What happens if you take the battery out of the T-Mobile G1 Android handset whilst it’s doing it’s rather nifty over-the-air (“OTA”) software update?
Well that’s what Dan Lane did, hands shaking, whilst handset owner Ben Smith watched.
Originally we set out to film an OTA update happening — working on the basis that this itself would be of reasonable interest to most folk. When you’re used to zapping your Nokia into oblivion every time you do a firmware update, I was keen to see just what was involved.
Mid-way through the update, Dan has the bright idea (“What happens if we take the battery out?”). By the time he got Ben’s approval and fumbled with the battery cover, we *think* the update might have already completed.
Suffice to say:
1. Do not do this at home
2. Watch the video to see what occurred…