AOKP Releases First Android 4.2 Builds – JB-MR1 Build 1

The developers of the highly popular custom ROM, AOKP, released the first Android 4.2 builds for four Nexus devices Wednesday night: Galaxy Nexus (maguro), Galaxy Nexus (toro), Nexus 7 (grouper), and the Nexus 4 (mako).  Since they had to start over moving onto 4.2, AOKP developer sethyx  stated that they mostly focused on features which is why there is only a short supported device list for the moment.  They have added lots of added bug fixes to 4.2 and ported their previous optimizations and tweaks which is great.  My person favorite tweak AOKP made to Jelly Bean is bringing back the Gingerbread style app chooser.  Don’t worry though, sethyx said to expect support for the Galaxy S II, S III, and Note variants coming next.  Once more devices are officially supported, the team will get back to their usual bi-weekly release schedule.

One more thing to note, if you’re off to try out the new custom 4.2 AOKP build, sethyx said to make sure you wipe in all cases for flashing this build.  He also stated if you’re not already running a 4.2+ based ROM to make sure you update to the latest recovery for your device and he recommended the TWRP.  Not sure why he recommended TWRP, but he did.  So there you have it.

Remember, flashing ROMs is always at your own risk.  I will probably be trying out the new AOKP ROM on my Nexus 7 in the very near future.  If you try it out, let us know what you think of their tweaks on 4.2.  I gotta believe it has to be better way better than stock.  Hit the link below to check out AOKP’s official release, ROM features, and links for downloads.

AOKP Release

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