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Android 4.4 nightlies are out on Paranoid Android and AOKP ROMs

Authored by: Kris Carlon — Dec 27, 2013

Up until now it’s only really been CyanogenMod that have had anything to show fans on the Android 4.4 code base. But on Christmas Eve, Paranoid Android released nightlies for their tweak of the brand-spanking new Android OS, and today, the Android Open Kang Project (AOKP) joined the party with nightlies released for most newer Nexus devices.

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There's now two new flavors of KitKat available. / © AndroidPIT/Paranoid Android/AOKP

Paranoid Android put out the first nightlies of AOSPA4+ a couple of days ago for the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013), Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus. The ROM seems quite stable but is currently missing a lot of more advanced Paranoid Android features like PIE mode, Halo and the Hybrid engine. For anyone lucky enough to score the monster Oppo N1 on Christmas Day, that slab will be added to the supported devices list in the very near future, as will the missing features mentioned above.

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The KitKat party is just warming up! / © Google/CyanogenMod/AOKP/Paranoid Android/Omni/AndroidPIT

Meanwhile, on Christmas Day, AOKP unwrapped their Android 4.4 ROM which currently supports the newer Nexus devices (including the Galaxy Nexus), Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Note 2, HTC One, and some Xperia models (Z, ZL, T, V). Of course, as yet only the major devices have builds available, but more will come soon. The opening of the flood gates in custom ROM land means good things for anyone waiting on the official KitKat release, or for those with an old Android who weren’t lucky enough to score one of the smartphones of the year a couple of days ago.

Have you flashed either of these new nightlies? What are your thoughts on AOKP’s and PA’s take on KitKat?

Kris Carlon comes to the AndroidPIT Editorial Team via a lengthy period spent traveling and relying on technology to keep him in touch with the outside world. He joined the Android community while resurfacing in civilization back in 2010 and has never looked back, using technology to replace his actual presence in other people's lives ever since. He can usually be found juggling three phones at once and poring over G+ posts, Reddit and RSS feeds.


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  • iMaC74 Dec 27, 2013 Link to comment

    lol spell check running the *OMNI, can I edit my post via mobile?

  • iMaC74 Dec 27, 2013 Link to comment

    I'm running the OMNI 4.4.2 KitKat ROM on my GT-i9505 "SimFree" just wow by far the best rom I've used, clean, fast and very smooth with daily updates and some nice little features, I'll be sticking with this rom for a while 👌 thanks team OMNI and to all those involved 😉

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