The HTC Dream and Magic (also known as the G1 and MyTouch) were two of the first GoogleAndroid powered phones to hit the market. At almost two years old, these models don’t have the speediest processors, the largest amounts of memory, or any other superlative you can think of. But you know what? It turns out they’re powerful enough to handle the recently launched Android 2.2 operating system — or at least a hacked version of Android 2.2 Froyo.

The first release candidate of CyanogenMod 6.0 is now available for download. The modified ROM works on the HTC Dream and Magic. There’s also a version available for Google Nexus One phones. Although the Nexus One doesn’t need a hacked ROM to run Android 2.2, CyanogenMod tends to have extra goodies baked in, including enhancements for the music player, lock screen, text messaging, and other components.

The HTC Dream and Magic version doesn’t include all of the feature that you get with Froyo on newer devices. For instance, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 doesn’t seem to work… at least not yet.

You can find download links and a complete changelog at the CyanogenMod forums.

via Engadget

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