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 relatively unchanged is the lock screen. This is no longer the case, thanks to XDA Member HTCDreamOn, who has themed the stock pattern lock screen of the device to give it the ICS look. This mod requires the use of some basic tools such as Ninjamorph and a decent file manager.
Those looking to get started can find all the relevant instructions in the original thread.
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 consider the humble specs of the device, which sports a 528 MHz processor, only 192 MB of RAM, and just 256 MB of internal storage space. However, that didn’t keep XDA Recognized Developer jcarrz1 and his team SoCal Devs from porting the latest version of Android to it.
Here is a video of the ROM in action on the G1:
The ROM is currently in pre-alpha, and there are a few features that don’t work yet such as cell service, data, and screen rotation. The speed leaves a lot to be desired as well, so don’t expect to use it as your daily driver. Rather, this is sort of a proof of concept saying that it can be done. Several key features such as the touch screen, WiFi, CM-specific tweaks and apps work fine, and even Google Now partially works!
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 out the discussion thread.
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 Honeycomb on both T-Mobile G1 and HTC Magic (aka MyTouch 3G). Like most Honeycomb ports out there, the OS is just for show as most needed features are non functional. However, as a proof of concept, it is rather worth it to see that the investment on most old devices was not a waste. They packed quite a punch back then, and still do.
The project has been a dual release, so you may find quite a few similarities between both ports. If you feel adventurous, or if you are simply interested to see how Honeycomb looks like (without having to spend $800 on a Xoom), take this for a spin and provide some feedback for the devs.
for a while yohshua and i started to work on honeycomb for our phones and for awhile it seamed it would not work but then after getting some tips from bypass i was able to make the rom a new boot.img and we have now got honeycomb on 32b and g1 ^___^
for now this is just to show you guys the progress so far and an alpha rom will be let out onces we can fix abit more bugs but i hope you guys enjoy the video and pics below
thought a very big thanks to yohshua and bypass for there amazing help in this ^__^
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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 be present, so please report back so future versions can be fixed.
Originally posted by JAguirre1231
[ADW.Themes] Stock Slide Themes
I want to stress that these themes are [MDPI] Only .
A .zip is linked at the bottom which holds all of the themes. Each theme has two separate versions, one using the Sense application icons, the other using the slide application icons.
The themes are of the stock Slide themes (Nest, Hoops, LightShow, Wildflower, Surf, Nature, and Palazzo) made from images by HTC (I only made them compatible with ADW).
You can find more information in the theme’s thread.
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
[APPS]Tamagotchi: Original, Monster, Angel, Soccer
Remember those lillte egg shapped virtual pet toys of the 90’s wellll there back and beter than ever and ive converted all the mobile versions to work on android the are graphical errors and calibration issuses but with your all help we can get tis working perfectly!!!!!!!
Ok Here are Working tamagotchi Apps for display resolutions of (HVGA), (QVGA), and (WVGA) its still is kinda hard to use but its does work… ill convert to other screen sizes by request and release othe tamagotchi games such as monster and original over time.
Please Post Bugs Below, and anybody willing to fix any graphic errors feel free to do so.
You can find more information in the game thread.
June 9, 2010 By: ElCondor
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 orange / yellow hints blue, and added blue hints to everything. My aim is to make a completely unified blue theme on the base cyanogenmod rom. The theme also has glossy blue bars on the launcher.
TheDude came up with an overlay to theme components of cyanogenmod at build time. After working with him on the overlay, this theme has been built with it. That means this theme is a complete rom, with my theme all happily integrated.
The ROM is basically a stock (Cyanogenmod) ROM, so no extra applications or tweaks are added to it.
Even the typical Nexus One live wallpaper has been turned blue, which I think is a nice addition.
Make sure you read the instructions very carefully before proceeding, also note that your phone needs to be rooted!
You can find more information in the theme thread.
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!
The ROM is in alpha but it offers some functionality such as
Functions that are still being worked on:
For downloads and more information, please visit the rom thread.
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 have noticed that resources for Android ROM cooking are hard to come by. I am new myself to the area of Android cooking, so I am no expert, but I do want to help others with the knowledge that I already have. This kitchen is very basic, but is enough to help you start cooking.
It has support for the following HTC devices:
- Hero / G2 Touch (see this thread for discussion)
- Nexus One (see this thread for discussion)
- Dream / G1 (see this thread for discussion)
- Magic / myTouch 3G (see this thread for discussion)
- Tattoo / Click (see this thread for discussion)
- Droid Eris (see this thread for discussion)
- Desire / Bravo (untested)
- Legend (untested)
- All other rooted HTC Android devices (untested)
Who is this kitchen for?
- Those who are brand new to cooking, although advanced cooks may also find it useful
- Those who want to modify shipped ROMs or someone else’s cooked ROMs to their liking
- Those who are confused by all those scripts and complex commands required for building and extracting
For more information continue on to the kitchen thread.
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 currently working on two themes to commemorate the Tron Legacy movie coming out in December: “Encom” and “Tron Legacy”. Progress is slowly and regularly being made, and themed components are finally starting to roll out for testing. If you’re up to it please download the latest release files and let me know what you think, or let me know any problems you run into.
