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Bugless Beast V0.5 is Out!

Pete finally returns after a long layoff and just so happens to bring a new version of Bugless Beast, his incredibly popular Droid 1 ROM.  This comes packed with some feature that I’m not any of us have even dreamed of, and trust me when I say that that is a good thing.

Some of the highlights:

  • Automatic app install after wiping data and cache
  • Apps installed to data instead of system for easy uninstallation
  • Includes 3 of his paid market apps:  sound recorder, video camera, testing menu

Since I’m in San Francisco, I haven’t had a chance yet to flash this so I’m curious to know from all of you how it’s going.  Pete’s ROMs are always top notch and this version has had a ton of buzz surrounding it.  Go get it!

Read the full ROM write up at Pete’s blog.  Changelog here.

Download the ROM here.

Anyone running this yet?  Let me know what you think!

  • The only problem I had was it kept force closing setcpu. Does any one know why?

  • jonesboy6

    My Phone is also screwed up, no market apps and can't do sh*t because my superuser is forceclosing evrytime I try to install any other ROM, Kellex alot of people here are having the same issue will you please check into it?

  • Jallen23

    Love the rom but I'm having problems with the market and gmail. Can someone please help????

    • i'm having problems with my market too. it keeps saying “no matching content in Android Market”

      • ohh..i cleared the cache for the market app and it started working..yay

  • hmm am i the only one experiencing ROM manager disappearance on market?

  • Curtis

    How do I uninstall BB and go back to my rooted 2.2? I can't find out how to do this anywhere..

  • Parham

    Great Rom, Great speed. Only one problem, my youtube app is missing 🙁 any one have download link for it or any fix or …??

  • I'm confused. A stock feature of the Froyo Market is the recovery of apps (at least Market apps). I have installed several Froyo ROMs using a data/cache wipe, and within 15 minutes of the install, all of my apps are back and the Market gives me a status message saying “## apps restored successfully.” So why did BB add it to his ROM?

    (perhaps you only have the stock backup feature if you check the box in the privacy settings?)

  • Mark Slomski

    Love the rom have loved all the bb roms, and was the first rom I put on my droid from being a newbie with rooting. Now have some experience with rooting and I'm addicted to my droid. I've tried everything I know of to get the market back the way it was before changing to this rom and can't do it. anybody have any luck? And if not pete please fix I love the rom otherwise and dont want to go back to fr22d rooted stock rom.

  • Ken Long4

    Just added this ROM no problems and it is working great

  • Tituschow

    Market not working and I can't download rom manager. Screwed

  • Nlson69

    Very smooth.. love it

  • No bugs on me!

    Been running BB 0.5 for 24 hours now and completely happy with it. Coming from 3-4 weeks of Simply Stunning 4.7 which, for reasons unknown, was growing increasingly unstable and laggy. BB 0.5 has been swift and stable and almost completely “Bugless”. The only issue I had was with the “Update Security Settings” email exchange bug (which Simply Stunning 4.7 also suffered from but Cyanogen 6 had squashed. Anyway I was able to find a patch at droidforums.net that cures the “Update Security Settings” bug and now I am completely “Bugless”!

  • TeeJayy

    Flashed BB v0.5 last night, everything went accordingly exactly how Peter had instructed, my apps had backed up and everything. BUT when i went to the market to download an app, there was NOTHING. at all. so i checked on my “downloads” in the market, and there was still nothing. did a search for astro, angry birds and Flash, and NOTHING came up in the search. let my phone sit without touching it over night, just to see if maybe i was rushing into something. checked it again this morning, STILL the same problem. flashed back to V0.4 this morning and works perfectly fine. anyone else experience this?

  • David

    Hey is anyone else having a problem with their market not loading properly?

    Mine just shows one thing and that's it.

    Otherwise everything else works perfect Pete by far makes the best rom hands down!

    • TeeJayy

      see my comment right above yours. youre not the only one. i am having the EXACT same problem.


