There is some great news for all HTC Dream G! and Sapphire owners who love to put Custom ROMs on their rooted devices. The most stable Android 2.1 Eclair version of Cyanogenmod 0.5.8 is finally released and now you can have your G1’s and Sapphire running Eclair 2.1 without any issues.
This build virtually completes the Eclair development phase for HTC Dream and Sapphire devices and now I guess, we will soon be getting updates on completely porting Android 2.2 Froyo on these phones. Here is the step by step guide on how to install Cyanogenmod 0.5.8 Final release. This build is stable and all features such as Bluetooth, radio, calls, data, Wi-fi work fine. Here is a list of all the extras and featured that have been inculcated within this build.
* Everything that goes with Eclair
* 3D, video, camera, camcorder, BT, WiFi, etc are all of course working
* Can be used with or without Google applications
* Kernel 2.6.34 with Pershoot’s tweaks
* ADWLauncher is the default launcher!
* Complete music app overhaul by Eliot Stocker
* New Apps2SD method implemented mostly by Chris Soyars.
* Built in USB & Bluetooth tethering
* Graphical enhancements, #boobs, and excellent wallpapers by Prash and SatanR1
* Includes BusyBox, htop, nano, powertop, openvpn, bash, irssi, and all engineering commandline utilities
* FLAC audio support from Kenny Root
* Phone enhancements from Cytown
* Contacts enhancements from Wysie
* MMS enhancements from, well, everyone (see changelog)
* Perform zipalign-on-install of applications
* DeskClock tweaks- longer autosilence and "require unlock" option
* Massive APN list
* All available locales are included thanks to PsychoI3oy
* 360-degree auto-orientation by Optedoblivion and Elanthis (enable in settings)
* OpenVPN integration thanks to James Bottomley
* Music app can respond to long-press on the volume buttons (from Metalhead)
* Many other bugfixes and tweaks from AOSP contributors
* Tons of work on the build system by Koush and Chris Soyars
* Big thanks to Zinx for debugging some really difficult issues! He really deserves most of the credit for getting this thing working so well.