CyanogenMod 6.1.2 for Milestone A853

Status: release of an unofficial CyanogenMod 6 port for Milestone

Announcement: CM6 for Milestone development continues thanks to Michael
watch this XDA thread:

Please, report bugs and issues here:

Important: Please, use the new OpenRecovery 1.46 for CM6 installation - the system partition was not being erased properly from the update package install script in older versions. (yes, it's finally fixed, Yantz ;) )
The Androidiani OR has been updated to be based on 1.46 (in version 3.3), so it's recommended too.

18.03.2011 0.08-11.03.18
- proprietary files update
- various wlan connectivity issues fixed (some N routers, wpa2, 801.x enterprise etc.), as in current CM7

28.01.2011 0.07-11.01.28
- proprietary files update (boot.img=>kernel, modules etc from SHOLS_U2_05.26.0)
- the infamous SMS bugs fixed (the OS version should actually read 2.2.2, sorry, I left 2.2.1 there)
- Greek support added to LatinIME 2.3 (including dictionary)
- ext4 module included (can be used to mount ext2 only - writing to journalled ext3/4 is not working correctly yet)
- new separate BPSW package (same as in SHOLS_U2_05.26.0/SHLA_U2_05.0C.0)

15.01.2011 0.06-11.01.15
- proprietary files update (boot.img, modules, libaudiopolicy), no sleep after usb/power unplug seems to be finally fixed
- added property. When set to 1, the screen will not automatically turn on when plugged to usb/power (useful especially for users of solar power adapters). Disabled by default, can be changed in /system/build.prop.
- TI OMX libs compiled from sources again (thanks, Edgard)

28.12.2010 0.05-10.12.27
- battery top charge level fixed, updated WLAN driver, ...

22.12.2010 0.04-10.12.22
- 2.3 keyboard (with all the dictionaries as usual, plus 2.3 framework/ex included), but no prediction for hw keyboard yet
- media_profiles.xml adjustments (safer high camcorder profile h264 bitrate) + small camera fixes (sounds etc.)
- small agps fix (issue 295)
- multitouch.distinct defined (fix Google Maps 5.0 rotation gesture etc.)
- bluetooth discoverabilty timeout configurable (thanks H.Czedik)
- modversion change to easily distinguish current build
- etc.

12.12.2010 0.04-10.12.12
- AAC and AMR Wideband audio encoders are finally working!
- additional video quality camcorder profile added - "middle" (customize it in /etc/media_profiles.xml)
- Camera app - fixed encoder change from UI not being used until camera reinitialization, camcorder shortcut added
- adjusted smartass governor defaults

8.12.2010 0.04-10.12.08b
- ignore light sensor when flashlight is on (better solution based on updated flashlight code), SMS time stamp fix, input method chooser dialog fix, smartass governor included etc.
- cpufreq_stats module included (b), Torch app in sync with all widget's flashlight buttons - fixes possible FC (b)
Note: there is a leftover backup file /etc/init.d/10overclock~, please delete it, thanks and sorry for the inconvenience.

3.11.2010: the github repos finally updated, custom building ready:

To do:
- done prepare and release the source for custom building (=> installation via in the future)
- clean up the mess in init scripts
- done by Skrilax_CZ - 2nd-init, many thanks invent some better init hijack
- done make some non polling usb fix (for now it's using the Dext3r's script - thanks)
- etc.

Download links:
Google Apps (for HDPI devices):

Additional downloads:
BPSW (same as in SHOLS_U2_05.26.0/SHLA_U2_05.0C.0):
- if you have not flashed the 2.2.1 sbf before, you can use this package to update you baseband processor software
adb_during_boot (for debugging purposes):

- the main init scripts are located in /system/etc/rootfs
- clocking options (frequency table, vsel table and governors) can be set in /system/etc/init.d/10overclock
- Adobe Flash can be downloaded and installed directly from Adobe web or from Android Market
- USB tethering: use Solutor's USB Tether app -
- if you have installed adb_during_boot and the usb is connected during boot, you will have to disconnect and reconnect the usb cable before you can mount the SD card to a computer. chmod 644 /system/etc/init.d/00adb_during_boot will disable the early adb mode and the mount will be possible immediately.

