We really had our last hurrah with Kitkat on 4.4, and that too did not have all the features of AOKP on 4.3 (Which ofcourse was the peak of our Kangy Awesomeness).
We did pretend to be trying to make Lollipop (first with 5.0 and then with 5.1) releases, and as our team member akellar says – “We pretended to be a ROM team” a couple of times, but for the whole of 2015, the best thing we did really manage was pull off a April Fools prank on Xiaomi and all the tech blogs ;)
But with Marshmallow, there probably is, after a looooooong time, a real real chance of AOKP releases coming out. I would like to thank some new folks like stelix, zeeshan and akhil.narang who have worked hard to revive AOKP in form of MarshMallowKang.
Now they are part of the team – forming the latest new fold of Team Kang, and all the MarshMallowKang effort has been pushed up into our official github and gerrit
The source right now is pretty up-to-date, in line with AOSP 6.0.1_r13. It builds for quite a few devices like bullhead, mako, hammerhead, falcon and oneplus2
With a few minor changes here and there bacon, find7, sprout, condor and a few more devices should build too. We are adding more devices (yeah I am gonna get those Xperias up) over the next few days.
YES WE HAVE ROM CONTROL TOO ! Again thanks to stelix for having relentlessly working on it. We are right now based on CM-13, and almost all of the features are CM’s only. There are a dozen or so features ported from other ROMs and a forward ported original AOKP features from our older versions too.
I won’t make tall promises, but with MarshMallow, we have a real chance of kickstarting the rainbow-farts spewing unicorn machine again. Let’s see where the next few days takes us and hopefully we’ll be able to come out with proper official builds soon enough.
The oldies like marclandis and bmc08gt have been pulling a few punches too, and the experts tdm and roman have been in the thick of things as well. Here’s hoping more of the original Team Kang – like zaphod and stevespear come out of retirement ;) and code some more awesomesauce like Ribbons and Navrings and Swagger Toggles.
Building at home
repo init -u https://github.com/AOKP/platform_manifest -b mm
repo init -u https://github.com/AOKP/platform_manifest -b mm repo sync . build/envsetup.sh lunch aokp_hammerhead-userdebug mka rainbowfarts
I want to give a loud shoutout to the few people who have donated money to AOKP account in the past year. It was really touching to see people trying to support the project even though we were not actively developing. The amount of money we received was not big (it was less than what $$$ we drowned into maintenance cost of keeping our servers live), the love meant a lot to us.
If any good souls want to donate, we would graciously accept. Rest assured we won’t be buying yachts – we all have one each – but it’ll go towards reacquiring a build server if any.
Cheers and keep kanging :)