Jun 02 AT 12:41 AM Taylor Wimberly 18 Comments

60 Screens From Rogers HTC G1 Android Phone

Haykuro, the 17 year old Android whiz, has done it again and released another coveted Android build.  This time he has the Rogers HTC G1 a full day before the official release.  I decided to flash the build and see what is different.  In order to get this out as quick as possible, I decided to upload a bunch of screenshots to Flickr.

Screenshots of Rogers HTC G1 Build
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157619125688230/)

Notable updates include:

  • Microsoft Exchange Support
  • PDF Viewer
  • Quickoffice for MS docs
  • Full T9 support
  • and more

I have used the T9 keyboard for some texting and it works perfect.  This is the T9 I have been screaming for ever since I first got my G1.  Hopefully, this gets ported over to the official T-Mobile Android builds one day.  The build also has a mini qwerty keypad as well.

PDF Viewer works with no issues.  You can zoom, jump to new pages, and more.  Again, this has been added to several of the other custom Android builds.

I tried the Quickoffice app and found it would only open older Microsoft Office files.  Any of the newer docx files will not work.  Once a file is open, you can only view it.

Looking to flash a custom build?  Check out the Android ROM Build Information Database.  As always, backup your data and use at your own risk.

If anyone has any special request for the Rogers build, I still have it loaded on my G1.  Drop a comment or message me on Twitter @androidandme.

If you want to stay up to date on the latest Android leaks, be sure to follow @haykuro on Twitter.

[Via android-dls.com Thanks Justin]

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  • Adrian

    Doesn’t sound like anything too special, I’ll just stick with the Ion rom on my G1 ;)

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      I think I like the Ion rom on my Google Ion better. :)

  • Adrian

    On e other thing: Are you going to e trying out the hero build sometime? Apparently it’s fully working appart from bluetooth, I’m suer people would like to see some screens and a review of it :)

  • pengee

    what is the exchange app that comes with this build and is it possible to put it on other builds?

    • Gibbo

      I’d love to know if this app was ‘extractable’ from this ROM and be able to load it onto other builds ie the Stock G1 build.

  • noobles

    Can we expect to see paid apps in Canada any time soon?

  • Kevin

    just picked this up yesterday…its a great fone. not sure why rogers decided to remove the onscreen keyboard. can anyone help me adding the onscr keyboard? do i have root the fone. major android noob here

    • Pat

      You don’t have to root the phone to get the keyboard. This is for the standard keyboard, not the one pictured in this post.

      1) Download “AppsInstaller” from the market.
      2) Google “htc_ime.apk” (I dl’d mine from mediafire which should be the first result)
      3) Copy “htc_ime.apk” to your sd card.
      4) Run “AppsInstaller” and select “htc_ime”.
      5) Reboot your phone.

  • AmaruPhoenix

    Hey I’ve been patiently waiting for my HTC Dream White to be shipped to me, Not much information has been given out, my friend at rogers wireless told me that he sold one and had it returned for bad reception, and dropped calls, I’m hoping that it was just a bad unit, Any other Rogers based customers in Toronto experienced this issue with the HTC Dream?

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  • http://www.linuxottawa.ca Merritt

    I’ve been loving my G1 for over a week now here in Canada. I am still trying to get one question answered: is there a way to remove the apps Rogers has installed on the phone? They are little red icons for Home, My Account, Ringbacks etc that bring you to the Rogers site – simply annoying and taking up space. If anyone can tell me of a way to remove them I’d appreciate it! (ps. the Manage Applications page won’t let you uninstall it, just like basic Android firmware/kernel etc can’t be)

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