I'm not content with the performance of KitKat ROMs on the desire and wanted to try an older Gingerbread ROM. I wanted to try MildWild 5 or Oxygen 2.3.2 but I'm having problems.
I was on HBoot Alpharev Jelly (250/5/182) and was running TWRP 18.104.22.168. I tried to flash the HBoot oxygen r2 alpharev, which worked fine, but then I couldn't boot into TWRP any more I just get stuck at the TWRP boot logo.
I guessed it was maybe due to system partition being too small for twrp (?) and flashed cm7r2 hboot, but that didn't help, still stuck at TWRP boot screen. After that I tried to flash 4ext v22.214.171.124 RC9 recovery, but this one boots without showing me any buttons (really strange). I can drag down the "Welcome to 4EXT Recovery Touch by madmaxx82 (...etc)"-screen so this recovery seems to work a little bit?! Useless without any buttons tho.
I'm really confused and don't want to continue as I'm apparently not as certain about what I'm doing as I thought I was.
Do I need CWM Recovery for gingerbread ROMs? Are TWRP and 4EXT not working because system partition is too small? (as I said above, I'm atm on Bravo CM7 r2 (145/5/287) from http://alpharev.nl/
What do I need to do to get older ROMs working?