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Custom ROM Friday: Project Elite 6.5 For “OG” DROID

Apparently there are thousands of people who have been waiting for this ROM to be released, and luckily for all of you, last night our dear friend Actngrezy and Mojo Droid uploaded it for the masses. Project Elite 6.5 is based off Android 2.3.4 and is going to make your OG DROID run smooth as butter. Plus, there is even an alternative themed ROM if stock coloration doesn’t tickle your fancy.

What’s even better news is that the developers recently received a DROID Incredible, and you may be seeing Project Elite on multiple devices in the future. Fingers crossed, people. So enough talk, let’s get to flashing! 

For Rooted Motorola DROID Only!


Download: Project Elite 6.5 UNthemed.zip

Download: Project Elite 6.5 THEMED.zip (Stock Gingerbread, but has replaced all orange with green.)

Place the zip on the root of your SD Card and then boot into Clockwork Mod Recovery. Wipe all your data/cache (for safer installation) and then proceed to install ROM. If coming from earlier version of Project Elite, wipe may not be necessary. Users, proceed with caution.

To shoot down the early questions – No, this will not work on any phone besides the Motorola DROID. Not the Eris, and not your Nook Color. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask them below in the comments section, or check out the original forum post. Have fun, and be safe.

Make sure to follow Actngrezy and Mojo Droid on Twitter, and check out their website!


  • Dee Zuh Nuhts

    Would be nice if the download link worked. Maybe host the file on a site separate from the owners. 

  • Velazco43

    Trying to root my og droid again but kind of forgot how can any one lead me in the right direction? Thanks

  • Pacmannproductions

    Have this on my rooted droid and didnt even install my setcpu and this thing is fast and smooth as hell. Better life is ok if u turn off your features, BUT my camcorder plays back all choppy n stuff. Anyone else have this problem, and if so, how would i fix that? Thanks ahead.

  • And also when i get an incoming call it doesn’t ring long at all on my end. About once or twice for the most part but to the caller its ringing about 4-5 times before it rings on my end.

  • Help anyone? Everyone is saying this is the best ROM for the OG Droid and i do like it for the most part but at times it can be a bit annoying. Closing out of apps and not responding to certain actions. And it WILL NOT sync to my Facebook account at all. Any suggestions?

  • ohh this is 2.3.4, ugh i was hoping for 2.3.5 for bettery battery!

  • Alexander Sellite

    Absolutely the best OG experience I’ve ever had. Ever. Highly recommended over every other ROM out there. Everything is lightning fast and I have the features that matter. This will tie me over until my upgrade comes through and I can get my hands on the D3.

  • Raul

    can someone find out if you can change songs with volume keys with this rom? Only feature I extremely need and that holds me to cyanogen…Thanks

  • guest

    is there a way to keep certain apps from closing due to memory management (similar to “ignore” from taskiller) in elite settings? i don’t use taskiller but have noticed that the phone will routinely kill swipepad and want to keep that from closing if at all possible

  • Incredible, I have tried about 4 other roms for my OG and this by far surpasses all of them. The battery life is better, and it really is smooth as butter. Doesn’t have the 3G data issue that 3 of the other roms I tried had that they said they fixed. I did have to throttle down the cpu a little due to the battery getting a little too warm for my taste (didn’t want to melt the butter). Everything is so much more responsive thanks for all the hard work put into it!

  • DieselGypsy

    Lets talk quadrant. How does P.E compare to Peter Alfonso latest build 2.3.5 / GRJ90. I think Peter rocks but always willing to try something else?

  • 10mashin

    just installed this on my OG droid, was awesome!! now i just got the incredible, hope they can port this over!!!

  • Bogart2482

    my phone just keeps running the bootloader animations after i tried installing this…..please help noobie…..it just shows the droid eye then says droid like its loading then droid eye again..and so on so on! any tips?

  • Misterbeane

    I’m a big fan of Pete Alonso’s work, and have also been using his GPA gingerbuilds and bugless beast for quite a while now, but after flashing this, there is no going back.  I have NEVER seen a rom run as smooth as stable on my OG droid as this.  Not Cyanogenmod, not GPA16, not Liquidsmooth….NOTHING compares.  FANTASTIC work from the P. E. team!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Right there with you.  I’m impressed.  GPA16 was smooth, but my phone ended up having some nasty side-effects (wouldn’t stop ringing even after I picked up a call, heated up like crazy, etc.)  PE isn’t giving me any of that.  AND I like that it comes with a decent kernel out of the box.  Slickness.

  • Anonymous


    2.2.2 FRG83G
    Root by SuperOneClick
    wiped cache part and dalvik cache prior
    Installed ok, graceful reboot from CWM
    loops from ‘DROID’ to eye and back again

    had to recover with nandroid backup

    PS I also have P3Droids O/C kernel, 250-1100stdV…would that matter?

    • Anonymous

      Upon further review, there is more than just drop and update:


      wanted me to factory reset, wipe boot, system, dalvik, hop on one leg, update, vomit, reboot, and then it worked.

      Holy cow this is a nice feeling 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Thanks to all the devs who help keep my OG running alongside the big boys.  I’ve been feeling a bit, well, “lacking” in the phone department lately.  Been waiting for the Bionic.  Nobody said it was easy, nobody said it would be so hard….

  • Saw this figured I’d post it for people interested:


    GPA16 by peteralfonso.com on OG DROID!

  • Anonymous

    Switched from LGB to this, then promptly switched back.   Too slow refreshing home screen from any app.  LGB is still the fastest ROM right now for the underpowered D1.

    • Anonymous

      I initially had an issue with the home screen refresh delay. After rebooting, and ensuring the launcher is locked in memory, that’s no longer an issue.

      • Anonymous

        locking the home screen didn’t help at all.   did you specifically lock Launcher Pro in memory?  Anyway, I am back to LGB now.  They just released 2.4 and it seems even faster than before.

    • Anonymous

      I initially had an issue with the home screen refresh delay. After rebooting, and ensuring the launcher is locked in memory, that’s no longer an issue.

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  • guest

    having issues booting into CWM after performing flash and backup. kept booting into stock recovery mode. only when i performed a 2nd flash after the initial flash+backup (but did not perform backup a 2nd time) was i able to boot into CWM recovery. will the 2nd flash affect the initial backup i created? and how come i can’t boot into CWM recovery when following the prescribed steps?

  • Jbonics

    Port that monkey to the droid 2 already

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  • Anonymous

    GPA 16 is miles better its said that I used to wait for PE ROMs before Petes GPA

  • Pennywise

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  • DroidX_User

    The only thing that bugs me about this ROM….there is an Apple OS boot animation available in the custom boot animations.  Whats up with that???

    Anyways seems like the best ROM I have tried between GPA15, CM7, and PE6.5.

    Still have issues every once in a while with the camera freaking out and freeze but that has happened on every ROM I’ve tried.

  • Pashi2233

    Can we get a GB ROM that doesn’t lose data after a voice call? Despite every ROM saying “this time we fixed it”, none have. Is rebooting after every phone the norm around here?