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ROM: Project Elite V5 Released for Original DROID, Brings Lots of Gingerbread

When Actngrezy and mojo_droid first told me about Project Elite back in December, they still seemed unsure on how the world of DROID gurus would take it.  Well, after seeing our State of the DROID ROM-o-sphere, I think it’s safe to say that they were happily accepted and according to our audience, are the top OG DROID ROM on the planet.

Last night they released Project Elite V5 which is their take on an AOSP Gingerbread ROM, meaning you should probably take a look at this right away if you are still rockin’ the original.

Download:  PEGBv5.zip |  Changelog

*FULL WIPE REQUIRED.

Full support and info about PE5 can be found at their site.

  • Premier

    This ROM is so sick… runs smooth as butter.  Haven’t really felt the need to upgrade yet b/c of Actngrezy and Mojo, and the PE team’s work.. thanks so much.

  • Jfrer360

    I love the app but what happen to google maps?

  • Jfrer360

    So Sexy and smooth

  • Tigron 42

    Help me please :-/ I know its for the droid, but do you think i can have it for the milestone?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=588641515 Tyler Stager

    I have it on my OG and it is by far my favorite very fast and smooth, and looks very good from the get go

    +10000 for DL and +10000000 for PE

  • Mike Baltierra

    I liked this ROM for about 2 hrs…corporate mail stopped syncing after an hour….

  • Anonymous

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    Jean(True Religion,ed hardy,coogi) $35

    Sunglasses(Oakey,coach,gucci,Armaini)$14

    Bikini (Ed hardy,polo) $18

  • Mikee

    hey guys…the display is killing my battery any help would be nice!

  • Woundead1

    Installed the ROM as instructed but all the stock apps (phone, contacts, browser, ect.) Aren’t in my appmenue. I already tried installing them through settings but nothing seems to work. Any suggestions?

  • Xdns2kx

    I like 4.2 5 seems to be dropping 3g all the time.

  • streakybacon

    I just wiped and flashed this rom. My phone is faster than it has ever been and battery life is better too. Found my new favorite rom.

  • streakybacon

    I just wiped and flashed this rom. My phone is faster than it has ever been and battery life is better too. Found my new favorite rom.

  • JeffG

    loving this rom BUT i am having some issues with my wifi. it sees my network and all and tries and tries to obtain an ip address but just keeps disconnecting and then trying to connect again and again…any one have any suggestions??
    Thanks
    JeffG

    • OreoMan

      Jeff, I had to disconnect my modem and re-connect it. My phone connects with no issues now. Hope that helps!

      • OreoMan

        By disconnect, I mean unplug.

        • Anonymous

          i also had this problem, and i also solved it the same way you did…could also try resetting the router

        • Anonymous

          i also had this problem, and i also solved it the same way you did…could also try resetting the router

  • bibbyboi

    I wish i would have went with this much sooner…I loved simply stunning but this is much better….

  • http://twitter.com/zer0cool96 Nick Daddona

    does anyone know how to change the ringtone for incoming calls. i want to apply like the standard ringer to everyone on my contacts and non contacts that call instead of the hardcore rap song that is set as the default. *sidenote was is that song… kinda catchy
    oh, nd this rom is phuking amazing.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/NFFUQQDKOWKYJXQZRGP5HK7PJU scottb211

    So, I guess my phone doesn’t agree with Gingerbread. This is the 3rd GB ROM that runs good for about 5-6 hours, then locks up and won’t go past the boot screen. I made sure I followed PE’s instructions about using Titanium Backup correctly and not loading Froyo data on a GB ROM, but still had the same result.

    Oh well, I’m back to PE4.2 and it rocks, so no biggie.

    • Shannon

      Mine’s the same – it’ll run great for a few hours, and then start bootlooping for no apparent reason. As much as I want Want WANT Gingerbread on my OG, it looks like this isn’t it, either. *sigh*

  • 3V1L

    Traded in cyanogen for this. Haven’t looked back. Love it!

  • Anonymous

    Dear customers, thank you for your support of our company.
    Here, there’s good news to tell you: The company recently
    launched a number of new fashion items! ! Fashionable
    and welcome everyone to come buy. If necessary, please
    input:

    http://www newgoing com

    T-shirts (ed hardy,lacoste) $14

    New era cap $10

    Air jordan(1-24)shoes $30

    Handbags(Coach,ed hardy,lv,d&g) $35

    Jean(True Religion,ed hardy,coogi) $35

    Sunglasses(Oakey,coach,gucci,Armaini)$14

    Bikini (Ed hardy,) $18

    http://www newgoing com

    • Anonymous

      Go away.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

    Guys, I got rid of the redraws by reducing the VM heap size under elite options, try it and let me know!

  • keithsmnr

    WOW, coming for the lateless Bugless, a lot of major improvements in battery life, phone temperature, speed of opening apps, menus, and dialogs, everything is so much faster. This is the BEST ROM I have EVER flashed!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

      wow, I meant to type “coming from the latest bugless” sorry

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

      wow, I meant to type “coming from the latest bugless” sorry

  • Bennotae

    Why no PR on SS 5.0? Been running GB from Chevy since 2/11.

  • Shannon

    Hey, question – with all three Gingerbreads that I’ve tried so far (Liquid, Pete’s build, and now this), I run into issues with widgets not updating properly – mainly SetCPU and Bonjour! Battery. Does anyone know a good way to fix this? Also, what’s the fix for keeping homescreens in memory again? I tried searching for it, but there are just too many posts, I’m not finding it. I know there was a manual edit involved…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

      I noticed redraws at first as well and after I had changed a few settings they stopped, first try decreasing the VM heap size a little under the elite options, and then look for a setting to keep homescreen locked in memory, this option should be in your actual launchers menu

  • LuvMyDroid

    Figures this came out the very next day after I switched to PE v4.2 from UD 2.5. As soon as I spent a whole evening setting everything back up v5 drops. Just my luck. lol

  • Flyinion

    ignore, Disqus failed to “reply”.

