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Times Like These

Hi folks, today we're bringing you our final Nougat Release of Paranoid Android 7.3.1.

We have been working on improving our new features from 7.3.0 and almost all of the bugs reported have been fixed. We're confident that this is a very stable release and are happy to push this as our final build. This will allow us to focus solely on Oreo and stabilising our infrastructure.


New wave of translations

As this is our last Nougat release, we are adding the final translations from Crowdin. In Oreo, we will also be including support for more languages.

Global Changes

With 7.3.1, we have several changes that impact all of our devices. The majority of these are improvements to Paranoid Camera, which launched in our last release. We have also implemented the required patches for the recent KRACK Vulnerability.

Add Anti-Shake mode to Paranoid Camera
Fix compatibility issues with third-party camera apps
Fix front-facing camera crashes in Paranoid Camera
KRACK Vulnerability patches
Various improvements to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
Performance and efficiency improvements for Pocket Lock
Launcher improvements and fixes
Various performance and battery improvements
Other minor improvements and fixes
Final update for translations

Device Specific Changes

Google Nexus 5:

Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability

Google Nexus 5X:

Fixed Paranoid Camera issues

Google Nexus 6:

Merged latest Google security patch

Google Nexus 6P:

Fixed Paranoid Camera issues

Google Pixel / Pixel XL:

Merged upstream scheduler changes
Various kernel improvements

Le Eco Le Pro 3:

Updated all the proprietary blobs from latest EUI
Imported IR remote Controller App and SDK from EUI
Updated the Kernel against the latest CAF tag available.
Updated F2FS
Migrated F2FS GC mechanism to Kernel, reaching efficiency and compatibility improvements
Adjusted audio platform configuration with N blobs
General improvements to battery consumption.
Big improvements in boot times, about 7 seconds faster
Enhanced power supply mechanism to be safer and faster (QC 3.0)
Fixed fingerprint sensor when pocket detection is enabled

OnePlus 3/3T:

Fixed ogg handling issues, fixes Google Assistant compatibility
Majorly improved photo quality and processing time
Improved GPS lock time
Improved Wifi power consumption
Improved Wifi stability
Updated SRGB calibration
Migrated F2FS GC mechanism to Kernel, reaching efficiency and compatibility improvements
General performance improvements
General improvements to power consumption
General stability improvements

OnePlus X:

Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability

OnePlus One:

Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability

Nextbit Robin:

Fixed fingerprint sensor not working for some users
Improved Wi-Fi calling capability

Xiaomi Mi5:

Updated to MIUI 7.9.22 Global dev blobs and configs
Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability
Other minor enhancements

Funding

In our last release, we mentioned that we are currently struggling to keep up with our outlay for infrastructure and we are looking to you, our users and fans for help.

We are looking for funding to:
Keep our servers up and running.
Have servers available for building and testing of our builds.
Get new devices for development.

If you would like to discuss recurring payments, please contact Rob Farnham at robfarnham@aospa.co

http://paypal.me/aospa

Downloads: http://get.aospa.co
Gerrit: https://gerrit.aospa.co
GitHub: https://github.com/AOSPA
Crowdin: http://crowdin.aospa.co
Official community: https://plus.google.com/communities/112514149478109338346

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Paranoid Android Pie Beta

For this release, we are focusing on getting as many devices on board as possible; continuing with our quality principles, as well as trying to solve as many bugs as we may find.

We will be updating betas for all of the supported devices based on 2 branches: device fixes and features. While all builds with the same date will have the same features, some devices might get more beta updates than others due to device fixes and improvements by their maintainers.

QSSI

Starting with Android Pie, we have decided to expand our vision. We have started to look into adapting GSI into our platform, focusing more on device support and trying to bring Paranoid Android to as many devices as possible.

Along the way, we discovered QSSI which is Qualcomm’s interpretation for GSIs. This is based on the chipset rather than the architecture. We experimented with it and ended up having decent device compatibility.

We are in touch with the OpenKirin team as well as phhusson to expand the list of supported devices. More information will come soon on our official channels.

