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Milestone 2 of AOKP Now Out and Available for Flashing

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Over the weekend, Milestone 2 of the Android Open Kang Project (AOKP) was released for the masses. It took a bit longer to release due to some of the developers taking vacation time and other important obligations, but it is finally out and it has a few features that show big progress since the Milestone 1 build. 

To start it off, the custom ROM features AOKP Ribbon and more enhanced permission management. A few new system toggles were added (StayAwake, Sleep, Reboot), as well as HDR mode in the AOSP camera, but that feature won’t be available for every device. To top it off, a few more devices are now supported, including the HTC One, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2.

Major Features:

  • AOKP Ribbon
  • Permission management
  • Dark AOKP
  • mGerrit * check our latest changes anytime
  • Persistence support * keep DPI/hosts settings between wipes
  • Quick Torch on Lockscreen
  • HDR mode in AOSP Camera (does not work on every device)
  • Few new Toggles * StayAwake, Custom, Sleep, Reboot, etc.
  • Superuser from Koush

You can grab the update and learn more about the ROM by following the via link down below.


Cheers Michael!

  • Bigsike

    If only someone could fix the issue between AOSP and MHL I would finally be able to use one of these roms. :/

  • Higher_Ground

    Been running AOKP PUB and it’s okay. Better than the few others I’ve tried, but I really don’t have time to flash new ROMs all the time.

    I miss Bugless Beast 🙁 It always ran so smoothly, but then again the gnex was a lot younger back then too.

  • youxi795


  • dylan84

    Love me some AOKP.

  • antinorm

    Still running AOKP on my GNex…compiled from source, with a couple of tweaks I added. It’s annoyingly laggy, but still usable.

  • SD_Scott

    Does anyone else have a problem with the screen while on calls? I can’t use the dialer. Same thing happened when I was running the PureG v3. Phone is on but the screen is black. I can hit home button and get back to main screen and hang up from status bar but it’s really annoying…

  • Guess my flashing days are over. Even after a clean install and restoring only TiBu, either the system ui is crashing or it’s rebooting after reaching lockscreen. AOKP and uXylon both. My old GNex can’t take it anymore.. :'(

    • tomn1ce

      I get that message as well every time my phones boots up. I’m running Pacman on my vzw G-Nexus. But the phone works fine after that.

  • cm nightlies so i can use Koush’s messaging workaround

  • litobirdy

    hey guys, man I Just did a backup of my current milestone and for some
    reason it ate up about 5 gigs. Sorry if this is off topic but I want to
    do milestone 2 but before I do. yes I”m going to wipe everything, but I
    also want to wipe my sdcard stuff to return it back to normal. I feel i
    have too much crap in there. Course i’ll copy my pics, music, videos etc
    onto a computer before that. Whats the best way to wipe the sdcard back
    to stock?

    • PhoenixPath

      What are you using to back up? Many utilities are backing up cached music from Google play…which eats up quite a bit of storage.

      The latest updates of the recoveries have fixed that I believe, but some other utilities may not quite be there yet.

      • litobirdy

        I’m using cwm

        • PhoenixPath

          Update. They’re up to last I checked.


          • litobirdy

            Depends on phone but thanks, updated to the latest available on your site for Galaxy Nexus

          • PhoenixPath

            Well I did say “last I checked” 😛

            I use TWRP, so…

            Glad you found it. 🙂

          • I’m using As far as I remember, it was claimed that CWM does incremental backup; i.e. new backup will contain only changes since last backup. I had ran a nandroid backup 4 days ago and then yesterday. But yesterday too, it backed up every single thing. What gives?

  • schoat333

    Hows this running on the VZW S4? I’m debating between making the switch to CM or AOKP.

    • John Sullivan

      I’ve been running it since last night and haven’t had any problems yet

    • matticusbellius

      Made the switch from CM to AOKP and so far its been great!

      • John

        Same. No issues & loving the Ribbon feature

    • addicuss

      running it and its great but the ir isnt working. Id grab the unofficial from here http://rootzwiki.com/topic/41529-rom-422-aokp-jb-mr1-jfltevzw/page__st__820 the 7/14 one. it’s not the milestone version but there’s very little difference and IR works.

  • TemplesOfSyrinx

    Have never looked back to AOKP or CM since finding Paranoidandroid. To me it has changed the way a Nexus phone should function. Pie, halo, per app dpi and colors. To me it has it all including speed and smoothness.

