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Download: Stock Android 2.3.2 for Original DROID by Peter Alfonso

Original DROID users, it’s time to get your Gingerbread on and you can thank our friend Peter Alfonso for it.  With most of us accepting the fact that the OG will never see an official Android 2.3 build from Moto, Pete has taken it upon himself to make sure you get damn close.  His newest ROM is a stock AOSP 2.3.2 build which is about as new as you’ll see, but the plans are for this to be updated as Google updates, meaning you’ll definitely see 2.3.3 the minute it’s available.  And when I say “stock” I’m not messing around.  Sure, he tweaked some things here and there to give you a great experience, but on the outside, it will look just like an official update that you have received OTA.  Stock launcher, ringtones, wallpaper, boot animation and neural network live paper are all included, so this won’t feel like a “custom” ROM, but that’s the point.

The goal is for this to become a way to keep the hundreds of thousands of OG users running the latest Android build.  You’ll notice in the filename below a “GPA10″ which is the start of his naming convention.  As you see that number continue to rise, that will likely mean that you need to update to the latest build.

And if you don’t want that 100% stock feel, don’t worry as he’ll be adding features to Bugless Beast.

Thanks Pete!

Download:  GPA10DEODEXED.zip

Flash to your phone just as you would any other ROM.  Please make a backup!

Additional details and support can be found at Pete’s site.

  • Anonymous

    So who wants to break all of this down to me so it will actually work and I don’t end up screwing up my droid???

  • RubenD

    Link is broken plse, fix would love to try this on my droid

  • Mylock

    this thing SCREAMS with his 1.0 ghz low voltage kernel. its unreal. get it.

  • Mahler678

    Alright so first of all where do I get this background and what rom does kellex run and where did he get that notification bar?

  • JT

    No joy in getting the GMAIL update for Gingerbread to work on this ROM.

  • Wilsodw

    Love it I only wish the weather channel would work…….Someone help

  • Mike

    the new update, GPA12 works so much better, but no my camera flash doesnt work, anyone else have this problem?

  • Ken Long4

    The download link does not work

  • Lilbeeee45

    is anyone having an issue with gmail?..whenever i get new mail, it doesnt show..i have to refresh gmail inorder to see the new email

  • Anonymous

    nice rom, but it has a problem running you tube… please fix… considering that i happen to use you tube often i can not commit to this rom yet;(

  • Petewyckoff1

    Tried this for a few data and ended up having to revert back to 2.2.1 frg83. Had lagging problems especially when getting phone calls.

  • Mandorawk

    Please help I installed and my home button doesn’t work what do I do ??

  • Rendar

    New version of this released. GPA11 fixed the few minor problems I was having, works great. Thanks Pete!

  • nscian2

    Will the original Droid ever get 2.3.3?

  • Jose

    Randomly reboots and lots of lag. Using GPA10 with default kernel for over 24 hrs.

  • Jose

    Randomly reboots and lots of lag. Using GPA10 with default kernel for over 24 hrs.

    • r silva

      Use a Chevy kernel…

      • mike

        My phone still randomly rebooted with a Chevy kernel

      • mike

        My phone still randomly rebooted with a Chevy kernel

  • Anonymous

    does it have the stability problems that plagued apps with froyo before it was released.. ie either have an app for the wrong os version or the wrong phone because you had to fake the market into thinking you were one or the other

  • r silva

    Excelent build…. runnin it with chevy 1.1 ghz low voltage…. everything works and NO LAG

  • r silva

    Excelent build…. runnin it with chevy 1.1 ghz low voltage…. everything works and NO LAG

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

    Man — can I just tell you people what I don’t like? People that have an inappropriate sense of entitlement. Should I assume that all of the whiners on here have supported Pete’s development efforts with donations? No? Wait — you mean, you just want him to continue pouring long, hard hours into his virtually free project and provide 24-hour support with nothing in return?

    People bitching about Pete on here are all acting like spoiled brats. Are all of his ROM’s 100000% error free? I’ve never had problems with them personally, but probably not. I can tell you what his ROMs HAVE accomplished, though.. They’ve seriously raised the bar of standards in the rooting community and even if you choose to use another ROM, you have Pete to thank for that.

    And I mean, c’mon. In case you haven’t heard, the OG DROID isn’t exactly the sexiest thing around anymore — there are other, prettier, younger girls he could be hanging out with… But he has chosen to instead show loyalty to his original following of OG DROID owners (of which I’m still proud to be among), and all you can do in return is whine about how much he has somehow wronged you?

