Root attack

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The Root Hack

This hack for the Motorola Milestone is exactly the same originally found the Droid, but with a different update.zip file. It basically exploits a bug in the updater program on the phone, which takes a signed ZIP file and uses it to update the firmware. The bug consists in that the updater doesn't properly check the ZIP file contents, so it can be altered.

See a tutorial for applying the root hack on Android version 2.1 [1].

[2] method is working for rooting Milestone too.