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Download: Stock Android 2.3.3 for Original DROID (Rooted)

We made mention of Pete’s new Android 2.3.3 ROM (GPA13) for the original DROID yesterday alongside the news that Google Music syncing went live in Gingerbread, but wanted to make sure you all really knew that it was available.  This is the latest build in his quest to bring the OG the newest versions of Android currently available.  And since we’re pretty sure that this phone will never receive an official build, know that this is as close as you’ll probably ever get.

Download:  GPA13DEODEXED.zip

For those new to ROMs, be sure to check out our entire guide for rooting your DROID.

More info can be found at Pete’s site.  Follow him on Twitter.

  • Teb4417

    will the 2..3.3 work on att crossover

  • Jm7781

    Got some better instructions from another site at least for me to use to root and install this and it works great

  • Frenchi

    Sorry but I think this ROM needs to go back into the oven…not fully baked. Or if there are other items that need to be upgraded in order for this to work well it should be part of the ROM.

  • Ton3rl

    I’m new to all this, but does my phone need to be unlocked to use this ROM?
    Sorry if this is a newbie question.

  • MikeC

    This is the first time I’ve tried updating my phone, so I’m a total noob. Rooting went easy enough, but when I flashed it with this 2.3.3 ROM then the next time I powered on, I got stuck in an infinite reboot loop (when it showed the red Droid animation, it would pause and reboot).. Had to take out the battery to stop it.

    I tried flashing it again, but this time did a total factory reset/data wipe first.. That time worked.. Just wanted to throw this out there for anyone that runs into this problem, just be sure there’s nothing important on the phone when messing with this stuff :)

  • bh@v

    How exactly to you install this on the OG? I downloaded the zip file to my desktop but I don’t see what I have to copy to the phone?

    Thanks

  • bh@v

    How exactly to you install this on the OG? I downloaded the zip file to my desktop but I don’t see what I have to copy to the phone?

    Thanks

  • Luckyr1981

    Anyone else having problems getting E-Mail alerts using this version of GB?

    • Chriscorp

      If you are using GMail, I think it is the actual app that is causing problems in e-mail alerts. I have had the problem since trying to flash new ROMs and then I looked at comments in the market and everyone is commenting about the e-mail push notifications.

  • Nickgalli66

    Want to root 2.2.1 but dont have a pc. any ideas?

  • Snork

    what does he mean by ‘in case your phone can’t handle 600mhz’? isn’t that the stock standard?
    I’m considering rooting again with this, but the only thing holding me back is that (and MIUI totally fucked my phone last time i rooted)

  • http://twitter.com/SciJohn SciJohn

    This is very slick. Thanks for posting.

  • duquet

    I haven’t been rooted in a long time. The last time I was it was pre-gingerbread and I had a lot of stability issues. I’d like to give this process a shot again on my D1 and test out this new OS. I like stock ROMS so this would be the best bet.

    Anyone else use this stock ROM and have any issues to complain about? Can’t seem to make up my mind whether I should root again or not.

  • tito

    Also cm 7 RC 2

  • Bensnake82

    ok, so i put the.zip on my sd i reboted in to recovery wipe all data and chech click update.zip and got nothing ( i even tried nameing it tp”update.zip” 1 out of the 4″ trys) what setp am i missing… i did this fine back when froyo came out

    • http://twitter.com/strightedge1 blank

      ^(me) any ideas on what am forgeting

  • mdiaz5

    If I root my phone does my data gets erased?
    Apps,contacts etc?

    • http://twitter.com/strightedge1 blank

      no

  • Metalgeargreed

    just installed this ROM, can’t install anything from the marketplace.

  • Cnsxskillz

    My phone is already rooted. After installing this will it still be rooted or do i have to root it again?

