I've been searching for a while now and can't seem to find solution for my particular quandary. I purchased a used G1 phone. I have Tmobile but no data plan. The phone allowed me to add my google info, but because of no data plan I can't log into and configure market.
I've seen tutorial's for JF's root files, and two others. They all seem to require logging into the marketplace to either get telnet, or a file manager.
Is there a way around this? Tmobile is blocking the wifi signals the phone recognizes as open and tries to pick up, so I can't use wifi to access the market right now. I don't have a friend with a g1 who can lend me their card long enough to get what I need on the phone.
Any suggestions where I can go from here?
I'd love to use this root method: How To: Root the MyTouch 3G or G1 in One Click! | The Unlockr
But I would still need a file manager. Is it possible to drag and drop Android apps onto the sd card from a regular pc (it really should be something we can do, for those who can't log into market).
I should probably also mention that I run Ubuntu. I can do alot with it, but anything involving installing an .exe file probably isn't up my alley ( I don't run Virtualbox). I can download the images and etc and drag them to the sd without a problem though. Formatting sd to Fat32 isn't a problem either.
I've learned here
, that we can install programs without the market. I'm unsure I can do this well with Ubuntu, but will certainly try. I wonder now, will rooting still work, if I were to go with JF's root process for instance, and telnet and terminal emulator, are already installed before those steps come up?
I thankyou you for any ideas, or know-how you might be able to extend.