How To Update HTC Dream G1 to Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware

htc G1 LogoIf you are owning a HTC Dream G1 Handset and thought that you will never get a chance to update your phone with the latest firmware version of 2.3.5 Gingerbread then you will have to give this a thought as we will now see in the due course of this article on how you can easily update your phone with the latest version of firmware that is Gingerbread 2.3.5. Please note that this update which we will be watching out is the unofficial version of Gingerbread 2.3.5 and all thanks to the Cyanogen Mod Team who has made this into a reality as these guys have done a fabulous work to taste the HTC Dream G1 handset with the Gingerbread 2.3.5 treat.

Since this firmware version is not the official one and is the beta one, there will be some minor bugs which is anyways less than the one which most of the users might be facing now which ranges from frequent force close errors and also the current older version of the firmware doesn’t support more than half of the applications which are there in the Android Market Place. For a change, you can also experience an all new Android Market Place for your phone, just in case if you have missed it then you can enjoy the revamped version of Android Market place which comes in an exciting user interface.

So, let’s proceed for the procedure on how you can update your phone with the same but you will have to ensure that you are you follow every single instruction which is mentioned below or else there is a high probability that you may even brick your phone. In the due course of this article we will see the pre update instructions followed by the list of enhancements which this version of firmware comes along and then last but not the least the actual procedure to update your phone. The only reason this article is lengthy so as to ensure that you don’t miss out any of the rules and regulations of installing the firmware and even a basic user can update with this firmware.

41 Comments
  1. Reply roshan August 22, 2013 at 10:37 am

    how do i get the
    Cyanogen Gingerbread 2.3.5 ROM,
    Kernel and
    Google Apps

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 25, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      you can update the same as its the only one from cyanogen mod team

  2. Reply BE February 19, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    This site and this guide is LAME. Broken links, and obviously this guide DOESN’T work. How do you install ClockworkMod when the minimum version is 2.1????? Where is the Cyanogen Mod??? This link doesn’t work http://androidadvices.com/downloads/update-cm-7.1.0-RC1-DS-signed.zip Conclusion, FAIL!!!!

  3. Reply Imran August 16, 2012 at 6:08 am

    or which ones do i get.
    Thanks in advance

  4. Reply Imran August 16, 2012 at 6:06 am

    how do i get the
    Cyanogen Gingerbread 2.3.5 ROM,
    Kernel and
    Google Apps

  5. Reply Xuna June 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Install AmonRA Recovery = Success
    Backup Prior OS = Oops Forgot
    Downgrade to 1.0 (RC29) = Success
    Rooted = Success
    Download Clockwork Mod from Marketplace/Play = Failed, Must have Android 2.1 or newer installed. Mine came with 1.6 and I just down graded to 1.0 (RC29)
    Download http://androidadvices.com/downloads/update-cm-7.1.0-RC1-DS-signed.zip = Failed, The file I download is only 106 kb, and says fails when trying to install in recovery.

  6. Reply Xuna June 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Install AmonRA Recovery = Success
    Backup Prior OS = Oops Forgot
    Downgrade to 1.0 (RC29) = Success
    Rooted = Success
    Download Clockwork Mod from Marketplace/Play = Failed, Must have Android 2.1 or newer installed. Mine came with 1.6 and I just down graded to 1.0 (RC29)
    Download http://androidadvices.com/downloads/update-cm-7.1.0-RC1-DS-signed.zip = Failed, The file I download is only 106 kb, and says fails when trying to install in recovery.

  7. Reply Xuna June 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Install AmonRA Recovery = Success
    Backup Prior OS = Oops Forgot
    Downgrade to 1.0 (RC29) = Success
    Rooted = Success
    Download Clockwork Mod from Marketplace/Play = Failed, Must have Android 2.1 or newer installed. Mine came with 1.6 and I just down graded to 1.0 (RC29)
    Download http://androidadvices.com/downloads/update-cm-7.1.0-RC1-DS-signed.zip = Failed, The file I download is only 106 kb, and says fails when trying to install in recovery.

  8. Reply pawan May 11, 2012 at 10:19 am

    plzzzz help me i want to update my mobile….htc g1….plzz give me way..

  9. Reply pawan May 11, 2012 at 10:17 am

    plzz help me..how to do this for update my mobile htc g1

    Downgraded to 1.0 SUCCESSFUL
    Rooted SUCCESSFUL
    Network unlock SUCCESSFUL

  10. Reply Sandeep May 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I am Unable to update plz help me out

  11. Reply kecky April 12, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    my htc dream g1 csreen is not working properly, i mean the touch screen? what can i do?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 12, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      yes since its a beta firmware there will be some issues

      • Reply saudali May 15, 2012 at 9:47 pm

        i have g1 1.0 android i want to root it pleas help me

  12. Reply Hannatu Ibrahim April 7, 2012 at 1:41 am

    I have Htc Dream G1 slide that is not updated. I would be glad to be updated. Thanks.

