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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[*] Ultrawide Camera (OP8T)
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 are coming from any Android 11 based OxygenOS build, stable is recommended.
You can always get our Alpha builds from our Telegram Group or directly download them from here:
OP8 Pro: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Xx8tl3ueWChlUjIIhFTMOotpD8uDfXjM?usp=sharing
(Note, OP8/T & Pro builds are no longer unified)
Note: Custom kernels are not supported unless the kernel says it supports PA and GMS is included!
 Download the latest fastboot zip we released (hint: it has an -image appended to zip name)
 Reboot to bootloader.
 Flash the fastboot zip with "fastboot update aospa-*-image.zip"
 Reboot into recovery after it is done flashing & wipe userdata.
If you are coming from Alpha 1, you must clean flash due to recent commits related to userdata. If you are coming from Alpha 2 you can dirtyflash it.
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)
Cheers and #StayParanoid!
Paranoid Android, ROM for the OnePlus 8/Pro
33bca, ZVNexus, xboxfanj, Vishalcj17, andrewfluck
Source Code: https://github.com/AOSPA/android_kernel_oneplus_sm8250
ROM OS Version: Android 12
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.19
ROM Firmware Required: Latest OOS 11 build
Based On: CAF
Current Version: Sapphire Alpha 3
Release Date: 2022-04-07
Last Updated 2022-04-07