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Add Multi-touch Functionality to Motorola Droid

Posted by techhackz-admin Monday, January 25, 2010


Add Multi touch to Motorola Droid The Motorola Milestone is the European version of the Motorola Droid and while there are no hardware differences between the two devices, the Milestone supports multi-touch functionality like the iPhone but the Droid did not until now... A custom ROM is available for the Motorola Droid which enables multi touch functionality!

The multi-touch functionality is a very nice addition and something users are expecting in every modern smartphone.

It's worth noting that this ROM is an alpha release and it will contain bugs so be prepared for this!

Note that I won't be responsible if you end up bricking your phone, unlocking or flashing your phone can be risky. If you follow the instructions then you will be fine!

Here are the installation instructions from
1. You must have SPRecovery-0.10.1 or higher installed; 0.11.1 or higher strongly recommended
2. Download update from and unzip it to an empty directory on your computer. It contains the makings of a nandroid backup of just /system.
3. Create the directory structure for the backup on your phone ("mkdir -p /sdcard/nandroid/console=ttyS2,115200n8/miledroid-rom" is a convenient way to do this)
4. Use ADB to push system.tar and nandroid.md5 to the directory you just made. Its syntax is "adb push "

5. Create a nandroid backup by the method of your choice, either with the menu options in SPRecovery-0.11.1 or higher, or with " --backup --norecovery" in SPRecovery-0.10.1 or higher.
6. Use nandroid to "restore" the "backup" of the multitouch: " --restore --subname miledroid-rom"
7. Format /data, either by manually going in and removing all of its files or by running "format DATA:" from an ADB shell in recovery mode
8. Reboot and enjoy the ROM!

The GPS is not working in this ROM.

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