Motorola Milestone ROM for Droid Now Available for Download


The alpha model of the mentioned ROM is now on hand for obtain from&#a hundred and sixty;AllDroid&#a hundred and sixty;discussion board. This tradition ROM for Droid is in response to the unique inventory&#one hundred sixty;Android&#a hundred and sixty; ROM which Motorola Milestone is sent with.

Verizon Droid Multitouch

For these of you who don’t be aware of, Motorola Droid on&#one hundred sixty;Verizon wi-fi&#one hundred sixty;in US doesn’t fortify multitouch performance in most apps even if the hardware is totally in a position to operating it. That is almost definitely as a result of the United States iPhone patents because the upcoming Google&#a hundred and sixty;Nexus One phone will also have no multitouch functionality in browser and Maps app. The European version of Motorola Droid, called Motorola Milestone is fully capable of pinch to zoom and tap functionality just like the iPhone is.

Installation instructions for the ROM are as follows:

Step 0: You must have SPRecovery-0.10.1 or higher installed; 0.11.1 or higher
strongly recommended 
Step 1: Download update from <URL goes here> and unzip it to an empty directory on your computer. It contains the makings of a nandroid backup of just /system. 
Step 2: Create the directory structure for the backup on your phone ("mkdir -p /sdcard/nandroid/console=ttyS2,115200n8/miledroid-rom" is a convenient way to do this) 
Step 3: Use ADB to push system.tar and nandroid.md5 to the directory you just made. Its syntax is "adb push <local_path> <remote_path>" 
Step 4: Create a nandroid backup by the method of your choice, either with the menu options in SPRecovery-0.11.1 or higher, or with " –backup –norecovery" in SPRecovery-0.10.1 or higher. 
Step 5: Use nandroid to "restore" the "backup" of the multitouch: "nandroid-mobile.s
h –restore –subname miledroid-rom" 
Step 6: Format /data, either by manually going in and removing all of its files or by running "format DATA:" from an ADB shell in recovery mode 
Step 7: Reboot and enjoy the ROM!

The only known issue in this release is the GPS, which is said to be not working. More details on the ROM, including the link to download it can be found here. You can see it in action on the Droid in the video found here.

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