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?