    Don't understand why I can't find any of my previous apps from the market after I downloaded this rom, even clockworkmod rom manager to get the v5.0 update patch. Any ideas?

  • EC8CH

    In know BB is not source built and lacks some of the higher end tweaks, but in my experience it is the fastest most stable ROM I've tried… Pete's doing something right. Plus the REVOlution port for BB is top notch.

    • Boob

      It's stable cuz its an OTA leak….I can put out a stable ROM based on an OTA and edit build.prop too. Not exactly rocket science.

  • str8havoc

    Any chance we will see it for the Fascinate?

  • Ken Long4

    One question after download do you need to change the file name to “update.zip”

    • With SPrecovery, yes. With Clockwork you can install as is

  • The_Other_Ray

    So far working flawlessly. No screen redraws with adw. Can't wait for the watermark'd theme for this. Kudos Pete!

  • Augh! I just switched to LiQuID when I got my replacement D1. The lockscreen audio widget they use is so awesome. I may switch back to BB. We'll see..

  • ChevyNo1 v4.8 released today too. not sure if its already been mentioned but I didnt see it anywhere.

    • Loopy

      Dang, and I just switched to BB 0.5 – when it rains it pours!

  • izzo

    my droid 1 is not booting into recovery. any Ideas why?

  • Greg

    I can't seem to install Angry Birds after flashing to this. Did I do something wrong?

  • Justsayitanyway

    so is there a black theme I can install over this? I like black notification bar

  • Loopy

    First time I tried installing this Launcher Pro immediately went into an endless Force Close loop. Battery Pull and reboot. Same thing. Finally had to Nandroid back to Simply Stunning 4.7. I'm willing to try it again if somebody can tell me what I did wrong.

    • D1Fan

      If you're running Launcher Pro try disabling the Doc Notifications. I had the exact same problem when switching to a black bar theme.

  • Ebbressi

    Is there a way to get this on Droid x?

  • can anyone help me install this rom i just rooted my phone and im kinda new at this

  • mathewdev

    Kellex you should review this one and compare it to Cyanogen. I switched back to Cyanogen after BB.04 before that I was on Cyanogen 5.0. I'm hesitating to go back to BB because I'm Cyanogen has been solid for me so far. It would be interesting to see if there which one you would recommend…

  • Thornfullessrose

    darn it!!!!! got my droid 2 today!!!!

  • nicksdroid

    You all need to try project elite over at droidforumns.net its under a dev by name of actngrezy and for his first version its incredible. Alot of people were saying they flash bb v 5 and went back to project elite so that must stand for something.

  • Dkuhlman

    I'm having trouble deciding on which ROM to use on my D1. I've tried BB, Cyanogen, Liquid, Sapphire, etc. They all seem to get REALLY slow after a few days of use. Any thoughts on why that may be happening? I think I remember one of the ROM's having some enhanced Exchange support (ability to accept calendar invites etc.) Which ROM had that. Is there a nice “Compare ROM” chart somewhere?

    • Stephen D

      Have you tried wiping data and cache?

  • Xgrinder911

    I find it funny that running BB v .05 runs u signifigantly faster than even the GalaS series of phones. And I'm not even over clocked yet. That just tells u the true potential of the droid 1 and that motorola didn't put the full effort into making this the best it could be.

  • RoadsterHD1

    I just finshed installing BBv05 and it runs flawless, the bench mark with a 1.1GHz P3 medium voltage kernel is 1468. So far so good. I'm looking for the watermark theme to go with BBv05. I have one for BBv04 but not sure if it will work. ANYBODY KNOW!!!!

  • machinegun68

    I dowloaded this as soon as I saw it last night. Frieked me out too cuz it rebooted again before I expected it to. Then I read his blog and it was all made clear. Been waiting for the 22D version for a while. Thanks Pete. And oh yeah…..this works. Seems like all the other ROMS have 1 or 2 things missing or broken that made me unhappy.

