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Newest FW for G1 to root?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by XFreeRollerX, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. XFreeRollerX

    XFreeRollerX Well-Known Member
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    I want to root my Tmobile G1... I currently have Firmware 1.5, all I keep finding for rooting phones is RC33.... isn't that old?


    Anyone able to help out? I just need the right update files and I can do the root.. I've got everything else from this guide
     

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  2. it is a step by step process you can not go straight from RC29 to firmware 1.5 AKA cupcake... so you need to go RC29 > RC33 > Cupcake... and if you are looking for builds you can get just about any build you want here : Android Build Downloads I personally would recommend either Devolio's build or CM 3.6.2
     
  3. XFreeRollerX

    XFreeRollerX Well-Known Member
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    Thanks I tested 3 different builds and I really love the CM one - dear god the UI tweaks are so nice, I accidentally went back to a JF build via JFupdater and was like "LOLOMG this ugly"


    Thanks, +rep for u
     

  4. No Worries...
     
  5. crazy88

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    Thanks for the link to the android builds noonehereyet. Just one question though, is it a simple case (as per usual) of putting the file on my sd card and renaming it update.zip? I have jf1.51 and i'm getting bored with it :)
     

  6. ok, with any build you will need to change the file name to update.zip and do the alt+s, however if you are going from a jf build to a cm build or a cm build to thedude's build... basically changing builds made by different people you will most likely need to alt+w prior to the alt+s or you will get stuck so backup your info best to do is use cyanogen's recovery ( http://www.getyourdroidon.com/root/cm-recovery-1.3.1.img ) as you can do a complete back-up and restore (nandroid)... then back up your apps with something like mybackup pro and then flash away without any worries......

    to install Cyanogen's recovery:

    copy file to your sd card and then type in terminal :
    flash_image recovery /sdcard/cm-recovery-1.3.1.img

    or

    put it on your computer and use fastboot, the command would be :
    (Windows) fastboot flash recovery cm-recovery-1.3.1.img
    (Linux) sudo ./fastboot flash recovery cm-recovery-1.3.1.img
     

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