1. Frequently Asked Questions:
1.1 Where can I find the latest PA build?
check the folders 'dev' and 'alpha', too if you want to know what's up on the edge of development progress.
1.2 Do I have to flash PA GApps every time I update PA Rom?
Please read this post by the official maintainer of PA GApps @TKruzze
1.3 What’s the best kernel for this rom?
In moles's words: "the best kernel is probably the one that ships with the rom."
But in general it’s totally up to you which kernel you prefer and want to use. Make sure you read the corresponding kernel threads and don’t listen to „…this kernel is the best, for sure!“. Maybe try them all and see which one fits your needs.
1.4 How to enable PIE?
a) power menu, then choose Full Screen (PIE)
b) open quick settings and press the PIE tile
To customize PIE in matters of gravity, style, size etc. go to settings-->toolbars into section PIE CONTROLS.
1.5 Is it possible to use PIE with status bar?
1. disable fullscreen mode (PIE) using tile or power menu
2. SETTINGS-->HYBRID PROPERTIES-->INTERFACE and set the navbar to 0%
Note: You will only have the bare PIE as a navigation replacement without further information and actions due to the fact these things can be found in the status bar.
1.6 How can I change the colors of PIE?
PIE takes the same colors you define for navbar, navbuttons, status icons etc.
You can change colors for almost all apps in a stroke:
1. SETTINGS-->HYBRID PROPERTIES-->INTERFACE-->GLOBAL COLORS
you can change colors individually app per app:
2.a) SETTINGS-->HYBRID PROPERTIES-->APPS
2.b) using the quicksettings tile HYBRID PORPERTIES within the app you want to change-->Swipe to colors.
PER APP COLORS overwrite GLOBAL COLORS for the apps you changed individually. Unchanged apps will take the GLOBAL COLORS.
NOTE regarding 'enable per app color':
DISABLE it means you fall back to the default colors given by PA Team.You can't change any color!
ENABLE it means you can define GLOBAL COLORS or individually colors on per app basis. Most likely you will enable it.
NOTE regarding 'small style changes to PIE‘ since build of May26th:
Status icon color is linked to the navbar color for PIE from now on! There’s no chance to change navbar color for PIE individually.
1.7 How can I set the navigation bar and/or status bar transparent?
For STATUS BAR use the quick settings tile HYBRID PROPERTIES within the app, go to colors and use the alpha slider within status bar color
For NAVIGATION BAR it is only possible for your launcher due to the fact your launcher is the only app that can draw underneath. Use instructions above.
HEX CODES FOR TRANSPARENCY
#00000000 - 100% transparency with black
#3F000000 - 75% transparency with black
#7F000000 - 50% transparency with black
#BF000000 - 25% transparency with black
Note: IMO statusbar transparency only makes sense for your launcher. A full transparent statusbar within an app means you getting the background color of it (at its best). This might work with PIE and STATUSBAR but in any other mode or UI it looks weird if you ask me. Some apps like maps even going crazy!
1.8 How to enable HALO? I can't see HALO anywhere on my screen.
1. Press the blue circle in notification bar. Only possible in PhoneUI and PhabletUI!
2. You can 'hide HALO after activity'. If ticked HALO will show up on an incoming notification and hides after a few seconds. Find that option in SETTINGS-->TOOLBARS in section STATUS BAR.
3. If it just disappears out of nowhere the following post might help you:
1.9 I can't activate HALO in TabUI neither in expanded desktop (PIE w/ status bar).
Due to HALO is not integrated into TabUI and PIE right now. But you can apply HALO in PhoneUI/PhabletUI and switch to TabUI and/or expanded desktop afterwards.
1.10 Why HALO does not react for this and that situation?
posted on G+ 05.05.2013
It simply reacts to the regular ticker, the one you know from the statusbar. ticker has its own rules implemented by google as to not tax the user too much. HALO reacts every time androids generates a genuine tick.
if it doesn't respond at all, not even to your touch you have some crazy hacky stuff installed. get rid of that!!! TOUCH CONTROL, kernels that mess with responsiveness and overlays, etc.
1.11 Where can I add apps to the blacklist of HALO?
Choose app you want to blacklist and tick ‚blacklist notifications for HALO
For now, blacklisted apps get unticked if you reboot the device!
1.12 How can I add Facebook Messenger to HALO)))?
Due to Google messenger (G+) and Facebook messenger (FB) share the same name when adding apps to HALO))) you can only add one at a time: By default it is G+
-->freeze G+, add FB to HALO))) and unfreeze G+
1.13 Why I'm not able to install any .apk from sdcard?
The install button-gate. Google disables that button as a security measure to prevent apps from installing stuff via overlay/virtual click. without it apps could install trojans without your interaction. HALO is an overlay. no way we could have seen that - although im not sure if switching it off is the right thing.
NOTE on G+ for the build of May 26th:
Googles anti overlayprotection that blocked the install button is temporarily fixed in this one.
1.14 How can I turn on wireless display on PA?
change the layout of 'settings' to the default one of 360p. Press apply and you should see the activation switch.
PA FAQ was written by Orphelia
. Please say thanks to him on his post