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Firmware update for Milestone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by diazamet, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. diazamet

    diazamet Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Do anybody have any information about firmware updates for the Milestone?

    All the Droid users seems to be very happy with the speedups and fixed camera in version 2.0.1.
    However, I have not seen any information at all on firmware updates for the Milestone. If I use to the phone to check for updates, I just get a message saying unable to connect to server.

    Does this mean Milestone users are going to be left out in the cold when the clock rolls over to a date which will cause the camera bug to re-materialise?


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  2. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Does the "Euro Milestone" have the same issues that the "US Droid" has? The update was not for adding features as much as it was for "fixing bugs". You may want to check the first 2-3 pages in the huge "Update thread" over on the Droid forum to check the software revision(s), and see if they are the same.
  3. deadite66

    deadite66 Well-Known Member

    isn't the 24.5 day bug due to hit again soon, i hope an update is out before then.
  4. celios

    celios Well-Known Member

    The 24.5 day bug cycle started again on Friday, so we are now in a bad auto focus period. I think they rushed to get 2.01 out the door for the Droid to avoid running into this again. I hope they can get a Milestone update out very soon.
  5. diazamet

    diazamet Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well just tried my camera and it is useless.

    Tried doing the 'System updates' and still get the unable to connect to server.

    As I bought my phone outright from Amazon, who is responsible for putting out the update? Motorola or google??
  6. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    The Milestone and Droid are (2) different phones. They most likely don't have the same firmware, so the same updates may not apply. You may want to use some of the "GOOGLE" search capabilities to determine what the software revisions are.
  7. lonesomefolly

    lonesomefolly Newbie

    I was wondering just the same, and when trying to update it I also get the unable to connect to server and I'm far from happy with the indoor quality.
    My camera also does a pretty noticeable noise when accessing it, and I think that it was sign on the droids of a bugged camera? I'm not sure of this. Could someone care to shed some light?
  8. Golgo

    Golgo Lurker

    This camera bug must be the most r etarded bug of all time. I mean, how the hell did that happen! :p
  9. JPedro

    JPedro Newbie

  10. diazamet

    diazamet Newbie
    Thread Starter

    To be fair, a bug like this can be a nightmare to find. What I think is more of a ballache is that Motorola obviously have a fix now (as seen on the Droid phones) and yet there is still no sign of it being pushed out in europe.

    I'm guessing the delay is so they can close the hole used to root the Droid phones.
  11. Golgo

    Golgo Lurker

  12. JPedro

    JPedro Newbie

    The Droid was released end of October beginning of November and the Milestone was released about a month later?

    Would it not be likely that they also are able to release the Milestone fw with about 1 month delay?
  13. JPedro

    JPedro Newbie

    Well compared to misplacing a . with a , and loosing a space craft, its not so bad :)
  14. diazamet

    diazamet Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I don't see the reason to delay a small update to fix the camera. The hardware is the same, so I would think the driver would be the same also.

    I know there are difference between the software on the Droid and the Milestone but surely this is just at the app level, not the underlying OS.
  15. celios

    celios Well-Known Member

    The Droid uses different hardware for the radio part, so will have different firmware to the Milestone. I think they will want to fix the problems with 2.01 related to web browsing before they do the Milestone update, I think we'll skip 2.01 and go to 2.02 or 2.1 directly.

    Personally I would rather have bad autofocus than a bad web browser on this phone...
  16. diazamet

    diazamet Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok fair enough, different radio but this is Android (ie Linux) so the radio will be a kernel driver. Likewise with the camera, so I would imagine it would just be a case of rebuilding the kernel with the updated driver. Also, looking at the 'update.zip' file used to root the Droid, it would appear that it is possible to selectively update certain parts of the OS without affecting others

    Personally, I would prefer to keep using Dolphin for browsing and have the autofocus fixed.
  17. celios

    celios Well-Known Member

    Dolphin is also jerky on 2.01 - it uses the built in Android HTML rendering which is apparently where the problem lies.

    I can live with no camera for a few weeks, if every web browser/ HTML page was jerky it would drive me crazy.
  18. epuiatti

    epuiatti Newbie

    Im getting a Milestone in a few weeks and want to know if the Milestone is a "Google Experience" phone like the droid and whether or not i will get OTA updates... Is it?
  19. azraiyan

    azraiyan Lurker

    i just hope the updates can change or add the missing voice search. Hope the update comes soon. January is like a long wait.
  20. deadite66

    deadite66 Well-Known Member

    what do you mean by voice search? or is it some countries don't have it.

    youtube video i made.
  21. azraiyan

    azraiyan Lurker

    just saw this vid an hour ago and yes its not available in my phone.
  22. deadite66

    deadite66 Well-Known Member

  23. domborideh

    domborideh Lurker

    sorry if question is stupid but newbee
    how can i check if i have the firmware update i want to root my evo and not sure if the update is installed? thank you
  24. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    You might want to post this in the Evo forum if you have an Evo and not a Moto Milestone.

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