paranoid android Stories July 5

Not long after formally being announced, the Paranoid Android Sapphire beta which is based upon Android 12 is now available for a swatch of OnePlus 7 and 7T series handsets.

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paranoid android Stories June 8

It seems that the popular Paranoid Android could soon be made available for Pixel 6 Pro after being officially teased by the development team behind the ROM project.

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paranoid android Stories April 20

Paranoid Android Sapphire Beta announced, OTA updates could come w/ donation support

The developers behind the popular Paranoid Android third-party ROM have confirmed that the Sapphire Beta is set to launch this week, with OTA support potentially arriving dependent on community donation support.

paranoid android Stories November 30, 2021

Paranoid Android ‘Sapphire’ is based on Android 12, launches today w/ OnePlus support

The custom ROM scene isn’t as strong as it once was, but one name that has stuck around is Paranoid Android. Now, the team of developers behind the project has announced Paranoid Android’s take on Android 12 will be called “Sapphire” and launches today.

paranoid android Stories April 16, 2020

Paranoid Android returns w/ Android 10 builds for OnePlus, other devices

The custom ROM scene certainly isn’t what it used to be for Android, but an old name is returning yet again. Paranoid Android is back with Android 10 builds for select devices.

paranoid android Stories November 22, 2016


Android Nougat has been out in the wild for some time now, but for third parties — especially the less resourceful ones — it can be hard to stay on track. About a year from the original announcement of Robin, however, Nextbit seems to be up to the task, and a preview of the software is now rolling out

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paranoid android Stories September 10, 2016

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

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paranoid android Stories June 9, 2016

Paranoid Android 2016Following the acquisition by OnePlus back in February 2015, most of the team working on the Paranoid Android ROM fled to the Chinese company’s shore to work on the Oxygen OS, which eventually made its way to the OnePlus 2 and its sibling smartphones.

There was no indication that the team would make a comeback, but as per a post released today, it looks like death previsions were everything but right…

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paranoid android Stories February 2, 2015

Paranoid Android hits Lollipop in newly-released 5.0 Alpha 1 build

The team behind the second most popular custom Android ROM, Paranoid Android, has today updated the software to have a baseline AOSP Lollipop 5.0.2. Along with this first Lollipop-based build, the team has included a bunch of new improvements and features.

Today’s update is “ready to be used in public,” according to the Paranoid Android team. But keep in mind that this release is still an alpha build. “Hope for awesome buttery smoothness, be ready for a bumpy ride,” the announcement post says.

Here’s what new in this version:

  • Update the baseline to AOSP Lollipop 5.0.2
  • Improvements to Heads Up, such as an option to disable heads up interruptions completely
  • Add Quick Unlock
  • Extend the power menu
  • Animate the volume panel in a more material manner
  • Make it possible to skip songs using volume buttons when the device is locked
  • Add CM12 Theme Engine
  • Fix various small annoyances from AOSP

The last version of Paranoid Android was released four months ago, version 4.6 beta 5.

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