Saturday, January 3, 2009

Howto Root Your Android G1 with RC8 firmware!

It has been prophesized for weeks now, but it is finally here. A rollback method for RC8 users who want root. This method is a full device flash that will roll you back to RC7 which still has the root bug. After doing this you can then follow the instructions on Rooting Android and then Keeping Root to get yourself up to RC8 modified version that lets you keep root.


You will need the .nbh file to perform this. It can be downloaded here: (download on your pc) or DREAIMG.nbh (download on your G1)

Mirrors for the .zip file: koushikduttas site or Megaupload


Instructions from Disconnects site (

  1. Format the SD card to FAT32 mode (this is sometimes needed. image not always found if other files are on the sd card)
  2. Copy image file DREAMIMG.nbh to the SD card
  3. Turn the device power off and insert SD card
  4. Hold Camera button, and press Power button to entry Boot loader mode
  5. Press Power button to start upgrade procedure
  6. After finish, perform the soft reset to reboot.

When you are done, do not forget to follow the steps Rooting Android and then Keeping Root


  1. I would think that if you are going to copy the EXACT contents of my wiki page you would at least link back to the wiki you obtained your information from.

    I do not mind reposting information on other sites, but when I do it I try a: to rephrase it, b: to give the original author credit and c: link back to the original source.

  2. Gotta agree with DarkriftX - its just common courtesy