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Firefox also requires an ARMv7 processor. The HTC Dream/G1 is officially unsupported because its processor is ARMv6. See the supported/unsupported device list on the Mozilla wiki: These devices have ARMv6 processors and are not compatible with Firefox for Android: ... HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1, Android Dev Phone 1) ...


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Yes according to this post: This one is for the majority of Android owners who don’t want to be bothered with root on the G1 (Android). Mucho gracias to Tremendo Slap for digging this one up. June Fabric has released an app for Windows that also installs another app on Android that allows you to tether to 3G. Most users say it works flawlessly even with VPN ...


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There are apps on the market that can do this on most rooted phone. Barnacle is pretty popular for this and people seem to like it. Actually the first review for the app is someone doing exactly what you want to do just with an Ipad. Just search for "barnacle wifi hotspot" on the Market, good luck.


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Not that I have found. It's just different names for the same phone. (A pretty standard marketing practice.) Some more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTC_Dream


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Normally unlocked phones are unlocked for good. I wouldn't expect a factory reset to change it. (See also: Unlocked Galaxy i7500, Reset Will Remove it?) It's not 100% certain, though. For example, some Galaxy S users had their phones re-locked when updating from 2.1 to 2.2, which is a somewhat similar process to doing a factory reset. You could always ...


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Edit: Apparently download and recovery modes are merged for the G1. Just press Alt-L on your physical keyboard while in Download mode, and Recovery will show up. What you're seeing is Download Mode. The key combination is usually subtly different. In the case of my phone, it's just a matter of having the phone connected to USB or not. You should try it ...


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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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There is no mention of physical zoom on the HTC Dream specification page. (To my knowledge no Android camera has that.)


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For completeness, now I got the tablet to connect to adhoc: wpa_supplicant.conf edit ctrl_interface=/data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant ctrl_interface_group=1010 update_config=1 ap_scan=2 #added ap_scan=2 so it scans all networks including ad-hoc #this causes priorities to be ignored below. #it just goes through the networks one by one. # this can really ...


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Those are the same radio. the file name is just different. notice the version number in both is: 2.22.19.26i. The first update-script was modified a bit so it supports both the dream (adp1/g1), and the magic (adp2). The OTA radio looks like it was specifically for the dream. I, myself, would use the one that is for both the dream & magic, but really, ...


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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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No. You must root your phone and install a mod such as CyanogenMod to get your phone running a semi-equivalent of Android 2.1+. There is no stock rom for Android 2.1+ for the G1. Additionally, if you do go with CyanogenMod, not all features are fully supported due to hardware limitations, such as LiveWallpapers.


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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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Have you tried doing a factory reset (you'll lose all data)? Steps to do a factory reset are found here. 1. Power off the G1 2. Hold Home Key + End key for 20 seconds or until you see a "triangle with an exclamation point and a picture of the G1" 3. Open the QWERTY keyboard and hit Alt+W 4. Restored!


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I ran into the same problem with my archos tab not being able to see an adhoc wireless connection. I was able to effectively connect my unrooted archos (running 2.2) and my rooted droid (also on 2.2) via the bluetooth tether option of the "wireless tether for root" app. To be clear this allowed me to access the web on my tab through my phones 3g connection. ...


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I'd actually recommend upgrading past Donut, since there is a great custom ROM community for the G1. For example, this looks like the best Froyo ROM for the G1, but you can look around XDA's Android Development forum (specifically the ROM Bible thread) if you want to find out more first.


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Cyanogenmod 6, which is 2.2 is reported to work for the T-mobile G1.


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I have an HTC Sensation 4G that originally was purchased from T-mobile. I unlocked it using the code provided by T-mobile (free) and used it on AT&T. I just did a factory settings reset as instructed in the user manual and it still works fine and is still unlocked.


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If you have a rooted phone which I assume you do since you're on CM6, see this post detailing how to change the font of the clock on the lock screen. Basically you need to replace Clocktopia.ttf in the /system/fonts folder with your desired TTF font (remember to rename new font as Clocktopia.ttf) and reset permissions to be similar to the old file. If ...


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The last official version for the G1 was Android 1.6. If you want Android 2.0+, you must root the device and install a custom rom such as CyanogenMod. Full instructions and other information can be found here. Note that the G1 is no longer supported after CM6 (Android 2.2), but there may be other custom roms available to obtain Gingerbread (Android 2.3).


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Possibly not according to Engadget: Pioneering T-Mobile G1 owners have been enjoying the spoils of Android 1.5 (or Cupcake, as it's known 'round these parts) for months now, but it looks as if that very treat will be the last taste of confectionery goodness that the smartphone gets. According to Android software engineer Dave Sparks, a time ...


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I think you will have better luck at the XDA developers forum It's the main place for ROM cookers (mainly HTC devices), for the Dream follow this link. Try this thread for more info on rooting your HTC


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Try Azilink. It does not require root access. Works just as advertised, and there is now a Debian/Ubuntu startup script that automates the whole tether setup/teardown process. Just don't forget to circumvent the lame HTTP user agent blocks that your ISP's might have put in place.


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According to the specs at Wikipedia it is 320 x 480 px 3.2 in (81 mm) HVGA 65,536 color LCD 180 pixels per inch (ppi)


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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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COS-DS is an Android 2.3 based ROM that I have been running for months on my ADP1 (identical to G1). It runs quite well although applications are starting to struggle with the limited RAM. There are other 2.3 based ROMs but when I first wanted to switch to 2.3 this was the most stable and I have stuck with it since.



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