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First Gingerbread ROMs for Original DROID Released

The first Gingerbread ROMs for the original Droid are starting to pop up and for the most part, people are super excited about the performance they’ve seen while running them.  These are first attempts though and they lack ALL Google Apps, so you won’t get the full experience, but so far, people have nothing but great things to say.  In fact, most people would switch to these immediately should they actually include any of the GApps.  

Download:  neubanks89 (without GApps):  gingerbread_sholes.zip |

Download:  steinman (nandroid w/ GApps):  Gingerbread-4-OG-Droid.zip

Instructions: (2 sets)

*Original Droid ONLY.

1.  Download the neubanks89 file from above and drop it on your SD card.
2.  Boot your phone into recovery, make a backup, wipe data (factory reset) and then “install from zip.”
3.  Enjoy!

or…

1.  Download the steinman nandroid file from above and unzip the folder onto your SD card.
2.  Move folder to /clockwork/backup.
3.  Boot into recovery and make a backup of current set up.
4.  Wipe data (factory reset) and then go to “backups and restore” and “restore.”
5.  Choose the  steinman nandroid folder and restore it.
6.  Enjoy!

Let us know what you think!  Is the OG capable of running Gingebread?

Support thread here and here.

Cheers Adam and Cody!

  • http://twitter.com/patfrank Pat Frank

    check out project elite

  • http://twitter.com/patfrank Pat Frank

    check out project elite

    • Landau93

      listen to this man, it is the best rom ive ever seen

  • Emerican1337

    please fix browser and lights on my phone/keyboard

  • Poopface

    Garbage. The ONLY real ROM developers are CyanogenMod devs. Sorry. Do your homework. They are REAL software developers with actual resumes. CM is the ONLY mod you should be using. If CM isn't pushing Gingerbread then it isn't worth your time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/riteshbendre Ritesh Bendre

    will it work on my milestone xt 720? … I am from India ?? plz reply soon,,,,,,m bored with Ecliar 2.1 :(((

  • http://www.agrstech.com Zephaniah

    2.3 on the OG = freaking amazing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/riteshbendre Ritesh Bendre

    will it work on my milestone xt 720? … I am from India ??

  • http://www.agrstech.com Zephaniah

    So I kind of new to ROM's. I use clockwork, if I put this on my SD clock work can find and install it right?

  • piemasta93

    question…i was re-downloading all my apps and then it just stops the dl now…
    weird thing is i had all my apps writen down and they all worked and got downloaded up untill the movies app. after none downloaded

  • Mjv1222

    Also little easteregg… click the 2.3.1 several times to see it!

  • Fecikky11

    Do I have to root my droid to get this?

    • Landau93

      yes, of course

  • lostdragon05

    I just got an OTA upgrade to 2.3.340.en on my X.

    • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

      2.3.340 version of Motoblur, not Gingerbread. The Droid X will be the last phone to get 2.3 version of Android (Gingerbread).

  • Wetzeltate

    Well being a first time android user and very new to the whole thing I have absolutly no idea how to “boot my phone into recovery, make a backup, then wipe the data” no idea. So if someone could dumb it down for me that would be great. Thanks!!

    • EliteMonsterHunter

      Try this

      http://WWW.xda-developers.com

      Goto the forums, scroll down and look for Motorola Droid. Read and learn.

      If you can't understand the concept of root, nandroid, recovery, bootloader etc then take the blue pill and forget about root access. Wait for the 2.3 Droid ota update that may never come.

    • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

      Don't install either of these ROMs if you don't know how to. These are not daily drivers. You will be better off waiting for a real, polished ROM. Droid-life will post it for sure once one is out.

  • Mjv1222

    I've been testing it for over a few days, one bug is the lockscreen might not load right away or even the first time you press the button. Also you can use ChevyNo1 froyo kernels and slayhur froyo kernels. I'm running a 1.25 kernel no problem

  • http://www.facebook.com/techdude89 Ryan McHugh

    No Usb Storage People!

