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Android 2.3.5 Released for the Original DROID by Peter Alfonso

Our buddy Pete Alfonso continues to work his magic to make the original DROID one of the most current Android devices on the planet.  Today, he’s releasing Android 2.3.5 through DL so that OG owners can have it before almost any other smartphone.  There aren’t a lot of spicy changes, but there are new GApps, an updated Search app that is not in the market yet, Gtalk with video and the new market.

Download:  generic_sholes-ota-eng-pete.zip

As usual, download the file from above and drop it on your SD card.  After that, boot into recovery through ROM Manager, make a backup and then “install zip from sd card.”

And just in case he updates it, you’ll want to check this folder.  Here is his github.

Be sure to keep up with Pete at his site and on Twitter!

  • i love cm7 but it is laggy i might give pete a shot i just wish would demand a high end vanilla android with a keyboard and id never root

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  • Will the wonder of Mr Alfonso never cease? How do you have time for this and school? Absolutely amazing, sir!

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  • This may be a dumb question, but I asked last time Pete had a release for the OG and didn’t get an answer, does this image include root access?

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  • I’m wondering if I should do a complete wipe. Running his GPA16 right now….

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  • JasonBurns8

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    This is the first released ROM from his 2.3.5 testing, and the pattern has been that he puts out around 10 to 15 before creating that final GPA ROM. When you flash this, you are officially beta testing.

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    This is the first released ROM from his 2.3.5 testing, and the pattern has been that he puts out around 10 to 15 before creating that final GPA ROM.

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    This is the first released ROM from his 2.3.5 testing, and the pattern has been that he puts out around 10 to 15 before creating that final GPA ROM. When you flash this, you are officially beta testing.

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  • I’ll probably switch to this from MIUI due to lag.

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  • I loved PE5.2, but had to drop due to memory problems. I actually stayed on PE4.2 for more than a month – that’s a loooong time. I flashed PE6.6 and am loving it so far. I kept a GPA16 backup so I might give this a whirl.

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  • Everyone, keep in mind this is not an official GPA ROM, but rather part of Pete’s beta program. This is the first released ROM from his 2.3.5 testing, and the pattern has been that he puts out around 10 to 15 before creating that final GPA ROM.

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  • This is the first released ROM from his 2.3.5 testing, and the pattern has been that he puts out around 10 to 15 before creating that final GPA ROM.

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  • Probably won’t need to but backup first in case. I’ve gone from hist first GPA release all the way thru to 16 without wiping at all.

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  • Everyone, keep in mind this is not an official GPA ROM, but rather part of Pete’s beta program. This is the first released ROM from his 2.3.5 testing, and the pattern has been that he puts out around 10 to 15 before creating that final GPA ROM.

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  • And this drops two days after I go over to Project Elite 6.5…

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  • Running PE, but I appreciate Pete’s hard work and know he works his ass off to keep the OG alive, +1 to him and major props!

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  • i love cm7 but it is laggy i might give pete a shot i just wish would demand a high end vanilla android with a keyboard and id never root

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  • I’m wondering if I should do a complete wipe. Running his GPA16 right now…

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    Gtalk will be cool!

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  • Everyone, keep in mind this is not an official GPA ROM, but rather part of Pete’s beta program. This is the first released ROM from his 2.3.5 testing, and the pattern has been that he puts out around 10 to 15 before creating that final GPA ROM. When you flash this, you are officially beta testing….LSU Tigers Tickets

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    haha i like this!

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    Very cool.

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  • Mine hasn’t booted so far. I let it sit at the Motorola logo for over 10 minutes. I’ve tried removing the battery and powering on with and without the SD card (just a test). Still no go…Atlanta Braves 

  • Anonymous

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  • Anyone using this with ADW Launcher? I just rooted my Droid and this is the first custom ROM I’ve installed. Everything seemed to be working fine until I restored ADW Launcher. It is taking a very long time for the app icons to show every time I return to the launcher.
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  • i tried both pete’s last update, and pe…and after flashing htem the phone worked great…but my google music beta app wouldnt update with the newest albums i added…i flashed back to stock rooted froyo and it updated.
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  • This may be a dumb question, but I asked last time Pete had a release for the OG and didn’t get an answer, does this image include root access?
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  • Anonymous

    i love cm7 but it is laggy i might give pete a shot i just wish would demand a high end vanilla android with a keyboard and id never root.
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  • Anonymous

    Nice job, Pete!

