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New Meetup: Upgrade Your G1 and MyTouch To Android 2.1 (Google ADP1 ADP2)

From: user 8.
Sent on: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:13 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Android Makers!

What: Upgrade Your G1 and MyTouch To Android 2.1 (Google ADP1 ADP2)

When: Wednesday, March 17,[masked]:30 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

This Meetup is open to developers at all levels of development and all disciplines. Anyone who wants to unlock the potential of a G1, MyTouch, ADP1 or ADP2

Ladies and Gents,

We have a new meeting space (ParisSoma), a really cool new website ( we have an amazing group project (APEX, underway and almost ready for limited alpha release) our momentum is great. Also, Android as a whole is booming.

We have lots to enjoy but we are leaving people behind. Too many people, both developers and users are stuck on Android 1.5 or 1.6. Some users are even trapped on *gasp* Android 1.

So I'm taking a moment to go back to day one of The Android Makers where I demonstrated how to unlock and upgrade the G1 and outlined the opportunity that is there for makers to enjoy a massive leap forward in their potential to create new and interesting devices.

Materials Covered:

Open Handset Architecture
This is an intro to what Firmware is, why the "Radio" is really important, what an SPL does and what is in an Android ROM. This is designed to give you a basic understanding of the "moving parts" of an open handset.

Android Open Source, The Google Experience and The HTC Sense UI
This is a brief explanation on what is legal and what is not. The basic gist is that you can not distribute roms containing paid applications or proprietary code and you definitely can not sell a device which is running a rom that cotains these.

Upgrade Demo
I upgrade a G1 from the locked, stock version of Android 1.5 to Android 2.1 with live wallpapers, voice control, speech to text, and more I don't dare to write on the internets

Nandroid Backup/Restore Demo
Here you will learn how to back up and restore the whole device.


Unbricking Demo
This is where I purposefully break all the rules, in the first section, mess up an upgrade and brick a G1 rendering it completely useless. (then I magically bring it back to life)

Demo Lab
For members who bring their G1, MyTouch, ADP1 or ADP2. This is where you upgrade your phones and myself and some of our members will help you if you run into problems.

The Android Makers
This is a brief intro to the group, a brief history, including why we do what we do and how to get involved.

I'll be working out the flow of the night for the next couple weeks and inviting relevant people and companies to participate.

This is at our new Meetup Location: PariSoma

Updates TBA

See you in March!

Sid Gabriel

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