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Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 6, 2012

ICS-Style Pattern Lock for the HTC G1

Do you still have an HTC G1 lying around that you refuse to abandon? While both AOSP ICS and Jelly Bean based CM10 have been ported to run on the first Android device ever, neither are fast or stable enough for use as daily drivers. Thus, many still using this device are running Gingerbread, often themed to look like Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean through the use of custom launchers, themes, and fonts. One UI element that has remained...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Aug 12, 2012

Unofficial CyanogenMod 10 Port for the HTC G1

Some devices simply refuse to die, and the very first Android phone---the HTC G1---is one of them. It originally shipped with Android 1.0, and while it didn't get an official update after Android 1.6 Donut, it has been running every version that the developer community here at XDA has been throwing at it. And now, the device has CyanogenMod 10-based Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ported to it! Porting Jelly Bean to this device is a truly remarkable feat when you...

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admin · Nov 24, 2011

The First Android Ever, the HTC G1, Gets ICS Port

Whether you have an Android phone that is old or new, chances are that you can find an Android 4.0 port for it on XDA-Developers. Today we got word that XDA Recognized Developer jcarrz1 has developed a partially-working ICS port for the original HTC G1. While WiFi, Bluetooth, and screen rotation isn't working, everything else seems to be functioning. If you have the original G1 and want to usher it into modern times with the latest version of Android, check...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 1, 2011

G1 and Magic Get a Taste of Honeycomb

Remember how we told you guys that after the SDK for Honeycomb was released, that our devs would get down and dirty trying to port it to other devices? Well, among the myriad of devices that are already running ports of this OS, we now see a couple of small shinning beacons from the not so distant past, refusing to give up. XDA member zFr3eak with the help of XDA moderator yohshua have managed to get a working port of...

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orb3000 · Aug 18, 2010

ADW Slide Themes for Android

If you are using ADW, for some the best and fastest launcher, XDA member JAguirre1231 presents this nice collection of themes to personalize your Android device. All themes are presented in two versions, one using Sense icons and the second one using Slide icons. You can find seven themes to choose from, all very colorful and well designed, taken from HTC images and adapted by the developer to work with ADW. This is the first release and some bugs must...

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orb3000 · Aug 14, 2010

Tamagotchi Game for Android

Do you remember The Tamagotchi? A handheld digital pet created in Japan in 1996 that sold more than 70,000,000 units world-wide as of 2008. XDA member Whoareyou presents Tamagotchi for Android devices with HVGA/QVGA/WVGA resolutions. Four different games are presented by developer: Tamagotchi Angel, Tamagotchi Monster as the main ones, the other two versions are very similar and still on developing stage, so if you like them please leave feedback so future versions can be improved. Originally posted by Whoareyou...

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ElCondor · Jun 9, 2010

Cyanogenmod Turns Blue With ‘Extremely Blue’ Theme

If you like the color blue and have an Android Cyanogenmod powered device, this new themed ROM might be something for you. XDA member jeagoss created an 'Extremely Blue' themed ROM for the Nexus One, the Motorola Droid, and the HTC Dream (G1). Originally posted by jeagoss Well, after some work and learning, I give to you a theme that is loaded with blue. Blue is EVERYWHERE!! I really didn't change icons or too many images. I mainly just made all...

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mic_888 · May 30, 2010

Froyo on T-Mobile G1 and MyTouch 3G!

Riding on the crest of the Froyo wave, comes news that the Google Nexus One Android 2.2 ROM has now been ported to the T-Mobile G1 aka HTC Dream and the MyTouch 3G aka HTC Magic! Yes, XDA forum members ChiefxReloaded , Enatefox and Azuske have been working on this and have now managed to get the FRF50 ROM running on both G1 and MT3G. The ROM is in alpha but it offers some functionality such as Calls 3G LEDs Call...

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orb3000 · May 4, 2010

HTC Android Basic Kitchen, v0.51 Available

Are you new on Android but want to enter into cooking world, so you can have your own flavor? Member dsixda just updated his Android Kitchen "very basic" cooking. Originally posted by dsixda I have created a kitchen to address the issue of users who are new to Android and want to start cooking their own ROM right away, but who do not know exactly how to start. I come from a Windows Mobile cooking background, and in comparison, I...

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WenWM · Apr 4, 2010

Tron Legacy and Encom Theme Available

Android devices have many themes available these days, mostly themes are created for the Nexus One and Desire, but this one is for the G1 and others. The theme was created to commemorate the movie Tron Legacy. The theme looks to be a cool idea with many different graphics involved. A lot of members are already interested in the theme and the ones testing the theme give a lot of credit to the creator. Originally posted by cracksmurf I am...

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WenWM · Mar 22, 2010

[APP MOD] HTC_IME Keyboard Updated

We have reported on this modification before, and so, it is about time to update you on the application. The app since we last reported on has undergone some pretty nice changes that improve the usability of your keyboard. The newest features were just updated recently, and it includes some smiley's, voice changes, and more. Features: Customizable language settings Smileys hacked into the hide key (see screen shots) Installs also on Android < 2.1 Custom word candidate bar that raises...

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mic_888 · Mar 22, 2010

SetCPU for Android Root Users

SetCPU is a useful 'on the fly' clocking tool for Android root users developed by coolbho3000.  SetCPU has been around since April 2009 and has been receiving regular updates. It will work with rooted Android devices only on 1.5 (Cupcake), 1.6 (Donut) and 2.0/2.1 (Eclair). Supported devices include (but are not limited to) HTC Dream, Magic, Hero, Motorola Droid and Nexus One with landscape support.  For ease of use, coolbho3000 has included an autodetect option where SetCPU selects the relevant...

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mic_888 · Mar 21, 2010

GDE Home Replacement for Android

GDE or Graphical Desktop Environment is an alternative desktop for Android.  Developed by rogro82, GDE was released in October 2009 and has rapidly accumulated a large following and is now at v 0.3.0.1. It features up to 7 homescreens with some funky transition effects such as the cube (see screenshot) with full 360 degree rotation, stretching or fading, including the option of endless scroll and extra widgets written on rogro82's own GDE framework.  GDE does not replace the original launcher...

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admin · Feb 12, 2010

OpenWatch v0.4.1 Released for Android

OpenWatch allows a bluetooth enabled watch to connect with your cellphone. It is now available for Android! Originally Posted by moneytoo See OpenWatch VIDEO! Requirements - Device running Android 2.0 or newer - Sony Ericsson MBW-100/150/200 - or Prada Link (limited support - currently missing message list and some notifications) Tested Devices - Motorola Droid - Nexus One - T-Mobile G1/HTC Dream (Android 2.0/2.1 builds with BT support) Current features - Start on boot - Call notification (name or number)...

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