Updating rooted g1 phone

Finally there is some good news for HTC Dream G1 owners who were looking to Install Android 2.2 Froyo on their handsets.

A stable and reliable Froyo build is now available for rooted HTC Dream G1 based on Cyanogen MOD 6.

Thanks to the XDA Developer community, the latest Google Android update is available now.

Among other things, it includes Google Latitude, a location-based app that's created quite the stir among those with privacy concerns.

All credit for this wonderful Froyo port goes to Ken Mood.

Once you achieve "root access," you can replace or alter applications and system settings, run specialized apps, and more.

The T-Mobile G1, for instance, was officially supported through Android 1.6 Donut, but if you rooted the phone, you could load an alternative developer-made version of the OS that offered most of Android 2.2 Froyo's features.

I'm going to share some of rooting's benefits and risks, where to find some great replacements for the default Android OS, and a few other tips.

The good news is that manually updating Android is a fairly simple process, the most difficult part being getting the new firmware version prior to receiving it OTA.

I recommend a fully-charged G1 before you begin this process.