Just For My G1 Friends, The MT3G OTA Works For Us Too

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When I heard that the My Touch 3g was going to get a 2.2 OTA from T-Mobile, my very first thought was”Will this work on a G1?” I had my doubts but the more I thought about it the more I knew it should. Since the devices are so similar and most custom ROMs out there work on both. So I started looking to see if I could find anyone else that wondered the same thing or had already tried it. As always the great community provided. On 10/31/2010 ezterry got the post up with the flash file and the market fix file as well.

I have owned a G1 since launch and have tested and used just about every single ROM that was ever made for it. Although I haven’t used it as my daily phone for a while I do remember the things that drive me crazy.  Such as lag between apps, transitions and battery life. I always ended up back to my standby CM6 or Superfly ROMs. Cyanogen and HTCCLAy kept the phone running pretty well for a very long time and still continue to do so. This AOSP OTA gives them a run for there money.

As with any ROM there are certain requirements and you can go read them at xda-developers. the basics are death/danger SPL and latest radio. If you have been working with your G1 for a long time you probably already have that anyways.  I have received reports of this running at full brightness, Wi-fi enabled, Web browsing, email, texting, calls, a ton of market usage, Gtalk and clocked at 595 and they are still at 50% battery after 8 hours. The user does have a 1400mAh battery which does help compared to the 1150mAh stock battery. Even with that minor difference he has everything maxed out to see just how fast it can be killed. Absolutely no reports of any lag between screens or applications. If you have been waiting for a 2.2 Froyo ROM that is more stock with no issues, here it is.

Screen shots don’t do this much justice. I can assure you though this is by far the cleanest, fastest and most stable ROM my poor little G1 has ever used. If you head on over to XDA to take a look at this, they also have a few other available add-ons and another Kernel source to try out. I have only tested out the standard zip and market fix with no add – ons

Has anyone else already tried this out? What are your opinions?

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Stormy Beach
I am the proud father of three, 3, 9, and 12. I recently upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the Sony Xperia Z. Having so many kids warranted a change of pace. Let me tell you, it is mind blowing. I love Android, I love tech and I love my family. Not in that order though. I work hard, play even harder and take care of all that are around me when I can.

  • Jimmcparty

    I have a completely stock G1 if you want to update it to something else. About all I have done is ROOT it, afraid to do anything else!! LOL

  • Jimmcparty

    I have a completely stock G1 if you want to update it to something else. About all I have done is ROOT it, afraid to do anything else!! LOL

  • SoffMouf

    omg I have to try this.

  • Oliver

    If Cyanogen and his team could modify this to make it more stable, that would make me very happy. I have to overclock all the time and I can’t get any realistic speeds.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=579098384 Gareth Tiedt

      Why do you have to overclock all the time??? Is the rom interfering and resetting? May have something to do with the kernal, although I know little about the more technical side of these things. I’m definitely going to try this out…

  • Oliver

    If Cyanogen and his team could modify this to make it more stable, that would make me very happy. I have to overclock all the time and I can’t get any realistic speeds.

  • lolmensch

    öhm, sorry to flame but this thing is out for at least 1 1/2 weeks…. cyanogen already includes the updated drivers etc in cm6.1…

    • Guest

      More like 3 week plus……

  • http://androidspin.com/ Stormy Beach

    True it has been out since October 31st. I have no doubt CM and the team are using parts of it and the drivers. Just sharing another option. I love the CM team releases but on occasion it sometimes feels like over kill on a lower end phone. As far as the overclocking, Not sure what the situation is. Some people do it some people don’t, works on one phone and freezes another. It is more of a personal choice and more of a “I can” kinda thing. I have this running on 3 different devices now and I have not overclocked any of them personally. they seem to work just fine for me and the people I loaded it to for. If things change I will let you guys know. Also there is a second kernel option on the xda site as well. Maybe you will have a better experience with that

  • gweeds

    ezterry now has the 15mb ramhack! but unlike the old ramhack, this one doesn’t kill your 3d. best thing to happen since, well, mt3g froyo port was released.

  • Jerzeeloon

    Im running this on my mt3g and it is indeed,the fastest 2.2 rom I have ran on it so far.prior to this I would always revert back to superfast after trying various 2.2 roms due to lag.but this rom is a keeper speedy w/ 2.2 features,I love it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7V5FPMECHPVPUVNUK6GLQCO4JQ behzadbayat

    I guess this fascinating speed of the rom is because of the precompiled .odex files available in the system apps which is not available in CM6

  • http://ryanb.pip.verisignlabs.com/ Ryan Beesley

    I just recently went back to my G1 from my N1 for work related reasons (N2? fingers crossed), and have been trying to use CM6 in vain. This new ROM seems to be working a little better for me out of the gate, but I’m also using the 2708 kernel port to try and carve out just a little more RAM. I’d really hate to go back to CM5 or earlier, but these 2.2 ROMs really seem to push the limits of this device… almost entirely for lack of RAM, but /data space is hurting too. I’m hoping this will tide me over until I want to upgrade again.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7V5FPMECHPVPUVNUK6GLQCO4JQ behzadbayat

    Does anybody have any idea how to get arabic/persian support on this stock rom? I have been using CM6 RC3 and CM6.1 RC1 with full arabic/persian Support but with this one I don’t have anything, just unconnected characters. The updates for cyanogen Roms does not work on this rom.

  • Matt

    This ROM is the shizz! Best one I’ve used on my G1.

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