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  • Zdoodle

    um how do i boot into recovery?

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    Can someone please give me step by step directions
     

  • Liquid Fusion

    Bugless Beast 6.2.1 works fast and runs lower temps than the GPA series of roms. Right now CPU 86F / battery 89F. Love the new kernels 0.3 SV 1.2gHz. Whatever ROM, it’s good to wipe/clean 3X preinstall, and to keep fixing permissions – I use Rom Manager for this. Tempted to do a Nanrroid backup and instal the latest GPA to check it out.

    BTW – Droid 1 screen is better than Bionic as it doesn’t have the HD pixilation. Netflix movoies on the Droid are super sharp. As are phoeos and videos. Need to get under the hood and tweak away….. Thanks Pete!!!

  • Mek1176

    i downloaded gpa16 but now the computer wont recognize the sd card. i cant see files. usb debugging is off tried on another computer and different usb cord same problem. when i go to usb tethering on phone it says usb not connected. please help

  • Anyone using this with ADW Launcher? I just rooted my Droid and this is the first custom ROM I’ve installed. Everything seemed to be working fine until I restored ADW Launcher. It is taking a very long time for the app icons to show every time I return to the launcher.

  • Jey Wright

    I love the new app market and it shows up slick on my OG Droid One! Pete you made me drop CM7 within a week!!! Insane work bro!!!

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  • had to wipe my phone…then it booted…finally, but I like what I see so far!

  • Anonymous

    Hey DL Posse I just flashed this but I cannot connect to google to completely auth and get my apps back fromt he market

    Need help ASAP please

  • Samanthagracex3

    is there anyway to get gingerbread on my non-rooted OG droid?

    • Droiiid

      yup. root it. its really easy. just download superoneclick onto your computer, plug your droid in and click root. it takes like 30 seconds.  then download rom manager to flash a gingerbread rom.

    • great question!

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  • Scott H

    I had to pull my og out of the box to try this out. Very smooth! Almost makes me want to re-activate it for a few days, but I’d miss 4G too much.

  • just tried to flash this…taking an awful long time to boot….

    •  Mine hasn’t booted so far. I let it sit at the Motorola logo for over 10 minutes. I’ve tried removing the battery and powering on with and without the SD card (just a test). Still no go 🙁

  • Daniel Schrager

    Double post. sorry.

  • Daniel Schrager

    I got this installed this morning. Faster, over all, and definitely better RAM management, which has been the curse of the OG for awhile, now. Seems different people get different results, but the 2.3.5 beta plus 1.1Ghz IV kernal are showing great battery (80% after 9 hours at work where my phone idles) and the response is head and shoulders above GPA16.

  • Sporttster

    I’ve tried Pete’s roms but they’re just so vanilla. Very much stock roms. I do love the fact the Droid is getting so much love from the devs still. Makes the wait for whatever new superphone bearable. If the darned Droid wasn’t so memory limited,I’d consider keeping it! I’m using MIUI presently and just yesterday dl’d the V6 Supercharger memory script from XDA site and man the phone has really become more responsive! It seriously does help! Now I can wait till whatever. With the Bionic constantly being pushed back, and probably having a locked bootloader,I’ll be waiting for the SGS2 or the next unlocked superphone.

  • jbonics

    hey my droid2 says 2.3.5 thanks nightlies. 

  • Drbarden31

    So yesterday I installed PE6.5 but later on I saw this update. Anyone know if I should just keep my 6.5 or is the 2.3.5 worth the install?

  • thecrisis

    Do you need to be rooted to install this?  Anywhere I can find step by step instructions on loading this up?  Thank you!

    • Daniel Schrager

      1. Root
      2. Use Clockwork to flash
      3. Profit

  • Armyxrangerx18

    I just recently tried installing this stuck in a boot cycle, Any suggestion’s? 

  • THAT Guy

    So let me get this straight…if my friend is on Froyo and I drop this on the sd card, boot into CWM Recovery and then run this, it should be good?  Or is is absolutely necessary to wipe all?

