AOKP is a custom version of Android designed as a replacement for the software that comes with dozens of phones and tablets. It’s based on the Android Open Source Project, but AOKP (Android Open Kang Project) includes a number of extra enhancements and customization options.
The developers have released AOKP JB Milestone 1, which is a stable build based on Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It will be the last major release before Google makes the source code for Android 4.2 available.
AOKP JB Milestone 1 includes a number of bug fixes and a few new features, including:
- You can adjust the width of the NavBar on tablets
- Enable vibrate on touch for slide-to-unlock on the lockscreen
- You can click the calendar and clock in the notification slider
- It’s possible to hide toggles by long-pressing the Settings button.
But those are just the latest in a long list of features that make AOKP special. Want to kill all apps from the recent apps menu? You can do that. Want to dismiss or snooze an alarm by shaking your device? Sure, that works. Want to answer phone calls by pressing the home button? Sure, why not.
You can also change DPI settings, view use a timer with the camera, set custom vibration patterns for phone calls, and do much, much more.
AOKP JB Milestone 1 is available for a number of phones and tablets, with additional devices getting added to the list all the time. You can find a list of supported devices and downloads in the release announcement.
You can also install the Kangerator app from the Google Play Store to see if your device is supported and to download the latest version of AOKP.