this is a gr8 device, but (1)Why does Camcorder cause phone to freeze and (2) Some photos can by bluetooth to computer and some does not - do i miss sumthing???
MotoFan, 25 Apr 2011Hi all, so i upgraded to 2.2.1...it was not worth the wait n hype for FROYO...the big question... moreThis is what got my Milestone working very well with 2.2.1 with the odd slow down, which was normal for it on the odd occasion anyway.
Do a backup (with Nandroid or something like Titanium Backup for root, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cryu8bFXLJQ
, which Titanium is available on the market) before you try this as you will need this to get all the info back to your phone. I use Titanium backup for root, and it stores the info on your sd card. I don't know how to back up your phone without root, sorry.
After this, do a hard reset and dalvik cache wipe (which from what I have read is a full phone cache wipe, all cache info will be wiped, not just for particular apps and such) from the recovery menu.
To get to the recovery menu some people turn the phone off, then hold down (and keep holding down) the x button while powering it back on, or hold (and keep holding down) the camera button while powering it back on. This is supposed to get you to the "triangle with exclamation point in the middle" screen. I didn't have success for some reason with either of these methods, getting frozen at the triangle with exclamation point screen (of which I just pulled the battery then it rebooted back to normal) so I used an easier method with the Rom Manager app from the market which has an option to get to the recovery menu built into the app.
Both the hard (factory) reset and dalvik cache wipe are in this recovery menu (it just says "wipe cache", but this wipes the dalvik cache and from what I have read). You will have to use your slide out keyboards directional pad to navigate this menu, and use the middle of the directional pad to click on the options.
I did the wipe cache first, then the hard (factory) reset.
After I let the phone do this. I reboot it and played with it for a bit before I re-installed the titanium backup and it felt really zippy.
After this, I had to go to the market to get titanium backup (as it was wiped from my phone) and re-install it. Went into the app and and started the re-install procedure. I would also recommend installing the apps2sd app from the market before you start restoring your info as it should install the apps from your backup automatically to your sd instead of you having to go into your manage applications area of your phone and move it manually every time, which I had to do.
After all this, your phone should be running faster than before as I know mine did.
I would also suggest not using any kind of app killer or battery manager. I was using Android Booster and Advanced Task Killer after I did all this and the phone was being pretty buggy. After I deleted these apps the phone has been WAY more stable, and battery life has not changed to my knowledge.
I am also using Milestone Overclock as 1ghz with 59 vsel which helps with the performance A LOT!!!
Hope this helps.
Hi all, so i upgraded to 2.2.1...it was not worth the wait n hype for FROYO...the big question is...how do i down grade back to eclair?
Thanks guys :)
I love the Motorola Milestone, I just wish that it has more ram. The other thing is the keyboard, the thing feels loose after awhile.
johnroby, 02 Apr 2011I have this with official 2.2.1 ,then I installed androot app To use milestone overclock 1.2g... morePlease send me some guidelines, as to how to get this done.my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. I am truly suffering with esclair.If i get a technician to change my rom and install 2.2 on it unofficially will it work just as good as ur; being that the update is not in Jamaica or the Caribbean as yet
Rudy Lazio, 19 Apr 2011I love my milestone again! I loved it when it came out, then I hated it. Now with the 2.2.1... moreIn which country did you recieved this update and are u prompted with the overlock option in the installation of the 2.2
I love my milestone again! I loved it when it came out, then I hated it. Now with the 2.2.1 update and I overlock it it been amazing! Im killing brand new phones with its speed. super happy! Glad I didn't give up on it ;)
littlekaiser, 17 Apr 2011Cyanogenmod always make my milestone hang, I switched to an aosp rom...Make sure you DISABLE the Cyanogenmod option that allows all apps to be moved to the SD card. When apps that aren't designed to be moved are moved by force it causes many crashes.
Cyanogenmod always make my milestone hang, I switched to an aosp rom...
Anonymous, 12 Apr 2011CyanogenMod7 for Milestone? is possible?http://download.cyanogenmod.com/?type=RC&device=sholes
looks like it
**** my mistake, that is for the droid. this is the cyanogenmod for milestone, even though it is unnofficial
MotoFan, 04 Apr 2011Hi guys...is it worth it to update to Froyo?Q:Is it worth to update to froyo?
A:Well the phone doesnt get fast enough like for you to notice a change, so if you wanna have Wi-fi hotspot, apps2sd and slow flash support (unless overclocking) try froyo else stay at eclair
For all those who keep whining about this problem and that problem go get an iPhone. This is a REAL phone and as such you have to treat it like one. I've had this phone over 6 months now and haven't experienced half of the problems i've seen posted here. My solution get some know-how, root the phone and mod the heck out of it. ktnxbai
Pathetic. Re-boots itself many times, hangs during calls, battery life doesn't last more than 3 hours, if you use all the functionalities provided, the battery lasts for one hour. Terrible camera. Email client is not push and the email clients available in android market are buggy. I am now using it as a navigator ( the motonav) provided along with it. Avoid.