Linaro Tweaks Added to AOKP, System Performance Boosts Are Quite Noticeable

A non-profit organization named Linaro has recently posted codes that help boost Android system performance by a reported 100%. Their work is focused on how and what the Android OS spends time processing, making the OS run with better efficiency. Since release, it was only a matter of time before that we would begin to see these codes be written into our favorite ROM’s, and the time has come. The creator of AOKP has re-released Build #38 with the Linaro codes baked in, and the performance increase is definitely noticeable. There are also builds available for CyanogenMod users if CM is more your style. (more…)

CyanogenMod Team Reveal New CM9 Boot Animation, New Mascot in Full Effect

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The CyanogenMod team has made the mascot change truly official, revamping the official CM9 boot animation to reflect their decision. Say goodbye to Andy and hello to Cid. Whether you care for the change or not, it looks like it is here to stay. Frankly, I’m more of a Unicorn man myself these days when it comes to custom ROM’s.

Cheers Scott!

Backup Tool Application Released for Android Open Kang Project Line of ROM’s

Users of the Android Open Kang Project ROM can install an application from the Play Store that will backup almost every single AOKP setting you could imagine, making flashing and restoring ROMs as easy as 1,2,3. Users will need to be on the Milestone 5 build or newer in order for it to work, but Roman is looking to make more earlier builds supported. The application is two bucks, but you’re directly supporting the developer, so show some love if you happen to run AOKP on any of your devices.

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Cheers Badz!

First Wave of CM9/AOKP Theme Manager APK’s Start Popping Up

If you happen to be running the newest builds of CyanogenMod or AOKP, then you already know that they have the popular Theme Manager baked right in. We are starting to see the first applications come forward on the forums and we have linked to them down below. So far, we have a vivid green one and a few dark/black options. To use them, just download the apk’s and install them as you would any other 3rd party app. Then, open the Theme Manager and apply from there.

Dark Ice | ICS Green | Black Exodus

Cheers Chris!

Android Open Kang Project Releases Milestone 5 For All Supported Devices

Big day for custom ROM users, as the Android Open Kang Project team has released Milestone 5 for all supported devices. The list of supported devices is humongous and chances are, your device is certainly one of them. Milestone 5 brings mostly a ton of fixes and should make your device’s operation as smooth as butter. With AOKP, there are always tons of theme options and customizations that are just not possible on a stock build. If you want to give it a look over and download, then follow the source links down below.

Via: AOKP | Rootzwiki

Cheers Ostensibly!

First Batch of 4.0.4 ROMs Arrive for the LTE Galaxy Nexus

With the release of Android 4.0.4 to the Open Source Project, custom ROM developers have begun the scramble in working all of the newest features into their current work. One of the more well-known developers, Roman and his team from the Android Open Kang Project, have released Build 29 for the Galaxy Nexus and there are also builds floating around from other mentionable developers, inlcuding a stock 4.0.4 build from Birdman.

AOKP Build 29 | Stock 4.0.4

For downloads and flashing instructions, just click the thread link you wish to read up on and go from there. But do note, that when flashing a newer version of Android, you must wipe data/cache in order to have a clean install. We don’t want anyone bootlooping when trying to perform these tasks.

Cheers K!

Interview: Roman Birg, Lead Developer of the Android Open Kang Project

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus have surely heard the name Android Open Kang Project (AOKP). It is undoubtedly one of the most, if not thee most commonly used custom ROM available for select devices. I have had the opportunity to have a quick session with lead developer Roman Birg of AOKP and ask him some questions to get inside the mind of one of today’s top developers.   (more…)

Custom Theme Friday: Frost And Lucid For The Galaxy Nexus

If you are running the newest build of the Android Open Kang Project on your Galaxy Nexus and have been looking for some dark and exciting themes to deck your phone out in, then look no further. Themer SonnySekhon has delivered some minimal and classy themes for everyone’s pleasure. There are six colors to choose from, but we have decided to showcase just two in this week’s Custom Theme Friday. Look for the other colors in next week’s edition. (more…)