Motorola Milestone gets close to custom ROMs — even without an unlocked bootloader

June 9, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

Motorola Milestone owners still haven’t managed to get the phone’s bootloader unlocked, making custom Android ROMs (Froyo, for example) a whole heck of a lot more difficult — but not impossible. It seems that the community is getting close to successfully employing a “kexec” solution, meaning a new kernel would be executed on top of the stock one without rebooting — and from there, fully customized builds are basically a shoo-in. Motorola doesn’t seem to be budging on a proper bootloader unlock, so it’s good to see everyone involved is coming up on a workable alternative.