  • droiddidit

    All I now need is the REVOLUTION theme for this!

  • Installed this last night. I have to say out of all the roms ive tried out, this rom suits me the best. For some reason I dont have as good of results with the other roms Ive tried. +1 to you Pete! Loyal fan fo life ya digg! hagh

  • SiNep

    Hey Kellex. There is a port of the new Desire HD sense for the incredible, and the EVO i believe. Dont know if you want to report on that.


    I'm currently downloading the latest version.

  • Nwolfe

    I am having problems with exchange sync not working following a BB 0.5 update. Anyone else having this issue?

  • ilikebikes

    running with chevyno1's ulv 1ghz kernel. this ROM is the fastest yet, consistently higher quadrant scores than any other ROM i've used. great job pete, great job!

  • Jmtanzo

    Installed it and everything is well except for Facebook. It won't let me connect or log on.. Any ideas?

    • absanch

      Facebook was down… Should be ok now.

      • Jmtanzo

        I finally got on a computer again and it was.. Thanks!!!

  • Infernox51

    This ROM is really fast. I hit 1765 on my first Quadrant run. Pix on my Twitter. (DAndrews81)

  • BtgLee

    I tried this Rom last night and it wouldn't install any of my contacts, and I felt it was slow compared to LFY 1.6 that I've been using. Not impressed one bit after all this build up. This Rom is months late and there are way better and faster ones out there than it.

    • hmm thats odd, did you wipe data and cache?

      • BtgLee

        Yep. And didn't touch it while it was booting up either. First thing it did was go dead and restart when I got to the “Welcome to Droid” sign-in. When I finally got to running, it just felt laggy. LFY 1.6 is the best I've tried on my Droid personally. I'm gonna stick with that until 1.7 comes out!!

  • Richtor

    Droid 2 multi-touch keyboard force closes. Anyone else getting that?

  • RoadsterHD1

    has anybody installed the BB watermark with this bbv05?

  • Pete's Tester

    I am running this Rom and it runs flawlessly even when i was testing it for him it was , it is a very stable rom and it has so many goodies that it makes you think its Christmas again . I say its worth it to download and use pete's awesome rom.. Can't waite for v0.6 woot

  • Cslink23

    where can I find complete instructions – including how to back up apps first, how to wipe data and cache, do I download this ROM to the phone or a pc, etc.

  • I tried it, and im having some weird problem with updating my google account, and getting google search to work properly. So back to sapphire for now… Ill try it again later tonight

  • CyanogenMoD is overrated people

    • Rudybikerpunk

      I dunno I had BB v.4 and wasnt happy at all with it. it was quick but I had alot of FC on my D 1 homescreen redrawing all the time both stock clock speed and overclocked never over 800 mhz. I just flashed cyanogen MOD RC3 and so far very happy little to no force closes and very snappy even got a higher quandrant score (not much higher). But maybe in a few weeks will give this one a try.

    • If by overrated you mean the best, fastest, most stable ROM with the most highly qualified people contributing with the most improvements and updates then yes, you are correct.

    • tanknspank

      Bugless Beast is just as, if not more, overrated my friend. BB should be put out to pasture…

      • Sure why not, they should all just gtfo right? Choice my friends! Thats what we wanted. Dont bitch because we have it!

    • You should make a ROM then 🙂
      Send me a link when you're done 😛 lol

  • This is my absolute favorite rom. It works, its stable and best of all its quiet and out of the way. I don't need to be reminded that I have a custom rom with changed fonts and status bars. I like vanilla and ADW. The rest is for the birds. But that's just me. 🙂

  • Kyle.

    How do people think this compares with CyanogenMod 6? I love trying new ROMs, but hate the tedium of wiping and getting everything up and running afterwards.

    • That's my one quirk with this ROM. I use MyBackupPro to reduce the tedium. Still, updates are far between and only come up when absolutely necessary so it isn't that bad.

