The Complete Guide on Tinkering with your Motorola Milestone X2

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grizzlayleslay presents:
The Complete Guide on Tinkering with your
Motorola Milestone X2

Greetings and Welcome!

If you're here, you have a Motorola Milestone X2. You have 2.3.6 Gingerbread, and you probably hate the Blur stuff forced upon you in 2.3.6. We know. This is a dual-core phone and it feels like you're not getting the full potential out of it. Thanks to the courage and hard work of many members, we CAN get more out of this phone. Believe the impossible.

What follows is the most thorough guide on XDA for tinkering with your Milestone X2. There are many parts to this guide, and I recommend reading through all of it if you plan on tinkering with your Milestone X2.

Before going forward, I must repeat: This guide is for, and only for, Gingerbread 2.3.6 running on your Motorola Milestone X2.

I'm sure some parts of the guide can be utilized for the Droid X2 but considering that us Milestone X2 users are lumped into the Droid X2 forum and must frequently scavenge several topics before getting the documentation we need, this guide is written under the assumption that you have a Milestone X2 and that you're modifying it.

This guide is not for Android 2.3.4, 2.3.5, 2.3.batman, or anything NOT called 2.3.6. The Milestone X2 was shipped with 2.3.6 so this guide is written FOR 2.3.6, and will not be revised for any other version of 2.3. If you're not running 2.3.6 on the Milestone X2 and you choose to follow the guide anyway, that's your choice and I hold no responsibility for your gallivanting ways.

With that, let's go forward.

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Table of Contents
Part 1: Back up the Personal Essentials
Part 2: Factory Reset Time
Part 3: Install and Update the Bare Essentials
Part 4: Rooting the Milestone X2 with 2.3.6
Part 5: Creating the Nandroid/BSR Backup
Part 6: Nandroid Restore Procedure
Part 7: Custom ROM Installation with DZK's CMOD10 2.9999999 Alpha
Part 8: Performance gains with CM10 and the MX2
Part 9: Performing an SBF Restoration on the MX2

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REQUIREMENTS:
It is assumed that you have the following utilities handy before going forward:
  1. A computer running Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  2. A computer ALSO running Linux
  3. A Motorola Milestone X2 with the USB cable that it came with when you bought it.
  4. A Wall Charger for your Milestone X2
It is also assumed that you understand the following principles of Android tinkering:
  1. Your mileage may vary.
  2. I take no responsibility what you do to your Milestone X2.
  3. I take no responsibility if you use a different phone NOT called the Milestone X2 and end up breaking it.
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REFERENCES:

Part 4: Guide adopted from user clcrawl here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1405077
Part 4: How to tell if your phone is rooted: http://www.androidcentral.com/is-my-phone-rooted
Part 5: Guide adopted from Moon Shadow here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1318083
Part 7: DZK's original Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1912280
Part 7: Lrs121's modification Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1914238
Part 8: sbf_flash on Linux: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1321061

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CREDITS:

This guide would simply not exist without the help & efforts of the following XDA users:

DragonZKiller (creator of the original CM10 mod for the Droid X2)
Lrs121 (creator of the port of dragonzkiller's port of CM10 for the Milestone X2, hoster of the nTelos sbf file we use)
clcrawl (creator of the original 2.3.6 Root thread for the MX2)
Moon Shadow - NM (creator of the Nandroid thread for the DX2/MX2)
imchairmanm (creator of the sbf_flash thread for the MX2)
Booga Booga (fellow MX2 user and all-around badass resource for creating this guide)
 
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Part 1: Back up the Personal Essentials

If you have Contacts, back them up.

If you have files on your MX2 or SD card, back them up.

As always, before doing ANYTHING with your MX2, back up the important things you need regardless. If you don't back up your personal files, you risk losing them. So back them up. Put the files on a USB drive, CD, external hard drive, whatever. Keep it away from your MX2 where it can't fall in the crossfire of your modding.
 
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Part 2: Factory Reset Time

Before going forward with any custom ROM's, it is absolutely imperative that you have a place to go back to should something go wrong, or if you want to revert back to the stock OS of your MX2. The best way to do this is to have the freshest, cleanest version of the stock OS on your MX2. Doing a factory reset gets you that freshest, cleanest version.

1) Go to your App Drawer, go to "Settings".

2) In Settings, go to "Privacy Settings".

