android 2.1on G1 and MyTouch

Early Android adopters will soon be able to use Android 2.1 on the G1 and MyTouch 3G thanks to Cyanogen, with the release of CyanogenMod 5.0.7.

The latest version of the ROM should be available to users in no time at all, with a public beta arriving at some point today according to Cyanogen’s tweet:

Cyanogen Android 2.1 on G1 and MyTouch 3G tweet

Some compromises may need to be made to allow Android 2.1 to fit on the G1 and MyTouch 3G due to limited available space on the devices - in fact, this is what is causing the delay before the release is live.

Nevertheless, this is still Android 2.1, and therefore a vast improvement with or without some extra features. As you can see from the video posted below, the operating system is working fine with the G1, and looks smooth considering the hardware limitations of the device.

Hopefully, the build will be finalized soon and we will finally be able to use Android 2.1 (T-Mobile may never even update these phones to 2.1 at all)! If you own a G1 or MyTouch 3G, let us know how you get on in the comments.

Source: Engadget

John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

  • DRock Anonymous

    I will be donating. Thank god for cyanogen.

    • Kris

      Absolutely. If you had to pick one guy out of the whole Android ROM scene, it would have to be Cyanogen.

  • Brandon

    Many thanks to cyanogen, he alone kept me from tossing my mytouch. I am eagerly waiting for the 2.1 update. Keep up the excellent work.

    • darius

      where do you update the htc dream at??

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  • darius

    so how will i be able to update my g1 if tmobile is not..i cant wait for this process to happen:))

    • Derek

      Go to either XDA developers or cyanogenmod.com. everything you need to know is there.

  • zawgyi

    so how will i be able to update my g1 if tmobile is not..i cant wait for this process to happen:))