by Darcy LaCouvee, 4 years ago
Would-be live HTC Dream photo from TmoWorld.com The rumor mill is floating around a photo that purports to be the upcoming HTC Dream for T-Mobile. While the device in this un-photo looks like the device…
It didn’t take long for cooked G1 firmware images to start showing up on XDA-Developers. If you have not yet updated your phone to RC30 firmware, you can, in theory, install this modified firmware to get not only the RC19/RC29 telnetd root hack, but also an honest to goodness setuid su command for easy root access from a terminal window.
If you’re G1 is already at RC30, then you are out of luck until another root exploit is discovered.
This hacked firmware contains not only the modified RC30 firmware, but also a modified recovery image that will prevent a future OTA update from taking back your root access.
This all sounds like fun stuff, but things can easily go wrong when you start messing with hacked firmwares. Exercise caution, but let us know how it works out for you if you try it.