  • tjhrulz

    yeah i saw these the 19th i think they work well but the one didnt hace gapps

  • Wdreuitt

    Kinda unrelated to this but my droid just did a system update and now I'm running 2.2.1 am I late to this news or is this something new

    • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

      Slowpoke.jpg

  • balthuszar

    a little off subject, but my question is pertaining to the system memory on the original droid, and how do i clear it up? i'm sitting at about 260 used and 12 free…currently am running UD 2.5

    • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

      This should help you a lot. Every Android beginner should read this post:
      http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/cwovf/in_light_of_all_the_discussions_right_now_about/

      • Anonymous

        that article doesnt tell me anything i do not already know, my question was relating to a comment made by someone on the droid forums when i asked why i didnt get a full theme, they said it was because my system memory was extremely low…i’ve figured out how to clear it out, but it involves deleting all the sounds(alarms from the alarm clock) and other such extra stuff that i like having but dont really need and even then each file only saves .03 of a mb…i was wondering if i’m not looking in the right place in root explorer or if there’s something i can afford to delete off of my phone with out crashing my phone

      • Anonymous

        that article doesnt tell me anything i do not already know, my question was relating to a comment made by someone on the droid forums when i asked why i didnt get a full theme, they said it was because my system memory was extremely low…i’ve figured out how to clear it out, but it involves deleting all the sounds(alarms from the alarm clock) and other such extra stuff that i like having but dont really need and even then each file only saves .03 of a mb…i was wondering if i’m not looking in the right place in root explorer or if there’s something i can afford to delete off of my phone with out crashing my phone

    • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

      This should help you a lot. Every Android beginner should read this post:
      http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/cwovf/in_light_of_all_the_discussions_right_now_about/

  • Robinfriday2

    still no one button root after latest update for og droid eh? come on, i am lazy, z4 doesnt work, boooooo

    • banana bombs

      i used superone click to root frg 83d last week. try that one

      • Robinfriday2

        ok thanks

  • Goldenboy504

    Guys I havent posted in a while, but once again fellow droid owners I need your help! 3 weeks ago verizon sent me a replacement Droid ( i beat mine up to death, but its so cool to have a brand new Droid until all the Moto tablet comes out) Well when I got it I installed z4root. I went thru a bunch of Roms in Rom manager and none of them would take except for the red/blacked themed cyanogen mod 6.1. its really buggy but none of the other roms will take and the market is broken I think .. also the force closes and bugs are the worst Ive ever encountered. Can someone tell me the most up to date method of rooting D1? please [email protected] is my info…

    • DBK

      You really should use the forums or contact the appropriate mod for stuff like this. The forums are pretty useful as well.

    • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

      The rooting method has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with your buggy ROMS. There is another problem, I’m not sire what it is, but I can tell you it is not z4root’s fault.

    • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

      The rooting method has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with your buggy ROMS. There is another problem, I’m not sire what it is, but I can tell you it is not z4root’s fault.

  • Annexx11

    Restored with gApps and everything worked fine except for the browser, gtalk, and the market. Market would load up but I could not get anything to download on wifi or 3g.

    • Landau93

      im having the same problem right now

    • Landau93

      im having the same problem right now

  • alex

    I cant get it to work

  • Oreo6432

    stuck at glassy android screen keeps blinking anyone have this problem

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001272713101 Jareth Kelly

    Lets see some cyanogenmod with gingerbread. woot! woot!

  • Mosone23

    Do any of these roms have the screen off/on gb animation? Just tried the rebakedv2,and no go.

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    Peter Alfonso, developer of Bugless Beast, announced on twitter that Bugless Beast 6.0 is coming out today. It's gotta be a Gingerbread version.

    Pete's always fast out of the gates with the latest updates. It's been a while since I've run BB so I'm looking forward to it.

    • zach471

      He always seems to be fast with the first product, then slow with updates. Still, good work from Pete!