    • http://twitter.com/thecodylemley Cody Lemley

      no it should still be in su

    • http://twitter.com/thecodylemley Cody Lemley

      no it should still be in su

    • http://twitter.com/thecodylemley Cody Lemley

      no it should still be in su

    • http://twitter.com/thecodylemley Cody Lemley

      no it should still be in su

    • http://twitter.com/thecodylemley Cody Lemley

      no it should still be in su

    • http://twitter.com/thecodylemley Cody Lemley

      no it should still be in su

    • http://twitter.com/thecodylemley Cody Lemley

      no it should still be in su

    • http://twitter.com/thecodylemley Cody Lemley

      no it should still be in su

    • http://twitter.com/thecodylemley Cody Lemley

      no it should still be in su

    • http://twitter.com/thecodylemley Cody Lemley

      no it should still be in su

    • http://twitter.com/strightedge1 blank

      yes thats why this is the rooted verizion but if you wait for the ota update u will not

      • Frenchi

        I don’t believe there will be an OTA version of gingerbread for the Original Droid…

  • Chriscorp

    I installed this GPA13 but my notification menu/bar is not showing up. Can someone help me figure out what to do. Thanks.

  • Chriscorp

    I installed this GPA13 but my notification menu/bar is not showing up. Can someone help me figure out what to do. Thanks.

    • http://twitter.com/mplacido9 Michael Placido

      What rom were you coming from? If you weren’t coming from one of Pete’s other GPA releases, did you wipe data and cache? I would suggest wiping data and cache and reinstalling.

      • Chriscorp

        I tried that after it didn’t work the first time because I wasn’t coming from one of Pete’s releases but that didn’t work/help. Do I need to do a factory reset because I really don’t want to do that in case it erases stuff I need…

        • http://twitter.com/mplacido9 Michael Placido

          Wiping data and cache will usually fix any issues. Restore your backup and then try flashing one of Pete’s earlier builds. You can download them off his website http://www.peteralfonso.com. Try flashing GPA12 and if everything is ok, flash GPA13 over it. Don’t wipe between 12 and 13. It’s worth a shot.

          • Chriscorp

            yeah… that didn’t work either. I guess I will just go back to 2.2.1 and forget Gingerbread…

  • KO

    Perhaps I’ll give this another go, but I had some significant problems with GPA12, especially with text messages being lost, and Handcent causing a reboot constantly.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of Pete’s work, but there have been some significant stability issues with these 2.3 ROM’s

    • Frenchi

      I second that….I just installed this ROM and saying it was unstable is an understatement….. back to an older ROM for now..

  • Anonymous

    Anyone using this and also have an Exchange email set up? I’ve had problems with EVERY Gingerbread ROM where it’s either killing the Exchange app or something is screwed up where it stops syncing. The latest Project Elite ROM appears to have fixed this by adding an option to lock up to 3 apps in memory and so that’s been working well for the past few days. Been also waiting for CM7 to get finished or at least a release candidate for OG Droid.

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

    Someone please get Peter Alfonso a job at Motorola, maybe he can teach them a thing or two.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Poe/1126894244 Gregory Poe

      He really deserves it.
      Y’all can donate on his website. He is just a poor college kid

    • http://twitter.com/mplacido9 Michael Placido

      No… They’ll lock him up, just like their bootloader….

  • Georgexp

    I had an issue with making and getting calls after I did a data wipe and loaded rom.

    • Frenchi

      Me as well. I could not answer calls reliably nor could I hang up if the call made it through.

  • http://twitter.com/thecodylemley Cody Lemley

    Has anyone had any issues with some Google Apps like GMail and Youtube for some reason they will not install

    Also has anyone been able to access they’re music from the web on a computer?

  • adrian

    how can you root my original droid?? need help please.. *begging*

    • Anonymous

      The fact that you put no effort into searching, either on this site or the internet in general, means you don’t deserve any response at all. Even this response, letting you know what you should have done, is too good for you.

    • http://twitter.com/strightedge1 blank

      try superone click root

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OOO7GVPXWATBC75FGMUTLHJJME SjB

    i just flashed the 1.1 ghz kernel…ohhhh MAN. so great. feels like a D2G w/o the bs!

  • Nexeo

    Doesn’t work, stuck in boot loop. Tried on multiple OG droid devices from 2.2.1, rooted.

    • jrizk07

      You must have a bad download. Re-download on a known good computer and re flash. This Rom is great

    • FortitudineVincimus

      or you did not clear cache and data

  • jake

    TRILLIAN users beware… trillian breaks. i confirmed it on their forum, other users also reporting the failure to sign in after 2.3.3 update.

  • Ken

    Question, i have a OD that i took out of service because i have now got the dx. if one were to try and install a custom rom like this one, how does it get past the google account info of setup if there is no cell service to that phone?