    Dude, seriously.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

    Man — can I just tell you people what I don’t like? People that have an inappropriate sense of entitlement. Should I assume that all of the whiners on here have supported Pete’s development efforts with donations? No? Wait — you mean, you just want him to continue pouring long, hard hours into his virtually free project and provide 24-hour support with nothing in return?

    People bitching about Pete on here are all acting like spoiled brats. Are all of his ROM’s 100000% error free? I’ve never had problems with them personally, but probably not. I can tell you what his ROMs HAVE accomplished, though.. They’ve seriously raised the bar of standards in the rooting community and even if you choose to use another ROM, you have Pete to thank for that.

    And I mean, c’mon. In case you haven’t heard, the OG DROID isn’t exactly the sexiest thing around anymore — there are other, prettier, younger girls he could be hanging out with… But he has chosen to instead show loyalty to his original following of OG DROID owners (of which I’m still proud to be among), and all you can do in return is whine about how much he has somehow wronged you?

    Dude, seriously.

    • someone

      I hear ya Phil Hamlin.

    • An Android Addict.

      I actually did “donate” a couple times…and to get ignored when I donated $25 or more is simply unacceptable.

      • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

        This really surprises me — particularly when you look at Pete’s Tweets (@peteralfonso) and see that 99% of them are support-based, replying to people asking him something about android. I haven’t needed the support, but from what I can see, he is willing to give it.

  • Andy Android

    I will not try this ROM. I refuse to try any ROM’s where the Dev has no time to offer support when there are obvious issues. Went to LGB and was amazed. Battery lasts at least twice as long, much more graphically pleaseing and refinded. Not to mention the support on LGB leaves nothing to be desired. Top Notch product with excellent support….unlike this zero add on GB

    • I HATE BUGLESS BEAST

      I like you Andy. You’re a good man.

      • BUGLESS RUINED MY LIFE!!!

        +1. Agreed.

        • BB made my wife divorce me

          Yes.

    • BB made my wife divorce me

      I refuse to try any ROM’s that just suck, period. I installed Bugless on my wife’s phone and it caused unneeded marital stress. I don’t know if this was correlated or not, but along with that, our indoor cat stopped using his litter box at this exact same time, so there’s that aspect…

  • http://twitter.com/Sanitarium09 Travis Olson

    I want to flash this but I think I’ll wait will he works out the kinks a bit more. I love his ROMs though. Great work!

  • PyroHoltz

    Pork, I ended up switching to CM7 nightlies to stay on GB. I forgot how much I liked all the extra stuff you get w/ CM compared to vanilla android. I understand Pete’s release wasn’t intended to go head to head w/ CM, and actually thought Pete did a great job w/ his build. So, currently I’m running CM7 nightly #33 and #34 just came out last night. I’m rocking P3Droid’s LV 7 slot 1.1Ghz kernel set to ondemand scaling in SetCPU. So far the battery life seems good but it really hasn’t been that long. I felt this kernel offered good battery life when I ran it using CM6 up until yesterday.

    Good luck.

  • Wilsodw

    Had to go back to BB 5 stock, Dialer kept locking up, and lots of lag

  • Shiiiiiityeahhhh

    I’ll just wait for CyanogenMod 7 thank you.

  • Gmikal1221

    gmail is not working and so is youtube =[

    • JT

      What exactly is your issue with Gmail? Need more info

  • JT

    Maps will not install..suggestions?

    • JT

      Finally got Maps to work. Had to download it three times before it would install successfully

  • RW-1

    Pete rocks! Excellent work!

  • Anonymous

    just loaded this up…letting the apps restore and then we’ll be back with an official opinion…i had flashed the “official stock froyo” rom from rom manager and it unrooted, had to re-root with super one click…hopefully this pete’s rom is worth the trouble

  • Darinr80

    I don’t like this page because Peter offered me personally no support when I had Q’s about it. I went to Liquid Gingerbread.

    • hmmm…..

      Do you speak to Bill Gates when you have a question about Microsoft Windows?

      • Darinr80

        Your point isn’t relevant here. Retired CEO of a multimillion dollar company vs. person who has enough spare time to make a custom ROM (not running a business employing thousands of workers). Also, yes I have spoken w/support at Microsoft. That’s my point, there’s support for other ROM’s I’ve installed (Cyanogen, Liquid, etc…).

