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RC33, Root, and Wifi

Anyone else out there tinkering with these things and want to compare notes?

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reboot_kid
Jun. 17th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
I went ahead and did it.
It was a bit of work, but I got it going just fine.

There are a couple of advantages to it.

1) Tethering. I ride public transit to work. Being able to connect up to the office while I'm on the road means I can do my email on the drive in, and reclaim a bit of sleep. Wifi from a moving train is really difficult.

2) Storing/Running applications from the SD card. The G1 has limited internal memory. If you want to install a bunch of apps, then this is a life saver.

The third party apps out there will install on any G1, rooted or not, assuming you've allowed for installation of non-market place apps.
I've read that there are alternate market places for rooted phones, but I've not tried them out.

If all you want is "stock" then for tethering stick with tools like PDANet http://www.junefabrics.com/android/index.php and don't bother running apps from the phone.

I've found that really all I use root for is tethering, and had options for it been available at the time when I needed it, I probably wouldn't have bothered doing the work. Once its done tho, there are some nifty features.

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