      • Piemasta93

        he has relesed a rom with bits of gingerbread in it. i think its 6.0.1 or something like that

      • Piemasta93

        he has relesed a rom with bits of gingerbread in it. i think its 6.0.1 or something like that

    • The350zWolf

      Unfortunately it's only FRG83D :^( Alhtough it should be great as all his work :^)

    • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

      He is so fast out of the gate because BB is a stock ROM which he adds settings and options to and makes some minor tweaks. It is not a built-from-source ROM like, for example, Cyanogenmod.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jonmorales Jon Morales

        Actually that is incorrect. This version of Bugless Beast is the first one that is an AOSP Rom.

    • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

      He is so fast out of the gate because BB is a stock ROM which he adds settings and options to and makes some minor tweaks. It is not a built-from-source ROM like, for example, Cyanogenmod.

  • Aguilacahc007

    cant wait for MIUI Gingerbread!

    • http://www.facebook.com/dallaslittle50 Dallas Little

      dislike

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Seth-Lionberger/832637655 Seth Lionberger

      miui is too much like the iphone… it limits how much you can actually do with your phone

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Seth-Lionberger/832637655 Seth Lionberger

      miui is too much like the iphone… it limits how much you can actually do with your phone

  • Mjv1222

    Been running since yesterday with gapps. Love it. If can't get to market, install, and wipe data and cache after install then log in to gtalk before market. I've been working on this and know a lot of bugs

  • SAVOR Z FLAVOR

    Okay so here is my problem. I install it without gapps right, so then I like it, but I see the thing about the Rebakedv2 ROM, so I decide to download that. Well, when it finishes downloading, its obvious I can't put it on my droid with USB mount. So I make a quick switch to cyanogenmod 6.0 and connect my phone to my computer. Well, no USB option pops up, not in the notification bar or anything. I reboot, try again, still won't show up. So I try shadow rom, still won't show up!!!! Now I am frustrated and am downloading it straight off my phone. But I just want to know, why wouldn't the usb mount option pop up??????

    • Anonymous

      I’ve found that when running CyanogenMod I have to turn USB debugging OFF to make USB mounting work with the computer.

      • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

        That’s odd. It works fine for me. Maybe make a bug report?

      • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

        That’s odd. It works fine for me. Maybe make a bug report?

  • Bachinphx

    Me thinks I will wait for a totally stable version. So many are willing to sacrifice one thing or another. I will stay with my VERY reliable Ultimate Droid 2.5 with the Blackout theme and Slayhers 1.0gHzulv. True goodness and stable.

  • The350zWolf

    This is really awesome news, although not that surprising since we knew that this would ultimatrly would happen. I read on the xda-developers forum that gingerbread has also been ported to the HTC Incredible. How is that going on? Any news?

  • milestone_usr

    i want froyo

  • FortitudineVincimus

    nice.. great start. I will not run these but will wait for more solid and complete releases, but this just shows it can be done.

    originally there were a lot of rumors of GB suggested as needing 512mb on-board memory and at least a 1ghz speed – so good to see it can be done, but not a real shock.

  • EC8CH

    Does this mean the OGD wins the race for first Gingerbread ROM?

    • kellex

      Nah, some Galaxy S phones and the HD2 got it too I think.

      • EC8CH

        Oh well, good to see the ole slugger still hangin' in there.

    • BigDaddy2351985

      Dinc has a gingerbread rom available in rom manager before you so called OG had it.

      • EC8CH

        “so called”?

      • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

        I would rather be the OG than have a tiny Dinc.

      • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

        I would rather be the OG than have a tiny Dinc.

    • Ragman89

      Dinc has it, Samsung Galaxy phones have it, HTC HD 2 has it … So simply put … no

  • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

    zOMG?!! Giiiingerbread!
    Wait a tick, this is old news!

    I want Honeycomb!

    • kellex

      Go back to sleep. :P

    • Mrpicolas

      Want want want… Its christmas time tis the season to …. Well want some lte handsets lol…

      • 1bad69z28

        I just want it ALL Merry Christmas Mr P and Tim A Tato lol :P

  • http://twitter.com/BluPhiTreClub Amon Murray

    Can anyone tell me how it is running for them? i am on cyanongen 6.1.2 and all i want is a fast and smooth rom. Extra features arent needed

  • http://twitter.com/BucUte Neil Rasmuson

    I think I will wait a little longer before eating the gingerbread.