    • Wesdroid

      had CM6 before with compcache and JIT enabled, both helped dramatically with the lag when hitting home button and reloading the home screen. Didn't like in CM6 how sometimes i'd click on a text thread and it would open a completely different thread. running on BB's stock 800mhz kernel and it seems fast so far. I'll update later when I've been running for a a few more hours.

  • Wesdroid

    swype force closing on anyone else?

  • guest

    this ROM may not be feature packed like the source built stuff, but I must say it is stable and pretty fast even just using the stock kernel.

  • CIFchamp24

    I've been running this beast since last night. Very smooth and has some good add ons. Tried a chevy kernel with no luck. It kept saying I was out of battery and was rebooting. I want a nice kernel that uses low voltage to conserve battery. any suggestions?

    • Keep the kernel that comes with bb0.5 I believe its clocked at 800mhz

  • I wish this had the FLAC plugin builtin so I can use the standard Music player like I can with Cyanogen. I'd switch in a heartbeat since I was a BB user before I was CM.

  • Jothen2002

    I flashed it last night…and I can say it is very good. I have been an Sapphire 1.0 for a while then I switched to Liquid FRO YO which was great as well. Something about the BB 5 is so solid I think I am definitely going to stick with this for a while. Do themes for V.4 work for this as well? I dont see any BB V5 themes specific for ROM manager ??

  • Rodys7

    You need to be rooted right?…
    My new D1 replacement comes with FrG22D installed!
    What do I do?… do I revert Frg01B, root and then install BB.5????

    • Beck221

      There are new instructions here on Droid-Life for Rooting the 2.2 FRG22D… Rooting isn't as hard as it seems, I just did a friend's droid the other night. The thing to remember is once you're rooted if you want to flash to a custom ROM you will still need to run a factory wipe / system wipe before flashing another ROM from the stock ROM. Once you're one a custom ROM you can usually change to another without the wipe unless you're having issues. Hope that helps…Good Luck

  • Mike

    I am using it now. Works really well. I tried using a chevy kernal 1.25 but it seemed to shut the phone down every little bit so switched to p3 1.25 7 slot and so far so good. Using the droid x theme with adw launcher and getting around 1530 quadrant.

    • Johnny

      Mike, what Droid X theme are you running? Got a link? Does it have the black-text-on-gray-buttons issue?

  • Installed about 20 min after he posted it, runs like butter! Oh, and the horrible battery life I got on v0.4 seems to have completely vanished with this build 🙂

  • Brife

    while I wouldn't go back to my D1 from my X I do miss Pete's roms. Hey Pete, get a an X. 🙂

    • The350zWolf

      Pete has an X but he can't develop the same magic on that guy, locked bootloader remember? Although he has done some porting to the X and he did mention on a tweet that he was releasing a BBV0.5 for the DX, although I'm sure it won't tweak the kernel

      • tanknspank

        You clearly don’t keep track of what is going on then 🙂

        Cvpcs has a functioning ASOP rom for the Droid X with zero blur and is getting rid of bugs left and right.

        Locked bootloader be damned, you can’t stop the android community.

        • The350zWolf

          You are probably right since I don’t own a DX, so in that regard I should keep my comments as purely speculative, nevertheless I’m almost certain that all this fixing and dressing outside the kernel. I haven’t heard anyone overclocking the DX. Am I wrong?

          • tanknspank

            Didn’t mean to like it, woops 🙂

            But it will be just like any other custom rom, minus the kernel. They will get all the features custom rom users love.

  • ghostrigger

    I installed yesterday its running super smooth. Thanks for your hard work Pete!
    using jdlfg 1.1 kernal

    • Jothen2002

      where did you get that kernel?

      • Anonymous

        in rom manager

  • RoadsterHD1

    will the BBv04 watermark theme work with BBv05?

    • absanch

      I don’t think so. Just wait ’till the themer updates it to match the new BB version.

    • Anonymous

      what themer? where do i find it?