Release

For our initial beta release, we are delivering builds for this first batch of devices. We are making them all available at XDA-Developers:

Pocophone F1(beryllium): https://forum.xda-developers.com/poco-f1/development/paranoid-android-pie-beta-pocophone-f1-t3886753/
Xiaomi Mi 5(gemini): https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi-5/development/paranoid-android-pie-beta-xiaomi-mi-5-t3886796
Xiaomi Mi 6(sagit): https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi-6/development/paranoid-android-pie-beta-xiaomi-mi-6-t3886726
Xiaomi Mi 8(dipper): https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi-8/development/paranoid-android-pie-beta-xiaomi-mi-8-t3886712
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S(polaris): https://forum.xda-developers.com/xiaomi-mi-mix-2s/development/paranoid-android-pie-beta-xiaomi-mi-mix-t3886704/
QSSI System-A Only for msm8998: https://forum.xda-developers.com/project-treble/trebleenabled-device-development/paranoid-android-pie-beta-qssi-8998-t3886750

In the near future, devices such as Essential Phone, OnePlus 6 and 6T, the Moto G5 Plus and select Xperia devices will receive betas. As we are continually studying and experimenting with QSSI, we will try to bring an updated list of supported devices as well as for SDM845 and other chipsets.

Maintainers

One of the consequences of opening the door to more devices is searching for more maintainers and developers that want to join our team.

We recently shared on our official Twitter a sign-up form for developers that are or might be interested in joining Paranoid Android and bring support for their devices.

Selected developers won't only be those who will have official support, we will be opening the group to all of those that might need help on booting PA as we base our code on full CAF sources; something not all the custom ROMs do nowadays. We understand it can be a headache for those who never played with it, and that is why we will be actively helping.

One more thing

As we said on our last update on Google+, we are committed to being transparent and more open to the community. We are doing this by providing resources, repositories, and help to all of those wanting to try and develop PA for their devices.

All of our device trees for the beta are public, alongside with every feature and improvement that is under the hood on the builds.

Community

Since Google announced the discontinuation of Google+, we've moved to Twitter, using @paranoidaospa as our main social media for the community.

Make sure to follow us there if you want to stay up to date on all the development and status of Paranoid Android.

Downloads: Inside XDA threads.
Gerrit: https://gerrit.aospa.co
GitHub: https://github.com/AOSPA
Official community page: https://twitter.com/paranoidaospa
Official Telegram channel: https://t.me/paranoidandroidofficial
Official Telegram community group: https://t.me/stayparanoid
Official Discord community: https://discord.gg/ufpJZnq
PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/aospa

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Shift

As many of you know, Google+ is shutting down and there's a need for new channels. There's a lot going on behind the scenes and we think Twitter & Telegram might be the best place for constant updates. Follow us to know what's up!

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/paranoidaospa
Join our Telegram discussion channel: https://t.me/stayparanoid
Join our Telegram updates channel: https://t.me/paranoidandroidofficial
Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/6tUuya
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Being more transparent

Firstly, we’d like to thank every one of you for your support - specially the donors who have helped us continue working on the project and therefore keeping it afloat. We couldn’t ask for a better community.

We haven't been sufficiently open with the community and it’s time to change that. To help achieve this we will be straightforward about what’s going on, what’s to come and try to keep you up to date about potential development cycles, respective news and more as much as possible.

Current status
- We are working internally on getting our features bug free (Oreo)
- We are finalising the work on our device trees for our initial release
- We are preparing to push all of our sources open on GitHub
- Moving onto Pie

As part of becoming more transparent, we feel we should be letting our community be a part of the product itself. One big thing that we’re doing is having our sources available publicly - help us make Paranoid Android even better!

Oh and we have a new website! Thanks to our shiny new member +Andrew Fluck, we’ve been able to design and build the website from ground up.

Oreo Builds
Some of you may know CAF dropped support for Oreo. We managed to get the system in a stable state a while back however we weren’t satisfied enough to release due to the lack of feature support and active developers.

Paranoid Android was built on the foundation of a strong developer community, lacking which we don’t have much to offer on the Oreo release however if you prefer a nice, clean experience — go ahead and get it up and running.

OnePlus 3/3T and 5/5T - https://goo.gl/5t4zDd
Xperia X, X Compact, XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 - https://goo.gl/V4uRux

Pie
This is our main objective now. Oreo builds are out and discontinued as we’re busy working on Pie bringup, as mentioned earlier anyone is free to build PA Oreo as sources are to be released. About Pie, we’ve gotten close and are working to get it up to a stable state.

Roll call
To follow on with this we would also like to make a call for anyone who is interested in helping us with development of our features and improving our UI. Currently we are lacking developers having experience working with frameworks and we feel we need a boost in this area. With having our sources publicly available anyone is free to contribute.

Community fix
Join our Discord to actively be in touch with the project, developers and the community: https://discord.gg/2WRYJX. We're almost always around and it's good fun too!

