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It's been all quiet on the Android Open Kang Project front for a while, but the latest blog post from the popular ROM family indicates that there are big things coming. The AOKP team has been working on Android 4.3 ROMs (labeled JB-MR2 in the AOKP nomenclature) ever since the release of the latest operating system, and the first nightly builds of 4.3 have now been posted.


AOKP has also added the WiFi version of the Nexus 7 2013 and the Oppo Find 5 to its lineup. The Find 5 has been a popular model with enthusiasts and ROM fanatics, so it's no surprise that it's getting a little love in the form of an official build. Don't forget to grab your Gapps package and perform a recovery backup before flashing.

Oh, and before I forget: AOKP team member and developer Rohan Mathur, AKA RohanXm, posted the following on Twitter this morning.

That statement checks out with the installation counter, if you include a whopping 1.96 million users who are on open source derivatives ("kangs") of AOKP. So if you're running AOKP, you're in good company. Unicorn power!

Update #1: According to Rohan Mathur in the comments, most of the previously-supported devices now have 4.3 (JB-MR2) nightly builds available. The post has been updated accordingly.

Update #2: Rohan also clarified the 3.5 million figure:

And yes the stats page tracks number of users, not installations or downloads as the page states :-) users are tracked the same way they are tracked with AOKPStats, an apk that tracks devices via their hashed MAC Address (Used to be IMEI but we switched to MAC recently)

Source: AOKP Blog, AOKP Nexus 7 2013, AOKP Oppo Find 5

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.
  • http://samsung-updates.com/ Krzysztof Bryk

    lmao, all that fuzz on kang. kids these days

    • BabyDaddy

      Your mom's fuzz is completely out of control.

  • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

    There are 4.3 nightlies availible for quite a few devices more than just find5 and flo; nearly all the devices from 4.2.x recieved nightlies, with the exception of the SGSIII devices (d2), evita (HTC One XL), toroplus (Sprint Galaxy Nexus) and a few others :)

    • Matt

      That and you guys have been working a long time on making it pretty bug-free (at least I haven't noticed anything in the past 2 weeks of unofficial nightlies on the Nexus 4), so I don't know if *that much* caution is warranted about flashing.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Pinged Jeremiah to fix this - the 2 devices you listed in the blog post are just new to AOKP, right? I think that's where he got confused.

      Also, can you please clarify how you count users? Are we talking total installations per unique IMEI? Or total downloads? Or what? Your tweet says users but your stats page says installations, which is ambiguous.

      • Matt

        I see Jeremiah edited it, but the update says they're not showing up on the devices section of aokp.co when they are (e.g., the top build for mako http://aokp.co/devices/mako or maguro http://aokp.co/devices/maguro both show the mr-2 builds, as do most of the other devices).

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Yeah, I see them too. I don't know what's going on anymore.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Just fixed it once and for all.

      • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

        The edit is now correct, thanks for fixing it! And yes the stats page tracks number of users, not installations or downloads as the page states :-) users are tracked with AOKPStats (which you can opt out of at first boot up), an apk that tracks devices via their hashed MAC Address (Used to be IMEI but we switched to MAC recently)

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          I still wouldn't call it users - since a single user can have 10 devices. It's more like installations on unique devices. Not sure how to phrase it best.

          • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

            Yeah, that. I guess 3.5 million devices running AOKP :)

  • Matrixzone

    Waiting for the d2att build

  • angel_spain

    As a loyal aokp user, I wish they don't stick to lastest aosp branch (4.3_r3.X), those keyboard freezes on my Nexus 4 are totally beyond me. Ant they are present in every single rom that's based on 4.3_r3. :(

  • Majeed Hamid

    sounds like party time for these users

  • AkhilSood

    Oh them AOSP based roms. I was a big fan of AOKP, stopped flashing anything since the milestone 1 came along, but I refuse to live with the deadlocks. Will stick to Purity Rom, stable as hell. Though I do miss AOKP :(

  • http://www.baronsofbullshit.com/ seriosbrad

    Currently re-configuring my shiny new 4.3 AOKP ROM. Dirty flash didn't work out so great. Whee. (Note II i317M)

    • Sean Cummins

      Samesies. process.acore fail. Welp, feeling fresh and clean now.

      • http://www.baronsofbullshit.com/ seriosbrad

        Yup. Same error. It installed fresh just fine, pretty stable. Put it on my 2013 Nexus 7 too :)

        • mOOky

          I did the same, dirty flash and had the acore process FC, went back to SS, wipe (not advanced) and reflash, no problems other than the "unable to download to usb storage or sd card" error... *grrr*

          • http://www.baronsofbullshit.com/ seriosbrad

            there's always that lingering error, like where you try to convince yourself "oh, it only happens at boot", but every boot you just want to flash to get rid of said error lol

  • cdlq456

    Nice work. Hoping to get official support for the International Galaxy Note II (N7100).

  • Krzysztof Jozwik

    I feel like I should install this since I'm tired of keeping Google Services eating my data, but I've grown tired of these wipe / start over. I used to love flashing a new ROM every day, maybe I'm just getting lazy. With 4.4 around the corner I'm debating whether I should just wait it out. Nexus 4 for the on MR1 Milestone 2 in case anyone cares. Can I do a dirty flash or would I need a to wipe and backup all my apps?

  • RL010

    No support for The Xperia T (yet). Hope AOKP wil come with a good 4.3 because CM really sucks (to many bugs) and we don't have much custom roms for the Xperia T

  • HolyFreakingCrap

    Lets just hope one of the things they are working on is not Inc.