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For this week’s Nexus 5 ROM of the Week, check out SOKP ROM with Racer kernel.
Based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, SOKP ROM aims to bring users endless number of customization/features along with full multi-window and floating multi-window working nearly flawless. This also is their “milestone” version, meaning it’s going to be as stable as it gets.
Racer kernel does a pretty good job of making SOKP ROM even faster along with excellent battery life. As a bonus, Racer kernel can also enable Sweep-2-Wake, Sweep-2-Sleep, and Double-Tap-to-Sleep using Trickster Mod app on Play Store.
With SOKP Control (found in Settings), you will be able to utilize a high number of customization including customizing buttons/lockscreen/statusbar/system animations, HALO, OmniSwitch, Active Display, Gesture Navigation, Gesture Anywhere, PIE Controls, Screen Recording, and much much more.
For multi-window, it works out of the box for a nice 2 split-view so you can easily multi-task between 2 apps, just like a Galaxy Note series smartphones. Also you can enable the floating multi-window (see video for tutorial) which allows you to get endless number of screens just like your desktop computer.
Overall, SOKP ROM has been developed continually in the last few months that I have been following the team and if you have not tried this ROM yet, definitely you need to take it for a test drive this week(end)!
Don’t know how to install a custom ROM? See How to Install Custom ROM on Nexus 5!
Please make sure you backup ROM before installing a custom ROM!!!
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, install Kernel, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)
Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player use with Dolphin browser)
If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
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