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Install Android 2.3.5 Unofficial CyanogenMod 7.1 ROM On HTC Dream G1

htc dream cm7.1Android’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.

Credits to CyanogenMod, Ezterry for the kernel & Google for Open Source.

As for the features of the ROM you can see those below:

  • Android 2.3.5.
  • Apps2SD.
  • JIT on/off.
  • Surface dithering on/off.
  • Compcache Settings.
  • VM Heap Settings.
  • Swipe to clear Notifications.
  • SetCPU Settings.
  • Tablet Tweaks.
  • Slide status bar to adjust brightness.
  • Option to disable Wallpaper.
  • CyanogenMod extra rotation settings.
  • Built in Screenshot app. Hold in Power button for option.

For a complete list of changelog, extras and queries, visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers. According to the developer, the ROM doesn’t seem to contain any bugs. So if you wish to give your G1 a rush of Android 2.3.5, here’s how you can get this ROM up and running on your device.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. To begin, download the ROM and copy it to the root of your SD card.
  2. Now reboot into recovery and make a Nandroid backup.
  3. Select wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache and wipe dalvick cache.
  4. Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the ROM copied to your SD card.
  5. Once the ROM is chosen, it will be flashed to the device and will take a few minutes.
  6. When the ROM is installed, simply reboot your device.
[via xda-developers]


  1. Generic FAIL guide, or instructions on how to use toilet paper. No valid links, ROM manager won’t work for Android 1.6, and this guide is basically masticated and regurgitated guide found elsewhere on the interwebs. BOO!!!

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