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It's that time again, custom ROM fans. The oh-so-versatile Android Open Kang Project has released its fourth 4.2 build, this time updated to the latest 4.2.2 AOSP code. While feature additions beyond the ones added by Google themselves are few and far between, the list of supported devices for AOKP 4.2 has greatly expanded. Most of the phones in question come from Verizon's Motorola stable.

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The full list of added phones includes the Motorola DROID 3, DROID 4, DROID Bionic, DROID RAZR (and by extension, the DROID RAZR MAXX),the international GSM Motorola RAZR (XT910), the HTC One XL, and Sprint's version of the Galaxy Nexus. The Verizon and GSM versions of the Galaxy Nexus were already supported. According to previous posts from the AOKP developer team, devices are added only if their members actually own them, which goes a long way towards explaining the lamentable absence of the international Galaxy S III.

At the time of writing only the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 WiFi, and the Verizon and GSM versions of the Galaxy Nexus builds are hot off the servers over at AOKP. Check back on their latest post to see the updated builds for tonight and all previous 4.2 devices. The development team recommends a full wipe, even for users of the last version, and you'll need to download and flash Gapps as usual. Oh, and if the codenames are giving you trouble, refer to this list from the fine folks at CyanogenMod.

AOKP - Jelly Bean JB-MR1 Build 4

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Firelight

    I've been devoted to AOKP for a few months now - but I've been running CarbobROM for the last two weeks and the features rival that of AOKP but the development pace is much quicker.

  • kixofmyg0t

    Wait a second..... AOKP supports Moto devices now? I must be in the wrong dimension.

    Well since I'm here I might as well bring out my old Bionic and see how it runs with AOKP.

    • spunker88

      Check out hashcode and also dhacker, the devs behind this who have managed to do what was once thought to be impossible. They have been able to bring safestrap to most OMAP4 based Motorola devices which have locked bootloaders. This allows custom kernels and ROMs using kexec to bypass the locked bootloader.

      • kixofmyg0t

        Oh I know of their work. This is just the first time I've seen AOKP come to Moto's OMAP devices.

        I have a unlocked RAZR HD, but having a unlocked bootloader doesn't mean anything now. S4 platforms are completely different from OMAP platforms.

  • anthony

    What's this mean for the droid razr maxx HD?

    • Jeremiah Rice

      The DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD are on different chipsets than the original RAZRs. Sorry, no AOKP for you - and as a RAZR M owner, I feel your pain.

      • kixofmyg0t

        As someone with a unlocked RAZR HD people should understand that having a unlocked bootloader is only part of the equation.

        Drivers, libs, and lots of work have to go into getting what we all want....solid stable ROM'S.

      • Ryan O’Neill

        Will the Razr HD ever get some serious ROM development, or will it always be this way?

    • http://www.facebook.com/dave.winter.9277 Dave Winter

      We will get it.

  • tehsusenoh

    "Droid Bionic"

    Woo! Thanks Hash and dhacker!

  • http://twitter.com/alxalejandro393 Alex Esparza-Sandy

    Good news to everyone that own those devices! Wish there was a "official" built for the Evo Lte, but I can just flash the one for my Nexus 7 instead.

  • http://twitter.com/GiuntaRob Roberto Giunta

    I'm running AOKP (Build 3) on my SGS2 (i9100) and it's really good! I really hope the rare slowdowns are fixed. And no, I didn't play around with any CPU settings or something.

  • Ray Schettino

    D x2 ...... :(

  • http://twitter.com/Lirodon Lirodon

    Major improvement. I had no major slowdowns after doing the dirty flash on my Galaxy Nexus, and it just feels a lot smoother than even MR2.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

    I downloaded the newest build for my GS3 last night and before I installed it I started to go through the process of wiping - as it's such a habit now. I always wipe the cache first (which I know is unnecessary since it's part of the factory reset, but I do it anyway), the Dalvik cache second, and then do a factory reset, so it wasn't until I wiped the cache that I forgot dirty flashing was an option. I've done it a number of times and most times everything gets screwed up, but it has worked in the past, so I figured I'd give it a shot.

    Everything seemed to work perfectly until I got a text up this morning and noticed there were no names listed. I had no contacts. I proceeded to check all the typical Google apps and they all closed milliseconds after opening. So I booted back into recovery, wiped my Dalvik cache, re-installed the latest GApps (which is for 4.2.1 but it works with 4.2.2), rebooted, and everything is back to normal.

    Moral of the story is that I dirty flashed from 4.2.1 and except for the fact that I had to re-install GApps, I've had no issues. Hope this saves someone else some time.

    • Eli Staroverov

      AOKP does not save GApps, but CM does. Some folks get confused over that.

  • SoWhy

    Could someone please send the AOKP team an international SGS3 for them to port 4.2.2 there? :-/

  • http://www.twitter.com/RaptorHawk Hawk

    What ROM you use, Jeremiah?

  • Tim Harper

    Anyone know if this works with the jelly bean leak for the razr?

  • Peter Weber

    When I try to install on my droid bionic it errors out right after it says installing. Does anyone else have this problem?

    • Peter Weber

      It says "Status 7"

  • http://www.facebook.com/cpalmer312 Christopher Palmer

    This is the best rom. It has everything I could ever want, plus!

  • woodjc01

    How about giving some love to the Razr HD?