Believe it or not, OG Motorola Droid gets Jelly Bean via custom ROM

August 27, 2012
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    OG Motorola Droid

    It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since the original Motorola Droid hit the market. Whether you love Motorola or not, it’s hard to deny that the Droid was a significant part of the growth of Android during its heyday.

    Fast-forwarding today and the OG Motorola Droid still manages to carry on, despite being near-archaic in age for a smartphone. While most Droid users have moved on to newer handsets, one developer at XDA has decided to show just how capable the Droid still is, pushing out a complete build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the handset.

    While the ROM isn’t quite as speedy as you’d get with a newer handset, it actually runs relatively well with only a few major flaws, such as issues with the camera being slow or even not working at all for some- although at least a few out there have tested it and found the camera to work perfectly fine.

    Though few Android users still have this as their active phone, odds are that a few of you still have it laying around in a desk drawer somewhere. Want to see your old friend race into the Jelly Bean action for yourself? The download information and instructions can be found over at XDA.

    The Motorola Droid might not be fast enough for use as an everyday phone, it could make a great media player for your car, one of your children, or just as a tinkering device.

    Have you tried Jelly Bean on the OG Droid yet? What do you think?

    Comments

    • Eric Wu

      It’s fast enough as an every day device if you use certain gingerbread roms, such as liquid. I still use mine as a daily driver.

      I just tested out this rom, and camera works fine btw.

    • Mr.Clean

      It works great!! A little sluggish but noting overclocking didn’t fix.

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