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Developer FAQ: http://betadan.com/paranoid/faq/
Disclaimer: This FAQ is a collection of Information provided by Users for Users. You should always verify any Answers contained herein before applying it to your situation. If a working solution was found for a recent problem we’d appreciate it if someone PM'ed us with a link to the post, in order to update it here.
FAQ Last Update:
Juli 24th 2012 FAQ Editors & Contributors:
Question & Answear:
Q: Can I flash PA 0.x from any other ROM?
A: Do not try to flash this ROM from any Samsung ICS ROM or ROMS Based on Samsungs Kernels like
my CM9, AOSP, etc. First flash any stock Gingerbread ROM with odin or any GB kernel [instructions
]. Then root the device [instructions
] and reboot into recovery once again before flashing the this ROM.
Q: Is it safe to flash another ROM from this one if you did not change kernels?
A: Sure, but why would you want to?
Q: Can I flash PA 0.5 directly in order to update from a previous Version?
A: Yes, flash the ROM, clear Dalvik and Cache and install GAPPS. No Factory Restore needed. Be careful when restoring backups. Most problems start after a restore. Keep that in mind.
Q: What Kernel is being used?
A: It usually runs the kernel from latest CM9 nightly.
PA 0.4 includes Linux Version 3.0.32-CM-g12ef675 (pinky-ghost@cyanogenmod) (gcc version 4.4.3 (GCC)) #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jun 26
07:59:44 PDT 2012
PA 0.5 includes Linux Version 3.0.32-CM-g60af3e5 pinky-ghost@cyanogenmod #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jul 13
01:30:38 PDT 2012
Q: Can I change Kernels?
A: Yes but you will void this threads “Warranty” meaning you might experience unusual behavior’s that are outside of the scope of this thread. If you don’t know what you are doing we recommend you stay with the included Kernel.
Q: Where can I find PA v0.5 compatible Kernels?
A: Get the latest nightly Kernel from CM9 or you can find some CWM flashable Kernels in the following Posts. Do read the follow up posts to determine its behaviour with PA. If you are not sure what to do stick to the included one.
great summary for list of alternative Kernels for PA v0.5: Post Nr. 7112
(Please visit the respective Thread or Site if you have Questions. Do not post any Problems that are related to alternative Kernels in this Thread).
A few CM9 Nightly Kernels: (Check scourgeofgod's Post for more)
Kernel_CM9_20120707_CWM_Flashable: Post Nr. 6298
Kernel_CM9_20120708_CWM_Flashable: Post Nr. 6446
Kernel_CM9_20120709_CWM_Flashable: PA Info Thread Post Nr. 230
Kernel_CM9_20120710_CWM_Flashable: Post Nr. 6531
Kernel_CM9_20120712_CWM_Flashable: Post Nr. 6674
Kernel_CM9_20120715_CWM_Flashable: Post Nr. 4993
Kernel_CM9_20120717_CWM_Flashable: Post Nr. 7241
(incl. CWMR 22.214.171.124)
Kernel_CM9_20120719_CWM_Flashable: Post Nr. 7282
(incl. CWMR 126.96.36.199) Read additional Info
before using this.
(Thanks for the Postings go to chasmodo and few others)
Q: Where Can I find more Themes for Paranoid Android?
A: You can find a large selection of CM9 Themes right here at XDA for Free: Check out Infinitum Black for example.
Q: Where Can I find SNote from the Samsung Stock ROM?
A: Nowhere since the TouchWiz Framework is needed in order for it to work. You will have to find an alternative like Papyrus Beta, Jotter, Memo, Quill, Freenote, etc. As a sidenote Apps like the modded Samsung Taskmanager do work.
Q: Where Can I find "Samsung Apps"
A: You can find more Information including a flashable ZIP here: Post Nr. 7278
Q: Where can I find the Stock Samsung Keyboard?
A: You will have to find an alternative. Luckily there are many. Swype, A.I.Type (top row with Numbers), HackerKeyboard, etc.
Q: How do I switch to Tablet UI?
A: Menu > System Settings > Paranoid Settings > Configuration > Tablet mode (Optimized)
Q: How do I switch to Phone UI?
A: Menu > System Settings > Paranoid Settings > Configuration > Phone mode (Optimized)
Q: How can I move the Notification Bar to the Top and still have a Tablet Layout?
A: Choose Phone Mode and set global dpi to 213. Post Nr. 5106
Q: How can I disable the Soft Buttons?
A: Capacitative buttons can be remapped or disabled in /system/usr/keylayout/sec_touchkey.kl Post Nr. 5075
Q: How can I disable the Hardware Buttons?
