How to Root Motorola Milestone – Tutorial

Motorola Milestone LogoMissed about on how to root Motorola Milestone? Then we are here to guide you with the same, in the due course of the article we will check out on how to root your Motorola Milestone with a simple to follow tutorial. Rooting enables the device to install many custom ROMs including the ones like Cyanogen Mod 9 as well as Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 version of firmware which we saw it in the last article. Please note that once you root the phone, the device will lose the warranty. This also enables the users to install not only custom ROMs but also allows you to overclocking of the phones with which you can further speed your processing speed.

CAUTION: This update should not be applied to the phones which are NETWORK LOCKED DEVICES, if you still continue to update your phone then we cannot guarantee on the consequences.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if any damage is done to your device caused by updating the firmware which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions as mentioned in the article including the pre requisites and the procedure to update the phone.

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • Backup all the data present in the device so as to ensure that the data present in the device stays safe. Just in case if any data is lost / corrupted, the same can be restored easily with the help of below mentioned steps.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually,
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore Videos,
Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Ensure that you have ADMIN privileges in your computer so as To get the full USB read / write access. Close all the tools like Firewalls, Antivirus suites and also the PC Suites in your computer or else these tools will tend to interrupt the process of rooting.
  • Also, you need to ensure that the phone is left with the minimum of 50% battery charge so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of rooting process.

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  1. Sanket Maindiratta

    February 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Hi Friend,

    I want to root my Motorola Milestone. However, the problem is that volume up / down key on my device is not working and hence I may not be able to enter recover mode as described in the step “Now, after this you need to Press and hold the Volume Up button and press the Camera button to get into the recovery mode.”.

    Is there any way I can do this without using the Volume Up / Down Key?

    Your reply will be highly appreciated.


    • Pradeep Neela

      February 24, 2012 at 10:48 am

      no, you need t stick to the instructions as of now!

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