3) Under "Personal Data" at the bottom, select "Factory Data Reset".

4) You'll be prompted with a message explaining all the important stuff about the Factory Data Reset. There are two checkboxes for erasing Internal and SD storage, this is not mandatory as it only wipes apps & media files but it's up to you if you want to do that. When ready, select "Reset Phone".

This process takes a varying amount of time, but eventually it will complete.

5) You're done!
 
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Part 3: Install and Update the Bare Essentials

Now that the MX2's been reset, you'll have the opportunity to add your Google Account, and update apps. But wait! We want as barebones of a Gingerbread install as possible, so just update & install these apps:

1) Google Play Store

2) Stock Apps

3) Superuser (for Part 4)

4) Android Terminal Emulator (for Part 4)

5) You're done!
 
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Part 4: Rooting the Milestone X2 with 2.3.6

Let's review before rooting:

  • You've backed up the bare essentials
  • You've Factory Reset your MX2
  • You've updated the Google Play store & the stock apps, AND installed Superuser AND a Terminal app.
Okay, let's go forward.

1) Install the Motorola Device Manager for Windows, here: http://www.motorola.com/consumers/v...009a0210VgnVCM1000008806b00aRCRD&pubid=987654

2) Restart your computer. Maybe you don't think you need to, but I will. Never hurts to be safe.

3) While your computer reboots, enable USB Debugging on your MX2. Here's how you do it:
Go to your "App Drawer", select "Settings", go to "Applications", select "Development", and select the checkbox for "USB debugging".

4) Plug your MX2 into your computer. At this point it's installing the ADB drivers, essentially allowing your computer to talk to your MX2 over USB.

5) Download this file. http://www.mediafire.com/?z8yb4acyjp08ahf

6) Extract the zip file to a location that is easy to get to, and make sure all the files are extracted to the same folder. For ease of use, I suggest making a folder called "Root" in the C: drive, and putting all the files in that “Root” folder.

7) Put your MX2 into Fastboot Mode. Here's how you do it:
  • Unplug the MX2 from the computer.
  • Shut the MX2 off.
  • Hold down the Volume Down Button while pressing the Power Button.
  • After the MX2 turns on you should see "Fastboot" at the top of the screen.
  • Press the Volume Up Button to enter Fastboot mode. Your computer may need to install drivers if this is the first time you entered Fastboot mode, so let this happen BEFORE proceeding.
8) Start a command prompt on your computer.

9) Type the following commands:
  • cd \<DIRECTORY> where <DIRECTORY> is the folder you created. If you created the Root folder in C:\ it would be cd \root.
  • moto-fastboot flash preinstall preinstall.img
  • moto-fastboot reboot
10) Wait for the MX2 to reboot.

11) After it reboots, execute the following commands (in the command prompt you should still have open):
  • adb shell
  • /preinstall/su
12) On your MX2 you should see a prompt to Allow or Deny Superuser access, select Allow.

13) Execute the following commands (in the command prompt you should still have open)
  • mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk0p12 /system
  • cp /preinstall/su /system/bin/su
  • chmod 6755 /system/bin/su
14) If you haven't yet, install a Terminal app on your MX2. I recommend "Android Terminal Emulator": https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm&hl=en

15) Open the Terminal app.

16) You'll be faced with a text entry prompt in the form of a $ symbol. execute the following command:
  • su
17) You'll be prompted with SuperUser asking for permission. Select "allow".

18) If the prompt changes from $ to #, it means you're rooted.

19) You're done!
 
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Part 5: Creating the Nandroid/BSR Backup

Now that we're rooted, it's time to make a backup of the MX2 for future recovery. This will come in handy if at any point, you decide to roll back to Gingerbread or if something weird/bad goes wrong.

If you're confused by the term "BSR", it's because the Nandroid backup process on the MX2 hijacks the Charge animation screen when you're charging your MX2 from a wall outlet. Technically it's known as the Boot Strap Recovery, but this is what we do to get a Nandroid backup of our MX2's.

Here's how we make a Nandroid Recovery:

1) Install the BusyBox app from Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=stericson.busybox&hl=en

2) Run the BusyBox app and grant it SuperUser permissions.

3) Download the "Droid X2 Recovery APK" here (yes, it will work for the MX2): http://www.markhm1972.com/MotorolaDroidX2/MOTODX2_Bootstrap_signed.rar

4) Using an archive utility like 7zip, extract the .apk file from the archive.

