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Download: Gingerbread Theme For OG DROID

I officially declare myself a theme wh*re and am currently seeking attention. I didn’t think I would jump on the bandwagon for getting my phone to look like Gingerbread as quickly as I did. But, what can I say? The UI is sexy! I asked my good buddy Koveleski of DarkEdge, if he could whip something up for me. He obliged and did a great job. Thanks Dave! I owe you.

He asked which ROM it should be for. Well here’s another shout out to CVPCS and Sniffle on the Sapphire Team. Thanks for making a great DROID ROM! I chose Sapphire 1.1 because of the sheer smoothness that comes along with this ROM. But don’t worry everybody! You will see this shortly on every other ROM for the DROID. I got your backs.

After the jump, I’ll have some instructions and download links for you if you wanna join me down the Gingerbread road.

OG DROID Only Please


1. You will need to be on Sapphire 1.1. So after flashing that. Proceed to Step 2.
2. Download this zip and place on root of SD Card. GingerShred Zip
3. Boot into Recovery an select “Install ZIP from SD”
4. Navigate to zip and hit your gold camera button.

After it’s all done installing, reboot and enjoy the brown cookie goodness.
Also, you will have to go into your GEM Settings and switch some of the colors. Most notably, the clock and date. Other than that, you are good to go. To get the launcher looking like G.B. just follow the instructions on this post. Now go and enjoy!

Thanks again to Dave for the hookup! Follow him on Twitter.

  • Robinfriday2

    any advice for a one click root method for og droid after the latest update???

  • alex

    i just updated to this but my market and some other apps dont work. they just instantly close when i open them. any advice?

  • alex

    After i updated to this, the market wont work anymore. Any ideas?

  • shr1k3r

    anyone know what color the clock and date should be? like the rgb code?

  • Ted

    What would really be the danger of putting this on Sapphire 1.1.4? I don't want to downgrade if it's not a big deal. Anyone try it?

    • Ted

      OK, that didn't work – boot loop. So, restore complete. I'm sad. Can I downgrade to 1.1.1 by just flashing over 1.1.4?

  • Needs more bread, less ginger.

  • Is this a full theme taken from the SDK? Or is it one of those half ass themes that just themes the notification bar and nothing else? Some screenshots would've been nice, Tim.

    • I ain't got time for all that 😛

      But ya, some would say it's half-ass. But then again, who knows lol
      Sorry if I'm not being clear enough

    • It themes the framework, that is all. Is that half ass? I mean, I suppose including the new look of the dialer would've been extra cool. So boo on whoever did this.

      • I'm pretty sure that the GB theme for Cyanogenmod 6.1 is a full theme. Unfortunately, CM6.1 was just too damn buggy for me to use any longer and I had to drop it. Either way, I couldn't get the GB theme to work. Since I'm back on Sapphire now, maybe I'll just flash Avalon. 🙂

  • Trombone Dixie

    Pretty pleases port this over to Ruby 1.1.4!!!

  • KrAzYaSSniNja

    wheres the D2 love at?

  • kirk21

    I'm having trouble installing the sapphire rom. I reboot in recovery using clockworkmod. Backup my current information just in case. Wipe my data and cache. Then install sapphire the sapphire rom. Yet it doesn't install and I'm stuck with my 2.2.1.

    Kind of a newb, but I've read up and I don't see what I'm missing.

  • Marc

    I want that wallpaper

  • thought i'd post this link for a CM 6.1 gingerbread theme. enjoy


    • Thanks…I used to use Sapphire but CM 6.1 is a definite improvement, and I'd say it's better…ball's back in your court, cvpcs.

  • will

    how change i make the notification bar white???

  • demoltionman427

    this is cool

  • Killer4247

    could somebody please port this to the dx. i really want this for my rubix blurry 1.6.3 on 2.3.15/2.3.20. i would be very happy if somebody did this!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Se7h

    Any chance this is going to be ported to MIUI?

  • demoltionman427

    will there be this for the droid 2 😀

  • Flyinion

    Really? Sapphire 1.1? Or did you mean 1.1.1 the latest official release that was put out right after 1.1? I'm definitely assuming this is not for the 1.1.4 or 1.1.5 unofficial update.

