Custom ROM Friday: Peter Alfonso’s Bugless Beast for the Galaxy Nexus

We have been following Peter Alfonso’s work ever since the beginning, so whenever we see him pump out new ROMs, we like to give them some spotlight. This release is Bugless Beast for the Galaxy Nexus. Downloads for the ROM have been available for a bit now, but with him constantly updating it and there even being nightlies, we figured we should point everyone to the newest and best download that’s available.  (more…)

Peter Alfonso Releases Ice Cream Sandwich Build For Verizon’s Motorola XOOM

Our buddy Pete Alfonso has released an Ice Cream Sandwich build for Motorola XOOM owners on Verizon’s network. The WiFi version of the XOOM receives update love straight from Google and Moto, but with this Ice Cream Sandwich update having to go through Verizon, it tends to make the process a bit longer. For all of our friends who are impatient, you can grab the download link just below and enjoy ICS today!  (more…)

Pete Brings Back Bugless Beast, Updates Original DROID to Android 2.3.7

Now that is a name we haven’t heard in some time, “Bugless Beast.” The original DROID ROM that was one of the staples back in the day has returned thanks to our buddy Peter Alfonso. Instead of continuing on with his GPA series, he’s going back to Bugless as the name is just to sweet to let retire. He has also added support for a handful of other devices like the Nexus S, Nexus One and DROID Incredible (beta) that are probably worth checking out. OG DROID owners though, you can feel good knowing that you are running Android 2.3.7 before most of the rest of the world.

Downloads available in ROM Manager.

More info. Changelog.

Cheers Mike and Kris!

Download: GPA17 (Android 2.3.5) For The Motorola “OG” DROID By Peter Alfonso

We are no strangers to the work of Peter Alfonso, here at Droid Life. Pete has been pumping out ROMs since the beginning, and he just keeps on delivering for the masses. His newest release is GPA17, which is Android 2.3.5 for the Motorola DROID. Pete has added in a few noticeable features of course.  You have to love the fact that this device is still getting love, but we should point out that this may be his last update for a while since he is headed back to school.   (more…)

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.


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!

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.  (more…)

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.


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.