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HTC G1 Never Says Die, CM10 Up and Running on the First Android Phone

In the latest episode of “This phone has Jelly Bean before my phone?” we have the HTC G1, otherwise known as the HTC Dream. The first widely available Android device now has a (semi) working port of CyanogenMod 10 that has been shoehorned into the aging phone. Developers have gotten together and made a pre-alpha for the phone that is available for download now, but the build is extremely rough around the edges. 

As you will see in the video below, the overall performance of the build is sluggish at best. Combine that with the fact that cell data is not functional and a list of other bugs makes this hard to get crazy about, but the fact that the latest version of Android has been brought to the oldest Android phone is exciting.


Via: XDA

Cheers David!

  • i had this phone when it came out pre ordered it loved it
    i actually miss the send and end buttons

  • Diablo81588

    Holy lag Batman! Still a cool accomplishment though 😛

  • Droidzilla

    We should start calling this the OG1. That thing is so gangsta.

  • Devilsephiroth

    My first smart phone was the g1. Changed my life. A friend shows me his phone and it had YouTube . I bought the phone the next day. Then droid x and now galaxy nexus. Life is great .

  • Trevor

    So THESE people are the reason Android 1.5 still shows up on that distribution list that comes out every month.

  • jeepguy04

    I miss that old phone. I preordered it when it came out. I had a feeling that this android thing was gonna be huge. I should have never sold it.

  • Nate Davidson

    I’d play with mine more if the battery didn’t last 6 hours tops 🙁

  • Al

    The greatest of all time. Loved that phone.

  • Art Holguin

    long time coming. haha my friend would tease me with his g1 as I was on my WinMo 6.5 hd2 haha now i’ve gone through dozens of Android devices..

  • Steve Benson

    Being a longtime Verizon customer, I never had the privilege of owning this phone, but I worked with a guy that had one. It was the first time I had ever heard of Android and I was completely blown away at what this little phone could do. This stuck with me until I got my OG Droid and the rest is now history. I’m an Android nut for life thanks to the G1.

  • Kidd_Funkadelic

    Love it. Stories like that make me think I’ll be hanging on to my Galaxy Nexus for quite awhile.

  • Buckoman

    Huh. It ran faster than the ICS port.

    Guess project butter works everywhere. With the right amount of tweaking, maybe it can act as fast as the OG droid on Eclair.

    • Well, it’s also not doing anything else – no data, even.

  • My first android phone, had no idea at the time how much the platform would take off.

  • OMJ

    I cant believe people actually put time into doing that. Its never going to run well enough to be usable for every day use.

    • ddevito

      you missed the point.

      • OMJ

        I understand the point but that doesnt mean its a good one.

        • Droidzilla

          You think you understand the point, but that doesn’t mean you do.

    • You’re right! No one should have hobbies unless they fit everyone’s interests.

  • moelsen8

    goonies never say die

    • The HTC G-[O]o[N]i[E]s

      • Ethan

        *Facepalm* You, sir, have too much time on your hands 🙂

  • kixofmyg0t

    Funny thing is……thats almost how JB runs on my Xoom….

    • Chris Stuart

      Funny thing is, that is how my old X2 ran stock GB

      • kixofmyg0t

        That sucks. My X1 runs ICS faster than the X2 ran GB in your case.

        Idk why JB runs so slow on my Xoom. ICS was awesome, my Atrix runs JB fine too.

        • Chris Stuart

          X2 was an abomination that never should have been released. 512MB ram + tegra 2 was a fail. The Iphone could multitask better.

      • Trueblue711

        Lmao same here!

  • Big Red

    Wake me when you have the official build of jelly bean for my G-Nex…

    • ddevito

      I have it. Works great

      • He said official. That means bloat and crap, but I also have JB for the Verizon GNexus

        • ddevito

          if bloat you mean My verizon Login and such, yes.

      • gpzbc

        The CM10 preview is buggy and rough around the edges. Is that what you are talking about?

        • ddevito


          • gpzbc

            Oh, I thought we were talking about CM10 since that is what the article is about. Yes there are some good JB builds outh there right now. I am anxiously awaiting a polished version of CM10.

    • DaTruth

      I can link you to some builds that you’d never know weren’t “official”. I can even lie to you and call them official if it’d make you feel better.

  • Thats awesome. Great song selection! 😉