AOKP stands for Android Open Kang Project. It is a custom ROM distribution for several high-end Android devices. The name is a play on the word kang and AOSP (Android Open Source Project). The name was sort of a joke, but it just stuck, just like our infatuation with unicorns.
We fork the source code of Android that Google puts out in the open with every major version release, and we then add the magical unicorn bytes (read: we add some of the coolest features that are both useful and make your ROM awesome).
With AOKP, you can generally do a lot more with your device than what you could do with the original firmware that came installed on it.
There are a variety of reasons why a hilly billy Android user, on a bright sunny day, would suddenly start using AOKP and loving it.
For one, AOKP is lightweight. Most OEMs provide a heavy UI layer over Android and have loads of bloatware (i.e. apps that not everyone use every day, but you cannot remove because they’re “baked in” by default). Since AOKP is built upon vanilla Android source, it has neither of the above.
Also AOKP has features that you will not find on your stock firmware. You can have a multitude of toggles to quickly flip a lot of your phone’s settings right at your fingertips, or you can launch apps quickly from any screen using our Ribbons.
You can change almost each and every aspect of the OS, from its looks to the way it functions, with total freedom. And did we tell you, AOKP helps you make tacos?
Vibration Patterns , Led Control , Clock Settings
Recent Settings , Recent Search Bar , Recents in Fullscreen
Clear Button , Lock Screen , Set lock Screen Wallpaper
Efect Blur , Media Convert , DT2S on Lock Screen
Status Bar , Carrier Label , Custom Carrier Label
Carrier Label Color , AOPK Logo , Bringhtness Control
Show Notification Count , Double Tap To Sleep
Notifications Drawer , Quick PullDown , Smart PullDown
Number of QS tiles per row , Show weather
Time contextual Header ,T ask Manager , Clear all icon
Hardware keys , Backlight , Endcall , Wake up device
Wake up device , Short press action , Power menu
Reboot , ScreenRecoder , Navigation Bar , Pa Pie Control
Sound , User Interface , App Launcher
Wi-Fi Tethering – automatically turn off hotspot after X minutes of inactivity
Profiles – add notification light controls
Do Not Disturb/Priority Mode – add notification light controls
Privacy Guard/App data usage – Restrict apps to Wi-Fi or Cellular data only or block all internet access, per app
Bluetooth Devices battery support
Security fixes galore
Navigation Bar Delete Button Added
Rild more Stable
Theme Chooser New
Lockscreen Wallpaper picker makes its return
Lockscreen Weather and new Weather plug in support
Lockscreen Blur support (on a per device basis) and the ability to disable the effect
Live Lockscreen support
Added Text in Lock Screen
New LiveDisplay hardware enhancements and API
Snap Camera (per device basis)
Gello Browser (per device basis)
Lots of translation
Cyanogen Apps support (x86 not supported yet)
Additional CM SDK APIs