How To: Install CyanogenMod 6 Froyo Release Candidate On HTC Dream G1


Finally there is some good news for HTC Dream G1 owners who were waiting for a stable CyanogenMod 6 Android 2.2 Froyo ROM. According to user feedback at XDA Froums, this release is the most stable so far and doesn’t freeze your handset or place it in a boot loop.

Here are the step by step instructions on installing CyanogenMod 6 Froyo release candidate on your HTC Dream G1.

  1. The first step is to root your HTC Dream G1 following the detailed rooting instructions mentioned here.
  2. Install CyanogenMod 6 Android 2.2 Froyo ROM along with Google Add-On FRF91 and place the downloaded files on your desktop [ or wherever you prefer].
  3. Connect your phone to the computer and mount SD card. Copy both downloaded files on the SD card root.
  4. Boot your phone into Recovery and do Nandroid backup in case anything goes wrong during flashing/installation. [ We used Armon Recovery and it can be downloaded here].
  5. Now WIPE your device completely by wiping Cache, Data, Delvik Cache etc in recovery mode.
  6. Now flash/install the ROM followed by Google Add-On. And there you go! You now have official CyanogenMod 6 Android 2.2 Froyo release candidate installed on your HTC Dream G1.
  7. In case you are already running CyanogenMod 5.x, you will simply need to flash/install the ROM on your handset from recovery.

Please note that this is not the final CyanogenMod 6 release for HTC Dream G1 so if you are looking for a perfectly stable version, then you should wait for the final release.

Disclaimer: Please attempt this method at your own risk. AddictiveTips won’t be responsible in case your brick your device following this procedure.

  • Lucas

    Hi, i’d like to know if after installing the google addon, it’ll ask me about my google account, cause i dont have a data plan in my phone, so i wont be able to activate it and i will be stuck in that screen forever

    • frindbody08

      @ Lucas – In Android 2.2 you can choose to skip the Google Account Setup.

  • jeremiah

    I did as instructed but when it rebooted it didn’t ask for a google sign in now i don’t have market or email. What can i do now?

    • niggerman

      jeremiah you need to install Gapps