  • 1bad69z28

    Yes, I will be flashing this tonight, can't wait to see how Pete's V0.5 has improved. Use to run V0.4 this will be intersting. Good job Pete.

  • kulz

    this work for Dinc?

    • David


      • Anonymous

        i officially want my DROID back >:|

        • tanknspank

          There are plenty of great roms for the Incredible. I am actually jealous of my brothers Incredible. WHY would you want to go back to the Droid 1??

          • Cause well its our love child! Dont be a fool a forget where this community came from!

  • what would be really sweet is if this version fixed the loading of apps on a screen. That's one thing I hate about android phones that makes the i*hone look more stable.

  • RoadsterHD1

    I'm getting now!!!!

  • Pkenyon503

    I had some sort of weird issue with the launcher after install. After about a minute after the initial boot after install the home button wont work anymore, and when I unlock the phone there is no lockscreen, it just goes straight to the home screen. Tried rebooting and installing fresh without a theme and still did the same thing. Just a heads up! If someone can tell me how to fix the issue that would be awesome! Otherwise, I'm headed back to ShadowROM-Incognito red theme..sooo fast! Pete does great work though! just a minor issue keeping me from bb5

    • guest

      did you let it reboot after install? when you first install let it sit at the android, and it should reboot itself after a few minutes. after that, you should be good.

      • Pkenyon503

        should i let it sit even before going through the set up wizard? and also should i wait to install themes or kernels after this initial boot? just for a fresher install to try and fix my problem?

        • Ksmckay

          yes you should let it sit before going through the initial setup wizard. Dont touch anything after installing till it reboots itself.

          Seems obvious but its so tempting with the little android dude and the finger and such…

          • Pkenyon503

            WORKED! thank you guys for all your help! i was very frustrated. i have loved bb in the past and was really interested in tryin this one out! thank you all for your help! setting up my home as we speak 🙂 now if we can just get a port of Bgill's Incognito I will be in heaven 🙂 someone email him!!!

          • Tigwelder

            But how do you know if its the first or second time? I walked away while it was flashing.

          • gomets11

            wait 30 minutes and then you should be good to go 🙂

          • CharmPeddler

            Just wondering. What makes it obvious? I have only tried the. 4 version so I’m unaware of any big “obvious” message that might be in this version. I did have similar issues with my install too. I did read most, but not all, of the documentation. Maybe i missed the warnings / helpfully tidbit about ignoring the on screen instruction.

            Btw. Thanks for the info. I would have done the same thing again with this one had u not said anything

          • CharmPeddler

            Sure enough. I go to DL the rom with ROMManager, and there ot is, “let phone reboot”.
            Opens mouth
            Inserts foot.

  • Killer

    I've tried them all, but I love this ROM. Smooth and stable and looks great themed with Bugless Evolution. Rocked a 1650 Quadrant score with this and ChevyNo1 Low Voltage 1.20.

    • Cbrown0723

      Where can I find bugless roms? I'm still fairly new to this stuff

      • Pkenyon503

        A good spot for all stuff concerning Roms/Themes is http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ scroll down to the droid hacking section and bing! there is a whole list of developers with custom roms, and a little lower is a section with all the big name themers. go to the Bugless section in custom roms and there ya go! everything BB

        • Heathcliff

          I have a rooted Droid1. Will I be able to use wireless tether with D2? I can manage without the custom ROM (I think), but when I travel I need the (free) wireless tether for my laptop or iPad.

          • C Henry94

            Yes you will be able to use wireless tethering with D2. Although, I am not sure if it has to be rooted or not to be able to use the tethering. I think since the Droid 1 can without root, I am sure D2 can without root as well. If anyone else knows, please post to help this guy with his decision.

      • Rom manager… its has it in the free version

  • joed5122

    Set it up last night and so far it's working great. It's fast, smooth, and really stable.

  • Boob

    um what? this is quite possibly the lamest rom i've ever seen. When “auto restore apps” is a touted feature you know it sucks.

