Although Lineage OS is the most used custom ROM for Android today, the truth is that there are many other alternatives. As we mentioned in the post about the 20 best custom ROMs for Android, Paranoid Android is another of those great alternatives. The problem is that since the time of Android Nougat in 2017 we had not heard anything about it. Until now, Paranoid Android has announced its return with the publication of new ROMs based on Android 10 for 9 different mobile phone models.
“For Oreo and Pie we published builds that had the quality of a beta” indicate the developers of Paranoid Android. «We are happy to announce that Quartz will be our first stable release since Android Nougat. This is the first step in making Paranoid Android worth installing on your phone, and we’re releasing it on many devices at once. We are also convinced that we are now able to give Paranoid Android the life it really needs to continue growing.
The new Paranoid Android Quartz ROM has a good number of features, although unlike Lineage OS it does maintain the Google applications (the famous GAPPS) in its base image.
Note: If you are interested in getting rid of Google apps on your Android, take a look at this post.
Features of Paranoid Android Quartz
Below we review some of the specifications and functionalities that we find in the new iteration of Paranoid Android that has just been released.
- Google apps (GAPPS) are included in the base ZIP.
- Security patch updated to April 2020.
- Support for OTA updates.
- Adaptive playback.
- Screen stabilization (Gimball mode).
- SafetyNet for most devices.
- Support for FOD (fingerprint on screen detector).
- Paranoid Doze.
- Support for gestures with the screen off.
- UI adapted for vibration.
- Extended vibration system for OnePlus mobiles.
- Alerts interface for OnePlus.
- OTS: On The Spot, presents a user suggestion system, using a snackbar design to request changes from the user.
- Pocket mode, which detects when we carry the mobile phone in our pocket to prevent it from being accidentally picked up.
- Fast charging indicator (OnePlus phones).
- Display of the quick settings menu with a single finger.
- Extended reboot.
- Includes configuration reset within system settings.
- Two taps to enter sleep mode from the lock screen or launcher.
- Long press on volume button to go to the next song.
- Volume panel on the left for mobile with volume buttons on the left.
- Adjusted status bar notifications for each device.
- Customizable navigation bar.
- Improved lock screen.
- Support for advanced screenshots.
- Data, Wi-Fi and VPN consumption restrictions for each application individually.
- Swipe with 3 fingers to take screenshots.
- Pop-up camera holder.
Paranoid Android Quartz has launched itself into the ring with a fairly significant number of ROMs.
- Xiaomi MI 6 (sagit)
- Xiaomi MI 9 (cepheus)
- Xiami Redmi 5 (rosy)
- OnePlus 3/3T (oneplus3)
- OnePlus 6/6T (enchilada/fajita)
- OnePlus 7 Pro (guacamole)
- Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (X00TD)
- Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (X01BD)
- Essential Phone (kill)
The developers have assured that in the coming weeks and months we will see new additions to the list of supported devices. These are the models that have already been confirmed:
- Pocophone F1 (beryllium)
- Xiaomi Mi 9T and Redmi K20
- Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro and Redmi K20 Pro
- Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Dual
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Compact Dual
- Sony Xperia XZ3 and XZ3 Dual
- OnePlus 5 and 5T (cheeseburger/dumpling)
- OnePlus 7, 7T, and 7T Pro (guacamole/hotdog/hotdog)
If you are interested in trying the new customized version of Android 10 developed by the Paranoid Android team, you can do so from their website through the following LINK. Do you have