  • Tapout27

    Been running Gingerbread on my OG Droid1 for 13 hours and it runs great…OC'd to 1.125ghz…very fast and smooth

    • Drew_VA

      How's battery life?

  • Lightningsquirl

    Just installed the Gingerbread ROM by es0tericcha0s; which is really a mash-up of a bunch of work by guys such as Neubanks89, Metickone MtWebster, and Steinman.

    Many of the GApps are actually working for me as well. Market, Gmail, etc. etc.

    Can't wait until an “official” Gingerbread ROM :)

    • NorCalGuy

      Ya same… super fast super smooth… everything is working miinus backlight on the keyboard and the stock browser, also benchmark apps seem to fail.

      • Lightningsquirl

        I also installed that Slayher 1.2 GHz Kernal that he linked to.

        Works great!

      • Lightningsquirl

        Oh, and check out my post farther down this list about how to fix the Browser Force Close

    • http://www.facebook.com/ncoulombe Nathan Coulombe

      Same experience here, I can't believe these guys missed that ROM, seems like the most complete one out ATM.

    • NorCalGuy

      Did u flash it over something like cm 6.1 or wipe and install?? In the forms were this is at they talked about flash over a cm build and then going back and wiping and it took care of accel problem.. waiting to see if it works before i try.

    • John

      I just flashed rebaked v2 by es0tericcha0s. It includes working gapps. my browser works fine.

      I installed over Liquid Frozen Yogurt 1.95 WITHOUT wiping data/cache. I also flashed SlayHer 1.1GHZ LFY kernel.. which is a 2.2 kernel, and it works fine.

      The only problem I'm seeing is my accelerometer isn't working, and a couple apps (quadrant for example) FC.

      Overall though, gingerbread rocks. It's very fast all around, and UI improvements are nice.

      • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

        If it wasn’t got the accelerometer I would download and install it right now. Oh well, guess I’m still waiting for Cyanogenmod, which hopefully will be integrated into the nightlies soon :)

      • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

        If it wasn’t got the accelerometer I would download and install it right now. Oh well, guess I’m still waiting for Cyanogenmod, which hopefully will be integrated into the nightlies soon :)

  • Rob0rz

    There are some known issues about these roms. GPS, No keyboard lights, no accelerometer, and browser FCs when using the browser on 3g. Change your homepage and it fixes that problem.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      Okay, Mr Knowitall! :P
      Thanks

    • Lightningsquirl

      The reason that the Browser Force Closes is because the GPS doesn't work.

      The Mobile Google Page requests your location once it finishes loading (thus crashing the browser).

      There are two options that you should change to fix this:

      First, open your browser and immediately hit the X at the top right (“stop”) to stop Google from asking for your location.

      Then, go into the Browser settings, scroll down, and un-check the “share location” flag.

      Next, back out of settings and go back to the Google Mobile page. Again hit the X to stop it from loading.

      Now click on the “settings” link at the bottom of the Google page. Change the Radio button on “Save Location History” to “No”.

      Save the settings.

      You're good to go!

    • Piemasta93

      you can fix the lights by turning the brighness all the way up without auto brighness.

    • Piemasta93

      you can fix the lights by turning the brighness all the way up without auto brighness.

  • iamthewalrus2211

    first?
    Darn guess not, back to work then…..

  • sbrudder

    Can't you just download most of the Google Apps from the market???

    • O2wastr

      You don't have a market

      • Killer4247

        Just download the new market apk from a week ago and it should work. I haven't tried because j have a droid x on apex 1.3.0 and its amazing and I don't have an og

        • Anonymous

          1.3.1 Apex is out now. Runs even better.

        • Anonymous

          1.3.1 Apex is out now. Runs even better.

      • Droidtalk

        You can always download the new market. http://droidtalk.webs.com/apps…/

    • Lightningsquirl

      The ROM by this guy has the Market:

      http://www.droidforums.net/for

  • http://twitter.com/strifejester Justin Ellenbecker

    Glad I got my Droid X yesterday means I can wipe and erase my OG as much as I want now. Bring on the Gingerbread.