Apr 29 AT 1:22 AM Taylor Wimberly 30 Comments

CyanogenMod brings Android 2.1 to G1 and myTouch 3G

If you have a hacked G1 or myTouch 3G, take note. Many developers have released custom ROMs based off Android 2.1 for the HTC Dream and Magic for awhile now, but most were not fully working. Devs had been waiting on updated hardware drivers which supported the Android 2.1 kernel and those were finally released earlier this month.

After several weeks of a lot of hard work, the team behind CyanogenMod is close to releasing a public beta of their latest ROM – version CM 5.0.7 Ds. The new ROM is finally using Android 2.1 and includes many of the enhancements found in the CyanogenMod for Nexus One.

As of this writing there are still a few bugs to work out, but look for a beta release tomorrow night.

Android 2.1 will fit onto the myTouch 3G (HTC Magic) with no problems, but it will not fit on the G1 (HTC Dream) without some modifications (damn those pesky storage limitations). G1 users must install the infamous DangerSPL which re-partitions the NAND flash inside the device. If you have never flashed the DangerSPL, the guys on the CyanogenMod forum are putting up a how-to guide.

First time hackers might just want to wait a few weeks and see what Google reveals at I/O on May 19-20. For all we know, Android 2.2 could magically appear for some first gen phones.

Our friend @kmobs is back with another video giving a quick walk through of the new test ROM on a G1. It looks like one of our shirts found its way to his desk.

For the latest on this CyanogenMod, visit the official site or follow @cyanogen on Twitter.

Via: Twitter

Source: CyanogenMod

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  • http://Website Jason

    When is my Cliq gonna get some Android 2.1 love?

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Q2 2010.

  • http://Website Tim

    This is awesome, many thanks to cyanogenmod team!

  • http://Website JCRdz

    Will this work on MyTouch 3G Fender LE????

    • http://Website shmengie

      I wanna know that, too. My understanding is that our LEs are some kind of bastard hybrid of the 32A and 32B ROMs. As such, I’ve just decided to wait and see if anything official comes down the pike.

      • mackster248

        Well the new Mytouch’s with the 3.2 headset jack and Mytouch LE have 32A boards while Cyan ROMs supports phones with the 32B board. But it can easily be ported over to 32A boards if someone know’s what they’re doing. I’ll bet you once the CM5 comes out for Dream/Sapphire’s someone will port it over to 32A users in the same day, so don’t worry! :)

    • http://www.davidmburke.com bufke

      I’m running a test build on my mytouch 1.2 aka LE right now. Works fine. No patching needed.

  • http://Website Mocha K

    Wow i have been waiting for this….just got a bonerC=====3….ahhhh….I just hope they find a way to fit 2.2 on a mt3g

  • juanito

    I’m ready for this. I’ll wait for the Google I/O, but I won’t wait any longer than that. The G1 has been great for me.

  • http://Website Chancy

    I never understood the appeal or why some people are just so jittery that they always have to run ROMS or Mods that don’t fully work or have all the features on their older phones. I have a G1 and I am perfectly happy with my 1.6.

    • http://Website Kmobs

      Except everything does work fully in this rom.

    • http://Website gregroy

      umm cuz 1.6 sucks a fat one compared to 2.1…. you dont have to change if you dont want to. You can stick with 1.6 and your horse and buggy. i will enjoy this and my gas powered car. :)

  • http://Website gad

    Thank God…..i’ve been waiting forever for this

  • http://Website Michael Jones

    Have installed it. Feels smooth, even without the 10mb ram hack. Trying Nexus Launcher (seeing as Cyanogenmod doesn’t include Launcher2) and it’s quite nice.

    Sweet looking lock screen… yay for eye candy.

    • http://Website simon

      How to install it???

  • http://Website Maxy

    Just installed.. .on Mytouch 3g… love it!

  • DarkPyroGuy_09

    Cant wait to have Android 2.0 on my G1, I just root my phone this month. Is it pretty easy to upgrade ROM after I have done it once?

    • DarkPyroGuy_09

      Any comment please????

  • http://Website Rev. Spaminator

    Running this all weekend and it works great!

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  • abe546

    This looks awesome but it’s too slow for my taste.I’m used to the Super D 1.6 Rom.

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  • balkrishan sharma

    hey, I want to know can i upadte htc g1. i alredy have 1.5. and where can i get a working download link for android 2.1