    • LAmDroid

      just hit the back button and u will bypass activation. if that doesnt work, tap all four corners starting from top right and go clockwise and it shud take you out of the activation screen.

      syncing a gmail to it is still optional but u will have to if you wantt to DL things off the market thru wifi. Might want to think abt whether it’s a plus or not to sync the same gmail u have on ur current active phone as it will load all ur current market apps and contacts into thhe phone. reversely, it will sync any new additions that u mite just be “testing” from ur inactive phone to your active phone via gmail sync.

      at least thats my experience w my spare droid.

      • Soap

        Firstly, there is button labeled ‘Skip’ on the activation screen.

        Secondly, you can turn off the syncing/reloading of apps with a simple check box.

        Thirdly, your typing looks like that of a 12-year-old girl and is atrocious. ;)

        • Ventovic

          Someone trys to help another person out, and all you can do is insult them and be a smart ass. I’m sure your poop smells just like the rest of us.

    • JDub

      I believe, and correct me if I’m wrong, google can sync through a wifi connection as well. I rooted a nook color and was able to set up my google account with no problems.

    • seeepeee

      If you’re at the “Touch Android to Begin” screen, touch the corners starting in the top left. By screen I mean the black part. If you’re under the emergency call button etc. then you’ve gone too far. Worked for me with 2.2.0. Don’t know why it wouldn’t still be in there

    • Dmiller4hnh

      There’s a option to skip sync and skip activation lol

  • r.l.schmidt1

    Am I the only one having problems with this? When I load up GPA13 I get stuck at the M logo. If I load up GPA12 I get stuck in a boot loop. I’ve tried other kernels, wiping, etc and have made no progress.

  • r.l.schmidt1

    Am I the only one having problems with this? When I load up GPA13 I get stuck at the M logo. If I load up GPA12 I get stuck in a boot loop. I’ve tried other kernels, wiping, etc and have made no progress.

    • beetlefreek

      Got boot loop after install as well. Did quick battery pull and re-booted fine. Have seen on Pete’s blog other’s have had same issue. Once it booted, flashed his 1.1 lv kernel and this thing is flying.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      when I tried the GPA before this one on my D1, same issue. reading more on this topic since then I saw reported issues so never tried again

  • Scott

    I’m thinking of trying this out on my Droid. I’m currently using Sapphire 0.8, I think. It’s the ROM I installed when I first rooted last summer and I’ve never changed the ROM since then. If I use this, is there a way to get my user data back after I wipe and install the ROM?

    • Pete

      Titanium Backup. Download it for free on the Market…

    • LAmDroid

      Titanium Backup or Mybackup.

      Personally, i use Mybackup because it saves a copy of the apk for every single app it backs up. Ive never tried Titanium to restore yet so I cant comment on it’s effectiveness, I had read months ago that it only backs up data and not the apk itself so if it’s not directly from the market you’ll have to find that apk to install (tho that doesnt reallly sound right – but that issue mitve been corrected by now)

      MyBackup PRO is a paid version w full features.
      the free version might now backup data i think.
      but there’s a MyBackup Root thats free for rooted users that includes PRO features. The difference between Pro and Root is you cant restore data to a different phone unless u have PRO. there may be more differences but that’s the only one i encountered so far.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2XGQJ4LA7F426XXXHGTXCPJ4UE Fred

        TiBu is awesome. You can save apk’s and data and force apps to sd. If you go pro, then you get can do save multiple versions of an app, so if the new version is buggy, you just revert to the old version. With pro, you can also sync your backups to dropbox and run batch backups and restores. With batch you just select the items you want to restore, then run it. Just do non-system apps (white) first. Then run app data (white) and non-critical system data (green). Never, ever run red apps or data.

  • http://twitter.com/summerson Cameron Summerson

    Does this have Apps2SD for all apps?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Poe/1126894244 Gregory Poe

      It is just stock Gingerbread. Therefore, I’d put my money on “no”

  • Anonymous

    When all these updates pop it always reminds me of why I dislike, disagree, and get upset with the bootloader encryption Motorola puts on their new phones.

