AKAIO 1.8.9z has been released thanks to Normmatt, smiths, and the rest of the AKAIO team. This was released on March 4th. But seems I missed it

Changelog

AK-AIO 1.8.9z
+ All this time for just a "z" in file version? Yes.
+ Finally fixed per-file/extension custom icons... broken since 1.8.0
+ Update loader to Mighty Morphin Power Loader release (Jan 2012)
+ Latest CMP USRCHEAT (1/15/2012)
+ Not much else; poor DS seems to be lonely with its 2D-ness

Download AKAIO 1.8.9z
Official AKAIO Website