OK, I finally got round to rooting my HTC Magic to Android 1.6.It took a while to find the correct steps, until I found “theunlockr” video .

A rough guide is :

1. Installed Android SDK

2. Installed Android Eclipse plug-in (for app development)

3. Installed Linda File Manager

4. Root your device – http://theunlockr.com/2009/08/29/how-to-root-the-htc-magic-in-one-click/ – based on your version of the magic version 32/34 or something.

5. Rebook into reboot/update menu, home+back.and clear your device data.

6. Get a new ROM from http://www.cyanogenmod.com/

7. Copying the update.zip on the sdcard reboot/update menu, home+back.

8. Power that baby up…

If I pass my PRINCE2 exams I plan to treat myself to the new Google Nexus One.