Paranoid Android 2016

Paranoid Android is a ROM that gets a lot of attention from the Nexus, Oppo, and OnePlus communities due to its stock Android appearance and useful features added atop Google’s mobile operating system. With today’s announcement, the hard-working people at Paranoid have announced official support for the Nextbit Robin

Over on Google Plus, Paranoid Android (PA) posted that they are pushing out a new build of their Android Open Source Project-based ROM. While this new release is only limited to the Nextbit Robin and OnePlus 3 phones, it still includes several new features such as the ability to switch to the last used application and a handful of software improvements.

Official Changelog:

  • Added switch to last app button action
  • Added custom routines to maximize performance on kryo devices
  • Improved system wide performance
  • Improved battery life
  • Stability fixes for Quick Settings
  • Various improvements and fixes for the Camera app
  • Fixed a few encryption issues
  • Other various bug fixes and improvements

In addition to the official support for the Nexbit Robin, PA is using this release to roll out a bunch of software updates to the OnePlus 3. These include a variety of fixes that range from the camera to the wifi hotspot.

  • Added DASH charging indicator
  • Added full support for VoLTE
  • Improved power management during the dexopting
  • Improved Camera quality
  • Improved GPS
  • Improved audio platform and quality
  • Improved memory management
  • Improved resolution for graphic textures
  • Reduced power consumption in specific cases
  • Fixed camera flash issues
  • Fixed internal issues relating to the display driver
  • Fixed a device specific issue with encryption
  • Fixed Camera app crash when trying to access settings
  • Fixed Wifi Hotspot functionality
  • Various other minor improvements

Finally, Paranoid Android has announced that they are currently working on a new version of their ROM that will be running on Android 7.0 Nougat. While the group does not have a timeline for the release, they do have an initial build running on “a few devices” and are working to implement new features into Nougat that will make the ROM “even better.”

You can go to and download the official Paranoid Android build for your device if it is supported.

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Justin Duino

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