Install new firmware with OTA option on Android cell phones

<p>&nbsp;</p><p>The shipped firmware of the HTC Dream and Magic is quite adequate and useful&nbsp;but doesn't compare to some full fletched, customized ROMs designed to increase performance and reliability. The limited storage space for applications, the lack of some must-have applications like Loccy's 'Better Browser', and non-supporting of features like multi-touch are just some of the downsides of the ROMs released by vendors. But what Android 1.6 based, customized legal ROM is recommended?</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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flashing CyanogenMod

To accomplish this we will install a customized, aftermarket firmware distribution named CyanogenMod.  This guide is optimized for the HTC Magic provided by A1/Vodafone in Austria. If you have another Android device you will have to choose accordant images. Download a recovery image from your favorite Android site or from the following resource and put it on your sd-card: download the HTC factory system image ( ) and the latest Cyanogen's ROM ( ) and copy it into the root directory of your sd-card too. Start a terminal emulator on your rooted Android Phone and cd to /sdcard. The following command flashes the new recovery image:sudo flash-recovery cm-recovery-1.4.img You can start into recovery mode by holding down the home key on your device while rebooting. Before wiping all data a backup is recommended by selecting 'nandroid backup' from the recovery menu. After wiping apply the HTC factory system image and finally the latest ROM from cyanogen. The first boot of the new ROM will take longer than usual - just be patient - you can explore the new feature in some minutes.Be sure to install the CM-Updater to receive notifications for new updates and be able to download and apply them immediately.