Getting to the ROOT Of Your Android HTC Dream/G1
**DISCLAIMER** If you choose to ROOT your Android phone, YOU are taking full responsibility for anything that happens to your phone and you can only blame yourself if something goes wrong. If you root your phone, it ‘voids’ the warranty and T-Mobile (and other carriers) customer support will not be able to offer any help. Please make sure to read all instructions multiple times before you decide to root, take your time, and DO NOT skip any steps when rooting/flashing. The ROM developers have spent countless hours to bring you various versions of the Android OS, and they all deserve credit for their hard work. Also, the developers are not responsible for anything that happens if you choose to root.
Rooting your G1:
In order to root, you will need to downgrade your phone before you can upgrade/flash to a new ROM build.
How-to-Root, Hack, and Flashing your G1/Dream – found on xda-developers.com.
Easiest How To for: Root, Hero, Recovery, Partition (no computer), etc – found on xda-developers.
GetYourDroidOn – How to root WIKI… includes list of Hardware, builds, guides, developers, and more.
GUIDE: In the beginning… There was ROOT – Explains all things (and terms) ROOT! – found on xda-developers.
Partitioning your SD Card:
Most ROM builds after Cupcake, or enhanced Cupcake builds, need you to partition your SD/SDHC card. This will allow your phone to place your applications on your SD card rather than taking up space/memory on your phone. HOWEVER, some people do experience a lag when using this feature, and you can also shorten the SD card’s life span (and your Android phone, too).
[HowTo] Partition SDcard w/parted,goto ext3/4 & Install ROM from adb. no liveCD req’d – A kick ass guide to partitioning your SD card w/o using a computer all from your Recovery Image’s terminal screen. Please Read carefully!!! Best Recovery Image to use: Cyanogen 1.4 (Instructions on xda-developers.com)
How to Partition SD Card With Ubuntu For Dummies - Found on xda-developers.com
If you don’t feel comfortable using the Recovery Image, such as 1.4, use this guide. The only thing you will need to do “extra” is download and burn a copy of Ubuntu to a CD/DVD. By using the CD/DVD your just burned, you can run the Ubuntu OS on your Mac/PC without having to install Ubuntu to your computer directly. Just follow the instructions and it’s a piece of cake!
Roms & Theme Sites/Information
AndroidSpin – In my opinion, this is the best “go to” site for updated all things ROOT. It’s home of the original “Android ROM Information Database.” This links you to any and all ROMs listed on xda-developers. The ROM database gives you detailed information on the ROM capabilities and more. It also includes what versions of Radio/SPL files needed to run the ROMs on your Android phone. AndroidSpin also lists all known developers and where/how to contact & follow their ROM progress.
XDA-Developers -Dream/G1 Android Development – The go to forum site for all things ROM news and questions/answers. Before you ask a question, please search the forums first. Your question has probably been answered over and over, so check just to make sure.
If you think I am missing anything that should be included, please let me know!
A huge thank you (and keep up the great work) to all the ROM developers, and the people who provided the instructions/codes on how to update your Android phone. If you use any of their work to create your own ROM builds, please give them the credit they deserve!
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