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Motorola Milestone potential unleashed by hackers

Motorola Milestone potential unleashed by hackers

Motorola's new flagship smartphone, known as the Milestone in the UK and the Droid in the US, has been 'rooted' by hackers, enabling various features that carriers had previously restricted.

If you are already a dab hand at mobile hacking you might be able to root the Milestone/Droid. This has been put to use most significantly in America where hackers have been able to activate the multi-touch support that Verizon had for some reason disabled on the US version.

Interestingly, the UK Motorola Milestone will come with multi-touch support straight out of the box, so there is no need to have a degree in computer programming if you want to make the most of what is set to be a must-have Android-based phone.

The rooting techniques which have already been established across the pond could allow UK users to exploit the Milestone to its full potential, allowing for further customisation and expansion of its capabilities.

Any kind of tinkering with the operating system of a mobile carries its own hazards and if you are inexperienced and kill your brand new Milestone then it is likely that you will have voided the warranty, so only experts should enter this territory.

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