    • Joseph A. Yager

      I’m digging Liquidsmooth for the same reasons. I think they horked a bunch from PA…

      • Kane

        I thought everyone left Liguid to make Carbon and Liquid development mostly stopped. I s that totally wrong?

        • Joseph A. Yager

          They are on build 2.9 on XDA. I still haven’t tried Carbon…

    • UpdatesFromHTCAreAJoke

      Coincidentally, Halo was what got me back to using CM! Guess it’s not for everyone

    • Sean Stone

      Give Rootbox a try. It’s largely AOKP based, with the best bits from CM and PA added in (including Pie, Halo and the per app DPI)

    • cmonnats23

      this. so much this. I was like you, fiddling around with rom after rom on my gnex. went from AOKP, to liquidsmooth, to codenameandroid, to CM etc. A buddy of mine irl suggested Paranoid. Have not looked into changing ROMs in literally months. All of the features you listed, PIE, HOLO, per app DPI etc make for a beautiful vanilla android. literally get to experience every inch of my phone. love it.

  • Joseph A. Yager

    This is the ROM I always want to love, but ends up being laggy on my GNex.

    • Sqube

      CM 10.1.2 struggles for me. I’m leaning towards just blaming the phone for everything.

      • Joseph A. Yager

        It is getting to that point for me, too!

      • Christopher Moore

        I realized that fact after getting my Note 2. When I use my Nexus it just feels ancient.

      • tomn1ce

        Try Beanstalk or PacMan for toro. They are smooth on my vzw G-Nexus but I think that PacMan does an overall better job. On top of that I just blame the phone whenever I’m not able to do something like playing Asphalt 7 with out any hick-ups.

    • muffnman

      So what’s your daily driver for your vzw gnex (fast, stable, smooth, good battery life)?

      • For me it’s Shiny.

        • PhoenixPath

          That’s the only one I could get running decently on my G’Nex. It was getting a bit long in the tooth for me by the time I gave it up.

          Geat ROM though.Wish he’d get some folks to help him port it to more devices (or wish I had a clue how to do that…)

          • vicorama

            Im using the Carbon Nightlies. they’re stable as heck.

          • PhoenixPath

            It better be stable, it’s an AOSP ROM for a nexus device. I doubt it’s lag free though. 🙂

          • vicorama

            I havent been experiencing any lag so far with my userload. But to each their own.

          • duke69111

            @PhoenixPath:disqus @vicorama:disqus I’m running carbonrom nightly’s as well and I do experience some lag at times. Usually though I can just wipe cache and all is well for a while.

      • Joseph A. Yager

        Right now it’s Liquidsmooth for me with Leankernel 7.1. I don’t know that I could say it has great battery life, but it’s definitely fast, smooth and stable.

      • Shawn Pourhosseini

        try DHO Commotio… honestly was the best rom i ever used when i had the Gnex


        • Dane Carpenter

          I second this. The Vanir roms are the best

      • tomn1ce

        For me is Beanstalk and PacMan, but for most of the time is PacMan.

    • NorCalGuy

      Try fancy kernel really has brought my GNex back not only smooth but great battery life. Not undervolted or anything and I can pull 20 hrs easy and no lag!

      • Jason Smith

        Giving it a whirl… hopefully no rootkits. 😛

    • i had the same issues with my Gnex. every new ROM would slow to stand still after a day or so… then i tried the Illusion and have been super happy with it! give it a test run!


      • Joseph A. Yager

        I’m actually going to take your challenge and try it out tonight. How long have you been on it now?

        • been running it for a couple weeks now with no issues at all! still speedy as day one for me!

  • Michael Nichols

    Is the quick settings camera in this build?

  • ol’ sparky

    milestone 2, featuring everything they’ve had for the last 6 months but with a different name.

    • Jason Smith

      True, but some people don’t ever use nightlies, so it’s new to them. A couple of the Carbon toro nightlies a week or two ago had totally broken SMS so you didn’t get any texts – they were just gone. I didn’t know until I kept getting asked if I got people’s texts… that’s a pretty serious goof!

      • spickle

        you kidding me? hahaha! i just had to get a replacement G-Nex because i couldn’t fix my text messages and couldn’t figure out why they were broke. but i didn’t go back to Carbon with the replacement i tried the Milestone 2 instead. haha wish i read this last week!