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The official Google+ app requires Android 2.1 or newer, and as the market share for 1.6 and older is now vanishingly small, and getting smaller by the day (at time of writing the combined market share of 1.5 + 1.6 is 3.6%) it's unlikely to be modified to work on older OSs. Similarly unless there's a dev who's also stuck on 1.6 himself and desperate to use ...


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From the whatsapp site, the minimum requirements are Android 2.1, so even if you managed to find the APK and side-load it onto the G1 running 1.6, it probably will not work. Stable releases of CyanogenMod 5 (Android 2.1) and 6 (Android 2.2) are both available for the G1. You can install Whatsapp if you upgrade to CM 5/6.


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If your phone is actually a developer phone supplied through Google (and not a consumer phone bought through a phone company) then you've actually got an ADP2, not a Magic, beware of that when looking for ROMs as they are some subtle differences in the hardware. Official ADP2 images are hosted by HTC at http://developer.htc.com/ but only up to Android 1.6 ...


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If you don't mind rooting your phone, perhaps the easiest thing to do is to flash CyanogenMod on it. The HTC Magic is supported up to CM6 (Android 2.2, Froyo). You can find more details here, be sure to read up on the wiki. It is not supported on CM7 or later (Android 2.3, Gingerbread).


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Factory Reset doesn't take your device back to factory condition. It just clears all data, settings, etc. So your phone will not go back to older Android version. It will be on the upgraded Android version (or any ROM that you have installed) with all data cleared! Watch this video for more help. At 5:30 the guy answers exactly what you are asking.


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You have 2 main options: 1) Use web based Google+ through your browser 2) OR, root your phone and put a custom ROM that has android v2.1 or higher. If you are willing to do the latter, then google around or search here on http://forum.xda-developers.com find your device in the master list, and try to find root and rom instructions there. Chances are, if ...


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Open up main SETTINGS > APPLICATIONS > MANAGE APPLICATIONS Press MENU > FILTER > ALL Search for Calendar and Calendar Storage. Clear Data for both and then return to the Calendar App. Choose the Calendar(s) you want from the options within the calendar app (if you have more than the default calendar you wish to sync) and then sync.


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This might help: Go to Settings >> Applications >> Manage Applications Select Market app and in the details page, press "Clear data". I had this issue a while back and it got resolved after performing the above.


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The cause of these problems is a bug in Google Framework Services, at least in 2.1 and 2.2. I have been able to fix it temporarily by clearing the cache for all Google apps -- GFS, Talk, Voice, GMail, Market, etc. -- but I do not believe there is a permanent fix. Perhaps in 2.3, I don't have it on my phone yet.


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Is this a Google account issue or an issue with the phone+software combination? Is it possible for you to use the same Google account in another phone (or different Google account on the LG phone, since you seem to have reset it a few times)?


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It could be all kinds of things, Google won't (yet) tell. I'm annoyed about that myself (having bought a Samsung Galaxy 5 two weeks ago). Posted an item to the Google's Android Help forum, but no official response (yet...). I'd be surprised, though, if it was the carrier. Too low camera resolution sounds more plausible (I suspect that's why I can't ...


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There are HUGE differences between 1.6 and 2.2. 1.6 is also a pretty old version of android. Flash is only available for 2.2 and later, so if you have to have flash then you need to go with 2.2. But the archos 43 does not have an FM receiver, the 48 has a receiver, and transmitter. The UI had big improvements in 2.2 compared to 1.6. The ability to install ...


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SMS Backup + reports to work on Android 1.5 and above and it backs up MMS. It pushes everything to your GMail account under a defined label. I've been using it for a while and it's very good.


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Official? No. Trusted? Well that depends on who you trust. Rootzwiki has a list of the GApps packages for all Android versions. Now for the rant part: Google understandably and thankfully doesn't support old versions. The ROI is getting lower and lower with the older platforms. No person in their right mind would support 1.6 when they have 4.1 out there ...


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If you have complete kernel sources for your device from the manufacturer, then compile your own kernel and AOSP and flash the device.. I guess this is the only approach if you don't have any alternate solutions


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Android 2.2 also introduced a better just-in-time compiler, so the system runs quite a bit faster than before. Features list here.


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Not sure if it is possible as I do not work with or use an Android emulator. What you can do however is place the text you want to copy in a text file and push it to the emulator. Once there, open it and copy the contents that way.


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Hopefully the Mac version of PdaNet for Android will do this for you. There's a trial period, after which you need to buy it if you want to browse secure (https:// …) sites. Signing into Gmail requires HTTPS, for example.


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You can follow this guide to bypass the activation screen. It requires reverting back to RC29 ROM (downgrading back to 1.0), and having ADB and HTC drivers installed on your PC. The reason for installing RC29 is that this version has a flaw that treats anything you type as if it was typed into the Terminal. You will be exploiting this flaw to enable ADB ...


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It doesn't look like the update failed. What it is asking for is your google credentials. If the update you applied failed, you most likely would be at the "android" boot and it would just loop, or you'd have a black screen. The ADP1 device is SIM unlocked, you said you have the Developer version of the G1. You do not need to have a T-Mobile SIM, an ...


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The Google USB Drivers that come with the android SDK will work for that device. Your best bet is to install a version of CyanogenMod 5 or 6.x. But keep in mind, that device is a dinosaur. It does not run android 2.x well at all, especially compared to the specs of current devices. I had CyanogemMod 6 on my ADP1 (HTC Dream/G1) and, while it worked, it was ...


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It's probably your carrier. Developers can choose which carriers to allow for their apps. As well, Google just announced the ability to allow specific devices only (not sure whether it's implemented yet). Other ZTE Racer owners have reported such Market issues.


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What a pain, I know... same thing on Windows, Linux, etc. too I think... My solution... (after a little bit of preliminary set up, but after that it's very fast to use every time after that for the most part) - Really wish I didn't have to do all this setup in the first place and "it just worked" like the iPhone/iPad iOS simulator does with this kind of ...


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If you're testing on >= 2.2 emulator, then you should be able to use chrometophone or foxtophone to send text into the clipboard.


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If your phone is still running Donut, did you know that an Eclair (Android 2.1) update should be available for that phone, Eclair starting rolling out to the Middle East in September and the rest of the world should have had it by the end of 2010. See the official GT540 update guide on LG's website. You should be able to download the necessary LG Mobile ...


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I uninstalled all updates to Market app (Android 1.6) and since then I'm able to download new apps/updates successfully



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