Android Computer / Informatik

Cyanogenmod 7 (CM7 – Android Gingerbread) for Motorola Milestone



Gingerbread finally made it’s way to my Motorola Milestone 😀

Credits go to nadlabak 🙂

NOTE: I’m not responsible for your actions. Installing Custom ROMs can brick your phone so be sure you know what you are doing!

Go  grab your update on the projects’s google code page 🙂

When you are coming from CM6 or any other froyo (2.2) mods the update process is simple:

  1. Download the CM7 update.zip http://code.google.com/p/cyanogenmod4milestone/downloads/detail?name=update-cm-7.0.0-RC0-0.07-11.02.03-Milestone-signed.zip
  2. Download the gapps update for CM7 http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=Latest_Version#Google_Apps
  3. Boot to OpenRecovery http://code.google.com/p/androidiani-openrecovery/downloads/detail?name=OpenRecovery-3_3.zip
  4. Make a full nandroid backup
  5. Perform all three wipes (cache, davlik cache, data)
  6. Apply CM7 update
  7. Apply gapps update
  8. Reboot and be happy 🙂

NOTE: when i installed CM7 there was no GoogleMail app. So i just installed „MarketEnabler“ from the market and changed my phone temporary to US (T-Mobile) and installed the GoogleMail app from the market the normal way. Works like a charm 🙂

And now, have fun with CM7 🙂

I’m looking forward to the next updates 🙂

Greets, Goddchen



Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the Motorola Milestone (CyanogenMod)


Hey everybody,

there are some news on Gingerbread for the Motorola Milestone.

The developer of the CyanogenMod port for the Motorola Milestone – nadlabak – has stated on his page (http://android.doshaska.net/cm6) that he is working on the gingerbread port for the Motorola Milestone.

See the full comment here:

I’m working on it (albeit slowly) – see the gingerbread branches at https://github.com/nadlabak
Current status: it boots, wifi and battery charging works. No gsm/umts yet. New sensor interface is in progress but not fully working yet.
The whole CM is moving to gingerbread, the repos are receiving tens of commits everyday by many great developers involved.
Be patient, there’s still a lot of work to be done.

So, let’s see what he will be coming up with und next fews days or weeks 🙂

Greets, Goddchen

Android Computer / Informatik

Fix for Battery Drain with Cyanogen Mod (CM6) on the Milestone

Hey everybody,

i am using the latest version of CM6 on my Motorola Milestone. The one based on the G.O.T. sbf with the 2.2 test kernel.

I was experiencing a significant  battery drain. The battery wouldn’t hold a whole day… 🙁

So i did a little analysis.

First i found a little hidden feature of Android. Go to the phone app and type: *#*#4636#*#*. This will bringt up some stats. Most interesting are the battery usage stats.

Here is saw that „Being executed“ („Wird ausgeführt“ in german) had 100%. That means that the Milestone didn’t go to deep sleep at all. So i tried to find out why. There is another stats screen titled „usage in partial sleep mode“ or something like that („Verwendung im Teilwachzustand“ in german). There i saw „Facebook“ with nearly 70% of all apps that were listed there.

So i went to the facebook app and deactivated the notifications (which didn’t work for me anyway). And the problem was fixed. The Milestone is now going into deep sleep normally and the battery drain is gone 🙂

Hope that helps many of you out there suffering under the battery drain!

Gr33tz Goddchen


Android Computer / Informatik

Motorola Milestone Android 2.2 Froyo – Cyanogen Mod 6.1.0 RC0

Hey everyone,

there finally is a Cyanogen Mod available for the Motorola Milestone 🙂

It brings you Android 2.2 Froyo with all the nice features like apps2sd, market auto-update option, …

Of course it’s not a full custom rom since the Milestone Bootloader still isn’t cracked so there is no custom kernel running behind this CM6.

The installation is straight forward:

I’m so happy with Android 2.2 finally available on my Milestone 🙂 It runs very fast. Before i had 2.1-update1 overclocked @800Mhz. Now i’m not overclocking anything and it feels smoother and faster 🙂 And i love apps2sd and market auto-update 🙂 i love it.

Thanks Cyanogen!

NOTE: if you run into the same problem i had: reboot loop, you have to flash a full sbf first and then install CM6. I tried many things but i couldn’t fix the reboot loop without flash a full sbf first…


Computer / Informatik

Gesture Search for Motorola Milestone

Hey everybody,

today i read that google is introducing gesture search for american Android devices with Android 2.0 and higher. So i thought: why only for american phones?

