We are very excited to announce the alpha of Paranoid Android Sapphire, based on Android 12.
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 4 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.
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There are likely many other issues, these are just the most prominent to me. Don't come into this with the expectation any issue you come across will be fixed in a timely manner.
Make sure to flash MIUI Stable 12.5.10 firmware before install the build.
You can always get our Alpha builds from ourTelegram Group or directly download them from here:
Xiaomi Mi 10 Downloads
Note: Custom kernels are not supported unless the kernel says it supports PA and GMS is included!
 Reboot to Recovery.
 Format data and wipe cache & dalvik
 Go to Apply update from ADB Sideload or install from twrp
Starting with Alpha 1, you must clean flash due to recent commits related to userdata.
If you already flashed Alpha 1 and want to update, then you can just sideload the OTA in recovery if it is avaliable, although there might be only fastboot images up for the latest version so keep that in mind.
Important / Useful links
Paranoid Android Twitter
Paranoid Android Channel (Telegram)
Paranoid Android Community (Telegram)
Paranoid Android MiKona (SM8250) Community (Telegram)
Cheers and #StayParanoid!
Paranoid Android, ROM for the Xiaomi Mi 10
33bca, ZVNexus, xboxfanj, Vishalcj17, andrewfluck, mickaelmendes50, ChaptSand
Source Code: https://github.com/chaptsand/kernel_xiaomi_sm8250
ROM OS Version: Android 12
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.19
ROM Firmware Required: Latest MIUI Stable 12.5.10
Based On: CAF
Current Version: Sapphire Alpha 1
Release Date: 2021-12-05