POSTS TAGGED: Motorola Milestone 2

Motorola Milestone 2 Gains Nearly Fully Functional KitKat Build

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It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find an Android-powered smartphone with a hardware keyboard. And although larger screens, better software keyboards, and super thin device profiles can win over the hearts of the masses, rabid texters will often accept no substitute for the physical keyboard. As such, many users still desperately cling on to their older devices with hardware keyboards, such as the .

Work has been underway for quite some time to bring Android 4.4 KitKat to the Motorola Milestone 2. Not too long ago, XDA Senior Member Engle_Mars released a relatively functional build for the device. But now, thanks to the work of Senior Member czechop, we have an . . . READ ON »

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Huge Milestone for the Motorola Milestone 2 (and Others)

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Often times when devices are moved to the “Legacy and Low Activity” section of the XDA forums, they are quickly abandoned. The accumulated information sits and gathers dust, like Atlas Shrugged at a rural public library. But sometimes, you may just find that there are diehard fans, working away in their secluded corner of XDA Developers.

XDA Forum Member czechop has found a way to boot a custom kernel on his Motorola Milestone 2, while bypassing the bootloader signature check. Motorola in their infinite wisdom has locked their bootloaders. So, in a word, this is Huge. This was accomplished with the use of 2ndboot.  According to XDA Recognized Contributor nogoodusername this benefits not only the Miles. . . READ ON »

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Milestone 2 Receives Both CyanogenMod 9 And 10

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A few days ago, we reported on the Motorola Droid impressively receiving a working Jelly Bean ROM. The Droid’s GSM successor, the Motorola Milestone 2 has now followed suit and been given a number of recent updates in the form of CyanogenMod 9 and CyanogenMod 10.

XDA Senior Member tezet started an Alpha version of CyanogenMod 9 several months ago in order to give users a taste of CM9 on their Milestone 2. Though labelled an alpha build, a large number of the standard functions of the phone are functional. However, video functions still remain problematic.

XDA Senior Member sfc3001 has taken tezet’s ROM as a base and continued the CyanogenMod 9 development with his own creation. . . . READ ON »

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Expanding The Limit Of Multitouch Points On The Milestone 2

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Motorola Milestone 2 owners might be interested to learn that XDA forum member Liori has posted the news that someone on a Chinese forum  has figured out a way to apply the multitouch mod to the Motorola Milestone 2.

The XDA member has translated the instructions from the forum into English for the XDA community. In order to get up to 6 multitouch points on your Android device, you’ll need to download the attachment and unzip the milestone2_more.ko file to the root of your SD card and follow the rest of your instructions.

Note that choosing more than 6 touchpoints will cause the system to crash.

To download the file and further feedback and instructions, head on over to the forum thread.. . . READ ON »

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The Weekly Q&A: Week 27

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Every week, we select five questions and answers, found on the forums. Even though some of these questions and answers might not be of help for you, they might still be interesting to read.

Q ‘Why is the first test score in Quadrant always lower than the following ones ? ‘

A There’s no expert explanation to this fact, but we guess that it has got something to do with the OS keeping the processes and data in memory. It could also be the CPU that’s been revved up after the first test.

  • Q&A originally posted in the Droid Incredible General thread.

Q ‘How can I install apps on my Inspire 4G from the market that are blocked by AT&T?’

A The best way to avoid this is by installing

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New Forums Now Available: Motorola Milestone 2, Sony Ericsson Arc, and Dell Streak 7

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Once again, the voices of the people have been heard by our administrators and as such we have added forums for development, general talks, and apps for 3 new devices (many of them not even out yet). The Motorola Milestone series adds yet another member to its clan with the Milestone 2. Other growing players in the mobile world are coming out with more advanced devices to try and compete with giants like HTC and Samsung, so we figured we would provide them with a good fighting chance as well. The Dell Streak 7 and the Sony Ericsson Arc, which will also be debuting soon, have been added as well. It is good to note that all three of these device manufacturers have implemented tougher than usual anti-rooting techniques in o. . . READ ON »

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