by G 8. November 2010 23:28
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the chromatic mod was really slow on my phone, but the controls for the camera were really nice. touch is way more sensitive.

latest version (and google apps):

so, this is what i had already installed from my previous post.  it seems easy to get confused when flashing your android. Grab the latest radio from here. I had to…

THIS IS NICE!! everything seems very responsive.

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flashing android GPHONE: no network provision

by G 7. November 2010 22:39
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I’ve finally gotten around to flashing my G1.

phone specs

9/2/08 s0
build number dmd64

here are some articles that i found useful:

cyanogenmod here is where i started, and my phone’s build was dmd64.

root the  g-1
my phone had build dmd64 …

check out this video
at this point (i think), i had to have a SIM with internet (don’t worry, after this you will have rooted your phone), even if it’s pre-paid (on t-mobile).  When you complete this you will be at RC29.

from there, i hit i a couple of links:

then some ROM listings: (a: what to do now that you have root)

wi-fi tether app:

I’m running the chromatic custom build right now. and i am liking it so far, but this phone is slow as phuck (with the 500Mhz proc). i will be looking for some tweaks …

here is another app i'm checking out:

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Accessory Review: Body Glove Shield Protector Case W/ Belt Clip Kick Stand

by G 18. February 2010 03:44
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Crap! Twice. This accessory case makes the phone look a lot cooler - like a military device or something of that nature, and the kickstand is a big plus at the office. The drawback is that you need to be VERY watchful of your phone because it snaps off the belt clip too easily and it will probably be too late to find your phone by the time you notice that it is gone! It happened to me twice while biking and on Halloween night and inadvertently caught it falling off a couple of times getting in/out of cars.

There is a better belt accessory that I will post about soon here

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App Review: Armadillo Roll

by G 3. February 2010 11:35
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The 3-D graphics are smooth and the game uses the accelerometer to control the Armadillo's Roll. This app has never finished downloading its update. It keeps alerting that there is a new version but keeps getting stuck at 100% and installed but maybe it doesn't update its local status. If the developer can fix the hung update, this app could silently sit and take up some space on my phone as a fun-to-show app for its 3-D graphics which are OpenGL-ES, a subset of OpenGL for embedded systems.

version: Armadillo Roll,1.0.3

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Major Tip: Run Fewer Connected Desktop Widgets

by G 28. January 2010 10:44
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To help your Android run better, run fewer connected widgets. The connected widgets are those that access a webservice over the network. I'm thinking about Finance, Weather, Calendar, etc. as a widget, not a shortcut. This will have noticeable impact on your day-to-day experience. My Android had almost slowed down to a crawl until I cleaned up these widgets.

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G-1 Review - Part 1: Introduction

by G 14. January 2010 07:36
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First post here. I'm following Android and mobile os development in general. I'm primarily a .net developer and love to see cool stuff - also in code :)

I have been using G-1/Android 1.6 for about the last 6 months and, although I am less than impressed with it for daily use, still recommend it for any one of its outstanding qualities as a smartphone development platform.

Hardware: check
I'm not sure where this phone stands out against the rest with respect to its hardware features, but it has a trackball, a color touch screen, a 3.2 megapixel camera, a physical slide-out keyboard, a gyrometer or something of that sort that lets you tilt the phone to get a reading, and a GPS receiver.

Operating System and SDK: check
Android Cupcake Donut (1.6) is a cool platform for smarthphone applications.

The SDK for Android was easy to install. It is a plugin for Eclipse. For more info check out:

Using this phone every day is kind of a pain in the ass! I mean that the more I use it, the more that its hardware and developer shortcomings become evident.  The OS can't handle that much stuff going on, but (i need to drive an iPhone this year) if you keep your desktop free of network calls (see apps reviews), the phone will pretty much be great. It is defiinitely not as great as the old blackberry (i need to drive a newer blackberry this year) for contact management and calls, but i think that it would fill in everything that the Blackberry wants with a killer phone app - and a scroll wheel it needs a scroll-wheel and cursor arrow keys (edited to complete thought; etf) :)

In G-1 Review - Part 2: Everyday usage, i will cover everyday usage of the G-1/1.6 like a phone and a connected desktop on-the-go.

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