Finally getting around to upgrading my G1 to 1.6 Donut. I'm really behind the curve since I never upgraded to 1.5 Cupcake! I'll be updating my progress as I go, starting right now around 12:30. My goal is to finish before 2am
Started backing up the current image using Nandroid, as recommended by the wiki. This was mostly brought on by the news of Android 2.0 coming out soon.
Should I do a full wipe? Why not.
Got distracted going through G1 pictures in iPhoto... first hiccup of the installation process - apparently my recovery utility (build JFv1.42) is so old Alt+A doesn't work as "install any zip file". Since I had already wiped my phone, I had to find an SD card reader, rename the zip file as update.zip and now it seems to be going ok.
Great, I was supposed to install both things... I don't think this will work, but I installed HTC's image first, and now I'm installing the modded one. If this doesn't work I may have to install a different recovery utility.
Ugh, things didn't go so well. I may need to go back to the original state with Nandroid.
Ok, I see a new "android" loading screen, so a sigh of relief here. It's stuck at the HTC image, but at least it should boot up now and I should be able to install the better recovery utility from here and pick up from here tomorrow.
Hell yeah, got it working! I now see the same Donut Android loading animation but with the cyanogenmod logo overlaid on the "o." And now it's past 3am and I really should sleep. I'm going to wait a little while and install tethering software, then call it a night.
Tethering software installed, and at 3:20, I'm calling it done: 2 hr 50 min. Going from 1.4 to 1.6, UI looks a lot smoother and just overall "nicer." Can't wait to do this again for 2.0.