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 from the PlayStore.
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.
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:
[*] Fingerprint for synaptics (only on rare Explorer Edition)
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 you've latest stable firmware flashed on both the slots before flashing the ROM.
You can always get our Alpha builds from our Telegram Releases Channel (requires registration on telegram) or directly download them from here: Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Download | Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Download
Note: Custom kernels are NOT supported the kernel says it supports PA and GMS is included!
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.
 Reboot to recovery
 Wipe data/factory reset.
 Flash aospa .zip file
Important / Useful links
Paranoid Android Twitter
Paranoid Android Channel (Telegram)
Paranoid Android Download Channel (Telegram)
Paranoid Android Community (Telegram)
Cheers and #StayParanoid!
Paranoid Android, ROM for the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro | Explorer Edition
33bca, ZVNexus, xboxfanj, andrewfluck, rtx4d, YumeMichi, shivatejapeddi, jjpprrrr, jwhan
Source Code: https://github.com/rtx4d/android_kernel_xiaomi_sdm845
ROM OS Version: Android 12
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.9
ROM Firmware Required: Latest MIUI
Based On: CAF
Current Version: Sapphire Alpha 1
Release Date: 2022-02-24
Last Updated 2022-02-24