  • Mr. Picky

    Camcorder >almost< works. When playing back video it stutters about every 15 or 20 seconds, freezes up for a bit and then continues to play.

  • Manuelg728

    Does it come with google apps

  • Manuelg728

    Does it come with google apps

  • http://www.vintagesignshack.com 78racing

    Just downloaded this rom, works great!

  • http://www.vintagesignshack.com 78racing

    Just downloaded this rom, works great!

  • J Dub

    Tried liquid gingerbread and it just wasn’t doing it for me. Hopefully pete can come through on BB.

  • http://parker-cs.com/MediaManager.aspx Kwparker80

    Just a few of notes:

    1. If you use LaunchePro Plus, turn off ‘3d app drawer’. Won’t scroll or select shortcuts properly (if at all)

    2. If you have problems with the market hanging up, close it and shut down/ restart the phone. Mine cleared up after doing that.

    3. Runs better with a 1ghz kernel / SetCPU. I am running the ChevyNo1 medium voltage 1ghz kernel and things are working great.

    4. Unless I am missing something, Gingerbread does seem more like a minor upgrade to Froyo compared to to what Froyo was to Eclair. Still nice to have the newest and best before the root deficient users, though! Let me know if I am missing something folks …..

    • Stealth Recorder

      One thing you’re missing is the vastly improved audio recording abilities of Gingerbread. And you’ll continue to miss them until some developer steps up and exploits the new capabilities.

  • http://twitter.com/Schnider89 Mike

    Right when I seen this I flashed it and prolly will never look back Bravo to Pete!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=717620190 Brandon Yang

    do you have to be rooted for this?

    • http://parker-cs.com/MediaManager.aspx Kwparker80

      YES

  • Ufish2

    Those OG Droids never die…lol…just keep on trucking :) ..now ya’ll get busy and give us some gingerbread for the other droids (X’s please) cause where hungry…hahhahaha :) D:

  • Anonymous

    So far this ROM rocks…best ROM I have used on OG Droid yet!

  • JT

    Rooted users would need to re-root…correct?

    • http://parker-cs.com/MediaManager.aspx Kwparker80

      NO, it is already rooted and superuser is installed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.hitchen Bryan Hitchen

    same here! I dont get it. I even hear the ringtone for a notification, but no way to get to it

  • http://www.ericschuetz.com Eric Schuetz

    Call me crazy, but on my OG Droid, the notification bar is missing…and I can’t get it to work! I have a feeling something went wrong. Am I correct here?

  • http://www.ericschuetz.com Eric Schuetz

    Call me crazy, but on my OG Droid, the notification bar is missing…and I can’t get it to work! I have a feeling something went wrong. Am I correct here?

    • http://www.ericschuetz.com Eric Schuetz

      Considering my notification bar is missing, and really hampers the use of my device, I am going back to 2.2 and then reinstall Gingerbread. If this doesn’t work, i am not sure if I will be going back to it or not.

      • JT

        Same story here. Notification bar is a must.

      • JT

        Wiped both data and cache, now the staus/notification bar works.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.hitchen Bryan Hitchen

      hey, so i found out to have a functional status bar, I had to install the rom vis “rom manager” app, and do a “wipe data cache” its working for me now!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.hitchen Bryan Hitchen

    this is so fantastic. Came from miui, and I find stock to be sooo refreshing. However, does anyone else have a problem with a missing status bar? Im digging through menus and I cant seem to find it. Even menu-notifications isnt working :/

  • Marc

    Loving it. Thanks Pete!!

  • blacknight123

    anyone else notice a delay in the screen waking up after you press the power/sleep button?

    • Perky

      I am having the same issue. I am not sure why though.

      • Myers77

        Try using a different kernel or setting the minimum cpu too 4-500

        • Perky

          Hey thanks for the suggestion Myers77, I used setCPU to make the min speed 500 and it still is a little laggy but much better then it was. Maybe a one second delay instead of a three second one. I think that’s good enough for me now, hopefully it will be fixed next time Peter updates.

          Thanks again!

          • Mspizzarolls4

            if you go to his website you can download the auto over clock. its a zip file just install it from recovery

  • Jjuanico73

    It’s so choppy and slow. It took me 5 mins to install swype. Thank goodness for backups. Going back to Liquid Gingerbread. Get back to me when it’s really ready.

    • Anonymous

      Try a different kernel.