Waiting for upgrades when a new version of Android comes out can be a big pain. While many users are wondering when they'll get Gingerbread, there are still plenty of phones out there who never even got FroYo. Well Cincinnati Bell is shattering the mold with a move that is the very definition of bold. They are providing instructions and the necessary files to root your Motorola Milestone XT720, back it up with Titanium Backup, and then flash a FroYo ROM.
Everything you know about updates is wrong! It turns out that this lovely bit of device we all call the Milestone will today be getting Android 2.2 Froyo, an update that Motorola themselves said would never again be updated as far as the mobile OS goes. Of course, this version of Froyo hasn't come from Motorola, it's come from an XDA hacker by the name of Dexter_nib, a ROM for you all to get your tasty treats on.
As Android continues to make its way to every carrier on every continent, sometimes it's not the biggest named, or highest-profile device that makes its debut for a particular carrier. In the case of Wind Mobile, word that the Milestone XT720 from Motorola would be launching on the network has come and gone for a little while now, but thanks to a sneaked image of internal training, where the XT720 is obviously showcased, we can safely say the phone is coming.
The Motorola Milestone XT720 is a talked about device. It features a 3.7-inch FWVGA 854x480 multitouch capacitive touchscreen display, has a 720MHz TI OMAP3440 processor under the hood, and is running Android 2.1 for good measure. And while there had been plenty of talk about the handset landing on major wireless carriers around the globe, there was probably no hint at Cincinnati Bell ever being on the list. Guess we would have been wrong.