G1 still going strong - what are the options for updates


  1. eachna

    eachna Active Member

    My husband has my old G1 and it's still going strong. He likes using it, is enjoying having access to android apps, and doesn't "care" that he won't be getting the latest and greatest firmware. I'm wondering what the most recent ROM is available for it that runs smoothly? I read that Cyanogen mod has a modified 2.2.1 but it seems like it would be a pig to run on such old hardware.

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  2. steveanderson1357

    steveanderson1357 Active Member

    Y'all are SO funny!! Your husband is happy...but you're wondering....
  3. eachna

    eachna Active Member

    There are a few apps I use that he'd also like to use that don't run on 1.6 (which is what he has on his phone). I'm not sure what ROMs are still reasonably snappy on the G1. It has pretty old hardware at this point.
  4. RozzaC

    RozzaC Well-Known Member

    Well...from what I've been reading over at XDA.

    Biffmod 2.1
    Froyo for Trout
    Froyo by Laszlo
    CM 6.1

    Those ROM's are the more preferred ones. With the exception of CM 6.1, which has mixed opinions, everyone says that the ROM's are really fast.
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  5. eachna

    eachna Active Member

    Okay, thanks. I'll look at the different ROMs and see which one I'm most comfortable flashing.
  6. I am currently running one of the gingerbread roms from the xda forums on my G1, it seems fairly stable.

    However my G1 is a 3rd device so not really used in anger anymore, guess it depends on how happy he will be using "beta" builds.

    If you want details on which rom I am using let me know and I will look it up
  7. crz6662

    crz6662 Active Member


    Suggest BeatMod Gingerbread Rom 2.3.3. Actually ran very good on my Rooted/Flashed G1. Don't forget to download the GApps file, located in the same thread over @ XDA Developers, also and flash at the same time. One of the few newer roms that ran really good on my G1.

    If he doesn't mind Donut 1.6, I always end up going back to HTCClay's SuperFast G1 v1.3RH or v1.3.3RHJ.
    Older android version but really, really good & fast. No FC's, phantom reboots, freezes, etc. I absolutely hate waiting for the phone. This 1 works.

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