Last night, the AOKP team announced that Build 5 was ready for the masses, bringing with it a ton of new features and the successful merge of Android 4.1.2. On top of the merge, features ranging from custom nav bar options for tablet users, NavBar widgets have returned, as well as a toggle for menu UI overflow. Full list of new features can be seen below. (more…)
In a matter of days, fans of the Android Open Kang Project will never have to worry if they’re running the latest build or not. Kangerator, created by member adamthecashew of their development team, is an app that will list all current builds with release logs right on your phone. No more searching forums and trying to find which builds are the right ones for your select device.
Update: The application is now live in Google Play. Go grab it.
The application is set to hit Google Play within the next day or so and we’ll update the post and let you know when you can grab it as soon as it drops.
Just moments ago, the AOKP team released Build 3 of their popular ROM for the consumption of the masses. A changelog is yet to be posted, but once it is, we’ll update the post. The team has added a few newly supported devices such as the crespo4g, i9100, i9100g, i9300, and toroplus. Unfortunately, users of wingray/stingray devices will no longer receive builds due to lack of a maintainer.
Update: Here is the changelog.
- SMS QuickReply
- Stopwatch & Countdown in the Clock app (CM)
- Expert Calculator functions (Graph, Matrices, etc.) (CM)
- IME Switcher & Vib/Ring toggle as NavRing target
We fixed some serious bugs (you can set custom ringtones now), and made a few other fixes & improvements as usual.
Just under a month ago, the AOKP team released their first stable build of Jelly Bean. As expected, it was a hit. But one of the draws to AOKP over the last year, has been the massive list of extra features that were initially missing from build 1. Well, they aren’t missing any longer as build 2 was released last night and includes one of the larger feature-packed changelogs we have seen in some time.
Some of the highlights would be better LED controls, a “Kill all” button in recent tasks, a weather panel in the statusbar, and call answering by using the Home button. The list is massive, so jump below to check it all out. (more…)
Oh, those crazy developers. If you have flashed the newest build of AOKP, then just like the official Jelly Bean build from Google, you can find some amusing Easter Egg fun. Under Settings, tap rapidly on “AOKP verison” which will bring up a flashy picture of a majestic unicorn. Long press on the unicorn and boom, tons of floating multi-colored unicorn heads for you to play around with.
Good work, fellas.
Well, the time has come. The AOKP team has released their first official Jelly Bean build and already, they’re off to a great start. Users can expect to see all of the well-known features such as notification bar mods, lockscreen tweaks, and a lot more custom hax. To find downloads and get more info on the build, follow the via down below.
Features you will see (but not limited to) in this build:
Lockscreen tweaks (no custom targets yet)
Navigation bar modifications
Custom kernel performance options
Phone ringer modifications (Flip call to silent, silent/vibrate when headphones are in)
Update 2: The Galaxy Nexus LTE (toro) build is up. [Download]
We’ll be sure to get it booted up and have a nice little run down of the build as soon as we get it downloaded.
Things have been a little quiet on the AOKP front, but yesterday the group took to Google+ to assure their fans that they have not disappeared and that things were coming on the horizon. First things first, the team addressed the issue of their next official build of AOKP, based on Jelly Bean:
First, a ‘build’ is coming. We’re getting very close to an official, non-nightly JB build. Just throwing that out there with no ETA to let you know that it is a real thing that will happen, pretty soon.
“Pretty soon” sounds good to us, so we will sit tight and wait using their nightlies until things get more official. Secondly, the team announced a new IRC channel, #aokp-support, for any problems that you may have with the ROM. Even better still, the AOKP team says that there is a reworking of their website underway. It is promised to make the whole experience better and more streamlined.
Lastly, there is a call for device maintainers after their new build comes out. If you’re a developer looking to get in on the AOKP team and help to maintain and code for a certain device, the team has a checklist of what you need in their post.
Are you still running AOKP or have you moved on to another ROM for your daily driver?
Developer nize2beme uploaded a port of AOKP for the Nexus 7 to the forums at RootzWiki last night. So far, this is a very early alpha build and in order to get it booted up and running, he says he needed to take pieces of code from the newest CM10 source. At the moment, the developer is looking to get it up and running with more stability, then will add custom features such as a tablet mode tweak and all of the other battery mods and other AOKP customizations.
If your Nexus 7 is unlocked, rooted, and running a custom recovery, then feel free to give it a go. Be sure to make a backup.