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Peter Alfonso Releases GPA16 (GB 2.3.4) For The DROID – And We Have The Hidden File

Peter Alfonso is a man well known for keeping our old favorite Motorola DROID, aka “OG” (we started that) alive and kicking. He is still making this phone his main priority and is releasing a new build of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread for the 550 MHz processor rocking relic. So all we can do is thank him a million times over for dedicating all his time to this project and making this phone more up to date than carriers would have ever expected. 

For Original DROID Devices Only!

Download: GPA16

Download: Secret CPU Toolkit Zip (Adds CPU Settings straight to the Android settings menu)

Instructions: Place the zips on the root of your SD Card – Flash in ClockworkMod Recovery.

The ROM includes all the new Google goodies. The new Market, and also Google Talk with video capabilities. Hope everyone enjoys the new ROM, and as always, please let us know below in the comments if you run into any issues.

For more info, changelog, check out Pete’s Blog and follow him on Twitter!

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  • Having trouble installing the CPU toolkit. Flashed in GPA 16 with CWM recovery and working great. Put toolkit in sd and when in recovery, it aborts. I even renamed it update.zip
    No luck. Any suggestions or link to detailed instructions? Thanks.

  • Chllhu

    Anyone know of any issues with this OS? I flashed it and I get the red flashing eye alternating with the white DROID screen. Heard it may take a while to load the ifrst time but it’s been going on 45 minutes. I’ve got the original Droid by Motorola and Super user root access.

  • Jacoviiix

    how do i run the tool kit

  • OG

    can this be rooted with z4root

  • Scott

    Running 2.2.2 OG with clockwork recovery.  Rooted phone, started clockwork and installed the above GB16 ROM from SD card.  Everything was going well and then the phone restarted.  GB was installed but the phone is stuck in a continual red eye/DROID loop.  I did a battery pull and it’s still in the boot loop.  What happened or more importantly how can I get the phone to boot up again!?  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

  • Chadman

    i have no notification bar… Does anyone know how to get it back??

  • SteveTango

    I love it, as always. One complaint though, is that my beautiful super clock widget keeps resetting and I dont know why.

  • Curious if anyone is using a different launcher with this, specifically Launcher Pro?  Notice any difference?  I would like a better theme with gpa16.

    • Kellehair

      I used LauncherPro before, and still like it.  I tried GO Launcher after loading this ROM and like it too. It looks good with the dark style of this ROM, plus it works well.

  • Dbarden31

    Are these instructions for already rooted devices?

  • CW

    just installed this on my OG – very very nice! my OG is slightly over-clocked as well – it runs beautifully. no issues so far.

    makes me now think twice about upgrading to the D3 – i’m at that point! decisions decisions …

  • I tried flashing my phone with this ROM but it just gets stuck in a loot at the “Droid / Red Eye” like its crashing and then restarting itself.

    1. OG Droid
    2. FRG83G
    3. SuperOneClick (Rooted)
    4. ClockworkMod Recovery (App Store)

    Anyone have any ideas why its not taking the ROM?

    • CW

      i had the same issue. fixed by clearing all the caches (dalvik, etc.) and then resetting user data/factory reset (i think it was)

      once i did these 3 resets and i then reinstalled the zip, rebooted and after the droid eye, it went right into the new user setup screens

  • Otto Dieffenbach

    it is always amazing the quality of the builds. i have been using it 36 hours no 3g drop yet or 1x stand still or even tied out downloads…. and it flies through screens. amazing!

  • Dave1078

    Just installed it. Awesome!!

  • Klu

    Need help, I loaded this update but the calling aspect of the phone is not working? Anyone know how to fix this issue?


      REBOOT !!


        should have been a ?? didn’t work for me either

  • Stevegonz102

    with only a month until my next upgrade from my d1. i think its finally time to root this baby. lol need help though. <uber noob when it comes to rooting. running 2.2.2

    • Stevegonz102

      oops. lol ok will im not new to rooting. just never tried it. or tried and got lost. im running 2.2.2 frg83g

  • Anonymous

    Flashed This last night after my CM7.1 RC1 was missing texts and calls, i love the theme-ing built into cm7 but i would much rather have something stable and reliable, Pete’s stuff is awesome and will be the only thing on my OG till my bionic

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  • How does one install the super secret cpu thing?

    • Ryan C

      from what i understand, when your in recovery and install the update.zip file, before you reboot, go to install from SD card again and select the cpu toolkit.zip

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  • hmmm

    maybe I’m daft but it appears my notification bar has vanished after flashing this. any thoughts? (i’ve been using pete’s rom’s for a long time so I’m not a noob)

  • John Mougey

    this phone will never die!

  • John Mougey

    this phone will never die!

  • So the website says if you’re on Bugless Beast please install this upgrade… so does this mean it can install on top of it or do i need to wipe? data/cache

    • ugh nevermind. i tried it, and my phone would not get passed boot logo, guess i’ll have to wipe dalvik

      • Sanjonny

        I flashed it over without emptying everything just for fun (I have titanium in case I had to) but it worked fine flashing over the most recent version of Bugless Beast. Just can’t figure out how to turn off the ads.

  • Anonymous

    i downloaded these from here, no wipe data/cache…it applied over CM7.1, and thus i had problems with it…went to Rom Manager, and re-downloaded it, wiped data/cache, booted up no problem, but the in call speaker didnt work, until i rebooted the phone…and now this works swimmingly

  • Raed1217

    just installed it and there is no video with google talk

  • Ryan C

    Could I install this coming from 2.2.1 FRG83? and does “Wireless Tether” still work in this? It does for me on 2.2.1 FRG83 but i don’t know about newer builds such as 2.3.4. Also my current build has a 7slot 800Mhz cpu. What does GPA16 have if I would just install this?

    • Anonymous

      I would also like the answer to this as well…

      • Ryan C

        i would at least like a demo video of the features included

    • Ysra7

      Yes Tether by USB works perfectly (windows 7 + GPA16 +  1000Mhz SV cpu), you can see the specs from GPA 15 on Pete’s page.
      Also includes the new Market and some other goodies