  • CyberCowboy

    This may be a dumb question, but I asked last time Pete had a release for the OG and didn’t get an answer, does this image include root access?

    • Anonymous

      yes. 🙂

      • CyberCowboy

        Thanks for the response, dumping CM7

  • MSlab

    It looked like everything was installing correctly but after the Moto logo it’s just been alternating between the Droid logo and red eye. Any ideas?

    • Anonymous

      You are in a bootloop. Boot to CWM and do a factory data reset. This should fix you up.

      • MSlab

        SUCCESS!!!

        You have restored my faith in the human race and I will name my first born child after you, be it male or female. Also, thanks to Pete for the great work!

  • Joelseph

    Pete is great and BB is what made me fall in love with rooting and trying out custom roms.  My Droid is still snappy and useful – 4G will be the main driver for me to change along with the crap keyboard that moto put on it.  HOWEVER…  I have tried dozens of roms and ALWAYS revert back to PE4.2.  Nothing IMHO is anything near it in terms of stability, performance, and battery life.  These GPA Roms are fun to play with, but tend to be quirky and sluggish in my experience.  Kudos to Pete for putting them out there, I just think this post could have used a disclaimer – this will probably not be a great fulltime production Rom.

    • Anonymous

      I never tried PE4.2, but PE6.5 is magnificent. Unfortunately I’ve had the same experience with Pete’s ROMs that you have – a few too many slowdowns and quirks for me, especially since I use my phone for work. (This isn’t to knock his kernels, which I used for ages with great success, nor his dedication in keeping the codebase up to date for the OG.)

  • Marc

    Awesome work Pete! Smooth, fast, and stable

  • Snork

    so i know the droid eye usually persists for a long time on the first boot, but mine’s been here for a LONG time. and it keeps going back to the DROID logo turning into the red eye, cycling the animation several times…

    am i fucked?

  • Anonymous

    Oh and the CPU Toolbox file that is exclusive to DL works on this build as well.  Thanks Pete!

  • Everytime I try a new GB rom,  (PE 6.5 being the latest) I end up reverting to Sapphire after a few days.  I bet this one still hasn’t fixed the Bluetooth Lady either.

  • Lucas

    Left CM7 for Pete’s ROM and haven’t looked back. Great work man.

    • Anonymous

      same here, keeping the OG alive till one of these new phones actually has a release date

    • CM7 is weak. Pure Aosp leaves a lot to be desired. Akin to a clean Windows 95 install. Antiquated.

    • Anonymous

      I wish I could say the same, but the CM7 perks are sooooo yummy not to have. I tried this 2.3.5, but went back right away. Besides, how useful is Skype with Video or Google Video Chat on an OG?

  • Anonymous

    After paying for this I’m going to be in such shock I won’t feel like shitting for almost a month

  • Anonymous

    I’m still running stock Froyo on my OD, but thinking of Rooting using this. How do I do it?

    • Anonymous

      Check out the CM7 Wiki. Even if u end up using the Peter’s ROM, the process is the same. Here is the link: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Motorola_Droid:_Full_Update_Guide

      What you will need: Win XP, RSDLite, ROM Manager, and your OG Droid

      Good luck! And welcome to the club! You have just increased the life of your Droid by about 9-12 months!

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  • Everytime I try a new GB rom,  (PE 6.5 being the latest) I end up reverting to Sapphire after a few days.  I bet this one still hasn’t fixed the Bluetooth Lady either.

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  • Anonymous

    are there themes available for pete’s roms?

  • Everyone, keep in mind this is not an official GPA ROM, but rather part of Pete’s beta program. This is the first released ROM from his 2.3.5 testing, and the pattern has been that he puts out around 10 to 15 before creating that final GPA ROM. When you flash this, you are officially beta testing.

  • Djstar2k2

    i love cm7 but it is laggy i might give pete a shot i just wish would demand a high end vanilla android with a keyboard and id never root

    • Djstar2k2

      opps i meant i wish uncle googs would demand

    • Anonymous

      def a lot better than CM7 on the OG GPA is where it is at for GB goodness

  • Justinjudy1

    Do I have to be rooted?

    • Djstar2k2

      yes

  • Mauricio Sanchez

    Running PE, but I appreciate Pete’s hard work and know he works his ass off to keep the OG alive, +1 to him and major props!

