Get CM10 Jelly Bean on your Motorola Droid

Motrola Droid, a low end device is capable of running Jelly Bean and in this post we will tell you how to install Jelly Bean custom ROM on your Motorola Droid. This ROM has been developed using Cyanogenmod 10 sources by XDA Forum member kfazz. This ROM is a custom ROM and is not recommended for daily use. The bugs in this ROM can be found out at the original thread, the link to which is present in the installation instructions.

Flashing a zip file is not all you need to do to get rid of bugs, there are a few other zip files which you must flash. You also need to change the kernel to prevent bootloops. All these will be mentioned in the installation steps.

The developer has not provided any screenshots of this ROM and we have not tested it yet but folks at XDA-Developers have reported it working on their android device.

CM10 Jelly Bean for Motorola Droid

Since this is a custom ROM, you will have to wipe data on your phone. Hence, it is recommended to backup all data on your phone before you proceed with the installation.

Prerequisites

  1. Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
  2. Back up all contacts to SD card.
  3. Backup SMS on Android.
  4. Backup call log on Android.
  5. Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
  6. Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
  7. Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.

DisclaimerHack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk. This process voids the warranty of your device.

Steps to Install CM10 Jelly Bean ROM on Motorola Droid

  1. Download the ROM zip file and the kernel of your choice from the original thread.
  2. Copy the ROM zip file and the kernel to your SD card.
  3. Turn off your phone.
  4. Boot your phone into recovery mode (Power Down, Hold X+Power On).
  5. Make a nandroid backup in the recovery mode.
  6. Go back and wipe data, cache and dalvik cache.
  7. Select the option “Install zip from SD card”>”Choose zip from SD Card” and select the ROM zip file.
  8. Flash it in the next screen.
  9. Repeat the above step to flash the kernel.
  10. Go back and select “Reboot system now”.

Your Motorola Droid must now be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. For issues and updates, kindly refer the original thread. For any other feedback please comment below 🙂