Android’s earliest smartphone generation, has blatantly refused to die. Determined to see the evolution of the OS through to stages beyond imagination, the HTC Dream G1 just received a custom ROM based on Google’s latest Android 2.3.5 firmware, shortly after the firmware was released for the Nexus S 4G. Since then the firmware has been operated on and dissected and finding itself ported onto a handful of Android handsets. In the HTC G1’s case, credit goes to XDA-Developers forum member dw9906 for compiling a CM7.1 based ROM from Cyanogenmod’s source. Read More
We all remember the good old PC days when you used to power it on and watch the BIOS check RAM and notify you of other hardware status and then bring the Windows logo to you. While most motherboard manufacturers customized the boot up to something more graphically entertaining and moved most of the data stream behind the scenes, there are still a lot of us nostalgic for that boot up. For this reason, we are bringing you a BIOS based boot animation that would remind you of the good old days and works on a range of Android devices. You can try out the new boot animation by following the below mentioned simple procedure to replace your existing boot animation.
Today, we started bringing you a series of Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROMs for several existing devices based on the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) source code released recently. The latest in this series is a build for the HTC Dream, known in the USA as the T-Mobile G1
. It’s a very early build with a lot of missing features and serves only as a starting point for developers and a demo of the latest Android release for the rest of us. Continue after the jump for the download link and installation instructions.
The HTC Dream, also released as the T-Mobile G1, was the first Android phone on the market, and the device still enjoys a loyal following due to its form factor, especially the hardware keyboard. It originally shipped with Android 1.0 but later received updates to newer Android versions. Now, you can try out an SDK build of Android 2.3 Gingerbread on your G1, courtesy of XDA-Developers members. Read on after the break for more information.
Many of you might be planning to throw away your HTC Dream or G1 due to out datedness. Well we might just compel you to retain your dream or G1 because CyanogenMod 6 Android 2.2 Froyo stable actually works pretty great on this device. After the stable release, we have noticed:
- Increased Battery Timing
- Faster Touch Response
- Fast Boot
- No Phone Reboot Issues
- Comes Preloaded with ROM Manager, Amazon MP3, Twitter For Android Client, DSP Manager To Control Sound etc.
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Sync And Brightness Control Toggle Bar To Help Save Battery Power
Finally there is some good news for Android phone owners who were waiting for the multi-touch keyboard, Swift key, to appear in the Android market. This keyboard is simply magical as it can predict your next word by parsing through your previous SMS writing style and data. A must download for Android users who love to send their sms’s quick and neat! This release is open to public and any once can download and install this app using native Android Market. Read More
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.
Finally there is some good news for HTC Dream G1 owners who were looking to Install Android 2.2 Froyo on their handsets. A stable and reliable Froyo build is now available for rooted HTC Dream G1 based on CyanogenMOD 6. All credit for this wonderful Froyo port goes to KenMood.
If you are a HTC Dream G1 owner, then you can easily Overclock your phone to go as high as 625 MHz which is double the stock speed. Please note that this Overclocking hack can only work on rooted HTC Dream or G1 and you can find the detailed Root Instructions here. In order to make this hack work, you will also need to have a custom CyanogenMOD Android 2.1 Rom running on your Phone. Until now this Hack has been reported working fine on Rooted HTC Dreams running custom Android 2.1 Eclair ROM. Read More
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. Read More
Although Android is a wonderful mobile OS that gives you the liberty to use your phone as you want, but still ringtone and headset volume has always remained a problem. If you have a rooted HTC android based device (In this case we will be using HTC Dream G1), you can always modify the original sound settings to enhance your Android geared device’s internal, ringtone and Headset volume.
Finally you can port Android 2.2 Froyo on your HTC Dream and MyTouch 3G. Although these builds are still under development but they are the most stable with major functionalities of Froyo running just fine.
Finally we have a chance to update our HTC Dream and Magic. I will call this a miraculous and life saving ROM release from the capable hands of cyanogen yet again. So here are the step by step instructions on how to update your HTC Dream and HTC Magic to Android 2.1 build.