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Last year I got a free Android phone at a Google event, and I would like to upgrade it to the latest Android version (probably with Cyanogen).

What is the quickest/safest way to do the upgrade?

It is a developer phone, so:

HTC Magic, Model Number GDDJ-09, Build CDB56, Android 1.5, details:

SAPPHIRE EVT1 32B DEV S-ON G
HBOOT-1.33.3005 (SAPP20000)
CPLD-10
RADIO-2.22.19.26I
May 29 2009,14:38:09
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I believe this isn't possible because that phone doesn't have enough memory or something like that. Android has gotten a lot bigger since 1.5 . I'm not putting this as an answer because I'm not 100% sure –  WalterJ89 Oct 28 '10 at 14:46
    
@Walter Cyanogen managed it, he's basically magic ;) –  FoleyIsGood Nov 19 '10 at 13:47
    
The workaround for "data plan required" is only for the G1 - you can't enable USB Debugging on the Magic without activating the handset. –  Broam Aug 4 '11 at 21:32
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This section of the Cyanogen instructions seems to cover the developer Sapphire handsets

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Unfortunately Cyanogen have not build 2.3-Gingerbread yet but you can get Gingerbread on the MAGIC through Ginger Yoshi. Details on XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=932118

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Nice. I will try it on my veteran Google Ion, currently stuck on Android 1.6, and recently banned from the Android market / Google play store. –  jap1968 Jul 10 '12 at 9:16
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