  • Patriksar234

    im not running a rom right now, just a rooted droid. i did a backup, and installed this through rom manager. when it was done installing, it would stay on the droid boot logo, and not go away. i had to go back into recovery and go back to my backup. an anybody explain what im doing wrong??? do i need to wipe data or something???

    • Anonymous

      Yes. Wipe all first. If you still have trouble, try installing one of the low voltage kernels from his site at peteralfonso.com.

      • Patriksar234

        thanks man

        • Anonymous

          Enjoy!

          • Patriksar234

            worked great:) luckily i had all my apps and contacts backuped to my gmail account. enjoying the rom on my OG Droid:)

  • I still don’t understand why people think Pete’s so great. The only reason he gets his updates out so quickly is because he doesn’t do much of anything to the AOSP code. CM may not run quite as well (and is still on 2.3.4), but there are tons of extra features that I simply couldn’t live without. 

    • The point of GPA rom’s is that its basically stock. He is great at what he does, making the latest updates work on the OG Droid.

    • Stephen, little do you know that I have been working my tail off all day just so you can enjoy an update early. I get my “updates out so quickly” because I am a hard worker. I appreciate your concern though…

      • Anonymous

        Tell him Pete

      • Anonymous

        Right, we haven’t seen many GSB releases. GPA all the way. Thanks for keeping my OG alive, Pete!

      • Anonymous

        if i were to run a rom…yours would be my first and only choice…as it stands right now, my phone runs best with stock rooted froyo…but i always give your roms a shot…i like your work, especially on your AOSP roms…

      • pete dont even pay attention to clueless morons man.. you’ve done an amazing job keeping all our phones up to date and still actually relevant as far as technology goes. 
        thanks man.. keep up the great work!

      • Custom Colonel

        Right but it’s still just an AOSP ROM.  Your work is appreciated but it’s not anything anyone can’t do…

      • Fix Data after 3G Call

        Maybe you could work hard on fixing the loss of data after making a call bug. The last 3 releases have all claimed to fix it. I’m amazed people even install GB roms at this point. GB + Droid = useless phone. I guess people just surf porn and never talk to anyone.

    • Damn, Pete just bltch smacked you with a bloody tampon.

    • Anonymous

      I seriously hope you’re joking.

    • RW-1

      I use both, and it is had work either way, BTW next CM will be 2.3.5 aas well, but really was no need for posting that the way you did it.

    • Not surprised to see that you’re a Celtics fan.

      • Lakerzz

        +1!!!

    • Limbermind

      Whoa man.  How about a little respect.  I don’t see Pete giving you a hard time about all the great stuff you’ve done for us.

      Just saying.

    • Source code isn’t magic, and it isn’t automatic. Compiling code for the Droid is a bitch in itself, let alone all of the fixes Pete has to do so that Gingerbread will actually function on the Droid. In reality — and I say this with no disrespect — adding features is the easy part. Making all the code work for the Droid is where all the delays come from.

  • Geminiguy1973

    I try doing my OG and it failed  🙁

  • How does rooting and installing this affect the amount of memory used? I’m running low on free memory on my Droid and wonder if the added programs will wind up using much more memory, or if the new google apps replace old ones.

    • All the system apps are replaced when you flash a ROM. If I understand this correctly, I am assuming you have a stock droid (with froyo). Correct? If that is the case, this ROM with be MUCH BETTER, and run much smoother and faster than your stock froyo, and will free up a bit of memory.

      • Yes, stock Droid with Froyo. From what I’m reading here and after searching around, it sounds like I won’t have to waste memory with both the original apps and with the updates downloaded from Market, plus other memory advantages from doing this.

  • Negativerxn

    Where’s the Simply Stunning love?  That ROM works ace on my D1.

  • Anonymous

    Will the wonder of Mr Alfonso never cease? How do you have time for this and school? Absolutely amazing, sir!

  • Anonymous

    I have had a Droid 3, Droid X, HTC Thunderbolt, and Samsung Charge.

    For some reason I just want the OG Droid. 
    It just seems like hackers paradise. 

    If MOTO unlocks the D3, I can’t wait to see what an unlocked phone feels like.

    • i have a droid 2 and i want an OG too. so many roms to flash!

