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Manually update your G1 firmware….at your own risk, that is. It seems that the guys at the XDA Developers site have figured out how to download and install the latest firmware update from a microSD memory card. You first need to download the firmware update file. It might take multiple attempts, sometimes the link doesn’t work. Copy the file as “update.zip” to the root of a microSD card Make sure the phone is off. Put the card into the G1, hold down the home key, and turn the phone on while continuing to hold down the home key When you…

Not too much to say here. Today my G1 told me that it was ready to install a new firmware update. While I didn’t know specifically at that time that it was talking about RC29, that is what I was expecting. Once I gave it the go-ahead, the entire update process took 6.5 minutes. Not much to say about it, really. It showed some graphics and progress bars as it copied and then flashed the firmware into place, but that’s about all. You can see the gallery of the entire process after the jump. I haven’t had much time to…