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Dev phones available!

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By JesusFreke, Recognized Developer on 6th December 2008, 03:09 AM
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Google announced that they're making unlocked developer phones available. No sim lock, unlocked bootloader and all that.

$399 + $25 dev registration fee, with free shipping.

Oh, and check out the back cover
6th December 2008, 03:15 AM |#2  
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Awesome! I am assuming Google will be doing separate OTA updates for the dev phones. That will be nice to have as well for existing rooted phones.
6th December 2008, 03:37 AM |#3  
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About time!


You can use any SIM in the device and can flash custom Android builds that will work with the unlocked bootloader. Unlike the bootloader on retail devices, the bootloader on the Android Dev Phone 1 does not enforce signed system images.

Are they referring to the htc bootloader?
6th December 2008, 03:45 AM |#4  
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Is it possible to extract the data from these phones and use them on non-dev phones? Or am I asking a stupid question?
6th December 2008, 03:46 AM |#5  
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Yes. Per swetland on freenode/#android, it has the htc engineering bootloader.
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6th December 2008, 03:47 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by unknown.soul

Is it possible to extract the data from these phones and use them on non-dev phones? Or am I asking a stupid question?

Possibly.. we'll have to wait and see
6th December 2008, 01:33 PM |#7  
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I’d be really interested in where they’ll ship the handsets from…
The price is good, but if they ship it from the US, I’d have to pay VAT (19&#37, import taxes and shipping which would result in the package being 100$+ more expensive :-/
If they'd be able to ship them from inside the EU on the other hand, I'd immediately order one
6th December 2008, 02:19 PM |#8  
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Can I order one. I'm from Vietnam.
Who have G1 dev version please write a review, I want to know about battery life
6th December 2008, 03:47 PM |#9  
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at last what i was Emailing on Daily Basis.

Infact i was insisting them to release Developer Edition of Firmware

But they have come with Device
6th December 2008, 06:40 PM |#10  
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this is gonna try to sell my current g1 and buy the dev one.
6th December 2008, 07:26 PM |#11  
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Cool I buy the cover from a struggling dev
I'd give 25$ +shipping for that back cover with that funky bullsh1t on the back, looks 'leet
and donate sumthin to a dev, id also offer mine to replace...

its kinda just a joke but if anybody wants to take me up on it when they get one of these badboys, with the recent nand dump, we can now just dump the bootloader on the make nicenice with the devs phone and repalce our stock boot with it and whammo, RUN ANYTHING? and flash it to the handset, debian, ubuntu mobile, WM, even custom android could I say "distrubutions?

wholly open source tmobile , BatMan... If Im wrong please let me know but this seems like goog or andy or whomever is sympathetic to the plight of the enslaved tmobile G1s


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