5) Plug the MX2 into your computer, and enter it in USB Storage Mode from the dropdown.

6) Copy the .apk file to your MX2.

7) Open a File Explorer application (or install one if you don't have it).

8) Navigate to the folder where you copied the .apk file and select it to install it. If you're warned that your phone isn't set to install non-Market applications, it will allow you to go into the Settings, where you can select the checkbox for “Unknown Sources”.

9) If it doesn't launch immediately, you can find it in the App Drawer as an app called "System Recovery".

10) Once System Recovery has been launched, select "Install Recovery".

11) Select "Allow"? when Superuser asks for permission.

12) Wait about 5 seconds to ensure the Recovery Install has completed successfully.

13) Unplug your MX2 from the computer, completely. Make absolutely sure that your MX2 is NOT plugged into a USB port on your computer or in a USB hub.

14) Plug your MX2 into a Wall Charger. Plug the Wall Charger into a nearby electrical outlet.

15) Be absolutely certain you have followed Steps 13 and 14 to the letter. Your MX2 should NOT, for any reason whatsoever in the known universe, be connected in any way/shape/form to your computer right now.

16) I am incredibly serious, make sure you have followed Steps 13 and 14 EXACTLY!

17) Double-check time. If you've followed Steps 13 and 14 like a good owner, you may skip to Step 18. Even so, it doesn't hurt to read the entire checklist again:

DOUBLE CHECK THE FOLLOWING!
  • Take the Motorola factory USB cable and unplug it from everything. The computer, the wall charging block, the MX2, EVERYTHING!
  • Plug the micro USB end into the MX2.
  • Plug the male USB-A end into the wall charging block.
  • Plug the wall charging block into the wall.
Make sure the MX2 is plugged into the wall charger and plugged into the wall. NOT a USB hub, not a USB port on a computer, Not anything but the wall charger, and the wall charger is plugged into the wall.

18) Select "Recovery Mode". In 3-5 seconds the MX2 will appear to reboot. What it is actually doing is performing the hijack of the Power Off Charge Mode of the MX2. The MX2 actually powers off, but because the BSR hijacks the Charge Animation screen (the battery with the fuel level showing the amount of charge), it will look like it is booting up. In a sense, it is, but it will boot into the Bootstrap Recovery. The battery will continue to charge as well.

If you followed the previous steps correctly, the MX2 will reboot into a screen saying "Droid X2 Recovery GFAN.COM".

19) Press the VOLUME DOWN BUTTON 6 times. This should highlight the option to "Backup & Restore".

20) Tap the power button. This selects the Backup & restore option.

21) Use the VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN buttons to select the memory location you would like to store the backup on. If you have not enabled the SD Card flip, or you don’t know what the SD Card flip is, store the backup on the External SD Card. I highly recommend backing up to an external SD Card.
  • Internal SD Card = the 8GB internal, non-removable memory. (The Internal SD Card has a little over 6.4GB of usable storage space.)
  • External SD Card = your removable MicroSD card.
22) Once you have highlighted your selection, tap the power button.

23) On the next screen, tap the power button again, since the Backup option is already selected.

24) Now, wait, the backup takes about 10 minutes to complete. Once it is complete, you should be back at the "Droid X2 Recovery GFAN.COM" screen, with a message at the bottom of the screen saying “Backup complete!”

25) Now press the power key since the menu selection is already on Reboot system now.

26) You have successfully made a bootstrap recovery backup of your Milestone X2.

Note: The bootstrap recovery backup does not erase old backups. You must do that yourself from within your preferred file explorer. The backups are located in /mnt/sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/YYYY-MM-DD.HH.mm.ss.
  • YYYY = the 4 digit year. 2011 for example.
  • MM = the 2 digit month. Such as 10 for October.
  • DD = the 2 digit day. Such as 24 for the 24th day of October.
  • HH = the hour in 24 hour time. Such as 14 for 2PM.
  • mm = the 2 digit minute of the hour. Such as 34 for 34 minutes
  • after 2PM, or 2:34PM.
  • ss = the 2 digit seconds the backup was created. Such as 17 seconds, or 2:34:17PM
Note: DO NOT add SPACES to any of the folder or backup names as this will BREAK your recovery!

27) You're done!
 
