Yea! I have Froyo finally! Several Co-workers had rooted their phones and were talking about it, and I thought I would take a look. I was skeptical, but the instructions I found weren’t too bad. It was a little scary working around all of the warnings, but the end result was a version of Android 2.2 on my HTC G1 phone.
I didn’t keep good notes of exactly what I did. I was more concern with getting it done rather than blogging it, but basically, I started with the instructions at The Unlocker. The AndRoot application didn’t work for me, so I ended up going to Cyanogen’s Website for the directions. I could have probably just used the original instructions at The Unlocker even though it said they were outdated.
I did just have one issue yesterday that I noticed. My battery was draining much faster than normal. Ever since my battery went bad and I replaced it with a 2200mah battery, I haven’t had to worry about conserving power. My phone could easily last two full days with no charging. Yesterday, it died after one day of use, and I didn’t hardly do anything special.
I found this post, and it seems to have fixed the problem! All I did was disable the notifications on the Downloads screen of the Market application.
The two new big features that I gained through all of this were the Wireless Tether and the Chrome to Phone. Both of those features were things I had admired from Google IO. The Wireless Tether worked with no problem. I tested with my laptop the other night, and it worked pretty fast. I had to configure the wireless settings like the SID and the security key. Then, I could connect to it with Network Manager the same way I connect to my home router. The Chrome to Phone tool worked pretty good too, but I haven’t played with it much.
In the process of reinstalling, I had to download a few new applications. One of the areas that I found new programs was for my Guitar. I decided to try out ChordBoard. It is a great program, but I think I am going to have to find something else because it doesn’t have sharps or flats. The other application is gStrings, which is a tuner that works great. You can play a string, and it will tell you if it is in tune.