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Android Unboxing

The three pieces of paper included The three pieces of paper included
Top: Warranty. Foreground: Setup guide for people outside T-Mobile US networks. Right: Setup poster similar to included with G1.
Setup guide poster page 1 Setup guide poster page 1
Setup guide for people outside T-Mobile US Setup guide for people outside T-Mobile US
Setup guide poster page 2 Setup guide poster page 2
All included hardware. All included hardware.
Bootloader logo Bootloader logo
Bootsplash while Linux is booting Bootsplash while Linux is booting
The little android pulses.

So, I'm a total dork for posting this but here it is anyway.

I bought the Dev Phone 1 within an hour of the link going up. I'm ditching SERO on Sprint to have an open phone that I can do whatever I please with. My carrier is now T-Mobile. Our 3G network goes live sometime in early January.

Here are the details that aren't in the pictures:

  • Model number: Android Dev Phone 1
    Firmware Version: 1.0
    Baseband version:
    Kernel version: 2.6.25-01843-gfea26b0
    Build number: dream_devphone-userdebug 1.0 UNLOCKED 116222 test-keys
  • IM application is strictly GTalk only. The T-Mobile version that does Yahoo! and MSN and deducts from your messaging plan is gone.
  • No My Faves app.
  • Amazon MP3 is missing; no way to download from Android Market.

I think the user experience is excellent, so far. I use Google Apps for Your Domain so the two way syncing of everything just works. Updating my contacts list in GMail appears on the phone's dialer almost immediately.


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Dec. 12th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
I was about to ask how much shipping they charged you, but you are in the US. Non-withstanding that the 3G frenquency range is useless here, I have heard things about charging $200 for shipping.
Dec. 12th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yea, outside the US, customs, import and duties make it quite expensive to export.
Dec. 12th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
_hub_, the T-Mobile G1 has 2100MHz 3G (it's being sold in the UK, after all). Maybe the Dev Phone 1, being simply an unbranded G1, has the 2100MHz 3G also.
Dec. 12th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
vendor_id and product_id from HAL?
Jason, could you be awesome and run lshal, and find out these values? For the T-Mobile G1, we've found the following:

vendor_id = 0xbb4
product_id = 0xc01 (regular)
product_id = 0xc02 (debug mode)

You can enable debug mode by going to Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging. For all I know this mode is always enabled on the dev phone.

The sooner we know these values, the sooner we can patch HAL, Banshee, and other apps.

Thanks in advance! ;-)
Dec. 12th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
Re: vendor_id and product_id from HAL?

Those ID's are identical on this phone. Here's the full output proving it:

  udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_bb4_c02_HT845GZ52942'
  info.linux.driver = 'usb'  (string)
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_1d6b_2_0000_00_1a_7'  (string)
  info.product = 'Android Phone'  (string)
  info.subsystem = 'usb_device'  (string)
  info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_bb4_c02_HT845GZ52942'  (string)
  info.vendor = 'High Tech Computer Corp.'  (string)
  linux.device_file = '/dev/bus/usb/002/005'  (string)
  linux.hotplug_type = 2  (0x2)  (int)
  linux.subsystem = 'usb'  (string)
  linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.7/usb2/2-1'  (string)
  usb_device.bus_number = 2  (0x2)  (int)
  usb_device.can_wake_up = false  (bool)
  usb_device.configuration_value = 1  (0x1)  (int)
  usb_device.device_class = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  usb_device.device_protocol = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  usb_device.device_revision_bcd = 256  (0x100)  (int)
  usb_device.device_subclass = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  usb_device.is_self_powered = false  (bool)
  usb_device.linux.device_number = 5  (0x5)  (int)
  usb_device.linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.7/usb2/2-1'  (string)
  usb_device.max_power = 256  (0x100)  (int)
  usb_device.num_configurations = 1  (0x1)  (int)
  usb_device.num_interfaces = 2  (0x2)  (int)
  usb_device.num_ports = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  usb_device.product = 'Android Phone'  (string)
  usb_device.product_id = 3074  (0xc02)  (int)
  usb_device.serial = 'HT845GZ52942'  (string)
  usb_device.speed = 480.0 (480) (double)
  usb_device.vendor = 'High Tech Computer Corp.'  (string)
  usb_device.vendor_id = 2996  (0xbb4)  (int)
  usb_device.version = 1.0 (1.02) (double)

Edited at 2008-12-12 06:36 pm (UTC)
Dec. 12th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
Re: vendor_id and product_id from HAL?
Awesome! Thanks for checking.
Dec. 13th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Which carrier?
Which carrier are you using with the Dev Phone? I would love to have an Android phone, but I can't get a signal from T-Mobile at home or at work. AT&T has (somewhat spotty) coverage in both places, however.
Dec. 13th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Which carrier?
T-Mobile. Great coverage in Kansas City.
Dec. 13th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Which carrier?
One of my friends lived in Kansas City and said the same thing -- great coverage everywhere.

Unfortunately, I'm in a somewhat more rural, mountainous setting. That combined with a local government that is prohibiting new above-ground utilities, including cell towers, means cell phone coverage here is pretty awful. The carriers with allocations in the 800-900 MHz band (Verizon and AT&T) win as far as coverage, though.
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