The Team Kang has announced the availability of the latest Android Open Kang Project (AOKP) nightlies for a number of Android powered devices. Based on AOSP, the AOKP build brings Android 4.4.4 software and plenty of customised features and tweaks. Below are the changes noticed in the latest release.
Navbar cursor keys
Option to force high-end graphics on low memory devices
Toggle rewrite: battery, Wi-Fi and signal
Heads up blacklist options
Lots of device updates
The AOKP nightly also supports the international variant of Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300), which runs Android Jelly Bean. Head over to the AOKP source page to know more about the new nightly versions.
Galaxy S3 owners, who wish to install Android 4.4.4 on their devices using AOKP, may follow the installation guide below.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device. Before following the installation guide, users are advised to verify their devices meet the following requirements.
- Install USB Drivers for Galaxy S3 to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate to Settings>> About phone. Tap on Build Number seven times, a message will appear saying 'You are now a Developer.' Now enable USB Debugging Mode by navigating to Settings>> Developer Options.]
- As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device has any custom recovery such as ClockworkMod or, TWRP then back up data using the same.
- If the Android phone powers off due to lack of battery during the process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Galaxy S3 should have above 80% battery charge.
- The phone should be rooted and have the latest version of recovery.
- The AOKP 4.4.4 works only with Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. As applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Galaxy S3 by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.
- After flashing the ROM if the device gets stuck on the booting animation or experience boot loop then perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache for a few times before rebooting the device.
- Once the ROM is installed, users are advised to give 10 minutes to the ROM after the device boots up for the first time for better user experience.
How to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Galaxy S3 I9300 with AOKP
Step-1: Connect Galaxy S3 to the computer using USB cable. Move the downloaded files to the internal storage of the phone. But do not extract/unzip the files
Step-2: Unplug the USB cable from the phone and switch it off
Step-3: Enter into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together. This guide supports both CWM and TWRP recovery; you may use either of the recoveries to install the CM11.0 M8 build
Step-4: Create a Nandroid backup of the current ROM, which can be restored later if the new ROM does not work or if you wish to go back to the previous ROM.
CWM: Select backup and restore, name the file and confirm the process. Go back to main recovery menu when the backup is completed
TWRP: Press Backup, name the file then swipe to confirm the process
Step-5: Apply a full Factory Reset. This will wipe all data from system partition, which means the device will lose installed apps data and all the other system files [Factory Reset does not delete contents from internal or external storage.]
CWM: Select wipe data/factory reset and confirm the process
TWRP: Press Wipe and swipe to confirm
Note: Do not skip this process as the new ROM might not boot into normal mode.
Step-6: Install CM11.0 M8 on Galaxy S3.
CWM: Select install zip from sdcard >> choose zip from sdcard. Now browse to the location where ROM is saved. Select it and confirm installation
TWRP: Press Install, find the ROM file and swipe to confirm installation
Step-7: When the ROM is installed, follow the similar procedure (step-6) to flash Gapps file
Step-8: After the installation process is completed, return to the custom recovery screen and reboot the phone into normal mode. Note that the first boot process of the new ROM will take some time before it loads all the files
AOKP nightly build featuring Android 4.4.4 should now be installed on the Galaxy S3 I9300. Navigate to Settings>> About phone to verify the new software version running on the device.
[Source: Android Geeks]