G1 and MyTouch Still Moving Along With Froyo Thanks to Cyanogen and Friends

It was once believed that the T-Mobile G1 (aka Android Dev Phone 1 in the developer circuit and HTC Dream in other parts of the world) could never die: it was, after all, the first Android device ever created that brought about a ridiculous amount of support from nearly every major player in every part of this mobile ecosystem. Unfortunately, the advent of Android 2.0 started showing the device’s age, but that “dream” fortunately remains reality for the time being as developers like Cyanogen goes against the grain and ensures that no phone (at least no phone they support) gets left behind.

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Thus – in similar fashion to CyanogenMod 5 bringing Android 2.1 Eclair to older devices like the G1 and Magic – the team behind that ¬†feat has done the same with CyanogenMod 6 for Froyo. For now, it’s just a release candidate – so it’s not really a final, stable build – but this is as close as it’s getting until the team hammers out the kinks in an already wonderful adaptation. For the G1 and MyTouch 3G version, make your way to this thread at XDA.

For those of you with the Nexus One, you already know what the deal is: your AOSP-based Froyo-filled CM6 can be had right over here.

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  • Josh

    made my g1 reboot every 5 minutes so i switched back to 4.2

  • Androidawg

    @ Josh…then you did it wrong. It’s working beautifully for me.

  • Telemaniaka

    @Androidawg

    No, he did nothing wrong, there actually is a bug that’s causing an ARM9 Crash. They are working on it right now

  • lancaster09

    If I have the MyTouch shouldn’t I just wait for T-Mobile to give me the Upgrade they promised?

  • Dave_Okc

    Froyo seems to be running like a champ on my G1. I hope all of you with problems have them fixed so you can enjoy the 2.2. goodness.

  • ski309

    @lancaster09
    They’ve been promising an upgrade for quite some time now, with nothing to show for it. Personally I understand their predicament: They can’t just throw out upgrades without testing them inside and out, or they’ll get complaints and support calls to no end, and all of that costs time and money. If you want the bleeding edge features, rooted Android is the way to go.

  • Sizzler

    I got tired of waiting for T-Mobile to update my original myTouch so I’ve gone ahead and rooted about 2 months ago. It’s easier than you think and I’m not the techy geeky type that understands all the lingo I see on Cyanogen and XDA forums. So far CM6 is kinda iffy on my phone. Twitter sync seems to be broken. FB sync is working but not bringing in photos unless I click on each contact one at a time. And lots of FC. These are minor annoyances and will probably be fixed in the final stable build. CM5 is reliable enough for everyday use.

  • Patrick

    So its july 12th and still no news on the official 2.2 rollout for the Motorola Droid. Any chance its rolled out tomorrow as those rumors led me to hope?

  • jeremy

    @Josh… Did you install danger spl?? have to have it when upgrading from 4.x to 5.x or 6.

    CM6….. working great for me on my G1. I am diggin it.

  • david

    Last year before 1.5 I rooter Jesusfreke and I had to downgrade to the oldest version and then no updates to 1.6 so I went back to stock. How much faster is 2.2 on the G1. Also, where do I get the cyanogen 2.2? Thanks

  • nemo686

    @ david: you can get the rom on his site, or the xda forums, or from the “rom manager” app on the market. if you have root the rom manager is the easiest way to update these days.

  • Simon

    I flashed it 3 days ago, and it’s stable enough not to go back to CM5.0.8
    I’ve got so issues with market application, other than that… all is good..

  • Eric

    Flashed it this morning. Works like a charm. Had issues at first but downloaded the new gapps 2.0 release and worked first time.

  • Joe

    I suck at this…I tried it and couldn’t get it to work.