This guide will teach you how you can install the Android 4.2.2 custom Milestone 1 ROM called AOKP (Android Open Kang Project). The AOKP ROM is well known for being the ROM to have, or at least try if you haven’t before. They come with heaps of flexibility and options, as well as have a great reputation in being reliable. To give you an idea of just how big the AOKP ROM has gotten, back in April it was reported to have accomplished the 1 million downloads milestone. On a world scale, that might not seem like much, but for a custom ROM experience, that is very successful. The reason being, custom ROMs to this day, just are not all that popular in the real world.

This is a custom ROM as I have previously mentioned. That means that this was not an official release by the Nexus 10 company. In order to do this procedure you will need to have ClockworkMod recovery installed for that very reason. If you don’t know how to do that, I have included the guide in the link I just dropped.

But wait, wasn’t there an old version of this ROM? Yes, there was another version. This version is the new version and comes with heaps of cool new things. Bug fixes galore, the lock screen ring targets has been put back into the design (yay), a re-done API and loads of updates.

Maybe I should wait and see because it is new and I don’t want to hurt my device? Heck no, this is already being used by loads of people and is 100% legit! It is just brand new to the Nexus 10 device that’s all. It is still the exact same Milestone 1 ROM, however.

For this guide you will need the Samsung Nexus 10 USB drivers up and running. Hit up the link provided to suss them out.

Installing AOKP Milestone 1 ROM on the Samsung Nexus 10

1. Download AOKP Milestone 1 Android 4.2.2 ROM, as well as the Google apps pack.

2. Using the USB cable supplied, connect the Nexus 10 to the Windows PC.

3. Grab both files which you downloaded previously and shift them over to the devices SD card.

4. This is a great time to perform any kind of backing up, whether it be your personal data or settings that you may like to have. It would be a real pain to have to put them all back again if you lost them. This can be done by using the device’s internal memory or external memory. Internal would be easiest because there is no transferring required.

5. Power down the device.

6. Power the device back up into bootloader mode.

7. Now is when you want to ensure proper battery life is still remaining. If you have gotten this far and it’s under half way, then stop and charge it up some more.

8.  There will be some on-screen instructions here now. Use them to navigate your way to the bootloader and then recovery. This is, of course, Clock-Work-mod recovery you will now have entered.

9.  This is where we do the usual wiping of cache and data. This will wipe all of your things, so it is paramount that you have backed it all up before you proceed! From inside CWM select wipe data/factory reset. Once that is done now select wipe cache partition. You also have the option of performing a dalvik cache wipe. This one is optional.

10. Navigate your way back to the main screen inside recovery still. From here select  install zip from SD card. Follow that up with the selection of choosing zip from SD card. Remember the file we copied over to the SD card earlier? You need to grab Android 4.2.2 ROM, zip now, which is it. Confirm this installation once you have got it.

Do the exact same thing in the Google apps package which we also transferred over to the SD card.

11. Navigate your way back to the main screen and select the reboot now option. Upon reboot the device will have the AOKP Milestone 1 custom ROM fully installed!

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