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Part 6: Nandroid Restore Procedure

If you find that you need to restore a Nandroid backup, here's how you do it:

1) Make sure the MX2 is plugged into the wall charger and plugged into the wall. NOT a USB hub, not a USB port on a computer, Not anything but the wall charger, and the wall charger is plugged into the wall.

2) Now, power off the MX2. The MX2 will power down, then power back up and boot into the "Droid X2 Recovery GFAN.COM" screen.

3) Once in the recovery menu, press the VOLUME DOWN BUTTON 6 times. This should highlight the option to Backup & Restore.

4) Tap the power button. This choses the Backup & Restore option.

5) Use the VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN buttons to select the memory location (internal or external SD Card) you have your backup stored on.

6) Once you have highlighted your selection, tap the power button.

7) On the next screen, press the VOLUME DOWN BUTTON once to highlight the Restore option.

8) Now, tap the power button. This selects the Restore option.

9) Use the VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN buttons to select the folder that contains the backup you would like to restore. For example,2011-10-24.12.35.09/. Your folder will have a different name! Please keep this in mind.

10) Tap the power button. This choses the folder you have selected and offers a new menu.

11) Using the VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN buttons, select "Yes Restore".

12) Again, tap the power button.

13) Now, wait, the restore takes about 10 minutes to complete. Once it is complete, you should be back at the "Droid X2 Recovery GFAN.COM" screen.

14) Now press the power key since the menu selection is already on Reboot system now.

15) You have successfully restored a bootstrap recovery backup from your MX2.

16) You're done!
 
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Part 7: Custom ROM Installation with DZK's CMOD10 2.9999999 Alpha

Now we delve into the nitty-gritty of getting the most of the MX2, all thanks to the XDA user dragonzkiller, whom has spent countless hours working on a port of CyanogenMod 10 (aka Android 4.1) to work on the Droid & Milestone X2.

BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND COPYING THAT NANDROID BACKUP FROM YOUR MILESTONE X2 TO A LOCATION NOT ON OR NEAR THE MILESTONE X2. Whether this is a USB Drive, CD/DVD, external drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, whatever. Put a copy there. Put copies in different places.

Now that you've copied your backup into one-or-more-but-preferably-more places, it's time to get the most out of our little Milestone X2.

First of all, again I give thanks to DragonzKiller for his work on this port of CyanogenMod 10. Without dragonzkiller, we wouldn't be here.

I must point out that us MX2 users have to use a port of DZK's port of CM10, by user Lrs121. DZK's port of CM10 includes a kernel_check during installation that will NOT work on the MX2, because it requires 2.3.4 in order to flash it. As the MX2 only comes shipped with 2.3.6, the only option is to bypass the kernel_check requirement.

User Lrs121 provides us with a port that bypasses this kernel check, allowing us to run DZK's port on our MX2.

So thank you, Lrs121, for providing us with this port.

Also, as an MX2 user you will HAVE to install the WiFi patch, or your Wifi will not work. Period.

So, here we go:

1) Download the following files:
2) Place these files on your MX2, preferably on an external SD Card. For convenience sake, I placed them in a folder called “cm10” on my external SD card.

3) Go back to Part 5 of this guide, Step 17. Run the double check. Unplug your MX2 from your computer. The MX2 MUST be plugged into a wall charger and plugged into an outlet.

4) Go to your App Drawer, select "System Recovery" and select "Recovery Mode". The MX2 will reboot into a screen saying "Droid X2 Recovery GFAN.COM".

5) Press the Volume Down button 5 times, highlighting “Install zip from SD Card” (this is your external SD Card). Press the Power button to select it. Press the Volume Down button once to select “choose from sd card”, and press the power button to select it. Navigate to your custom folder and select the cm10 zip file. Press the power button again. You'll be taken to a “Confirm install? THIS CAN NOT BE UNDONE” prompt. Press the Down Volume button 7 times to highlight the “Yes – Install cm10.zip” file, and press the Power button. Wait for it to complete installation. When it's done, it'll declare "Install from sdcard complete".

6) Repeat Step 5, this time installing the "gapps.zip" file. Wait for it to complete installation. When it's done, it'll declare "Install from sdcard complete".

7) Repeat Step 5, this time installing the "MX2_CM9_WIFI.zip" file. Wait for it to complete installation. When it's done, it'll declare "Install from sdcard complete".

