Installing Gingerbread Custom ROM on Original Droid

The ROM can be found at http://www.peteralfonso.com/.

I rooted my phone after the latest Froyo update but had not installed an ROMs. A friend of my pointed me to this Gingerbread ROM with an over-clocked kernel. 

  1. Backup all applications and data, since you are already rooted, use Titanium Backup.
  2. Download the ROM and kernel
  3. Copy the ROM and Kernel to the SDCard, I put them in the ClockworkMod folder.
  4. Install ROM Manager
  5. Install ClockworkMod from ROM Manager if not already installed
  6. Backup existing ROM using ROM Manager, the phone will reboot and stream data on the screen.
  7. Select Install ROM from SDCARD and select the gingerbread ROM. Select wipe data and cache. The phone will reboot and stream data on the screen. 
  8. Once installed, setup your google account again.
  9. Install Titanium Backup from the marketplace again.
  10. Restore all your applications, a bit tedious but better then searching them all out in the marketplace and re-downloading.
  11. Select Install ROM from SDCARD and select the kernel. I chose the 1GHz and it works great. Using SetCPU I have the phone switch between 1GHz and 500MHz on demand to conserve battery life.
  12. Enjoy the gingerbread.

So far (2 hours), I find the gingerbread to be more responsive and I like the darker interface.

Gingerbread

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