As far as custom ROMs are concerned, there are 2 types- AOKP based and AOSP based. The CyanogenMod ROMs are AOSP based. The AOKP ROMs are  also great and many people are shifting towards it. The AOKP ROMs are gaining popularity over the past year. The Nexus 4 owners will be happy to hear that Jelly Bean 4.2 AOKP ROM is now available for their device.


Some of the features of the AOKP ROM are the following- Unlimited lock screen widgets of any kind, full customization of NavBar, buttons, color & transparency, widget support, menu arrow keys while typing, status bar transparency, customization of tile-based status bar toggles, safe headset volume warning toggle, several bug fixes, under-the-hood optimizations and core Android 4.2.1 features.

The Nexus users can follow the instructions below to install the Jelly Bean 4.2 AOKP ROM on their device.



  1. Download the Aokp_mako_jb-mr1_build-3 zip file and Gapps zip file. Place it on the root of the SD card.
  2. Now boot in to the custom recovery.
  3. Make a Nandroid backup in case anything goes wrong.
  4. Perform a full wipe (wipe data/factory reset + wipe cache partition).
  5. Go to “advanced” and wipe the dalvik cache.
  6. Go to “Select zip from SD card” and choose the Aokp_mako_jb-mr1_build-3 zip file.
  7. Now go back and again clear the cache and dalvik cache.
  8. Go to “Select zip from SD card” and choose the Gapps zip file.
  9. After the process is complete, reboot the phone.

After Step 9, the AOKP ROM will be installed on the Nexus 4. It must be noted that the first boot may take some time.

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