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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.

  • 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

    • http://www.facebook.com/derek.dt Derek Robinson

      I’ve never had nav issues but I’ve always had wifi issues regardless of rom.

  • CHE

    Just switched from CM 6.1.2 and I am impressed. This is a solid ROM.

  • Jgmagill68

    everyone will still rock the OG droid if our GREAT developers continue to support it

  • Skytek65

    Love it going to install it today

  • Mke236

    PEGB5 is insanely awesome. Feels like stock Gingerbread but has all the stability and goodies that come with PE roms. The guys at Miui should take note. I’m telling you guys, this rom has just about everything you could ask for and more. FLASH NOW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joelseph98 Joel Seph

    Great Rom, but I miss select all in the email client. : /

  • Theflyingswami

    Sorry if this is a silly question (I’m new to flashing ROMs), but what, exactly, does “full wipe required” mean? Anytime I’ve flashed ROMs, I lose all my apps and whatnot. Is that all it means? Can I just use Titanium to restore after flash? Thanks.

  • Theflyingswami

    Sorry if this is a silly question (I’m new to flashing ROMs), but what, exactly, does “full wipe required” mean? Anytime I’ve flashed ROMs, I lose all my apps and whatnot. Is that all it means? Can I just use Titanium to restore after flash? Thanks.

    • Anonymous

      Full wipe means you need to wipe data & cache and do a full format. Yes, you’ll lose everything. Yes, you can use titanium to restore your apps but you might have problems with some of them, it’s a bit hit or miss.

  • Mauricio Sanchez

    Flashing… now! I’m a noob at this, I was running Pete’s GPA12 (my first series of ROMs were his GPA’s), but this looks epic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2205100 Patrick Frank

    i was able to install without a full wipe and haven’t had any problems yet fwiw.

  • Gotmurph84

    +1 for some OG Droid coverage :)

  • jojo

    I scored a 1603 wit this

  • btreu1

    Best ROM for OG Droid, HANDS DOWN! I’ve been running PE since December, and I haven’t looked back! Outstanding work, thanks Team PE! Reasons for switching to PE5… List is too long.

  • Tcal

    UD 3.0 FTW

  • EC8CH

    What happened to their awesomely themed GB keyboard from v4.2? Back to boring stock in v5. Anyone know how to get themed keyboard back?

    • EC8CH

      nevermind… found it:

      menu
      settings
      elite settings
      applications
      install modified apps
      alternative keyboard

      … awesomeness restored :-)

  • Rickmue

    Currently running PE4.2. Been running it for a week. ROCK solid rom. I’ve used many roms and this is in my top 2 or 3 favorite… very solid ROM. Looking forward to loading up PE5.

    • ice

      do you know if this rom works on driod 2

    • ice

      do you know if this rom works on driod 2

  • ViggS

    Liquid Gingerbread v1.3

  • Miguelts9

    im loving liquid gingerbread, any reasons i should change to PE V5???

    • jojo

      Way more features and better performance

      • ereptek

        I tried installing PE V5. The install failed – assert write failed: write_raw_image . . . I suspect it has to do with the need to install a custom kermal. While I am rooted, I did not have to install Liquid Gingerbread with any custom kernals. LG 1.3 installs perfectly. I’ll be sticking with LG.

    • RC

      in my opinion it is more stable than Liquid GB.

  • Apsmojo

    Im newly rooted and running the PE v4.2 beast and love it. Tried rooting my friends OG with no luck. Tried multiple ways and nothing. I could get to sprecovery but when I went to install the update zip it came up with the error code. Any ideas?

    • Muddy B00ts

      Did you name it update.zip? A lot of the time windows will add a .zip to whatever you name it so the phone reads it as update.zip.zip. Try just calling it update. That did it for me all those months ago.

      • Apsmojo

        Yep, I renamed it update.zip. I wonder if I flash it to 2.2 then try sprecovery, then the update.zip if it would fake?

        • Anonymous

          Same thing happened to me…just name it “update” and you should be all set

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darren-Howard-Brooke/1457958012 Darren Howard Brooke

    Anyone run this with a P3 kernel? I’m running V4 with it with no issue… just wanted to make sure they play well since P3’s kernels are the only ones my phone has ever liked.

  • Dan

    I’ve been running PE for quite a while now.

    After a quick scan of the release thread, I downloaded and installed v5 last night. Haven’t plugged it in since then, and I’m still rocking it/making sure battery is calibrated.

    It flies. I have no complaints as of this moment (15 hours so far – including installs and updates plus extra screen time to get everything configured and fight with LPP).

  • http://twitter.com/HeliosAI Jon

    awesome battery life! beats out CM7 nightlies!

  • http://twitter.com/HeliosAI Jon

    awesome battery life! beats out CM7 nightlies!

  • Haneyg

    What are some good kernels to go with this ROM? I am currently using Bugless Beast with the 1.2Ghz Slayher kernal.

    I would like to keep that level of speed and performance, but am unsure what kernals are compatible with Project Elite.

    • Haneyg

      Answered my own question: There are Project Elite specific kernels available at their site linked in the article.

      • http://twitter.com/SJFee SJFee

        There are also different kernel options within the PE settings itself: Elite Settings->Performance->Change Kernels. PE is automated to download/flash kernel/reboot on its own after you make your selection. Very efficient/user friendly… I’m huge fan of this new ROM.

