05
May
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If you haven't checked out AOKP.co for a while, we couldn't blame you. The old homepage for the Android Open Kang Project ROM and Team Kang left something to be desired - namely, a new homepage. The wraps are off of the latest adjustment to the AOKP site, and wow, they've really done something with the place. In addition to a ton of new features accessible from the get-go, the entire page has been given a swag-worthy 80s makeover that might just be described as "awesome, awesome to the max."

aokp site

Emblazoned with the title "Android. Infused with magical Unicorn Bytes", the new page give some quick navigation up top before going image-heavy to highlight some of the custom ROM's more unique features. Scroll down just a tad, and you'll find a handy search box that does downloads, all the downloads, and nothing but the downloads. Throw in a snippets of the official blog, a video and some screenshots, and a few widgets at the bottom, and you've come to the pièce de résistance: the swagger button.

button

If you've never tried AOKP before, the Swagger button is an optional settings shortcut in the notification toggles. It uses a pimp hat as its icon, and it does... nothing. But on the new AOKP website, it makes pimp hats and unicorn logos dance across the screen. Let me repeat that: the AOKP website has a functioning swagger button that makes pimp hats and unicorn logos dance across the screen.

swagger

The shiny new website was designed and created by George Merlocco, a web/graphic designer and AOKP team member. Well done, George. And to the rest of Team Kang, shine on, you crazy diamonds.

AOKP.co

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.
  • Bakaouji

    Yuck. This whole obsession with pink unicorns and "swag" is reminiscent of young teenagers yelling "YOLO". I'll stick to my minimalistic Cyanogenmod.

    • John

      Sure I agree...I guess, but it's just their way of standing out. I don't find it to be that big of a deal =

    • JTAKER

      It's just their website, it affects their ROM in no way whatsoever...

      • Bakaouji

        What about their boot animation? ...

        • JTAKER

          Easily replaceable, with a setting within the rom.

        • quantumsuicide

          Not so long ago, Cyanogenmod's boot animation featured their mascot Cid, who's reminiscent of Iron Man, and before that, they had a skateboarding Android. Honestly, between that and pink unicorns, what's the difference? And, at that point, your phone is rooted. It is ridiculously easy to change the boot animation on a rooted phone, so if pink unicorns make you feel like less of a man, you can install your own bootanimation.zip.

          • Dinofan01

            Pretty sure CM gave up Cid. I'm running 10.1 and it's just a constant blue light orbiting around the logo. No cid anywhere.

          • enomele

            I don't think so Tim. On the very first splash screen when booting up Cid is hanging out with the Samsung logo.

        • http://www.AndroidAllies.com/ Max M.

          What about it? It's stock Nexus boot animation for me and I've done nothing to change it.

          • ainen

            It used to be the pink unicorn and it looked ridiculous. Either way it didn't matter because the first option in ROM Control was to disable the boot animation (it then went on to call you a jerk haha)

        • http://twitter.com/Bluewall Bluewall

          Since some months now, we changed the default bootanimation with the Nexus one ! Btw, in /system/media you have a bootanimation-alt.zip which is the pink unicorn if you want it ;)

    • thisguy

      you men #HOLOYOLO? come to r/android

      • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack

        Its r/androidcirclejerk bro

        • LinkFixerBot

          /r/androidcirclejerk

    • Chris

      "yo man, try this dope... you'll see pink unicorns coming out of your ass. its so swaaaaggg.... ..remember YOLO fool...." *

      /sarcastic

      *and no, I dont talk like that. Clearly Jeremiah Rice does. after all he does look to be a teenager...

    • porter86

      Exactly. It's a horrible mess. Not to mention the fact that the big header image with the devices is really low res.

    • Reginald Spence II

      Lol, lighten up, dude. I thought I was a serious guy, but I still take humor in the way the AOKP team does their thing. To each their own.

  • John O’Connor

    "Unleash the Dragon!!..."

    My only regret is that this could be misconstrued as a Sisqo reference

  • http://www.AndroidAllies.com/ Max M.

    "If you haven't checked out AOKP.co for a while, we couldn't blame you. The old homepage for the Android Open Kang Project ROM and Team Kang left something to be desired - namely, a new homepage."

    They just made a new homepage a few months ago and it was pretty solid.

  • Alvin Brinson

    No HP TouchPad ... :/... I guess since it's a version behind (10.0) and still waiting on 10.1 to reach stability, it won't get an AOKP version.

  • CristianoAdiutori

    Good job!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

    If I do get a Nexus 4, I do need to get back into AOKP. It's the only ROM which its branding has made people think I am effeminate. I love the pink, rainbow unicorns and the Unicorn Porn live wallpaper.

    But I have my CyanogenMod and it's hard switching from it without getting withdrawal symptoms.

  • azholio

    So... Much... SWAGGER!

  • http://www.facebook.com/YallaYalla Yalla Tschikowski

    Android Police, I hope you learned for your Website-redesign. Every Website should have a Swagger Button.

  • smirkis

    all you guys complaining, use whatever rom you want. if this rom aint for you move on. CM and AOKP are identical for the most part.

  • Curlen Middleton

    I've always thought their rom was buggier than a drunken unicorn....

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