AOKP vs. Codename Jelly Bean ROM for Nexus S/Nexus S 4G!

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For those of you who want to best of Jelly Bean ROM and customizations, you might want to take a look at either AOKP(Nexus S ONLY) or Codename Jelly Bean ROM (Nexus S and S 4G). These two are probably the two best Jelly Beans ROMs out for the Nexus S right now.

In the video, you will see slightly different configurations in UI customization between the two ROMs and I think both are great in terms of that. Which one is right for you?

Well, you can give them both a try and let me know what you think I have slight preference for Codename though.


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44 Responses to AOKP vs. Codename Jelly Bean ROM for Nexus S/Nexus S 4G!

  1. Mitchell Goudie says:

    I take it you were bust, been a while since your last post?

  2. Pieterjan says:

    I’m using codename for a day now, and it’s the best jellybeanrom i’ve used.
    Something I wanted to add to the video: you can add two custom widgets to your lockscreen, it’s somewhere on the bottom of the lockscreenmenu.

    Any news about what’s going to happen to your youtubechannel?

  3. Ken says:

    Hi Max, do these ROMs have overclocking & power control features in the notification area?
    Also what are the best kernels to run with these ROMs?

  4. Muharem says:

    Hi Max. I used Codename rom today, and i didn’t found it as smooth as you were pretending. And then I saw that NFC was on, so i turned it off and now my phone is way much faster 🙂

    Keep doing a great job !

  5. Beddamade says:

    I am going to try Codename. I just want to ask, what Kernel do you like for that ROM and what is the status of overclocking the ROM?

  6. frizzen says:

    I’m using AOKP + Air Kernel, great combo, very smooth and incredibly fast..!
    you must try it guys…!

  7. frizzen says:

    hey Max, the previous version of AOKP still the best it can OC up to 1,4GHz

  8. beddamade says:

    I just install the Codename ROM and it is over clocked to 1.4. I am now recovering from Titanium Backup. But so far I love the ROM. The only problem i had so far was getting the Amazon App Store to work. It would not accept my username and password. The issue was I had to many devices connected. I had to deregistered my old Devices. Just a FYI if you use Amazon App Store.

  9. Justin says:

    Is anyone able to get swype installed on Codename?

  10. Danny says:

    both rom gallery and music player still can’t load any picture or music from SD card, anyone know how to fix this bug or problem?? thank you so much!!!!!

  11. eyelid says:

    Repeatedly getting stuck in the same bootloop error with Codename 3.3.2. Had it up and running briefly but it has either rebooted repeatedly on its own, or after manually rebooting it hangs infinitely.
    Have tried everything, every combination possible multiple times over, and the error is always repeatable but there is not one specific thing that sets it off. Multiple kernels (latest matrix & air both), re-flashing, formatting absolutely everything including sd and usb storage and then starting from square one. Occasionally triggered by app downloading / installation from Play store, but not always; also it’s a different app each and every time. BTW, not restoring apps via TB or any other method, but rather manually one at a time. Doesn’t matter. Something’s up with this rom, because it isn’t specific to one kernel. I’m out of combinations to try, and unfortunately for the moment out of patience.

    Going to put this down and walk away, and maybe come back later to try AOKP.

  12. djaytg says:

    I’m using AOKP 4.0.4 ICS ROM on my nexus s and I’ll be soon switching to galaxy s3 giving my nexus s to my dad…
    he only uses the phone to call(around 2 hrs minimum daily) and very very minimal data consumption(checking mails)
    so i wanted to know which ROM is very stable and gives a long lasting battery for voice calls
    (the one which i am using is pretty good)
    my question is is there is any better ?

  13. Rodavlas says:

    Does codename for Nexus s 4G have 4G internet working ?

  14. KyuinP says:

    Hi, I got Codename JB on my Nexus s 4G and Air Kernel but the color setting part on Voodoo was gone.. so I tried Matrix 22.5 but matrix didn’t work either.. the screen is washed off color after changing from ICS to JB… is there any way? solution? Help me ASAP.. Thank You

  15. Brian says:

    I flashed the newest AOKP Build from today, and I have 2 questions:
    1. What does swagger do? Seems to be useless.
    2. I miss the Data on/off toggle :/ U guys too?

  16. Alex says:

    Sup guys! Im on Aokp and i love it! But when i want to go in performance, its tell me: Unfortunately rom control has stopped! id trying to flash matrix kernel but when i flash it i reboot and nothing happen, my phone get stock on the Google logo and nothing happen! so im not abbel to overclock!! can you help me?

  17. Beddamade says:

    The Codename ROM is overclocked Out Of The Box!!!

  18. Billai says:

    Hey Max, I have installed the codename jelly bean ROM on my nexus s, along with the google apps. However, after rebooting, none of the apps were opening, especially the app store. Any idea of what could’ve gone wrong?

  19. mayur says:

    will aokp work with air kernel(voddoo or blue)

  20. Felipe says:

    Hi, the ROM is good, but i’ve always used voodo control where i can to change or tunnig the gamma color of the screen, but now with the jelly bean i cant do it, some one can help mw please

  21. Jessica says:

    Is it better to use the Codename rom on the air kernel, or will it better if I flash the Matr1x kernel? Feedback will be appreciated!

  22. Neil says:

    I flashed my Nexus S 4G with the Codename rom but now i’m unable to send mms messages. Is there a fix for this problem?

  23. Simran says:

    Is it possible to install the new Codename 3.6.0 rom on top of the previous 3.5.0 version? Without performing a complete wipe of the phone? As I do not want to lose any data and want to update the phone like you would with an official android update. Please can anyone get back to me ASAP! THANK YOU!! 😀

  24. elcapitan says:

    I really like the silent hours, although where can i adjust the toggles in the notification bar?
    If this isn’t possible im switching back to aokp

  25. Andrew says:

    Codname ROM: Reboot always messes up my widgets, any ideas?

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