding/...d-rootear.html

Let the fun begin and hopefully we will get cooked roms soon...
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14th June 2010, 12:26 PM |#2  
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You have to be aware that there are at least two different versions of this phone. The Korean XT720 Motoroi and the European Milestone XT720. The internals are a bit different.

From memory the differences in specifications are (Korean / European):

SoC: 550 MHz OMAP3430 / 720 MHz OMAP3440
RAM: 256 MB / 512 MB
Network: Not sure, but I think they use some different HSPA frequencies
Mobile TV: DMB / None

There is also a Chinese version called XT705 which is very reminiscent of the XT720.

Anyways, as this may be my next phone I would clearly like a forum for this phone (the European one at least)
14th June 2010, 03:15 PM |#3  
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I have the Asian version XT720 with 550mhz processor, 256,ram 8mp camera, without mobile tv. why must they have so many variants i wonder...
20th June 2010, 12:55 AM |#4  
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Definitely a separate subforum would be called for. That and the new Droid X, Droid 2, etc... all different hardware.
20th June 2010, 05:59 PM |#5  
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Milestone XT720 is not released here yet as far as I know. And with all the hype on Sprint Evo and Droid Incredible, I think it's gonna take a while.
26th June 2010, 12:15 AM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MilkPudding

Milestone XT720 is not released here yet as far as I know. And with all the hype on Sprint Evo and Droid Incredible, I think it's gonna take a while.

The Milestine XT720 is due to be released in the UK and Europe at the start of July.
There are no plans, to the best of my knowledge, for it to go on sale in the US.
28th June 2010, 10:59 AM |#7  
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We already got XT720 in Singapore and it is not similar to the Korean version of Motoroi. I think will be same with UK version. we're desperately looking for a way to root the phone.

Sent from my Milestone XT720 using XDA App
28th June 2010, 12:15 PM |#8  
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What's your (under settings >> about phone menu):
Firmware Configuration Version
BaseBand Version
BaseBand Configuration Version
Build Number
29th June 2010, 02:55 PM |#9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skrilax_CZ

What's your (under settings >> about phone menu):
Firmware Configuration Version
BaseBand Version
BaseBand Configuration Version
Build Number

Model number: Milestone XT720
S?W version: STR_U2_01.18.2
Firmware version: 2.1-update1
Firmware Configuration version: GAS_ASIA_USASHLSTBSTARSG_P016
Baseband version: 3GSMEPU91A_U_91.07.56I
Baseband configuration version: UCASHLSTABB1B4DEMA033.0R
Kernel version: 2.6.29-omap1

From Singapore Milestone XT (running on 550 MHz @ 256 MB RAM)

Sorry can't find the build Number, what is that?

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29th June 2010, 03:26 PM |#10  
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I have the same, from Singapore as well.
29th June 2010, 04:23 PM |#11  
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Hi all, am from SG too....was just wondering, cant we use the method to root on milestone and apply it to milestone xt?
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