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Landed here from the "Custom Roms" link on the XDA forums. What exactly is Paranoid Android? Could there be a sticky for users new to it? Perhaps with some reason on why this ROM is awesome, like CM's "Why Mod?" page?

I haven't found any information *about* this ROM on paranoidandroid.co, and I'm not the only one who's confused.
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Sadly, that's only the change log. No answers to the question in the first post. Anyone? I'm curious too!
 
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Sadly, that's only the change log. No answers to the question in the first post. Anyone? I'm curious too!
The change log thread contains a list of all features. Period. What more do you need? Use this ROM and you will increase inches? Get more women?

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The change log thread contains a list of all features. Period. What more do you need? Use this ROM and you will increase inches? Get more women?
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Certainly not more snark or irrelevant hashtags; more of an outsider's perspective instead of a core dev's one would help. Keep in mind that the vast majority of the users haven't a clue what Paranoid Android is, and are rather trying to decide on which ROM to flash. They're not going to compare change logs. How could we help them choose Paranoid when it's right for them?
  • focus of the ROM - is it theming? de-bloating? features? a mix? security, since it's called Paranoid?
  • features differentiating it from other ROMs (raison d'etre - why was this ROM made when there are so many out there)
  • device compatibility - what phones has it been tested on?
  • stability notes - how mature is the ROM?
  • what works, what doesn't
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Irrelevant hash tags?

Just like the blog states,

Paranoid Android is a custom rom focused on open devices. We aim to not simply add to Android but extend it, utilizing the same design philosophies Google uses with AOSP (Android Open Source Project). You won't find a sea of options but a minimalistic user focused approach to Android.

We only support nexus, oppo, and 1+ devices.

Honestly, if a user wants to know what it is, there are dozens of android blogs and videos that have covered it all.

We don't have our website up, simply because of lack of time and manpower. Everything we have included works. We don't break devices.

And if you actually look at the change log thread it covers the features in detail, so your comment about comparing the change log is null

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My apologies. Its been a rough day. I will post something more coherent after I recover from today's events

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Actually that changelog thread has detailed descriptions of each feature they added to AOSP.
Not only the version-to-version changes.

Those feature descriptions are detailed. Not big words but rather a what-you-get. Clear and detailed.

I say that is the most usable description about a custom ROM. Thanks for the PA team!

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