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Root The Motorola Milestone XT701


Jul 29, 2010
Hello, I see there is no thread on this forum on how to root the XT701. I found a guide over at mod my mobile, however his guide isn't exactly Noob Friendly, this is my first time writing a guide, so I'll try to make it as friendly as possible, or at least get it to you guys on this forum.

First step
, you need the correct drivers, http://www.motorola.com/consumer/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=bda09ec8009a0210VgnVCM1000008806b00aRCRD Download and install those drivers.
Second Step, follow this guide Setting up and using adb completely, step by step, if you need any help, post on here, I'll try my best to help, I ran into a few problems myself:D
Third Step, download this xt701-root.zip extract it to your desktop.
Fourth Step, search on google, "RSD Lite", and download it.

Now finally, lets do the flashing, this is easy, and quick. Turn off the XT701, now old the down volume button, the camera button and the power button, at the same time, you're phone will turn on.

If you're phone turns on and loads up normally, then you didn't hold the buttons at the same time or correctly. When you have the bootloader screen up, open RSD lite on you're computer, if your on windows 7, I suggest you right click RSD lite and open in administrator mode.

Now plug in you're phone and RSD lite should recongize it, click the dots to find the file, when looking for the file, go to desktop and open the .sbf file provided (xt701-kernal) now click start, you're phone is now flashed!

When you're phone reboots back to normal, depending on if your running WINXP or Win7, for win 7, you go to start and you search CMD, and you you open CMD up, on windows xp, I believe it's start, run, CMD. Now that you have CMD up, type the following ( be aware that if it says no user when you get the chown part, that's okay, just keep going )

adb remount
cd desktop
adb push su /system/xbin
adb push SuperUser.apk /system/app
adb shell
chown 0:0 /system/xbin/su
chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su

chown 0:0 /system/app/SuperUser.apk
chmod 644 /system/app/SuperUser.apk


You're phone is now rooted, thank you (skirlax cz, and Jboogie3)


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