Most if not all of my friends know that I can’t leave things alone. I rarely run software/hardware/gadgets in any sort of ‘default’ or ‘factory’ setting. I have to always dig in there and see how things tick and usually find others do the same. My iPod runs RockBox instead of the standard Apple Firmware to allow me to by-pass the usage of iTunes to get music on the device. So with that said– and you already know I’ve traded in the old Sidekick for a spiffy new Android G1 phone. It was time to hack the firmware on there as well. There’s been many articles posted about RC29’s ‘root’ exploit and RC30 fixing this hole. I haven’t really been interested in hacking my G1 up until now. I’ve been reading about other builds of the Android OS and getting a bit curious about trying a community built version of the firmware.
So tonight I took some time to do some research on reverting back to RC29 ( I let my phone upgrade to RC30 ) and then gaining root access and keeping it. Reverting back to RC29 was fairly simple. But upgrading back to RC30+Patches to keep root was a bit more difficult.
Turns out if you follow the directions, all ends well with a newly installed RC30 that’ll allow you to keep your ‘root’ access. This allows for flashing new boot/startup screen images along with replacing the T-Mobile G1 splashscreen when you first power up the phone.