Website: http://aospa.co
Downloads: http://get.aospa.co
Gerrit: https://gerrit.aospa.co
GitHub: https://github.com/AOSPA
Official community: https://plus.google.com/communities/112514149478109338346
Official Discord: https://discord.gg/2WRYJX
PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/aospa

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Howdy,

Many of you may have noticed that our website and Gerrit have gone down. There are rumours that this is us preparing for release however it is actually more of a hinderance - Our funds have run dry & bills are piling up.

We are extremely close to releasing however we are now stumped as we cannot continue developing until our servers are back online. This is when we would like to turn to you, our (potential) users and ask for your help in our comeback.

If you feel you could help us in any way please get in touch via the Official Community or via our Telegram Group or visit our PayPal page below.

https://www.paypal.me/aospa

*Downloads:* http://get.aospa.co
*Gerrit:* https://gerrit.aospa.co
*GitHub:* https://github.com/AOSPA
*Official community:* https://plus.google.com/communities/112514149478109338346
*Official Telegram:* https://t.me/stayparanoid

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Minor hotfix

Hi everyone!

We've pushed a hot-fix OTA update for the below devices to solve the next issues.

Nexus 5:

Fixed random reboots while watching videos
Fixed freezes within some apps

Nexus 5X:

Fixed Paranoid Camera freezes when taking pictures


Please check the Paranoid Android Updates section in Settings -> About Phone so you can download it.

Thanks for your patience!

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It’s never too late

Over the past month we have been busy getting our latest update ready. This build comes loaded with new features as well as improvements and many critical bug fixes.


Shake it like a Paranoid Picture

In this release, we are happy to introduce our new Paranoid Camera app. This will now be the default camera for all of our supported devices. This app introduces a beautiful new interface along with many fixes and improvements by our very own developer Grarak and designer Espen Flagtvedt Olsen. We hope you like it and appreciate your feedback.


Moar personalization!

With this release we are including many exciting features for our launcher by Enrico D'Ortenzio:

Hidden app support - Hide apps from the app drawer and homescreen
Round icon support - Use round icons for all apps supporting it
Custom icon search - Search for app-specific icons
Dock color personalization - Choose between default, transparent, accent or wallpaper color


Improvements

Include reworked camera app: Paranoid Camera
Include new Launcher features, improvements & fixes
Include experimental support for simultaneous use of Color Engine and Substratum
Include new security patches
Include various performance improvements
Include various stability fixes and minor improvements
Fix GPS issues with “Waze” and other apps
Fix Trusted Face
Fix possible Immersive Mode force close(s)
Fix bluetooth connectivity issues
Fix various theming issues
Fix data integrity issues
Fix multiple frameworks resource and memory leaks


Device-specific changes

Google Nexus 5:

Fix for major power consumption issues in some cases

Google Nexus 5X:

Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability
Fixed WiFi display

Google Nexus 6:

Merged latest September security patch
Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability
Fixed WiFi display

Google Nexus 6P:

Merged latest September security patch
Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability

Google Pixel / Pixel XL:

Merged latest schedutil upstream changes
Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability

Le Eco Le Pro 3:

Updated proprietary vendor files from 23S and OB20
Switched to new radio stack
Added dynamic boosting support via QPerformance
Updated Kernel as per latest CAF's tag
General smoothness and touch boosting enhancements
Included workaround for F2FS GC which makes F2FS usable without concerns again
Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability
Various power improvements
Miscellaneous audio fixes and tuning

OnePlus 3/3T:

Optimized thermal setup
Major power/battery improvements
Various performance enhancements
Improvements to touch latency
Improved WI-FI connectivity
Updated and improved F2FS support
Included workaround for F2FS GC which makes F2FS usable without concerns again
Ship firmware from internal 082917
Updated SRGB calibration from OnePlus
Added haptic intensity control (to be used by kernel apps)
Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability

OnePlus X:

Fix for major power consumption in some cases
Fixed battery percentage getting stuck


Nextbit Robin:

Optimized thermal setup
Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability
Other minor enhancements

Xiaomi Mi5:

Updated to MIUI 7.9.7 Global dev blobs
Fixed lags for some users
Added dynamic boosting support via QPerformance
Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability


Space Oddity

We are now reaching our server capacity. While we are not big fans of monetization and/or asking for donations, but with the all the device support requests and our desire to work on more and more devices, we are having to look at ways to be able to provide continued support.

Currently, we are looking to expand our infrastructure. To do this, we have no other choice but to accept donations/infrastructure contributions.

If you think this is something you could help us with, please contact us by replying below and we’ll reach out to you personally. You can send us a message too if you happen to know anyone on the team.


Sources

Kernel and most platform sources are already online. The rest of platform and the device specific sources will go online within a week from now.


