Having toyed with the idea for a while I was really excited to see the “one click root” that appeared this week. Having installed the app from the Android Market (I’d like to see Apple allowing yellowSn0w onto the App store) I ran it, a few times before I worked out the whole system then updated to the CyanogenMod.
I don’t have any benchmarks but my perception is certainly that it’s faster and sleeker than the system I had before, and that’s very exciting. Having also heard the rumours that the next version of the Android OS might not fit onto a G1 I’m delighted to have the freedom to upgrade past the point that others might see as necessary.
Lifehacker has a nice guide for those interested in following suit. The only thing that caught me out was that the firmware was reset to the standard after a reboot – I had to re-run the hack software then reboot.