Wanted: a root for telus milestone running 2.1 update 1


  1. ajwrenn

    ajwrenn New Member

    I have googled the heck out of the topic, and cannot find any definite results. I don't know if a root for my Canadian milestone (running 2.1.1) will be able to run the same root as someone in UK's. I don't need to worry about it wiping my memory as the nice people at telus did that for me when I got a repair done without warning me.
    Thanks all.

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  2. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    I have no definite anwer for you, but if I were you I would simply try and see if it works.

    As for the service wiping your phone, they always do that.
  3. ajwrenn

    ajwrenn New Member

    Okay, well can someone else who had the same version and the same phone who already rooted give me a good walkthough and program?
  4. GlitchZero

    GlitchZero Well-Known Member

    - Download G.O.T. OpenRecovery (google it)
    - unzip it, put the OpenRecovery folder and update.zip on your SD card
    - boot into Recovery mode - reboot phone, hold camera button and power button at the same time until you get a triangle
    - hit camera button and 'volume up' at the same time, you will access a menu, use your d-pad to navigate to "apply update.zip"
    - You will now be in G.O.T.'s OpenRecovery. There should be an option somewhere that says " - root" or "- root phone"

    This will work. There's several other methods..one click roots on the market, there's the vulnerable recovery .sbf / milestoneroot.zip method..the list goes on, but I find the OpenRecovery method the quickest (as I usually already have OR loaded on my memory card if I switch phones or whatever) and one of the easier methods. It also doesn't wipe anything, the only one that does is the vulnerable recovery .sbf method, as it's a basically a fresh OS install.

    If you have any issues, post here, but this worked on my Telus Milestone, as did all other methods I listed.. There's no difference between UK and Canadian Milestones, other than obvious carrier differences and possibly band differences? However, the [stock] systems layout and root methods are the same across all Milestones.
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  5. TelusMilestone

    TelusMilestone Well-Known Member

    As an authorized dealer we always give the battery, the back plate, and any memory card/sim card in the phone to the customer as they never come back. At least you learned a valuable lesson to never do that again right?:cool:
  6. ajwrenn

    ajwrenn New Member

    Okay, so I got my phone rooted successfully, have the superuser app ( I used the "Super one click" program) and I can't figure out how to install my apps to the SD card, can someone tell me how to do this as well as a few other cool tricks.
    Thanks all for helping me.
  7. simonbee

    simonbee New Member

    @AJwrenn -

    As far as I can tell the ability to install apps on the SD card as opposed to the internal phone memory requires Froyo 2.2 version of Android.

    There are various links around explaining how to do this however there are a few glitches I haven't figured out namely:

    1. You have to load a vulnerable recovery sbf file.
    2. When the phone was upgraded to Android 2.1, Telus added some kind of checksum that prevents the phone from accessing the vulnerable recovery sbf - this means you can't access some of the menus you need to load the Froyo files (G.O.T Open Recovery or Cyanogen). There is some workaround but I haven't found a real clear explanation of this yet. It involves hitting some keys on the phone as the RDSLite program is flashing the phone. I am nervous hitting these keys at the wrong time might brick the phone but I just don't know.
    3. Once you have Froyo on the phone you have to add something to make it work on the Canadian frequencies in order to access the 3G/HSPA+ frequency bands. I have seen some references to this but not a clear explanation of how this is achieved.

    If you or anyone knows answers to the above it would be much appreciated.
  8. TwinDragons

    TwinDragons Well-Known Member

    1. If you are on a stock SBF you will need to apply the vulnerable recovery whenever you want to get to the openrecovery.

    2. I highly doubt Telus is able to implement something to prevent you from accessing vulnerable recovery. If you read this somewhere I would like to read it aswell. On a side note you use the bootloader to flash an SBF, which would allow you to use android 2.2 or even 2.3. There are many Telus Milestone users already running 2.3.2.

    3. It's pretty easy to change your frequency bands back to your countries frequency bands. I know for sure that this feature is in openrecovery and I believe it is in the G.O.T. openrecovery aswell.
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