Take your device to the next level in the thread.
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.
Customizable language settings
Smileys hacked into the hide key (see screen shots)
Installs also on Android < 2.1
Custom word candidate bar that raises the keyboards so dictionary won’t cover the app you type in
Prediction in fields with own suggestions (search bar etc.)
Prediction in fields that sets the filter flag
Prediction in URL fields
Disable automatic capitalization
Play sounds in silent mode
Set sound level
Automatic space insertion
Enable prediction with cursor in or adjacent to existing words (QWERTY only)
Enable a space bar key in URL keyboard (experimental)
Prediction for physical keyboard (reported working, not tested by me)
Support for German QWERTZ hard KB layout
Show voice input button for all keyboards with a settings button
Swipe right for voice input on any keyboard
Disable key preview popup
Use Google development server for voice (supports German but isn’t online 24/7)
Position of word candidate list is saved if you long press and move it
Left align word candidate list
MANY HTC bugs fixed, the changelog for a few of them
Droid landscape support with resolution related glitches
User dictionary import/export (for backup or building your dictionary on your computer)
User dictionary accepts any character, not just HTC approved ones
Custom vibration length
My source code is now available for your own modding pleasure
The thread is were you can learn more.
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 device.
SetCPU lets the user ‘overclock’ to the max CPU speed of their device, and underclock when the phone is idle in order to conserve battery and optimise performance. The ‘ondemand’ CPU governor scales the speed between the minimum and maximum speeds depending on current CPU load, whilst the ‘performance’ CPU governor runs the device at max speed CPU speed – but be warned, this can drain your battery very quickly.
SetCPU also contains a few basic profiles for setting the CPU speed including for when your phone is charging or sleeping, a battery temperature profile – SetCPU can set a certain speed when the battery goes above a user-defined threshold and a battery level profile – once the battery level drops below a certain point, the SetCPU will drop the CPU speed. Profiles work by running a low resource service in the background which is disabled when the profiles are turned off.
The widget for SetCPU shows the min/max cpu speed range set (currently does not show the CPU speed in real time). Simple themes are available in the application. There is also an option to ‘Set on Boot’.
Advanced users can also define custom frequency lists for custom kernels that SetCPU does not support or for devices with processors not listed in SetCPU’s device selection screen.
Future developments include optional profile notifications in the pull down shade.
The application is available for free for XDA members, and for those who wish to donate for coolbho3000’s work SetCPU is listed at USD0.99 on the Market.
To download or for more information, check out the application thread .
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 but can be set as the default launcher.
GDE is compatible with Android 1.5 (Cupcake), 1.6 (Donut), and 2.0/2.1 (Eclair), and with the following devices; HTC Dream, HTC Hero, HTC Magic, DroidEris and Nexus One. One XDA member has also tried successfully installing on his Archos 5!
Originally posted by rogro82:
Infinite desktop rotation. Your homescreens never end. Go from last screen to first and vice-versa just by swiping.
Normal icon view in tray, as well as list view with alphabetical grab handle (much like contacts scroll).
Folder flexibility. Place folders in tray. Drag folders to desktop. Place items in closed folders on desktop. Place items in open folders on desktop. Place items in folders in app tray. Drag folders from desktop to tray.
Transition selection. Choose from: Normal, Cube, Stretch and Fade transitions.
Configurable buttons on tray handle.
Access phone settings from GDE menu or configure a tray button for even faster access.
User configurable number of homescreen (1-7 homescreens).
User definable default homescreen (select any homescreen as default when you press the home button) .
Ghost drop (Shows the drop location when hovering over an item).
The soft buttons can be customised, the hard button too can be configured from within the GDE settings. Fast fling action is also an option (fast forward/backward to first/last homescreen) and GDE supports landscape mode using sensor rotation as well as compatibility with shortcut installers such as Bettercut.
There are various widgets available, based on rogro82’s own GDE framework for widgets including a Google search widget (which can search through media on the sdcard), Conversation widget and the impressive AppDock widget which enables left/right scrolling to launch the app of your choice.
The widgets must run off the GDE framework so it is not possible to use any HTC widgets from Rosie/Hero, although there are many clones (free) available on the Market.
Currently, it is not possible to hide app icons from the AppDock, nor sort in any order except that in which they were dragged and dropped originally. There is however, scope in the future for automation when installing a new application, that automatically places the icon into the AppDock.
The big news is that GDE supports themeing and rogro82 has specifically developed a theming template for themers. The themes are complied into .apk files and once installed can be selected from a dropdown menu within the GDE settings. There are a plethora of themes on the Market, free and paid. Live wallpaper is supported for Andriod 2.1 only.
Currently there is no way to theme the notification bar without re-implementing the notification bar within GDE although rogro82 has hinted that this may be possible in future releases. In addition, he has suggested that the ability for themers to control the positions and sizes of buttons, menu bars, as well as widgets, may be implemented in the future. Themers are also requesting font support for all GDE internal menus and homescreen icons.
GDE v0.3.0.1 is currently available in the Market for EUR2.50. rogro82 has not released a lite version but as usual, users can try for 48 hours before uninstalling and requesting a refund.
For more information on GDE and theming instructions, check out the application thread.