This New Year and Christmas brings us some really great presents, post the news of final 4.3 milestone and plans about 4.4 releases, now comes the day we seal when the first tide strikes of the AOKP (Android Open Kang Project) nightlies based on KitKat 4.4. Have you been waiting? Frankly, I was pretty desperate about this.
The first bunch was released for multiple manufacture devices, including the Galaxy Nexus which was unfortunately abandoned by Google for 4.4 support and other mid level devices. Below is the list:
- Nexus 5
- Nexus 4
- Nexus 10
- Nexus 7 (2013)
- Galaxy Nexus
- Galaxy S3 (Verizon, At&t, t-mo, USC)
- Galaxy S4 (Verizon, Sprint, T-Mo, USC)
- Galaxy Note 2 (ATT, T-Mo, LTE-Intl.)
- HTC One (ATT, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mo, Intl.)
- Xperia Z, ZL
- Xperia T
- Xperia V
Nightlies for the rest of the supported devices will be released as when ready. So, you will now be able to taste KitKat with the unique features of AOKP. Not all features from 4.3 release are to follow but shall be soon merged with the passage of time. Downloads of ROM for your device and corresponding GApps could be found here on this page. It is highly recommended to make a complete wipe. You will need to have a custom recovery Installed in order to flash this ROM.
These are common instructions for TWRP and CWM recoveries respectively.
- Reboot Into recovery mode
- Tap on Wipe and check Dalvik-cache, cache, data, system.
- Tap on Install and select the ROM zip file. Swipe the button to start the flashing process.
- Tap on Install, again and select the GApps zip file. Swipe the button to start the flashing process.
- Tap on Reboot and then on System
- Reboot into recovery mode
- Wipe data/factory reset
- Wipe cache partition
- Go to mounts and storage and format /boot and format /system
- Go to install zip from sdcard and then choose zip from sdcard, now select the ROM zip file.
- Go to install zip from sdcard and then choose zip from sdcard again, now select the GApps zip file.
- Reboot system now
Have you already flashed the latest AOKP KitKat based nightly on your Android, kindly take out some time to put on a feedback about it, what more do you expect from it in the coming days?