    • The Charge and the Tbolt have been unlocked right? And the X has been pwned by 2nd init. But I would love a fully unlocked phone too!

    • The original Incredible is just as hackable, but it has much better hardware.

  • Anonymous

    i tried both pete’s last update, and pe…and after flashing htem the phone worked great…but my google music beta app wouldnt update with the newest albums i added…i flashed back to stock rooted froyo and it updated

    • home>menu>settings>accounts> then toggle sync and re-open music, it should ask you to select your account and proceed to sync all of your music :] (OG ROX)

      • djsuperior

        Thank u very much. That is all I needed to do, and I started to think it was my pe rom that wasn’t letting it update.

        • Anonymous

          i was in the same boat as you…that was why i flashed back to rooted froyo…silly us eh?

      • Anonymous

        i’ll have to give that a shot…thanks!

  • Sparking22

    I am having problems. cant seem to get my phone to reboot into recovery. it just boots back into CM7 any help?

    • chmcclellan

      Have you tried to  do it manually (power button while holding x on the keyboard)?

      • Sparking22

        yes and all I get is the M logo then I have to pull the batt.

  • Silksmooth12

    What’s the changelog on this mf’er?  Does it come with a kernel?  Newer kernel than 0.3?  Data wipe from GPA16?  Thanks in advance for any answers!!

  • Runduck

    I had a problem when receiving calls in all gpa builds. Call comes in and then the vibrate is stuck and have to pull battery. Anybody know if this happens in this build or how to fix this? Also can you imagine if Pete worked for HTC thunderbolt would be less suck (work phone).

    • Anonymous

      Same problem! Hasn’t happened for me since the latest Project Elite, so I’m afraid to jump back to a GPA build.

      • the opposite happen to me.. i went from GPA to PE and i couldnt make calls.. or i could but couldnt hear anything.. i tried flashing back to GPA and still nothing, the only way i got audio back was to actually revert to the backup i had made. 

      • Anonymous

        Yep, I had that too.  IMO, phone problems is a deal breaker for any ROM.

    • dragon19104

      I had the very same problem with my OG Droid. Frustration from the inability to receive basic phone calls drove me to revert back to rooted stock Froyo. Pete’s work was fantastic, though this issue was a show stopper for me. Frankly, I don’t think my particular unit handles the low voltage (and even many of the standard voltage) overclocked kernels. I would also experience camera issues with these kernels. I have good stability with the stock Froyo kernel overclocked to 800MHz, but miss the fun of custom ROMs.

    • Make sure that you have the latest radio (baseband) —  I think it should be C_01.43.01P. Also, try a different kernel. If those don’t work, flash the ROM again and wipe data and cache, then when the phone comes back on, do a full reboot (turn off from power button). One, or a combination, of these things should fix the call issue.

  • I’ll probably pass.  His last didn’t like my OG at all.  I’m so close to flashing back to Froyo because my poor droid hates GB but PE6.5 is doing ok so far… Fingers crossed.  But then Pete’s never been on my Droid longer than a few minutes before serious bugs and reboots start up.

    • And I’m experiencing just the opposite. I had PE6.5 on my phone for a couple days and then started having all kinds of heat issues and restarts to the point where my phone was unusable. I went back to GPA16 and my OG is working great! I’m definitely on Pete’s bandwagon!

    • Matt

      I just went back to froyo.. i’m so glad i did.  the stability is incredible.  i can wait 76 more days until i can upgrade to bask in the GB goodness.

    • The first batch of Droids were a little hit and miss, so if you have one of them, it will be a little bit more unstable then the rest (this was admitted by Moto insiders). Make sure you try a higher GHz kernel first, before going back to Froyo. The devs do their best, but Gingerbread was really never meant to run on 550MHz.

    • PE 6.5 is probably the most stable GB I’ve tried, but it still has a few issues.  If Bluetooth headset is connected my phone freaks out if I try to answer incoming on the phone instead of the headset.   I get random browser crashes and background music apps like Audiogalaxy occassionally crash back to desktop.   And then there’s the AWOL Bluetooth Lady.   Sapphire has none of those issues on my Droid.

