by Darcy LaCouvee, 5 years ago
EE Times posted an article yesterday about T-Mobile’s plans for open software platforms and, in particular, its plans for the Google Android platform. The company expects to be the first U.S. based carrier to offer…
The G1 has been jail-broken, meaning that users now can get full write (root) access to the G1′s file system. The hack involves the use of a simple terminal program (PTerminal), running a few commands and logging into your G1 from your home PC. This is much easier than it was for the developers who initially jail-broke the iPhone.
Frankly, unlike the iPhone, a jail-broken G1 probably won’t be much of a revelation. Android’s Java implementation is very good and gives developers lots of easy-to-program freedom in a safe, managed environment. However some processing-intensive apps could benefit from bypassing the Java sandbox and going straight to the Linux kernel. Video recording is probably the first example that comes to mind and is already being talked about on tech forums.
For all you developers and tinkerers out there, the full G1 jail-break guide can be found here.