    Before all the people that hate me, or argue just for the sake of arguing. You’ll tell me something along the lines of, “it’s not really an issue, Motorola will release it soon enough.” or “it’s buggy anyway so it’s pointless.” or any other nonsense like that. I bought this device with my money, I should have the choice of whether I want to run it knowing the potential issues associated.

  • Anonymous

    When all these updates pop it always reminds me of why I dislike, disagree, and get upset with the bootloader encryption Motorola puts on their new phones.

    Before all the people that hate me, or argue just for the sake of arguing. You’ll tell me something along the lines of, “it’s not really an issue, Motorola will release it soon enough.” or “it’s buggy anyway so it’s pointless.” or any other nonsense like that. I bought this device with my money, I should have the choice of whether I want to run it knowing the potential issues associated.

    • Anonymous

      why is this even relevant on an unlocked phone?

      moto has its policy just vote with you wallet and there is no issue

      • Anonymous

        I have a DX, not OG or Incredible. With so many options for those with unlocked phones popping up it was just a reminder of the situation. There are a few issues though. Motorola has the best hardware, I think it sucks that you have to settle for something lesser because of this policy. The more people complain about this problem, the more likely Motorola will finally listen. Like I said in the original post, we pay for the devices, we own them, there should be no lock at all on the loader if you choose to not want it.

        Any computer company that locked its users into one OS would be either laughed out of business or hit with a lawsuit. Even *pple PCs can run other operating systems. These are no longer phones, they are small PCs with voice call capability. There’s no reason for this decision by Motorola, they even have to pay carriers to push updates. It doesn’t benefit them in that way. The only reason they would lock these devices down is to force obsolescence.

        Voting with my wallet? Absolutely. I’ve been saying this to people for a couple months now.

  • Drakos

    Has anyone used this ROM (or any other Gingerbread ROM) on the Droid and actually had successful multitasking. When I tried the CM Nightlies and other Gingerbread ROMs (can’t remember which ones now) programs running the background would constantly shutdown for me. Really annoying when you can’t even listen to music in the background or run Tasker because the system is always killing them.

    • duckphan

      Personally I haven’t had any problem with Gbread Roms multitasking. THE ONLY problem I have ever had is with battery life no matter what the Rom, and with each Rom I have tried several kernels. My batt life is awful with ALL of them. Gonna give this stock pete Rom a try now.

      • Anonymous

        PE 5 has been doing well for me, battery wise. Better than UD, CM7, or Liquid, at least.

        • Mr.Joe

          The battery is great because of GB aggressive task killer. It kills everything =)

        • Mr.Joe

          The battery is great because of GB aggressive task killer. It kills everything =)

        • duckphan

          Are you using a specific Kernel, or just the one that comes with the download. Also, I have an OG moto Droid 1 is that what you have?

          • John

            IIRC The kernel that comes with the download is RaidZero 1.1ghz. It’s great, no need to change.

            PR5 GB is awesome.. great battery life.

          • duckphan

            then maybe I need to remove my task killer, and/or find an certain app that is draining battery? My batt stats mainly show Display as the main battery user, even thought I have brightness turned down. My brother has the same battery problems on his phone. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot

    • duckphan

      Personally I haven’t had any problem with Gbread Roms multitasking. THE ONLY problem I have ever had is with battery life no matter what the Rom, and with each Rom I have tried several kernels. My batt life is awful with ALL of them. Gonna give this stock pete Rom a try now.

    • Anonymous

      Try Liquid Smooth ROMs GB, I’ve tried the others and this one is very nice and stable. Really flid with all of the functionality. I have Petes as well, still some buggyness on GPA 12 will try 13 and see how it does. Petes also has a good ROM too. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/diverbelow Rick Wilson

      I used Pete’s GPA11 and it was very stable. As with Pete’s other stock ROM’s, they are stock and will not include anything special.

    • http://www.facebook.com/diverbelow Rick Wilson

      I used Pete’s GPA11 and it was very stable. As with Pete’s other stock ROM’s, they are stock and will not include anything special.

    • http://twitter.com/mnkyhead mnkyhead

      Liquid Gingerbread is great, runs really nice, and I haven’t noticed any missing functionality.

