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Topic # 55962 11-Jan-2010 16:28
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Hi we're looking for an old HTC G1 to use as a test phone.  If anyone has one laying around that they'd like to be rid of we'd be happy to pay a couple of hundred bucks.

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Aaron.




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  Reply # 289023 11-Jan-2010 17:08
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Hi Aaron,

My brother has one that he's probably looking to get rid of. It's rooted and running Cyanogen (not sure which version, sorry). I'll get back to you.

Paul

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  Reply # 289029 11-Jan-2010 17:27
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Thanks Paul. We'd probably need to "unroot" it so that we can test it against vanilla Android. I'll have a look at whether that is something that can be done.




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  Reply # 289030 11-Jan-2010 17:31
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Looks pretty straightforward. The Cynogen site has some good unrooting or "downgrading" (as they call it) instructions - http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php/Full_Downgrade_Guide_-_CyanogenMod_to_Stock.




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  Reply # 289034 11-Jan-2010 17:38
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Yep, he says he's probably willing to part with it for that - he's toying with the idea of keeping it for testing new apps on old hardware, but he also commented that he wants the first gen Android phones to die a quick death :)

He says the camera lens cover is cracked and it's a tad worn, is that going to be a problem? He's in the US right now but is sending a shipment of Nexus One's over to me shortly, so he can throw it in if you like.

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  Reply # 289052 11-Jan-2010 18:39
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Hi Paul, sounds good. If he could send it over with the Nexus One's that would be great. As a second hand item he'll want to ensure it avoids collecting the GST that the Nexus One's will probably attract. Assuming the cracked lens cover doesn't actually interfere with the camera itself?

Where are you based? What sort of price is he looking for the on the Nexus One's?




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  Reply # 289070 11-Jan-2010 19:34
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I'll ask about the lens, I'm not sure. Good point on the GST - he can probably mark it as a zero-cost (or close to it) item, as it has comparatively very little resale to the N1's. I'm in Auckland, on the North Shore. Not sure on the price of the N1's until they arrive, I'll fully cost them once I have them in my hands. I don't want to give a price now and have to up it later if there are more complications! We had a hiccup with our Google orders (which has since been resolved), so they're running a little late but should have them probably early next week.

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  Reply # 289117 11-Jan-2010 23:18
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Hey Aaron, my brother Luke sent me this reply:

It's really thin glass so this is a standard problem with G1s (my roommate's phone is cracked even worse).  It's cracked right across the cover in a couple of places where the glass is glued to the plastic back (i.e. not even over the lens opening).  There's a tiny crack over the camera aperture but it doesn't go all the way across and doesn't seem to impact pictures much.  Here's a couple of recent photos with the lens in the current state:
http://picasaweb.google.com/luke.hutch/DropBox?authkey=Gv1sRgCJzZxNWBsarKaw#5421223526172002114
http://picasaweb.google.com/luke.hutch/DropBox?authkey=Gv1sRgCJzZxNWBsarKaw#5421223458140560066
i.e. standard low cellphone quality.  (Most of the glowy lens flare on the second image is probably from finger grease on the camera cover.)  I can take a photo of the lens cover for the guy if he's really worried.  If I were him though and I were worried about it, I'd just break the glass off entirely and replace it with some thin perspex or something, the camera itself is fully functional.


There's a hairline crack (almost unnoticeable unless you squint) in the case  at the front on both sides of the trackball hole, but that part of the case is so rugged that the structural integrity is completely unaffected.  Everything else about the phone is fine, other than minor pocket wear.  If he's just getting the phone to develop on, he'd be more than happy with it.  Even if he wants it as his primary phone, it would work fine, I use it every day.


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  Reply # 289151 12-Jan-2010 08:53
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Hi Paul, that all sounds fine. Looks like just the phone we're after. Great for testing on, everything functional. A little wear on the casing etc isn't going to worry us.

We're in Auckland also so will be able to drop round to your place or catch up somewhere central once it arrives. Look forward to hearing more about the Nexus' once they've arrived.




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