“The other fish in the sea”: Android 2.1 ROM ported to G1

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by Mike
Posted December 15th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

nexus-oneAnd naysayers were claiming the G1’s days were numbered. Heck, I won’t argue it’s chin is getting pretty damn old. But that doesn’t stop the vivid developer community for making the best of what the G1 has hardware wise. “Teh Dust” from xda-forums has no doubt been spending the last collection of hours locked away in some dark corner with a computer typing out sweet nothings into it’s ear and pushing all the right buttons to align Android 2.1 (Flan) in a way that G1 users can surely appreciate.

It’s pretty funny actually. The Droid’s unofficial ROM for 2.1 still has quite a bit of missing/poorly performing features while the G1 has a pretty darn robust ROM but one day after it’s faster, newer sibling. Eh, it’s all water under the bridge.

Getting it all to play well with the aging G1 meant removing pretty much any of the new animations/live wallpapers as well as anything with “HD” in the name as they are said to be scaling poorly to the G1’s less than HD display. Psh, at this point I’d be happy enough with 2.1. Wallpapers I can download myself. Not to mention, even Android 2.1’s wallpapers are just so-so.

G1 users, feeling a bit adventurous tonight?

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