    • John

      Yea pretty much, that isn’t anything new these days and ROMs without it are accompanied by plenty of bitching.

      I’ve been off the bugless bandwagon for some time now..

    • I disagree. This rom is stable and really is for people who respect Android for what it is. Sure its not the most feature packed but thats why it runs so smooth and fast. Their are plenty of Roms with added features, but not many without all the horns and whistles and that is why this rom does not suck. Because it is in a class of its own.

      • John

        class of its own? You mean better than the built from source roms which are totally stable, blazing fast, have custom kernels, and not to short pete who I do respect, are built by more knowledgeable devs.

      • Boob

        UD, and Sapphire are feature packed and run smooth as hell for me. I get no redraws, no FCs and low temps. BB is just a leaked OTA with build.prop edits and useless scripts and hotkeys. Amateur stuff really.

        BB is so far behind the times its sad. Pete is a cool guy, but he’s not a developer.

        BB v.05 is the lamest ROM i’ve ever seen. I’m surprised that pete put out such a lame rom especially after a 3 MONTH hiatus….

    • The benefit to BB is stability and cleanness. You can’t say it sucks based on what you like in a Rom, BB is great if you don’t want bells and whistles. Ryan is right.

      • Boob

        I’m not saying BB sucks, I’m saying the hype for it is ridiculous. UD and Sapphire are stable as well. Cleanness means nothing. I can make my UD and Sapphire clean also.

        If I could have cleanness, stability and tons of features with cool temperatures why wouldn’t I go for it?

        It’s not like my UD and sapphire ROMs are FCing every minute and temps reach 200 degrees daily. BB is made by some kid who has no programming knowledge but has a lot of children who idolize him. It’s harsh but true, man.

  • KleenDroid

    With my D2 I do miss the fun of flashing new roms all the time.

    Actually I miss even having my phone discussed on this forum… 🙂

  • Bob

    Um what? This

  • jiggaman508

    I want my d1 back forget this d2 🙁

    • Rudy A

      wanna trade 🙂

  • superchachi

    i dig.

  • Been running it for a couple hours. I like it but I know that some people are having issues. Just make sure you read what Pete posted and let the ROM do the work for installing your apps and stuff. When it’s ALLLLL done, then uninstall what you don’t want or install what you do.

  • Congrats D1 users. Pete’s twitter says hes working on BB V0.5 for the Droid X as well. Can’t wait to see that.

  • jdstell

    meh. Tried it. Going back to CM6.

  • Running it now great as usual, also first… lol

  • Finally a graphic sound equalizer for my droid!

  • morpheus

    Just installed it and it doesn’t seem to like my work e-mail. It keeps reporting that it can’t connect to the server even though it worked just fine in 0.4 this morning. Rolling back to a backup of 0.4 now.

  • marleyinoc

    Guys a wizard!

  • i don’t like BB or anything Pete makes. (Credit to Pete)

  • el el kool j

    runs extremely fast and smooth, but I’ve noticed a few glitches.. I wiped data/cache to test out ofcourse, but gmail had issues logging in, didnt restore all my apps. voice commands do not work?? Looks like it might need a small update for some small fixes. Everything else runs smooth. The browser runs faster as well.. I like that. 🙂

  • We need BB for Droid X

  • kraymanbauer

    Getting it now! Love my chevy but been itching for a bb return. Enjoy cali’ s gaming!

  • Flashed last night. Running alright although I think I’m being a bit too picky (or my D1 is just old and crappy) but little issues like the lock/unlock sound not always working, delay in auto brightness responding, and I’m not sure how I feel about the lowered brightness at night. Seems too dark for me, am I just being crazy?

  • I installed it last night. I had to leave behind my tweaked Dark Edge theme, but BB0.5 is certainly worth it. 🙂

  • Jay

    BB is running great on my Droid. Smooth and very fast. Bravo Pete, keep it up