    • ChuckDz3

      I totally agree. I have tried this rom along with PE, which I am currently running. I like PE better but along with you and other people I have had problems multitasking and battery life issues. Pandora or other music apps will shut down if I try to pull up any other apps. I think PE gave me better results when multitasking though.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      I love Pete’s stuff and use it BUT not these GPA roms as I just read about to much instability and issues. This also means I cannot use his kernels.

    • Adamhos

      CM7 was terrible for me, hardly any free ram and apps would get closed by opening a tiny app. Switched to Pete’s 2.3.2 ROM (actually the GIMPMod version of it), and it’s much much smoother. Better than froyo, or any CM build I’ve used.

    • Donny

      I’m running project elite rom 5.0.2 with slahyer kernel version 1.6 LV 1.1ghz and it multitasks just fine running power amp in background and playing final fantasy 7 on psx4droid. Psx4droid runs best on my droid with the above settings. I run a lot of apps at work , instead of working lol, but I don’t have trouble with PE and the Slahyer kernel. Best gingerbread setup. Only thing I don’t like is market download % only shows in notifications not the makret screen itself.

  • Gaswalla

    How does this compare to Project Elite V. 5.02?

  • Gaswalla

    How does this compare to Project Elite V. 5.02?

    • Taxidriver5

      I love project elite but but the battery life is terrible. I get much better life with this rom.

  • Aegis

    Does this have that same problem where when you hit your power button while your phone is asleep, and it takes a few seconds for it to wake up? This has been in all the previous builds.

  • Aegis

    Does this have that same problem where when you hit your power button while your phone is asleep, and it takes a few seconds for it to wake up? This has been in all the previous builds.

    • DroidzFX

      yes it did at least when I tried it. I found project elite to run much better. But thats me maybe you will experience something different.

    • DroidzFX

      yes it did at least when I tried it. I found project elite to run much better. But thats me maybe you will experience something different.

    • David

      Pete compiled a 600mhz kernel that eliminates all lag, including wake up.

      • Markwebb

        Yeah, but my Droid crawled like a snail. It took forever to load apps and such. I couldn’t stand it. Again, all kernels react differently to each phone, in spite of it being the same model. Unfortunately, I had to go back to PE 5.02 which is much faster for me.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Poe/1126894244 Gregory Poe

          And buggy… I have had 2 calls where people couldn’t hear me, my phone has restarted a number of times, etc.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        600mhz kernel.. that’s so 2009

    • David

      Pete compiled a 600mhz kernel that eliminates all lag, including wake up.

    • chris

      I’ve been running this with his 1ghz kernel and it’s been super smooth and responsive. This is the best rom so far on my OG.

  • (v)urphy

    OG love baby

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    I wonder if it is faster than CM7

  • cvhovey

    This is the ONLY Gingerbread ROM I can run on my Droid 1 that’s smooth and silky, especially with Pete’s low volt 1ghz kernel … you can’t go wrong!

  • cvhovey

    This is the ONLY Gingerbread ROM I can run on my Droid 1 that’s smooth and silky, especially with Pete’s low volt 1ghz kernel … you can’t go wrong!

  • cvhovey

    This is the ONLY Gingerbread ROM I can run on my Droid 1 that’s smooth and silky, especially with Pete’s low volt 1ghz kernel … you can’t go wrong!

  • Meticode

    If you use this rom from Mr. Alfonso, I hihgly recommend his 1.0/1.1/1.2/1.25 Ghz kernel builds. He’s now making kernels.

  • Bensnake82

    Name this update.zip right

    • Anonymous

      No. Just drop on SD card, boot into recovery and “install zip”. Then choose the file and let her rip. Make sure to backup first though. And if not coming from another of his GPA builds, you’ll need to wipe data and cache.

    • Anonymous

      No. Just drop on SD card, boot into recovery and “install zip”. Then choose the file and let her rip. Make sure to backup first though. And if not coming from another of his GPA builds, you’ll need to wipe data and cache.

    • Anonymous

      Depends on your recovery, some you don’t have to rename it

    • Anonymous

      Depends on your recovery, some you don’t have to rename it

    • Anonymous

      Depends on your recovery, some you don’t have to rename it

    • Mr.Joe

      What recovery are you on?

    • Mr.Joe

      What recovery are you on?

  • Anonymous

    Gonna give this a shot, hungry for some Gingerbread!