AOKP build 31 has bounded onto the scene, chasing the slightly buggy builds of 29 and 30 out the door – and has replaced those practice runs with a far tighter ROM, which features a major innovation; being able to put whatever you damn well please in your navigation bar. It’s hard to believe the Zaphod who crammed this feature into AOKP only has one head to work with! The latest builds of AOKP for the GSM and LTE Nexi now come packaged with the battery life lover’s dream kernel by @faux123 as well – this phone now sleeps like a kitten on top of playing and purring like one. I don’t care if it’s lame to say things like this now, but it is soooo buttery… and the battery lasts like a champ.
I’ve gone back to the always fantastic NateModz by @Natemz of RootzWiki fame (enough links in a row there, you think?). I just can’t go too long without a red theme, they really suit my moods and style. In addition to the blazing red goodness, I’m also using some of @travp624‘s trusty inverted apps to rid my phone of even more awful bright whiteness.
The wallpaper I’m using right now is one of several AOKP walls designed by the always awesome @Mobile_Sensei – This one was originally black and white, but that was something a minute of GIMP editing sorted out to suit my needs. Gary is a little bit legendary for his wallpapers – I highly recommend grabbing his wallpaper apps. They’re fantastic values for a buck or two each. Considering how many wallpapers he’s designed and shared for nothing, I feel a little compensation for his work is LONG overdue.
I’m using Nova Launcher still (I have Prime – it’s slightly more stable than Apex in my opinion), and just one 7-icon dock, with Messaging/Google Talk paired up in a folder, and the Skull icon at the end opening my Smart Shortcuts. This has proven to be an extremely efficient setup for me so far. I’m using 5 homescreens, with Wizz Widgets, Bookmark shortcuts, one blank page, and…
…another superstar to collide with my Nexus, black-themed Plume by black-and-white master themer @NitrozK of Team Kang. Not only does this give a less ugly feel to the main app, but he even got some theming in on the widget. I love it more than I should.
Overall I have to say it’s been an awesome week of solid upgrades for my phone, and these posts are getting more and more fun to throw together. I get to name-drop so much developing and theming talent! A few extra pics below!