  13. Reply bhav March 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I have successfully root my phone but i cant get to the recovery mode. whenever i try to press home and power button(my phones switched off state), a photo pops up which i think is error though it doesnt say anything??
    hope you can help
    Thanks in advance

  14. Reply richard December 7, 2011 at 1:59 am

    Ok so I’m rooted already and running CM 6.1.0 (FROYO) ON MY g1. Theoretically that means all I have to do is just boot in recovery mode, flash the ROM for the current revision – which is actually a version of 2.3.7 now – and flash the kernel then apps, correct? I’m actually using an old cyanogen recovery image via flashrec, as every time I tried to use rom manager to update my recovery image it will SAY it updated but won’t.

  15. Reply Paolo November 9, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Hi Neal,
    thanks for the tips
    The problem is….

    I have Clockwork Mod.
    My dream is rooted
    I tried to do all you said but when try to install the zip from teh SD card it says:

    Installation aborted.

    Any solution? ;)

  16. Reply Bill Wetzel November 6, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Your instructions specify using ClockworkMod. There is a strong statement on the CyanogenMod wiki that ClockworkMod should not be used on the Dream (G1) because of low memory issues and file corruption.

    Can I use the recommended Amon_ra instead with this build of Gingerbread?

    Thanks,
    Bill

  17. Reply SASWAT September 10, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Hi. I could root my phone. Earlier i had loaded froyo version. I do it thru gold card method. Now after rooting which i boot in recovery mode, it is showing that alert with phone screen. Can you suggest what is the problem please.

  18. Reply muispluis65 August 22, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Hi there,

    Last January I have bought a G1 with Mod version BiffMod-2.1 from my nephew.
    My question is if it is advisable to install this android version 2.3.5 according to the instructions on this site.
    P.S. I also understood that a part of the Biffmod installation is on the SD card, is that a problem?

    Greeting,
    Muispluis

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 12:02 am

      but in the biffmod installation, you need to install the CWM, have you installed it?

      • Reply muispluis65 August 23, 2011 at 1:31 am

        Sorry to be a newb but I learn quickly. Is CWM to backup? How can I check if it’s installed?
        When I hold phone and Home buttun at the start up I get an menu with folloing options:
        -reboot systems now
        -apply sdcard:update.zip
        -apply any zip from sd
        -wipe data/factory reset
        -android 2.2 backup
        -restore latest backup
        repair ext filesystems
        -go to console

        Thanks in advance,

        Thanks,

        • NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 9:45 am

          you can download titanium app for all your backup!

  19. Reply Steve August 21, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Downgraded to 1.0 SUCCESSFUL
    Rooted SUCCESSFUL
    Network unlock SUCCESSFUL
    Android Update UNSUCCESSFUL

    Getting this message

    Installing from sdcard….
    Finding update package….
    Opening update package….
    Verifying update package….
    E:Wrong digest:
    system/build.prop
    E:Verification failed
    Installation aborted

    Press Home+Back to reboot

    What am I doing wrong?

  20. Reply Yuri August 16, 2011 at 5:12 am

    i tried this, but after flashing android 1.0 for rooting, clockwork rom manager can’t be installed… it’s compatible only with 1.6 and higher…
    and of I flash 1.6 after rooting the 1.0, it not rooted anymore… =/

  21. Reply Malek August 15, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Screen Displays:
    Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Openings update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:Wrong digest:
    system/build.prop
    E:Verification failed

    Installation aborted.

    Now what :/? Plz Help!! I faced this problem many times lately and with different files.
    Or sometimes everything seems to work correctly and installation is complete but after i reboot my system the phone stops at the G1 sign.

    What should i do with both problems?? Actually I’ve Been facing such problems for several times.
    Thanks

  22. Reply Nirav August 15, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Hi , I have tried the same way. I have downloaded all these 3 files and then , First I tried to install the ROM as mention but getting some bootloader error. Can you please help me in this case ?

  23. Reply andres August 6, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    instalation aborted… what happen…..

  24. Reply lucas August 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Hi Androids,
    I’ve tried this method, but failed. “Install zip from sdcard”is not a option in recovery mod. I’ve renamed the rom to update.zip. Afterrunning that option an error occur. What do i wrong?
    Greeting,
    Lucas

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 2, 2011 at 11:12 am

      your device is not rooted, kindly root the phone and retry the procedure!

    • Reply The Eaglet April 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      don’t write update.zip, just rename it to update

      • Reply Pradeep Neela April 17, 2013 at 4:33 pm

        there will be an Option in the recovery mode

    • Reply kuldeep tyagi April 21, 2013 at 7:00 am

      actually you have not install recovery image……after rooting first install telnet and type telnetd press enter 2 time open telnet type the command “recovery_image sdcard/recovery.img” press enter and reboot with pressing home botton to recovery

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