- use OpenRecovery Apply Update menu to install the zip copied to /sdcard/OpenRecovery/updates
- data wipe/factory reset is highly recommended when you are upgrading from another rom/fw or from 0.01/0.02.
- the included RIL files are for the European frequencies, if you are in Canada, US, Lat Am or Thailand, you will need to replace them to get 3g working
- if you are in France, you should replace ro.product.brand=MOTO_RTEU with ro.product.brand=MOTO_RTFR in /system/build.prop (the ap_gain_france.bin will be used then)

OpenRecovery Mod (with CyanogenMod6 for Milestone specific customizations):
Non European radio files can be installed from menu in Androidiani OR.

Archive links:
mirror: (thanks)



Hmm ...
Interesting , can't someone download this update for test via spanish proxy server ?

Somebody install?? What about

Somebody install?? What about cm6 ver this stable kernel??

>Somebody install ?

I dont really think , that update is already available , maybe we should await a weak or little more ...

Memory footprint is decreased

Memory footprint is decreased using 01.15, great!
Usually i get memory leak when used for more 1 day (checked avail mem from running service: 20mb)
Now avail mem always >40mb and even close to 70mb
Camera app run smoother


Can anyone know a gingerbread theme for this CM latest release?

Font Size

Overall Font Size from 28.12.2010 0.05-10.12.27 was very good.
But now, on 5.01.2011 0.06-11.01.15, they are very big again. How to fix it?

FC force close when I launch market and choose menu "downloads" there. Yesterday in the evening market worked normal.

same problem. tried to

same problem.
tried to reinstall the market, wipe davinc cache, clear cache and application data, but no fix..

streaming video

I have a problem, when i wish to stream video, browser crash. I can not find any usefull solution. Can somebody give me a got advice


I have a sulution , just change VM Heap size to 64 MB . You can find that option at /Menu/Settings/Cyanogenmod settings/Peformance settings/VM HeapSize .
Watching streaming pr0n using smartphone is not good : D

No sleep problem still exist

no sleep after usb/power unplug problem still exist after flashing 0.06. I upgraded from 0.05 without wipe, do i need to wipe?

With 0.6 upgrade without

With 0.6 upgrade without wipe, >90% active, also after reboot.
After downgrade to 0.5 normal, <<50% active

Wat do?

How do you check the sleep

How do you check the sleep problem?

i looked at "spare parts" -

i looked at "spare parts" - "battery usage". not scientifically tested, just noticed the difference between 0.5 and 0.6.

ok, i could not reproduce

ok, i could not reproduce usb/power bug anymore. sorry, my mistake. works fine :)

Milestone 2

I wonder when will be available this marvelous ROM on my all new Milestone 2.
At present it is so and so compared with the first Milestone+ this CyanogenMod. Only serious difference is RAM.

Home screen tips

From this funny widget -> "Rules: The only rule of CyanogenMod: You don't ask for ETAs."

by the way, you are right: from performance point of view, there's only 150-200 score points in Quadrant's results between MM with Cyanogen (@1150 aprox) and MM2 Stock MotoBlur (@1350 aprox)

Doubtless this is a excellent ROM, thanks nadlabak.


Hi, i have a nandroid of the original firmware (2.1) that came with my phone, i know that OR let me restore only the baseband of a nandroid. So can i apply only the baseband to the CMOD? or is not compatible cause its 2.1 and Cyanogen is 2.2?

ADW Launcher

Is it possible to remove ADW Launcher if I wanted to? I went into the applications and I don't even get an option to uninstall it. Is it not possible to remove it because of the way the ROM is built?


I use a somewhat brutal mode

Everytime I update, (and I have done it with all the updates), I use Root Explorer, go to /system/app and delete ADWLauncher.apk. Nothing more. Never had a problem has I have always "Launcher Pro" installed.

Re: ADW Launcher

It is possible to remove ADW Launcher via OpenRecovery (at least Androidiani OR - I haven't tried other "flavours" of OR). MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ANOTHER LAUNCHER INSTALLED AND SET AS DEFAULT, or you might end up with a problematic situation.

