Sun Jan 09 2011 10:50:03 PM EST from IGnatius T FoobarHe probably gave it a bad recovery image without knowing how get out of that situation.
You do need a MicroSD card reader plugged into your computer. Format the MicroSD card FAT32 and put your DREAIMG.NBH on it. Put it back into the G1 and hold down the 'home' key while powering up. When you see the "!" on the screen, press alt-L to get into a recovery menu.
Google "unbrick G1" for a bunch of different guides on this. Basically, as long as you have an external MicroSD card writer, it's impossible to *permanently* brick a G1. Believe me, I know -- I would have ruined mine back when I was rooting it and I didn't know that the computer I used was writing corrupt data through its USB port.
I haven't tried this particular method, but it's certainly worth a shot. I really have been loathing the idea of going back to my Blackberry 8120, and my birthday is a few months off...
Alas, no change. It still does not do anything interesting (i.e. anything at all other than display the Tmobile G1 splash screen) when holding down power+home, even after wiping the MicroSD card FAT32 and putting the img file back on it.
Personally, I'd love to see the carriers continue their hybrid strategy and offer both pay-as-you-go and unlimited plans. From the carrier's perspective, pay-as-you-go is a much better solution for dense urban areas where there may be hundreds, if not thousands, of phones vying for the same piece of wireless bandwidth. In that setting, pay-as-you-go would (hopefully) incent subscribers to be a little stingier with their data use, which would ease the load on the cell towers.
In more suburban or rural settings, though, where bandwidth contention would be much lower, an unlimited data plan would still be attractive to the carriers because they'd still be getting their $X per month with nowhere near the saturation of urban areas.
As far as content shifting away from being free. I'm on the fence. On one hand, it seems like the existing low-price, advertiser-subsidized model would continue to work well on the internet. Pay a few cents to get access to the Wall Street Journal's web-site for the day, similar to paying for a paper, or subscribe for a low-monthly fee. On the other hand, as IG has oft quoted, "Information wants to be free." As long as someone is charging money for content, someone else is going to copy that content and make it available for free, and as we've seen with music and video, the internet makes mass distribution of content a no-brainer.
The problem I see, ie there is no good way for me to monitor my bandwidth usage. Most of the time I am just checking news headlines, stock quotes or looking up something on Wikipedia. Not much bandwith there. But what happens when I have the GPS on and go to Google maps? Or those rare occasions where I am showing someone something on Youtube. The per usage pay schemes seem horribly over priced once you hit the limit.
As of android 2.2 you've got the possibility to completely turn off unattended data requests
before that you'll have phun with the bill when on a cruise-ship and android using the imnasat link to stalk your google account or the appstore for updates... and... maybe find a possible update, and fetch it.
There are rumors of iphone users getting a bill of $18.000 for data traffic after such a journey ;-)
my GFs android just produced 80E, but... next to waiting in the hotline producing 120E thats next to nothing...
we got those 120e refunded, and she now _has_ a dataplan for her android 2.1 phone.
She still isn't all fond of it :-(
low-monthly fee. On the other hand, as IG has oft quoted, "Information
wants to be free." As long as someone is charging money for content,
someone else is going to copy that content and make it available for
free, and as we've seen with music and video, the internet makes mass
distribution of content a no-brainer.
I realize this is only one case, but newspapers would be a problem.
NEwspaper dailys are valuable because they're current. Old news is cheap news.
so if soembody started creating a way to distribute new york times content as quickly as the new york times does, they would very quickly sue them to oblivion.
Other forms of media are less susceptible to this, so maybe not all magazines will go this way.
Although consider the likes of the economist. Nobody's going to bother pirating the economist. I mean someone will but the market for that magazine is not the pirate type, but again that's just one example, I'm sure there are plenty that don't fall down that easyt.
android has airplane mode but I find I can still turn on wifi in airplane mode. Maybe that's a cyanogen thing though.
And as I mentioned above, I totally messed up my G1 due to a computer with a bad USB port sending corrupt data to the device. It's happily running CyanogenMod 6.0.0 today.
Of course, anyone elite enough to own an iPhone ought to be comfortable with an $18,000 phone bill anyway, right? :)
I successfully flashed the radio and DangerSPL once. Something compelled me later to try to do the latter again, and that's when it went south. I highly recommend reading the instructions thoroughly.
I hate my Blackberry so much after using Android that I'm not calling TMobile to switch the data plan back over to use it; I will just wait until February rolls around and I have spending money again, and buy another one. (Or maybe something else relatively cheap in the Android realm.)
That's good to know....I'm getting an Android sometime in the next few months. I hate my Nokia E71x.....AT&T can go frack themselves too.
I have a nokia 5800 music express... not such a bad little phone. Not as pretty as an iphone, but it can do email and web browsing and such pretty decently if there's wifi or if my husband would check about getting me a data plan (the phone's in his name and through his company, so he has to do it for me)
I plan on spending half of wednesday at bmw so I figured it would be a good time to try it out.
First I was congratulated for driving a z4 in the snow (there was already an inch or so on the ground by 9:30 and no plows or salters in sight.)
And for $37 I got an inspection, new wipers, an oil change and a 6 billion point inspection. Of course I know those visual inspections are stupid, but they have to do it. Oh and they said they topped up the fluids everywhere.
And they passed my tires which by all rights should not have passed inspection.