Cyanogen has done it again. There were hopes that the G1 would see an unofficial port of Android 2.2 FroYo, as the Android team said it was technically possible. The Android 2.2 ROM is, according to Cyanogen, "stable enough for everyday use." AndroidGuys mentions that "CyanogenMod-6.0.0 RC1 was released early this morning, with builds for the Nexus One, HTC Dream and HTC Magic."
Engadget writes that this version is a great occurance for early Android adopters:
Based on Google's famous frozen yogurt, the release candidate's got more fabulous tweaks than you can shake a stick at, but sadly doesn't seem to include Flash 10.1, and though WiFi and the camera are working great (as well as SurfaceFlinger and Chrome to Phone) many would-be shoppers in the Android Market are finding themselves faced with the dreaded force close.
AndroidandMe reported that they had some problems with the build when accessing the Android Market:
We did run into a few issues with various apps not downloading properly from the Android Market and have had our G1 freeze and restart a few times as well. However, we can say that CM6 is definitely faster than CM5 thanks to the new JIT compiler from Froyo.
Check out the video below with a short description on what to expect with this version:
Head on over to XDA-Developers forum for more info on the ROM and instructions to get started.
I'm even thinking about installing Android 2.2 on the G1. I haven't tried to root a phone before, but this is pretty much as good of a time as any, right?
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