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CyanogenMod’s new hires: Founders of AOKP, Chameleon ROM

CyanogenMod Inc has a new employee: the founder of one of the other popular custom Android ROMs. Developer Roman Birg created the Android Open Kang Project in 2011. It’s an open source, Android-based operating system known for offering users a huge array of options for performance tweaks and visual customization. At this point AOKP is a […]

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Now with Android 4.4: AOKP, Paranoid Android ROMS and RK3188, Allwinner A31 chips

It’s been a busy week for developers working with Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat software. Two of the most popular custom ROM builders have released their first public builds based on KitKat, and two Chinese chip makers have also released builds of Android 4.4 which support devices with their processors. Here’s a quick roundup of things […]

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Lilbits (12-19-2013): Steam Machine prototype teardown

Gaming platform provider Steam recently announced plans to launch its own Linux-based operating system and partner with PC makers to offer gaming PCs meant for your living room. Eventually we’ll see multiple Steam Machines in a range of shapes and sizes and with varying levels of performance. As a beta test though, Valve recently sent […]

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AOKP Jelly Bean 4.2 Milestone 2 custom ROM adds new app launcher, more devices

AOKP is a custom for Android phones and tablets that’s earned a reputation for offering users a ton of ways to customize and tweak their device. But it’s been a while since there’s been a major release of AOKP, which means that folks looking for bleeding edge firmware to run on their mobile devices may […]

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AOKP JB-MR1 Milestone 1 custom ROM, announces semi-nightly build schedule

Don’t like the software that came with your Android phone or tablet? There are plenty of custom ROMs available for many devices, letting you install a tweaked version of Android. Android Open Kang Project is one of the most popular, and the team behind AOKP have just released Milestone 1 of JB-MR1. In something closer […]

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AOKP brings customizable goodness to Android 4.2 with JB-MR1 Build 1

The developers behind the popular AOKP Android-based operating system have released their first build based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It adds support for lock screen widgets, Google’s new notification and quick settings panel, and more. But like earlier versions of the AOKP, what really makes AOKP JB-MR1 Build 1 special is the level of […]

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AOKP JB Milestone 1 brings tweakable Jelly Bean to Android phones, tabet

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 […]

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AOKP Build 2: Crazy customizable Jelly Bean ROM for Android phones, tablets

The AOKP development team has released a new build of their custom ROM for Android phones and tablets. AOKP Jelly Bean Build 2 is based on Google Android 4.1, but it offers a huge number of customization options. For instance, the latest build lets you use a tablet view on any device, so you can […]

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AOKP, MIUI custom ROMs updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

CyanogenMod isn’t the only Android development team making the jump from Android 4.0 to Android 4.1. The developers behind the MIUI and AOKP custom ROMs for Android phones and tablets have also released initial builds of their software based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. CyanogenMod, MIUI, and AOKP (Android Open Kang Project) are three of […]

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Unofficial AOKP nightly builds for the HP TouchPad

It’s been possible to install Google Android on the HP TouchPad tablet for months, thanks to the tools developed by members of the CyanogenMod team. But CyanogenMod isn’t the only version of Android that can run on HP’s 9.7 inc tablet. Over the past few months the folks behind the AOKP (Android Open Kang Project) have made a name […]