A quick google search brought me to this xda-developers thread where „Firerat“ posted the apk he got from the market.

Just download to your SD card and install as any other app. Works perfectly on my Milestone (Android 2.0.1) 🙂

Greets, Goddchen

Allgemein Computer / Informatik

Motorola Milestone – Android 2.1 Update Plan


Motorola released a news regarding the update plans for Android 2.1 on the Motorola Droid, Milestone, Cliq and Dext.

Have a look here:


If this is correct we (European Milestone users) will get the update within the next six weeks. That would be really great! 🙂

Greets, Goddchen

Allgemein Computer / Informatik

Motorola Milestone Update 2.0.1 Termin / Date

Hey everyone,

according to  recent posts in this thread on android-hilfe.de the german update for the Milestone will be available at 13.01.2010.

This was assured by different support employees at the motorola hotline.

Anyway it’s not certain that it will be 2.0.1, it could also be 2.1 but i personally think that 2.0.1 is more likely. Also it was only spoken of the german update, but i think it will be the european wide release…

let’s hope…


Allgemein Computer / Informatik

Motorola Milestone – Android 2.0.1 Update packet capture

Hey everyone…

Since i (like everyone else with a Milestone) am waiting for 2.0.1 to be released i did some analysis of the wifi traffic of the Milestone when it checks for an update.

Here is what i found out:

1: A DNS query packet: DNS    Standard query A motosb1fe.bitfone.com

2: The DNS response: DNS    Standard query response CNAME mvfe1.bitfone.com A

3: After that there is some HTTP traffic going on which seems to encapsulate SYNCML data

POST /mvpdm/dm HTTP/1.1

Accept: application/vnd.syncml.dm+wbxml

Accept-Language: en

Accept-Charset: utf-8

User-Agent: Mototorla Android Sync DM Client

Cache-Control: private

Content-Type: application/vnd.syncml.dm+wbxml

x-syncml-hmac: algorithm=MD5,username=“xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx“,mac=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Connection: Close

Content-Length: 508

Host: motosb1fe.bitfone.com:80

…j.-//SYNCML//DTD SyncML 1.2//ENmlq.1.2..r.DM/1.2..e.4C9C..[.1..nW.http://motosb1fe.bitfone.com:80/mvpdm/dm..V.Motorola…gW.IMEI:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx..V.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx…Z..L.20000……kFK.1..O.1201…`K.2..TgW../DevInfo/Mod…O.Milestone…TgW../DevInfo/Man…O.motorola…TgW../DevInfo/Lang…O.de_DE…TgW../DevInfo/DmV…O.1.2…TgW../DevInfo/DevId…O.IMEI:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx….FK.3..O.xxxx..TgW../DevDetail/Ext/SystemUpdate…Z..G.xml..S.org.openmobilealliance.dm.firmwareupdate.userrequest…..O……..

And the response:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Date: Sat, 02 Jan 2010 13:12:48 GMT

Content-Length: 591

Content-Type: application/vnd.syncml.dm+wbxml

Connection: Close

…j.-//SYNCML//DTD SyncML 1.2//ENmlq.1.2..r.DM/1.2..e.4C9C..[.1..nW.IMEI:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx…gW.http://motosb1fe.bitfone.com:80/mvpdm/dm..V.Motorola…a.http://motosb1fe.bitfone.com:80/mvpdm/dm?sid=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx..NZ..G.b64..S.syncml:auth-basic…..xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx=…Z..L.xxxxx……kiK.1..\.1..L.0..J.SyncHdr..o.http://motosb1fe.bitfone.com:80/mvpdm/dm..h.IMEI:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx..IZ..G.b64..S.syncml:auth-MAC..xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx……O.401…iK.2..\.1..L.1..J.Alert..O.401…iK.3..\.1..L.2..J.Replace..O.401…iK.4..\.1..L.3..J.Alert..O.401……

So, it seems like the host is already active (anyways, ping is blocked). But unfortunately it sais that there is no update…

Looks like we just need to wait…. longer….

Motorola what are you doing? What’s taking so long? We don’t want a major upgrade with many cool new features. We just want the currently not working stuff to be fixed, like that auto-focus bug which is really really annoying. Fortunately it will only annoy us to the 6th of january since the 24,5 days are over then. And hopefully you will get 2.0.1 ready before the next 24,5 days are over!

Gr33ts Goddchen