  • adrian

    do i have to root my phone first? im a newbie.. so can someone tell me step by step.. thank you guys

    • Chrisleighton3

      Use z4root to root it and then get rom manager from the market to flash clockworkmod recovery

      • adrian

        do i have to root my phone first? im a newbie.. so can someone tell me step by step.. thank you guys

        z4root doesnt work anymore. idk man, =( help

        • Vselca

          Use super one click on XDA forums, worked for me..

      • adrian

        do i have to root my phone first? im a newbie.. so can someone tell me step by step.. thank you guys

        z4root doesnt work anymore. idk man, =( help

  • A2Aegis

    Is this pure gingerbread?

    • Chrisleighton3

      Naw. Peter alfonsos GPA10 is though

      • ndcart

        I’m not sure that’s a true statement.

      • Zepplin76

        Gpa10 was updated to 11 and 12.. it is full aosp gingerbread with edited market so froyo backwards work… don’t take my word check http://peteralfonso.com and its all talked about right there…

  • EC8CH

    installing awesomeness….. now.

  • duckphan

    Can’t wait to try this, but I’m waiting until the themes come out. Until then, PE 4.2 it is

  • Fd2blk78

    Have downloaded Petes GBA12, with slayher 1 ghz kernel, and phone is running great. Any reason to switch to this?? Gimme a heads up friends! Thanks for the feedback.

    • Vselca

      I used Petes and then i tried Ultimate Droid (UD3.0.1) and its phenominal…Fast, stable, flawless…

  • dannyjedi

    Imagine if gingerbread was actually released on phone like for real!!!! That would be AMAZING!

    • EC8CH

      it was on the nexus 1

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

    Can anyone compare this to Simply stunning 5.0? I just flashed it a week ago and i was wondering which one runs better?

  • Anonymous

    Damn it, I just got used to Liquid Gingerbread!

    No way I’m passing up a PE ROM. Those guys are the freakin’ shiznoots.

  • Anonymous

    One of the many things I dig about DL is that you post exciting, relevant stuff that I wouldn’t have uncovered myself. Well done.

  • ShopDroid

    Is this faster than the MIUI roms?

    • Cmendezd

      Like 10x faster literally ….

  • Anonymous

    One of the many things

  • ang

    DAMN. just installed GPA12 last night, guess i’ll give this a try. does it have the awesome tube tv animation after you press the lock button?

    • http://twitter.com/SJFee SJFee

      Yep. Very slick, smooth, and customizable.

  • CB

    PE is by far my favorite Rom. And I’ve tried all of them..multiple multiple multiple times :)

  • Anonymous

    One of THE best rom/developer teams out. This ROM is awesome, try it out and be amazed.

  • Evol7892002

    Best rom EVER!!!!

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

    Installing it on my phone as we speak…

  • http://www.facebook.com/tsteege Terry Steege

    Guys even their Betas rock and are mostly rock solid. But when they release something, you know it will be spot on. Devs are quick to help if you need it, but rarely do you need it. My Verizon contract is up, but with this new version, I can’t see any reason to leave PE and my OG Droid.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been playing around with a couple of GB ROMS lately, and the UD 3.0. ROM was super fast fast just at 800ghz. Of course I went with the Slayher 1.2ghz. I will try the new PE, looks awsome

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely love UD ROMs and I’ll be the first to tell you how wonderful UD 3.0.1 (Gingerbread) is. This Project Elite ROM takes it to another level. To call this ROM amazing would be an incredible understatement. Wow.

  • Cmendezd

    I highly recommend this To anyone that hasn’t tried out project elite, their roms are superb! These guys have fast feedback, great community and alot of themes! I’ve test alot of roms and in the end I always come back to PE!
    (Srry for my grammer)

  • MJ

    This ROM is real nice. Not as many sprinkles as CM or UD, but everything works, which I can’t say for CM quite yet. I wish it did have the T-Mobile theme app.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zkolev Zack Kolev

    I guess I’ll be trying this tonight on my Droid cuz who knows when the Thunderbolt will actually come out.
    For being a superfast phone, the Thunderbolt sure is slow to come out!

    • Lane

      After trying PE you might not care when the thunderbolt comes out. I’m happy with the OG droid rocking PE until something like the atrix comes to verizon

      • http://www.facebook.com/zkolev Zack Kolev

        My housemate got an Atrix and it is a baller phone. I don’t think I can wait til June for the Bionic. Especially because its a somewhat striped down Atrix.

        • Anonymous

          How’s that? If your talking about the 1gb ram, the phone itself is only using 512mb the rest is reserved for the laptop dock. Other than that they are the same phone.

          • http://www.facebook.com/zkolev Zack Kolev

            Is that true!? The phone can’t use the full gig when undocked? Cuz that would suck. I’ll have to check on my friend’s Atrix. Even if so, surely rooting could change that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joelseph98 Joel Seph

    *gasps*

  • BobaFett

    It’s amazing

  • Anonymous

    Dr. Droid gets a a brand new XOOM and still has time to show love for Daddy Droid! That’s Droid Life baby! +1000

    • Kevoskee

      I’m loving the OG love too. Never will go extinct!

  • Theanswerfan3

    Nice

    • Hitman07003

      does anyone know if this rom works on driod 2

    • Hitman07003

      does anyone know if this rom works on driod 2