We are very excited to announce the release of Paranoid Android Quartz, based on Android 10.
On the first launch, you’ll notice a clean setup with a beautiful wallpaper from Hampus Olsson, who teamed up with us again to create several beautiful pieces of artwork. Hampus is a multi-disciplinary artist whose design stands for itself and we’re glad to have him onboard. We also added further UI touches that we believe enhance the overall user experience. You can find all of the Paranoid Android wallpapers and many more in the Abstruct app, included in our builds.
Our builds are based on the Code Aurora Forum Android base, which is optimized for Qualcomm platforms and has a higher degree of performance, battery life, and functionality compared to the Android Open Source Project platform. The Paranoid Android team and contributors are focusing on squashing existing bugs, and implementing and improving features, performance, and stability. We are dedicated to providing a user experience with the stability that you can expect from stock ROMs with best-in-class performance and features to help you get the most out of your device.
As we are growing on our list of supported devices in each release, we require of a stronger build environment so we can speed up the compilation process for releases. Based on the actual Quartz 5 list, we support over 30 devices, which takes between 2 and 3 days for all the builds to be completed without counting possible compilation issues or rebuild needs, based on our current specs.
We kindly ask all of you that are in position to donate anything, to help and support us so we can provide better and faster build releases, as well as increase the download speed of our servers, all looking for your enjoyment.
You can donate on the link below:
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Note: Custom kernels are NOT supported!
Make sure you have Essential's QQ1A.200105.088 vendor flashed on both the slots before flashing the ROM.
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Keep an eye on our Twitter account, @paranoidaospa , as we will be posting about new features getting included in the release builds, as well as links to betas for those devices that will get them.
Paranoid Android Quartz 5 released
Please have a read of the post on our blog.
(Only those with signed pre-builds) For this device a clean install won't be required, we hope you enjoy this stable release!
(Only those with unsigned pre-builds) For version to be installed you will be required to do a clean install, we hope you enjoy this stable release!
NOTICE: Google apps are present in these builds, there is no need for external zips to be flashed
- Download the latest build
- Boot into bootloader and flash the January firmware and AOSP vendor using the script inside.
- Boot the latest image of TWRP
- Flash the latest build and TWRP installer using the 'twrp install' command since touch is broken
Important / Useful links
Paranoid Android Twitter
Paranoid Android Channel (Telegram)
Paranoid Android Community (Telegram)
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Cheers and #StayParanoid!
Paranoid Android, ROM for the Essential Phone
Source Code: https://github.com/AOSPA
ROM OS Version: Android 10
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
ROM Firmware Required: QQ1A.200105.088
Based On: CAF
Current Stable Version: Quartz 4
Stable Release Date: 2020-04-25
Last Updated 2020-09-30