want to root...couple of questions


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  1. Lania626

    Lania626 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    May be dumb questions, but I don't know the answers to them, even after a search, so I'm askin.

    Firmware
    1.6
    Baseband version
    62.50SC.20.17H_2.22.23.02
    Kernel version
    2.6.29-00479-g3c7df37
    andriod-build@apa26 #19
    Build number
    DMD64

    I keep seein people talkin about rc83 and such and downgrading...how do I know if I need to downgrade? And where do I find that info?

    Do I need to keep my SIM card in while the whole process is goin on, or can I take it out?

    What's the easiest, most straightforward way to do this whole thing? I learn best with step by step pics and instructions.

    With root, I can save apps to my SD card, right? And can make my phone run faster? And update to 2.0 or whatever the most current update's out?

    Sorry again for the dumb questions, but I'm just tryin to get this all down. I've never looked into rooting before, and wanna make sure I do it right.

    ~Lania
     

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  2. flight3

    flight3 Active Member

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    You will should downgrade to RC29 to have a better chance of flashing and rooting your phone. Here is the wiki for it: Full Update Guide - G1/Dream Firmware to CyanogenMod - CyanogenMod Wiki. I know this works because I just rooted my phone with it last night :D. And I would keep your sim card in (at least I did). Also for saving your apps to your sd card you can do that as well, you will need to partition your sd card though. Make sure to backup your sd card before this process. Here's the link for apps2sd: Apps2SD - CyanogenMod Wiki. Make sure to download the latest version of cyanogen for best results. Hope this answers your questions :).
     
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  4. Lania626

    Lania626 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I got it rooted this mornin with the cyanogenmod-4.2.13. Dunno how current or not it is. I'm lookin for the newest updates now...there's so much stuff out...I get confuzzled easily sometimes =/ Wanna get the new android update..I suck at comp stuff...I don't have the patience.
     
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    MaxOmus Well-Known Member

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    Go check the G1 roms over at XDA, you will find a ton of good stuff:

    G1 Android Development - xda-developers

    I been using HTCClay's SuperCSDI v4 Remix Xperia Edition for the last couple weeks & its still running stable & faster then over...


    I haven't cared too much for the eclair roms Ive tried so far, they run good for a day or two for then just bog down & turn to crap, so Ive been sticking w/ these mixed donut roms for best results...
     
  6. flight3

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    Well the newest one for cyanogen is 5.0.7, which gives the G1 2.1 Eclair. But it is labeled as experimental, so depending how comfortable you are with trying it, you could use that. I haven't though :rolleyes:.

    Here's a little information about it: Cyanogen 5.0.7 experimentally brings Eclair to G1, myTouch 3G -- caveats apply -- Engadget

    Also: Release Notes - CyanogenMod Wiki
     
  7. Lania626

    Lania626 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, my patience is an issue when it comes to all the searchin around. I wanna just be able to ask a question, get an answer/link/instructions/whatever, w/o someone bitchin at me for askin the question before searchin. Feel me?

    I rooted my spare G1. Guess I'ma start gettin ready to do my main one I always use...

    Thanks for the responses, btw :)
     
  8. Franky

    Franky New Member

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    Okay, so im really really really not that great with technology, and ive been trying to root my tmobile g1 for like 4 days now and ive tried a bunch of things and I have no clue at what stage I'm at. This is the info about my phone

    firmware version
    1.0
    Baseband Version
    62.33.20.08h_1.22.12.29

    Kernel Version
    2.6.25-01843-gfea26b0android-build@apa27 #6

    Build version
    kila-user 1.0 TC4-RC29 115247 ota-rel-keys,release-keys

    okay...so i degraded my phone to 1.0 somehow from one of the guides i was following. So is this thing rooted right now? if not, can someone pls pls pls pls tell me how to. I would appreaciate it if you could also include links of where to download the files needed. oh and how to install eclair pls

    thanks a lot
     

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