    • Ugh, yes….1.1.1

      Sorry my post wasn't more clear 🙂

  • JoeLivesLife

    I never thought I'd have to say this because I am NOT a Novice, but what does OG Droid mean. I know DX = Droid X, D2G = Droid 2 Global and D2 = Droid 2 but not OG Droid. Thanks for responses!

    • Keithsmnr

      OG is commonly used as an abbreviation for “Original”…so it's the Original Motorola Droid..THE BEST.

      • JoeLivesLife

        Thanks for the response!

      • Juice

        I’m pretty sure that OG stands for Original Gangster

    • NorCalGuy

      Original gangster aka the droid 1 or before all the others was know as THE DROID

      • JoeLivesLife

        Thanks for the response!

    • Killer4247

      OG stands for original. you can use that when you say original for anything like for example this is an OG picture. your welcome 🙂

  • EC8CH

    Tim-o-tato… the Paris Hilton of Theme wh*res!

  • EC8CH

    now if only I could find a rEVOlution theme for sapphire 1.1, then I would switch back to that ROM.

  • Does anyone know if the Microsoft Exchange support now provides auto signature on all new mail messages and replies?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    cant say I am a fan of the subtle GUI changes of GB. it feels a little cheap to me.

  • This is really nice. Holding out for the real thing though. Bring on the ROM OM NOM NOMS!!!

  • Yuki

    I want that wallpaper really bad!!

    • Killer4247

      ya me too. you knoow what else i want. i also really terribly want this on my droid x because im loving that new notification bar thats all i care about 🙂

      • Yuki

        I got my Gingerbread theme already with Apex!! 🙂

  • Could we get a comparison between CyanogemMod, BuglessBeast, Sapphire, and the other main mods for the Moto Droid. They all claim improved performance and I want to know the best!

  • Could we get a comparison between CyanogemMod, BuglessBeast, Sapphire, and the other main mods for the Moto Droid. They all claim improved performance and I want to know the best!

    • That will all be discussed in my manifest which should have a draft up this Friday 😉

      Keep your eyes open! Woot!

      • 1bad69z28

        .ha ha Tim-A Tato's Manifesto. The Good Android Book 🙂

      • Michael_NM

        Looking forward to the Tato-festo! Should we be looking in a “secret” place that I check daily? 😉

      • Mr. Joshua

        Have I missed the manifesto or are you slacking again? 😉
        Also, got a link for that wallpaper?

    • 1bad69z28

      I like that idea, sounds Luke a good test to me of all the Rome out there. Maybe once all the major Rom players have Gingerbread out that would be a great test..

  • Pilotbluemike

    oh oh ShadowROM please!

  • does anyone know why some icons will either be green or white?

    • Mjv1222

      thats a stupid question. because thats the new ui's colors

      • /sigh ..no i mean how some icons like the 3G icon or the signal icon will sometimes be green and sometimes will be white.. i have seen pictures of them both colors.

        • there’s two sets of icons, with the green ones being named slightly different (with the word ‘fully’ in the name). i’m not sure yet what the implementation is going to be. some of the framework theme elements are in a completely different apk on the sys dump i looked at

  • Zach

    There's also a GB theme for the Droid X(Apex)

    • chris

      the 2.3 keyboard is super small in the apex. is that fixable or am i stuck with it???

      • Yuki

        there is a fix. apparently you have to tweak the lcd density

        • chris

          How? and Where?

  • Moeyknight

    We like that you're a wh*re. You show us the goods. 🙂

    • I also want a GB theme for MIUI 😉

      <3 me some MIUI.


    • El El Kool J

      Ya i get home from work after my phone not being charged for like 11 hours and its still on 80%..lol.. I love MIUI ROM.. 😛

    • What do you use as a kernel? Voltage? Clock speed etc? The stock one that comes with the ROM or do you overclock?

      • Anonymous

        I’m still on the stock kernel but only because the other night (late at night – I always decide my phone needs a complete makeover way past bedtime) ROM manager was giving me agita and I couldn’t get any of the recommended kernels through it. I haven’t had the motivation to try again or hook up to the PC. I’m sure I’ll probably decide I need to at about 12am when I need to be up at 5am.

  • Guest4

    more roms please

    • Yea, relax. They're coming 😛

      Try writing your request in ALL CAPS too. haha

      • Mac

        Outstanding sir!