8) Press the Down Volume button 5 times to select "Go Back". Press the power button to select it. Now, press the Down Volume button 3 times to select "Wipe DATA/Factory reset", and press the power button. Press the Down Volume button 7 times to select "Yes", and press the power button. Now, press the Down Volume button to select "Wipe CACHE partition". Press the Down Volume button 7 times to select "Yes", and press the power button.

9) You should be back at the main GFAN.com screen at this point, with the selection highlighted on "Reboot system now".

10) Press the power button to reboot your MX2.

11) WAIT. If you followed the steps correctly, the loading screen for CyanogenMod will appear. Soon enough, you'll be able to configure your MX2 and add apps.

12) You're done!
 
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Part 8: Performance gains with CM10 and the MX2

The RAM in the MX2 is a bit limited, so we do have to keep in mind that while Android 4.1.2 gives us performance gains, this is no Nexus 4.

As user Booga Booga can attest to, less apps can mean greater performance. Here's what you can do to get even more out of your MX2.

1) Open the App Drawer, and go to Settings.

2) Go to Developer Options.

3) Scroll down to the "Drawing" heading.

4) Turn "Window Animation Scale" to OFF.

5) Turn "Transition Animation Scale" to OFF.

6) Turn "Animator Duration Scale" to OFF.

7) Reboot your MX2 (just because).

8) You're done!
 
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Part 9: Performing an SBF Restoration on the MX2

If you're utilizing this part of the guide, that means you're either:

  • itching to go back to Gingerbread
  • you dun goofed (it's okay, we all do)
  • testing various builds of roms and wanting to start over
The SBF process is basically a reversal of installing your custom rom, where we revert to a stock version of Android. From there, we can then use a Nandroid backup to restore our MX2 to its former glory before we started tinkering. SBF-ing is a beautiful, metaphorical reset button.

For this guide, we'll be using the "sbf_flash" program and a Linux operating system.

Before going forward, I'm going to make this very obvious.

DO NOT USE RSD LITE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER.

I MEAN IT.

RSD LITE CAN REWRITE THE BASEBAND OF YOUR MX2, PERMANENTLY BRICKING IT FROM WORKING WITH YOUR CARRIER. THE BEST THING THAT CAN COME FROM USING RSD LITE IS THAT YOU'LL HAVE TO TAKE YOUR MX2 TO YOUR CARRIER'S HEADQUARTERS TO BE REFLASHED, WITH A SMALL CHANCE THAT IT WILL ACTUALLY BE RESTORED.

DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID.

DO NOT USE RSD LITE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER.


For SBF restoration on the MX2, it is imperative that we use "sbf_flash" for Linux. Yes, this means if you don't have Linux, you'll have to get yourself a copy of Linux. Any distro of Linux will probably work but for this guide I will recommend you use either Wubi or Ubuntu.

1) Acquire this SBF file from user Lrs121: https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0BzuX6WLejxQwWUJXQjBFUG1sZUU/edit?docId=0BzuX6WLejxQwMXlvYUswblVIZzg

2) Download Linux if you haven't already, and run it.

3) Download the sbf_flash program here: http://blog.opticaldelusion.org/

4) Put sbf_flash and the SBF file on your Linux install.

5) Open a terminal in the directory where you have the sbf file and sbf_flash program. Type "chmod +x sbf_flash". This will make the sbf_flash file executable.

6) Turn off your MX2.

7) Hold down the Power Button and the Volume Down button until the MX2 displays "Fastboot" above the normal Motorola start-up screen.

8) Press the Volume Down button until it reads "RSD". Press the Volume Up button to select.

9) Plug your MX2 into the computer using the usb cord. Wait a few seconds to allow your computer to recognize the device.

10) In the terminal (still opened in the same directory as the sbf_flash program and the .sbf file), type "sudo ./sbf_flash nameOfSbfFile.sbf" (obviously you're going to want to change the last part to the actual name of the sbf file you have on your computer) and enter your password when prompted.

11) Allow the program to work. It'll take several minutes and your MX2 will reboot at the end.

12) At this point you'll have reverted back to 2.3.6 Android under nTelos. Refer to Parts 3-6 for re-rooting your MX2, and restoring from the Nandroid backup that you kept safely hidden somewhere (but obviously don't do all of Part 5, no need to backup again).

