The first Android device launched – the HTC G1 caught running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

The first Android device is getting a nice facelift. The T-Mobile G1 by HTC has been rooted to run the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean 4.1.


This is the result of the hard work of Android enthusiasts who installed a modified version of CyanogenMod 10 to the HTC device. The result is good, but some functionalities may be lacking or deficient due to hardware limitations and software issues.

All this is to state that its unfortunate that manufacturers drop the ball when it comes to updating Android devices. Most claim hardware limitations, such as not enough memory, or storage space for example. But then I have question, how can independent “hackers” do the updates? How can these people do what big companies can’t do? Something’s wrong here, I guess it’s all a matter of money. In some cases the hardware may really be too old, but I suppose in some cases, it may not be financially interesting.

And you what do you think? Have you rooted/updated your phone on a device for which there wasn’t supposed to be any updates?

[Via XDA Forum]