Good news, ROM enthusiasts: the Android Open Kang Project has released the much-anticipated first build of 4.2. Bad news: it's a completely new ROM, built from the ground up. That means that it won't be quite as feature-packed as you remembered, and device support is limited to the more popular Nexus models, at least for now. You'll also need to install a recovery that's compatible with 4.2 ROMs (the latest ClockworkMod and TWRP should do the trick) and do a full data wipe of your previous ROM. Warm up Titanium Backup.

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For the MR1 release, only the Galaxy Nexus (Verizon and GSM flavors), Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 builds are available. On the bright side, most of the customization functions have already been brought over to the new builds, including customizable Navigation Bar targets and the like. The AOKP team even managed to cram a few new features in there, including unlimited lockscreen widgets, statusbar transparency, and fully customizable 4.2 statusbar toggles. The only real issue with the ROM so far is spotty support for the new multi-user function.

Downloads for the MR1 release and Gapps can be found at the link below. The next release, which should come in 2-3 weeks, will (hopefully) add support for the more prolific Galaxy phones.

Devices

  • maguro – Galaxy Nexus (GSM)
  • toro – Galaxy Nexus (Verizon)
  • grouper – Nexus 7 (WiFi)
  • mako – Nexus 4

Features

  • General UI
    • Custom boot animation
    • Custom carrier label
    • Notification background
    • Statusbar brightness slider
    • Recents RAM Bar & Kill All button
    • Power menu options
  • Lockscreen
    • Customizable text color
    • Volume wake & music controls
    • Allow any kind & unlimited number of widgets (new)
  • Navigation Bar
    • Fully customizable NavBar (buttons, color, transparency, widgets, etc.)
    • Menu arrow keys while typing (new)
    • Customizable NavBar Ring
  • Statusbar
    • Battery indicator styles
    • Clock styles
    • Signal styles
    • Statusbar transparency (new)
    • Customizable Statusbar Toggles (new, based on Google’s tiles)
  • LED Control
  • Custom Vibrations
  • Sound Settings
    • Less frequent notification sounds
    • Headphone action
    • BT connect action
    • Flip action
    • Quiet Hours (CM)
    • Disable safe headset volume warning (new)
  • Themes support (multi-user support still buggy, use at your own risk)
  • NFC Polling modes

AOKP - [Release] JB-MR1 Build 1