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Paranoid Android joins Android Nougat with 7.1.2 based builds. Features and supported devices

Paranoid Android, one of the widely used custom ROM for Android users made a comeback in 2016 with Android Marshmallow based builds. Now it’s 2017 and in 2017 we didn’t find any builds based on Android Nougat.

So now the ROM developer has listened to PA fans and has released the Paranoid Android 2017. The Paranoid Android 2017 comes with Android Nougat 7.1.2 builds. It brings some new features also to the OS which aren’t present in the stock Android OS. The Paranoid Android  of 2017 is claimed to be significantly better than previous Paranoid builds. It is also said to be better than stock Oxygen OS for OnePlus smartphones, specially the OnePlus 3 and 3T.

Some new features include a revamped Pie control, it’s own theme engine called Color​Engine and Substratum theme engine as well. A whole bunch of new gestures are also present in the Paranoid Android 2017.

Features:

  • Pie Controls
  • Color Engine
  • On-the-spot controls
  • Immersive Mode
  • Paranoid OTA Updater
  • Battery Styles
  • Advanced Power Dialog
  • Recent App Locking
  • Quick Pull-down
  • Substratum Support
  • Enhanced Kernel + Control

OnePlus specific features:

  • Advanced Button Control
  • Gesture Control
  • Alert Slider Support
  • Fingerprint Enhancements
  • Camera Enhancements

List of supported devices :

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Google Nexus 6P
  • Google Nexus 5X
  • OnePlus 3/3T( Same builds for both)

Installation procedure:

First of a you need to have the bootloader unlocked in your smartphone. It is also required to be on a custom recovery, most preferably official TWRP recovery.  You can follow the below steps to get Paranoid,

  • Download the Paranoid Android zip file for your device
  • Download GApps package for your file from opengapps.org
  • Place both of these files in your device
  • Reboot to recovery mode
  • Back up all your data
  • Wipe your phone (except internal storage)
  • Install the Paranoid Android ZIP
  • After the zip installation is complete, install the GApps ZIP
  • Reboot to Paranoid
Shivam Singh

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