I bought my Milestone from ebay and had to ship to Australia and have it flown to Bangladesh (where I live) for legal reasons. It came with a firmware that had Chinese in it. The model number was XT702 and the reception it had was plainly shocking. It would go out of service on my office desk which is pretty much at the centre of Dhaka. Even the cheapest of all mobiles had 5 bars there. It ate up all the charge in hours.
I was properly disappointed with the thing.
Anyway after a couple of days I found a forum and rooted my mobile with this guide.
I was able to root and changed the firmware of my phone with what I believe is a UK firmware. It solved the reception issue and the consuming battery charge issues.
After the root and consequent firmware change, my phone currently has these details:
Firmware configuration version
Baseband configuration version
My bootloader is 90.78
However, whenever I try to update, it says:
"The device is unable to connect to the server.
Try again later."
I know there isn't any update available (I could be wrong) but shouldn't it be able to connect to the update server at least? Or is it not going to since I have rooted my phone?
I read somewhere that once you update a rooted milestone you lose the root, which I am fine with by the way. I just want to have my phone ready for Froyo (Android 2.2) whenever Motorola decides to finally release it. And then may be move on to something fancy.