A: Hardware buttons can be remaped or disabled in /system/usr/keylayout/gpio-keys.kl Post Nr. 5075
Q: How can I disable / enable Softkeys (Onscreen buttons)
A: System Settings > System > Navigation bar > Softkeys
Q: I am experiencing very short battery life. What can I do?
A1: Shutdown the Phone take out the Battery wait a while put the battery back in and start it up. Use CPUSpy and BetterBatteryStats to further investigate what consumes the power.
A2: Disable Audio_Out1 in case you see the Audio consuming battery life.
Q: How to increase the number of toggles in the Notification drawer?
A: Open System Settings > System > Notification Drawer (a maximum of 6 can be selected)
Q: How to get a faster GPS Fix?
A: Edit /system/etc/ gps.conf and change the US Servers to a local Server. Post Nr. 5062
Q:How can I manualy initiate the restore from my Google Backup?
A:Restoring via Google Account after a factory reset must be done during initial setup. Apps cant be restored after that and will have to be manualy selected. It would require another Factory Restore and then do it during initial setup.
Q: How does the included ROM Manager work?
A: As of PA v0.4 the ROM Manager does not seem to work. Post Nr. 6442
Q: Does TV-Out / MHL Work?
A: Not yet. It is listed in the “known Problems”
Q: Apex Option to “Hide Statusbar” does not seem to work.
A: Hold the Power button until the menu appears and select “Expanded Desktop”
Q: What Launcher is being used?
A: Starting with v0.4 the CM9 Launcher “Trebuchet” is being used. v0.3 and before used the Apex Launcher. You can always find the Apex Launcher for free in the Google Play Store.
Q: Why is there no File Explorer included?
A: When it comes to File Explorers the selection is vast. Use Google Play Store to download your own choice. Here are a few to get you started: Post Nr. 5577
Q: How can I Backup my Data & Apps?
A: There are many ways to Rome. Titanium Backup (not included), Paranoid Android Backup (included), Google Backup (included with google account) etc. If you are switching from another ROM to PA it is recommended that you do not restore your Backup. Take your time for a clean setup and then make new Backups. Users restoring SMS with Titanium Backup have reported problems with the SMS Application. Remember things like that when searching for problems.
Q: How to enable Autorotation and or change lock screen orientation?
A: System Settings > Display > screen orientation > select desired settings
Q: How can I connect the Phone as a mass storage device?
A: System Settings > Storage > Overflow Button > USB Connection (PC) > mass storage
Q: How can I switch Internal SDCard with external SDCard?
A: System Settings > Storage > Overflow button > Storage configuration > Storage Layout
Q: Having issues with Gmail not notifying you of new messages?
A: System Settings > Accounts & Sync > toggle “Sync Enabled” Post Nr. 5868
Q: What is PA based on?
A: Paranoid Android is based on the CM9 Build with S2 Source Code.
Q: Can I use this imilkas Ported Paranoid Android ROM on my HTC Device?
A: No! And you seriously need to read a lot more.
Q: Why won’t my Facebook contact’s sync?
A: Since ICS the way in which the Facebook app integrates with the android OS, has changed. It is not a problem specific to Paranoid Android but to ICS.
Q: I installed PA and can’t find my SD card?
A: The mounting points have changed. They are now mnt/emmc and mnt/sd
Q. Can we overclock and undervolt with stock kernel?
A. There is no option to overclock but you can undervolt if you wish. Try a free app like voltage control for this. Beware that undervolting if you are not sure what you are doing may cause issues with your phone.
Q: What Jelly Bean Apps have been reported working?
A: None so far. Using them can lead to a very unstable OS. If you don’t know what you are doing we recommend you wait. When People report it working, give it some time. Chances are they have not noticed the Problems yet. We will add any apps here once they really have proven themselves to be stable.
PA – Paranoid Android
GB – Gingerbread
ICS – Ice Cream Sandwich
JB – Jelly Bean
eMMC – embedded Multimedia Card
Dalvik – Dalvik is the process virtual maschine (VM): It is the software that runs the apps on Android
GAPPS – Google Applications
(use provided GAPPS from the thread)
What you should consider before posting in this Thread!
This thread is growing by the minute. Please read the above and use the Search to answer your Questions. There will always be new problems but chances are you are not the first user facing them. If you are absolutely sure the problem has not been discussed before feel encouraged to Post it so we can elevate it if necessary. Last but not least if you are using PA and value its feature please consider donating something to imilka
for porting it to the Nexus Galaxy N7000 and to the Paranoid Android Team D4rKn3sSyS and molesarecoming for creating this hybrid Android string in the first place.
This FAQ has been made by Users for Users - Thanks to everyone who contributed so far and also to those who will contribute in the future.