Today we got a few things to bring you.
A rundown of our new versioning system, concept art for a new way to navigate your device called Blink, a few more builds, our current progress on android Pie and a new discord server!
The small stuff
To start off, we got a few more builds to share! Today we welcome OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 3 & OnePlus 3T! Moreover, we hope to bring you a few more builds later.
we also got a new Discord server up and running.
You will find the link to the builds at the bottom along with a link to a post where you can find more information and where the maintainer will be available for questions. You can also find a link to our Sony builds and our new discord server down below.
Now that we have gotten most of our devices released, it´s time to talk about the future.
A new way to keep track of releases
Let’s start with our with a chat about our new versioning convention that we’ll be using from now on.
Some of you might have noticed that the Paranoid Android version in the sony builds we pushed was listed as OA1, and not 8.0.0 as you might have expected.
We decided to move to this newer naming convention to reduce any confusion with the numbering of our releases in comparison to the Android Version, and easier to keep track of.
How does it work?
This new versioning system follows the convention of:
Android Release - Paranoid Android Version Major - Paranoid Android Version Minor
So in the case of our Oreo builds so far:
O for Oreo
A for the first PA Oreo Release
1 for Revision 1
If we were to release a hotfix for a minor bug we’d bump up to OA2, OA3 etc and for major things like new features or Security Patches we’d go to OB1, OC1 etc
We hope this is of interest to some of you and that this change makes things a lot easier for all our users to understand.
Android Pie progress
We have officially started our bringup of Android 9 Pie, based on CAF. It is however still way too early to share anything beyond that fact at this point.
We will keep you posted once stuff starts to boot!
Concept Monday - Blink navigation
We are proud to present our first concept video today courtesy of +Espen Flagtvedt Olsen: Blink navigation!
Blink navigation is a new way to navigate based on gesture navigation and
some of the fundamental ideas that made PIE navigation so popular: Accessibility, ease of use and more screen real estate.
It will open where you swipe, and can be configured to be triggered on either one or all of the screen edges, great for both left handed and right handed people alike.
How it works
1. A short swipe up and to left will take you back to the previous screen.
2. Swiping up and to the right will either give you a rotation/keyboard toggle
or a shortcut of your choice.
3. A short swipe up will take you home,
while a longer one will take you to your recent apps.
Long swiping and then swiping left and/or right will let you
scroll through your recent apps.
4. Getting to your favorite assistant is as simple as swiping up
and holding the pill for a moment until it opens.
Again we repeat our call for anyone who is interested in helping us with development of our features like this one. Currently we are lacking in developers having experience working in framework development. If interested contact us on telegram or discord.
Flashing Instructions for Sony builds
To flash Paranoid Android for your device please follow these instructions:
1. Download the ROM zip for your device
2. Erase userdata to remove stock encryption if device was on stock
3. Flash TWRP for your device
4. Flash the ROM and any other files (Gapps) in TWRP
5. Turn off the device and connect to PC via fastboot
6. Download the Vendor Image for your device
Xperia X, Xperia X Compact use this Loire Image:
Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact use this Yoshino Image:
7. Unzip the Vendor Image folder
8. Flash the image using the following command:
Loire: fastboot flash oem SW_binaries_for_Xperia_Android_188.8.131.52_r1_v15_loir e_beta.img
Yoshino: fastboot flash oem SW_binaries_for_Xperia_Android_184.108.40.206_r1_v15_yosh ino.img
9. Type the command fastboot reboot
OnePlus Post: https://plus.google.com/+HernanCasta...ts/TkzT9B8F3FE
OnePlus 5/5T: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid...78262903992052
OnePlus 3/3T: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid...78262903992050
Official community: https://plus.google.com/communities/...49478109338346
Official Telegram: https://t.me/stayparanoid