  • Boot into OpenRecovery
  • Go to "Menu Application Management"
  • Choose "System Apps"
  • Use the "Previous Page" and "Next Page" options (at top and bottom of each page) to navigate through and find ADW Launcher
  • Select ADW Launcher and choose "Delete" from the menu
  • Confirm that you've got the app you were after - if so, scroll down and select "Yes" at the confirmation prompt

Note that installing a new CM4M build will reinstall ADW Launcher, so you'll need to uninstall it again. I guess that's also a workaround if you manage to uninstall ADW without having another launcher set up - just reinstall the current build of CM4M, and you should get ADW back again.


Or try TITANIUM BACKUP app and freze or uninstall adw

No Service

Hi guys,

I just installed the release 6.1.2 on my milestone. The installation process went well and the system works nicely except for the mobile network: I am not able to make or receive calls! The screen shows the message "No Service". If I go to Wireless & networks -> Mobile networks ->Network Operators the popup "Error while searching for networks" appears.

Please help!

Thanks in advance.

No Service (continue)

I forget to say: After reboot, the system does not ask the SIM pin anymore. Can it be related to the "No Service" problem?


Previous versions?

Have you used previous versions of CM (or any other custom ROM) on your phone before, or have you just switched from the Motorola builds to CM? What was your process for installing CM? What country are you in (and which network are you on)? If you can answer these questions, hopefully your answers will help us work out what's happened and point you towards a solution...

No Service

Hello there.
Make sure you've installed the correct baseband for your country after you installed CM6. This can be accomplished by using Androidiani Open Recovery menu.
Let me know if this solves your problem.

Good luck,


Hi, I have the same problem.


I have the same problem. My phone says "baseband version unknown". How do I install a baseband? And where do I get it? I'm from Germany, if this would help.


google apps

What would happen if I would install newest google apps for cm7 on mine cm6 milestone rom from 15.01?

it's not available for HDPI

it's not available for HDPI devices, is it?


Hi, I´m newbie so please be patient.
Can somebody tell me if it works on a Motorola XT701? or tell me were I can find how to update it to 2.2 or + ?


Original Milestone IIRC

This is for the original Milestone A853 only. Can't be used on the XT701. Check the Motorola Software Upgrades page to see if the XT701 will get Froyo.


OK, thanks for the reply. According to Motorola the XT701 will not be updated to Froyo. If anyone knows of someone who is working on this phone, I appreciate the information. Or if you know how I can start in the process of generating the update to Froyo, thank you very much for all the information you can give me.

what about this link? is this

what about this link? is this a newer version of froyo?

current version of cyanogen

current version of cyanogen (0.06-11.01.15) seams to have the same kernel version as the vivo leaked one
I've read in some forums that they are receiving OTA updates with little fixes, maybe official froyo is around the corner ;)

Re: current version of cyanogen

Yes, as far as I can see from the release notes above, the relevant/useful bits from the Vivo leak have been pulled into the 11.01.15 build of CM for Milestone. So far, so good - I've had no problems with the new build.

i hope so :D

i hope so :D

Help with the same thing on the droid x

Hey I'm aliasxerog and I'm trying to do the same exact thing on the droid x. Would you be able to help with the droid x project? Throw me an @-reply on twitter. I'm @aliasxerog there. It would really be appreciated.


Extended filesystem?

Will there be ext2, ext3 and ext4 support?

Launcher Disappearing

Does anyone else experience the launcher on the home page vanish once in a while? I feel the phone vibrate and then it seems to slip off the bottom of the screen. Is there a way to bring it back? seems the only way to bring it back is to reboot..

Otherwise, fantastic Rom! Makes me love my phone again!

I stumbled on that as well.

I stumbled on that as well. It turns out that if you touch the launcher thing and drag your finger up, it moves down and out of the screen. If you touch the place where it would be and drag your finger down, it will reappear. I don't know what the purpose of that is...


maybe you just opened the hidden dock of adw.launcher :)

you can deactivate it in the settings.

nice, new version

nice, new version \o/


thanks man

New version

Still Froyo?

CM 6

CM 6 is froyo.
CM 7 gingerbread.

Where can we find version 7

Where can we find version 7 or isn't it online yet?
Thanks anyway!


CM7 is currently far from finished.


Just to double confirm, with the new release 0.06-11.01.15, does it need Data wipe if upgrading from 0.05 release?

Just did plain upgrade from

Just did plain upgrade from 0.0.5 to 0.0.6 without wiping anything. It just works :-)

no wipe needed

when updating from cm4mm 0.03 or higher

Thank you sir!

Thank you sir!