If you consider yourself an Android lover, chances are you’ll love Paranoid Android. It was one of the most popular custom ROMs for Android devices after LineageOS, and is known for its unique features that were ahead of its time, such as beautiful wallpapers and floating bubble notifications. However, Paranoid Android also declined in popularity as people stopped rooting and roaming their phones. Now Paranoid is making a comeback with the release of Sapphire 12 Alpha based on Android 12.
The Paranoid Android team started working on the latest version of the ROM as soon as the AOSP Android 12 source code was released. The team adopted the mineral naming scheme with Android 11, Paranoid Android Quartz, and continued with the release of Sapphire this year.
Offering this, the PA team will also clear up any confusion about the new alpha release. The number of releases varies from device to device as these builds work through supported device managers. Some phones may receive more alpha builds from Device Admins to fix bugs, while others, which are already in a relatively stable state, may receive fewer updates. Therefore, some devices may have certain features and others may be missing. Also, some features found in the alpha release may not be included in the stable release due to stability issues or bugs.
For now, the first alpha build is only available on the OnePlus 8 Pro. But soon it will be available on more phones including OnePlus 5T/7T, OnePlus 9R/Pro, OnePlus 8T, Poco M2 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Poco F3/X3 and more. A full list of supported devices can be found here. This Twitter threadThe download link can be found on this Telegram channel.
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