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2011-07-01 13h26_16

Here is something that you don't hear every day: a carrier released a rooted ROM as an upgrade. That's right - regional carrier Cincinnati Bell pushed an update to its Motorola Milestone XT720 users today, and the update instructions include rooting the device and using Titanium Backup to restore apps. I know, it's hard to believe, so here's a snippet from the official upgrade PDF:

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Yeah, believe that. This is indeed an unprecedented move coming from a carrier - after all, most carriers (and manufacturers) fight the rooting community tooth and nail. Because of this, I say to you, Cincinnati Bell -  kudos, and you have my respect. We need more carriers like you in the world.

If you want to take a look at the rest of the PDF, then head on over to the official Cincinnati Bell Milestone XT720 upgrade page.

Thanks, Syrenz!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Grayson

    Yes, please. Where do I sign up?

  • GergS

    Do they help you install SuperUser, or is that included in the software?

    Pretty cool :)

  • Mike

    As a Cincinnati resident, you have to take the good with the bad. The bad being that this is the best Android phone you can get from them, which is lame. I switched from CBW to T-Mobile when I got the G1 and I still don't see a good reason to go back, although I will say this news is wonderfully surprising. I certainly didn't expect them to do this.

  • Joe

    I have to agree with Mike. I think any time Cincinnati Bell does something good it's probably by accident. I waited months and months for them to finally add an Android phone to their roster and eventually had to switch before they got their stuff together.