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Apps New to G1 - hackability?

Discussion in 'Android Development' started by zbraniecki, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. zbraniecki

    zbraniecki Lurker
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    Feb 12, 2009
    Hi all

    I recently bought G1 Dev version for its promise to be my first hackable phone. I previously used iphone, and switched pretty easily, but there are things that I either don't understand or need help with.

    1) I was hoping to be able to reuse the patterns known from open source projects I work on and use - one of the first things I wanted to do is to update my phone to nightly Android version. And I failed to find any info on how to do it :(

    2) I know there's a firmware update, and if I read correctly I have firmware 1.0 and baseband How to update it to RC33?

    3) Where will I find tutorials/resources on people hacking G1. How can I upgrade kernel, software, etc.

    4) Does the fact that I have "unlocked" Dev G1 means that I will be able to compile native apps, or do I have to stick to Java ones?

    5) How can I log in into my phone via USB?

    6) Can I use my laptop WiFi to connect to Internet instead of G1 wifi (to save battery)?

    7) I launched Market and installed 5-6 apps. Now G1 reports I'm low on disk space. I don't know how can I manage my SD card, I have 966 MB there and only 5MB left on the phone storage. Similar with text messages - after 20 or 30 it reports I'm ot of space. Can I do something about it to use SD card space for apps, or messages? I'm surprised about messages, because on my old samsung (with the same SIM card) i was able to store 300 msg.

    Thanks for help!


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