      • Anonymous

        sapphire also wasnt a GB build…cvcps quit making his own roms and joined the CM team…

      • Anonymous

        PE 6.5 has been the best ROM I’ve used, almost no issues.  I was a GPA fan and still have a huge amount of respect for Peter, but there’s no way I’m going back.  On my OG, PE 6.5 is faster, smoother and has better battery life than any GPA build.  

  • djwu

    wondering if this is part of a beta?  i see the link droid-life has goes to his beta testing builds

  • The OG Droid is like the godfather of Android phones. If only the Bionic was unlocked, it could possibly have the success of the OG.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. I love my OG Droid, particularly with all the work Peter Alfonso has done. However, Verizon really needs a new unlocked (or at least Google experience with the latest version of Android on it) phone in its lineup.

      • Manny

        Nexus Prime. Please note that the following are ALL rumors. One can hope, right?
        Samsung is developing it
        Super Amoled HD 4.6 inch screen (720p)
        Releasing on all carriers
        4G LTE of course (for Verizon)
        No hardware buttons
        Pure 100% Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich
        1.2GHz or 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 processor
        Can walk your dogs for you

      • Likewise!

        Staples Center 

  • Redkamel

    And this drops two days after I go over to Project Elite 6.5…

    • I know, right?  I loved PE5.2, but had to drop due to memory problems.  I actually stayed on PE4.2 for more than a month – that’s a loooong time.  I flashed PE6.6 and am loving it so far.  I kept a GPA16 backup so I might give this a whirl.  

    • John

      Lol don’t worry.. PE 6.5 is a much better ROM. 

      • John

        not to take anything away from Pete, who is great.  But PE is worked over and tweaked much more, and has far more features.  This 2.3.5 ROM I assume is going to be basically stock, ported to D1.

        • Anonymous

          Well, just wait for Pete to drop some BUGLESS BEAST. Then see if project elite still has more features =P

  • I really like the version picture, it looks so pro!

  • Oh and does it have the CPU options….hmm?

  • I’m wondering if I should do a complete wipe.  Running his GPA16 right now…

    • Anonymous

      Probably won’t need to but backup first in case. I’ve gone from hist first GPA release all the way thru to 16 without wiping at all.

      • Gadgetskopf

        That’s just not sanitary!   ;->

  • mysticdarkhack

    < First!

    Yep, OD is still kicking, thank you…

  • Hope it won’t take Steve and crew long to incorporate it into CM7

  • Anonymous

    I’ll probably switch to this from MIUI due to lag.

  • Cjreyes666

    That’s fast can’t recall if I updated the phone less then two weeks ago.

  • TeflonBilly

    Being a CM7 type of guy I got to ask.  How does it stack up against CM?  

    • T Hall

      I like it better.  Like the vanilla feel, and it runs really fast.  But some might not think it is as pretty 🙂

    • I moved from 710RC1 to GPA16.  Never thought about moving back.  CM701 is a memory hog.  GPA16 is FAST and lots of memory left over for running apps efficiently.  If you’re rockin’ the OG, GPA16 or Project Elite 6.5 is the way to go. 

      • TeflonBilly

        Im backing up my Rom I will give it a shot.

    • I never really was a fan of CM7 on my OG. It was too resource intensive. Never tried Pete’s ROMs but always heard good things. Project Elite was always great though. I also liked Simply Stunning.

    • Most of Pete’s Roms’ tweeks are under the hood. There is less to play with than in CM7. It is, however, very fast and stable

  • Tony Cooper

    Way to go Pete.  Makes waiting for the Galaxy S II almost enjoyable.  Almost.

  • trumpet444

    Any idea if this GB version drops data after a call as with any other GB rom for the OG Droid?

    • That has been fixed

      • Zero

        Hey Pete. I’m still getting the same issue unfortunately. Is there anything I can do or should I update to the new beta build?

        I’ve been running GPA16 for a bit and switched to PE6.5 to test out. No call volumes after 2 wipes and reflashes multiple reboots didn’t fix the issue so I went back to GPA16. Only issue is losing 3g after a call.

        Thanks for any help. GPA16 is the smoothest my phone has run in a long while.

      • Anonymous

        Like Zero said, all calls auto silent. Hope the issue gets fixed, but going to GPA16 in the mean time.

  • Anonymous

    Peter Alfonso has made sporting my OG droid all the more bearable with constant updates… +1 to him!