Original Droid Gets Android 2.3.5 Thanks to Peter Alfonso

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    The well known Android hacker and modder, Peter Alfonso, has outdone himself again. He now figured out a way to bring Android 2.3.5 to the Original Droid. This can effectively make your OG Droid more advanced than most of the newest Android smartphones that aren't even out yet, (software-wise at any rate). Here's a list of some of the changes that this newest version of Android brings to your venerable Droid:
    • New GApps
    • Updated Search app that is not in the market yet
    • Gtalk with video
    • The New market
    Here's a quote from the Droid-Life article with a summary of instructions, and, after that, some links,
    Download: generic_sholes-ota-eng-pete.zip
    Peter Alfonso's Github page
    Peter Alfonso's Website

    Source: Droid-Life
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    Hate to sound like a newbie on this one: Do you have to be rooted to download this? Will it work on the Droid Incredible?

    Thanks!
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    Yes you have to be rooted, i tried it for an hour, had some wifi drops..
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    Must be rooted, yes. For the Dinc? Nope; D1 only.
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    i got 2.3.5 on my DroidX via CM7 this morning too. Whats the big deal?
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    Loaded fine on my OG but I could not download from the market....including Titanium so I could restore my apps....
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    I've had this loaded most of today, and so far it's ran just as well as GPA16
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    Running great since this morning. No problemsto report, market and wifi working.
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    Oddly enough, I don't see a post or download link for this patch on Pete's website at all. I'm currently downloading it from the link in the original post, but I can't help but wonder if this is still in beta, or if it's a general release?
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    hmm must follow this thread to see where this one goes hehe, always liked Bugless as my fall back.
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    Does this have the issue that GB had with the 3g turning off after phone calls? When I was running GB I had to switch my phone to airplane mode and toggle it off to get back the 3g. This was on the OG droid.
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    I'm running Pete's GPA16, and I haven't had that issue at all. After a clean install and flashing one of Chevy's kernels, my OG's been running pretty well! There's still memory management issues when running Google Music and/or File Expert with other memory-intensive apps simultaneously, but that's just something I've got to deal with when running GB. It was never intended for a device with such a slow processor and only 256MB of RAM.
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    Thanks for the quick reply looks like i will give this a try.
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    Been running 2.3.5 couple days now and it's awesome...surprisingly better than 2.3.4 no issues at all

    Sent from my DROID using DroidForums
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    This is quite interesting... I've been thinking about loading up GPA 16 until I noticed this thread. But the question I have here is: Why isn't this "GPA 17"? (or *is* it?).
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    I asked Pete a similar question on his webpage, but he hasn't approved the comment yet. I flashed this last night and have yet to come across any issues. It's a good thing too, since I forgot to make a fresh backup before flashing (oops). I'll really be able to assess things over the weekend, however. I'm hoping for the best!
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    Well I took the plunge and loaded this up. So far there are no issues seems to run smooth on my OG droid.
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    Does this one also require the customary "wipe phone three times, factory reset, and swing a bag of chicken entrails over your head" while reciting today's Dilbert cartoon when coming from a stock D1? ;-)
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    I downloaded this too but I ended up installing gpa16. Maybe I will swap it out later. So far, the visual difference alone is good change from froyo.
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    I would need to be convinced this is significantly better than the latest Simply Stunning (2.3.4). Otherwise, no use bothering.
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