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 whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, 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