AOKP stands for Android Open Kang Project. It is a custom ROM distribution for several high-end Android devices. The name is a play on the word kang and AOSP (Android Open Source Project). The name was sort of a joke, but it just stuck, just like our infatuation with unicorns.
We fork the source code of Android that Google puts out in the open with every major version release, and we then add the magical unicorn bytes (read: we add some of the coolest features that
both useful and make your ROM awesome).
With AOKP, you can generally do a lot more with your device than what you could do with the original firmware that came installed on it.
Bring out the most of your LED notifications – customize them to always know what happened at a glance of your phone.
Build your own custom vibration patterns, making it easier to discover who is calling you while your phone is still in your pocket.
Enable a multitude of system-wide highly customizable application shortcuts and actions, use swipe gestures anywhere.
Change the way your quick toggles are displayed, along with the powerful option to create your own custom toggle.
Add up to 5 custom applications or actions to your navigation ring to reach everything you need as fast as possible.