Crafty hackers on the forums overs at XDA-Developers have shown just what patience and hard work can accomplish. SoCal Devs on Thursday released a working Jelly Bean ROM for Google’s (GOOG) first Android smartphone, the T-Mobile G1. The OS is a bit slow on the old software and a bunch of features had to be omitted, but Wi-Fi and the touchscreen are working, as is Google Now — partially at least. Screen rotation and cellular data are not yet functioning. The G1 is equipped with a 528MHz processor, 256MB of internal storage and only 192MB of RAM, so the handset’s hardware falls very short of Jelly Bean’s minimum requirements, making the port that much more remarkable. Be sure to check out the video below.


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