13) You're done!
 
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GOING FORWARD:


First of all I want to point out that this guide belongs to all of us. You'll find no ego trip here. All I've done is compile everything into one simple resource for us MX2 users to utilize and tested it out to make sure it worked. Everyone credited in the OP are the true trailblazers, as without their hard work I'd have nothing to compile together into a guide in the first place.

Even so, the most important principle of this guide is that it's comprehensive, easy to read, and easy to reference. Any and all additions/modifications must keep this in mind. A clean guide is a happy guide!

Anyway...

Critiques & Reviews
  • All critiques & reviews of the guide are welcome.
  • If you find a spelling/grammatical/formatting error, kindly point it out so that I can fix it.
  • If you would like to add other custom Rom's for the MX2 like CM7 or CM9, let's talk about it!
 
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I've been contemplating this, as many of the parts to the guide require downloading files.

Would anyone else find it beneficial if I compiled these files into timestamped .zip's and uploaded them somewhere based on Parts of the guide? Think files like "Part4.zip" that would include all the files needed for rooting.

If so, where would be a good place to host them?
 

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I've been contemplating this, as many of the parts to the guide require downloading files.

Would anyone else find it beneficial if I compiled these files into timestamped .zip's and uploaded them somewhere based on Parts of the guide? Think files like "Part4.zip" that would include all the files needed for rooting.

If so, where would be a good place to host them?
Bayfiles, mediafire, Google drive, a private server. Any where really. Also what you said about rsd lite isn't technically true, it isn't that the base band gets overwritten just that there are specific files meant for each different carrier aka prl, eri, ect that get overwritten by rsd lite when. Flashed with the ntelos sbf. Also you may think of adding on the secondary way of rooting involving the scripts I wrote giving people multiple ways to do one thing. Plus I get the bounus of having people try it out and find ways I can possibly improve the process.

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Bayfiles, mediafire, Google drive, a private server. Any where really. Also what you said about rsd lite isn't technically true, it isn't that the base band gets overwritten just that there are specific files meant for each different carrier aka prl, eri, ect that get overwritten by rsd lite when. Flashed with the ntelos sbf. Also you may think of adding on the secondary way of rooting involving the scripts I wrote giving people multiple ways to do one thing. Plus I get the bounus of having people try it out and find ways I can possibly improve the process.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using XDA Premium HD app

Yes the scripts Lrs121 wrote are very, very helpful also as secondary ways of rooting. Worked for me like a charm, Saved time, I understood the process as I went through it and I became more knowledgeable of my device as a more-learned newly rooted owner. helped me appreciate the process more.
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I can't make it a sticky, as you don't have your own forum.
Sorry.
Could you please elaborate on what this means? If it's due to the fact that the guide is for the Milestone X2 and not the Droid X2, please keep in mind that the phones are essentially the same with incredibly minor differences (along with carrier preferences).

The exploits and methods used in this guide are very similar to the Droid X2, but I wrote it for the Milestone X2. When it comes to talking about our phone, mods tell us to post in the Motorola Droid X2 forum, ergo here we are :/
 

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The Bikini State!
Could you please elaborate on what this means? If it's due to the fact that the guide is for the Milestone X2 and not the Droid X2, please keep in mind that the phones are essentially the same with incredibly minor differences (along with carrier preferences).

The exploits and methods used in this guide are very similar to the Droid X2, but I wrote it for the Milestone X2. When it comes to talking about our phone, mods tell us to post in the Motorola Droid X2 forum, ergo here we are :/
The Milestone X2 doesn't have it's own dedicated forum. That's the reason for it not being able to be made a sticky (or atleast the way I understand it). Rules are rules. But ya never know unless ya ask :cool:
 
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The Milestone X2 doesn't have it's own dedicated forum. That's the reason for it not being able to be made a sticky (or atleast the way I understand it). Rules are rules. But ya never know unless ya ask :cool:
Thanks, that does explain it. Obviously I disagree with it since

  1. The MX2 doesn't, and will likely never have, its own forum since it's so similar to DX2
  2. MX2 users are directed to the Motorola Droid X2 forum for help
  3. The guide is meant to stop MX2 users from searching everywhere for help

Maybe someone will reconsider and sticky it. Maybe they won't. At least the guide exists to help people, and that's my main concern more than anything.
 
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