  • JeffG

    wow so far so good. coming from bbv6.2.1 and i have never had to look at ads as he had a way to shut them off. Is that a feature here as well?? I looked around but so far i have not found a way…thanks to all of you and DL for a great site!!
    JeffG

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

      yes…I found it while going through the elite options menu…it’s in there somewhere.

  • Anonymous

    loveshopping.us

  • Astro

    Installed looks great batter than Liquid Gingerbread, but I have two issues. The “Home” button does not work. I tried changing settings in Launcher and restarting it but no luck. Also I cannot connect to Google Account to load the Google settings on my phone. Any suggestions?

    • Jacobius

      I’m having the same problem with the Home button, too. Can’t figure out how to fix it…

  • ReUnpack

    Under the Elite Settings “check for Update” says there is an update. Has anybody done the update?

  • OreoMan

    Damn it! Anyone having issues with Swype? I can’t get it it to work.

    • ReUnpack

      My Swype is flawless

      • OreoMan

        I’ll remove it and try it again. Thanks!

        • OreoMan

          Found an old file and removed it. Swype works now!

          • Woundead1

            I can’t find a good Swype file, can someone post a download link, it would be greatly appreciated!:)

    • ReUnpack

      My Swype is flawless

  • Bryan

    problem: my music is not showing up no matter what i do but it is on my sd card

  • droidowner

    just booted it up on my droid.. i had my doubts, but its actually faster than the CyanogenMod nightlies…did not know that was possible lol

  • droidowner

    just booted it up on my droid.. i had my doubts, but its actually faster than the CyanogenMod nightlies…did not know that was possible lol

  • Anonymous

    I just installed this after coming from the now retired Sapphire… Gotta say this is super-fast. Tons of options and customizations. Loving the new screen off TV animation. I kinda agree with what someone else here said that this may keep me from rushing out for the Thunderbolt if it ever comes out… Loving my OG again…

  • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

    Can anybody explain me why they prefer PE over CM?

    • Tyrian

      I cannot.

      I switched back after 10 hours. Microphone stopped working. Battery was horrible with default kernel.

    • Debrihmi

      For me its a stability thing. Sometimes my camera acts up, the keyboard gets laggy and I’ve noticed some glitches with the phone app; these are deal breakers since I use my phone for business.

      • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

        So PE is more stable for you then CM?

      • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

        So PE is more stable for you then CM?

  • Debrihmi

    Loving it!
    All PE’s stuff is solid, that’s why its my favorite ROM.
    I do have launcher re-loads in Gingerbread, can’t stand it. I’ve tried System Persistent in ADW but nothing. Over launchers do the same. How can I fix this?

    • Anonymous

      I have a lot of home screen re-draws with all the GB ROMs I’ve tried (UD, SS, Liquid). There is a way to use terminal emulater to help with redraws on froyo ROMs, but it didn’t seem to do anything with the GB ROMs.

    • Anonymous

      There’s rumors flying around that GB’s memory requirements have gone up which affects performance on the Droid because it only has 256 MB of ram.

  • http://twitter.com/MastaMarc Marc C.

    uhh it won’t connect to my wifi anymore? Anyone else having this problem? >>>>>>>>>>> Nevermind, im a an idiot

  • http://twitter.com/MastaMarc Marc C.

    uhh it won’t connect to my wifi anymore? Anyone else having this problem? >>>>>>>>>>> Nevermind, im a an idiot

  • http://twitter.com/solejunkie Sole Junkie

    So far so good! I like it…but its only been 30 min. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cole-Hartman/1317458774 Cole Hartman

    too bad i was thrown into a boot loop sooo….. what do i do now i restored to the last PE update but i reallly want to use this rom i really want ginger bread please respond!!!!

  • Bryanrholcombe

    just got it up and running but my music isnt in the player even tho its on my sd card.
    help?

  • http://twitter.com/MastaMarc Marc C.

    oh YESS!! downloading now!!! hahahaaaaa!! i love project elite, best app

  • Mikee

    alright downloaded it onto my phone what do i do next…step by step please?

  • Haneyg

    PROBLEM: I did not like the default themed version of LauncherPro, they made a green outline on the widgets.

    I want the original back, so I tried deleting the Themed version using the “Delete System App” option in the Elite Settings.

    Now I cannot get to any homescreen, and downloading the original Launcherpro results in an “update failure”.

    I really don’t want to toss aside this ROM because of a trivial error like this, but LauncherPro is the most important app for my phone besides Google Voice.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travis-Royer/100000358962998 Travis Royer

      I agree with you there. I’m not diggin’ on the green outlined Calender widget (only LP one I use). I’m big on matching everything on my homescreen, and it’s killing my look.

    • sodroid

      Did u try rebooting after Uninstall, then download from market?

    • Pmr5019

      You need to have another launcher installed such as adw or something. I’ve never used the included delete system app thing…I use root explorer system/app (mount r/o) then long press on launcherpro.apk and delete it. Reboot, install the market version and you are good to go without the green borders. I keep a secondary launcher since PE uses LP as the default launcher and it will need updated from the market every once in a while and that can usually only happen while you are using the secondary launcher.

    • LuvMyDroid

      Can’t you just restore your LP setup assuming you had backed it up in the LP settings? I’m still running PE 4.2, but that is what I did.

  • Mmchale13

    I loved the previous Pe versions but could never get my navigation to work. The ROMs were fast and butter smooth but I need my nav to work. Has anyone had a nav problem or know a fix.

    OG Droid
    Liquid GB
    Base C_01.43.01P