DISCLAIMER: This is an alpha release. This means it is buggy, and might have some minor (maybe even substantial) issues upon installation. Download and install at your own risk.

UPDATE: Updated download link for Alpha 3 below. We don’t currently have a change log, unfortunately.

An alpha of CyanogenMod 6 for the Droid has been released, and is up for download. The link, along with the link for FRF85B’s GApps (Google Apps) package, is below.

Prerequisites for install

  • Your Droid must be unlocked.
  • Your Droid needs a custom recovery image (Clockwork Recovery, Amon_RA, etc).
  • You should probably make a backup via TitaniumBackup or Nandroid.


  1. Download the 2 zip files above to your phone and place them in the root of your SD card
  2. Boot your device into recovery, and select install from zip
  3. Flash CyanogenMod 6 first
  4. Flash the GApps package
  5. Reboot your device

If all goes well, you should now be running CyanogenMod 6 Alpha 3. We have not yet tested it on a device of our own, so we would appreciate comments on your experiences with this release!

Credit: #koush IRC channel on freenode

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Agni

    Do you need a rooted Motorola Droid for this?

    • http://www.reddit.com friendly-mister-narwhal

      Is that a serious question?

  • Martyn Haigh

    Make sure you do a nandroid backup before flashing anything!

  • http://www.reddit.com friendly-mister-narwhal

    :) This was available on Monday. :P

  • Richard

    I wish the website wasn't down...
    I was all excited, anyone have an alternate link?


  • Kabloc

    Its work to Motorola Milestone ?

  • Gnex

    Haha CM6