Future

We are currently considering this as our last major update for Nougat and we are shifting our focus to Android Oreo now. If we happen to work on any critical bugs, you can expect to see more updates. Otherwise, we think we’re solid!

Downloads: http://get.aospa.co
Gerrit: https://gerrit.aospa.co
GitHub: https://github.com/AOSPA
Crowdin: http://crowdin.aospa.co
Official community: https://plus.google.com/communities/112514149478109338346

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PA + Substratum

We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with the folks at Substratum. We have a few things planned with them that we hope will be beneficial to all of our users.

Our main goal is to bring a more seamless theming experience to AOSPA which will allow you to customise the look and feel of your device easily without going through a plethora of menus and options. With our reputation of wanting to release something that is well polished and to a professional standard, we believe that this partnership will provide our users with what they know of PA and trust.

We’re planning to develop an entirely new theming section with the great UI/UX you can come to expect from PA.

Downloads: http://get.aospa.co
Gerrit: https://gerrit.aospa.co
GitHub: https://github.com/AOSPA
Official community: https://plus.google.com/communities/112514149478109338346
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Words of Love!

Hi everyone! With this release we are bringing bug fixes, stability and performance improvements as well as some minor features.

Firstly, we would like to thank everyone for their support throughout all of our releases. The support we get from the community keeps us going and drives us to want to continue building awesome products.


Translate everything

Recently we added crowding support for translating PA into your local languages. We are grateful to the community members who spent their precious time translating PA to many new languages, all of which are ready for us to release with this new update.

Our newly supported languages include:

Arabic
Catalan
Chinese Simplified
Chinese Traditional
Czech
Dutch
English UK
French
German
Hindi
Italian
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Slovak
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish


Moar personalization!

With this release we are introducing Launcher personalization options including icon customization and app labeling. This gives you the ability to apply an icon pack and also be able to individually change an app’s icon or label. You can do so by long-pressing on home screen and accessing “Personalization” icon, or long pressing the desired app and dragging it to the top to the “Edit” option.


Improvements

Solved GPS issues with the “Waze” app
Updated PA Browser
Enabled extended built-in file manager (Files)
Power improvements for Pocket Lock
Block screenshots in Pocket Lock
Added a thermal warning when the device gets too hot
Icon customization and app labeling in launcher
Optional Google search bar in Launcher
Solved some issues related to Accidental Touch
Telephony related improvements
Improved reliability of clock alarms on a fresh install
Fixed setting of a user profile picture
Fixed manual focus in certain scene modes in Camera
Fixed various media playback issues
Fixed various Bluetooth connectivity issues
Fixed automatic OTA update
Fixed cases of Wifi display not working
Fixed various theming issues
Major performance enhancements
Various stability fixes and minor improvements


Device changes

Google Pixel X/XL:
Rebased kernel on top of the august security patch
Merged EAS 1.3, EAS 1.4 and PELT-RT changes

LeEco Le Pro3:
Switched from AOSP camera to SnapdragonCamera app
Synced telephony support as per Google Pixel.
Improved networking support
Improved GPS connectivity
Turned on dex-pre-optimization after final debugging tests
Improved thermal handling from OP3T
Improved Type-C adapter sound output
Removed LeEco's CPU voltage tuning to reduce overheat
Fixed touchscreen on ambient display (doze) pulse
Various performance enhancements
Various power enhancements

Nexus 5:
Added support for non-oem screens
Updated kernel with the latest security patches
Added KCAL support
Fixed ambient display battery drain
Various performance enhancements

Nexus 6:
Fixed NFC tile
August security patch changes

Nextbit Robin:
Various Audio fixes
Various major performance improvements
Other minor fixes and improvements

OnePlus 3/3T:
Fixed issues with corruption of the obb folder
Fixed issues with unexpected reboots/shutdowns
Improved thermal setup
Wifi connectivity improvements
Fixed issues with VoLTE and VoWIFI in some cases
Updated binaries and shipped firmware to internal 080817
Improved camera setup
Major performance improvements
Major power improvements
Various stability fixes
Other minor improvements

OnePlus One:
Fixed proximity sensor
Other minor improvements

OnePlus X:
Implement support for new gestures
Enabled pocket bridge
Various performance enhancements
Various power enhancements

Xiaomi Mi5:
Fixed low volume in video recordings
Switched back to Snapdragon Camera
Various performance enhancements
Various power enhancements


Notice

Please note that our Paranoid OTA may not update to this release version, so you might need to flash this build manually given the case. This build includes newer patches for PA-OTA which we hope fixes any possible issues in the future.


Sources

Platform and kernel sources are already online. The rest of the device specific sources will go online within one week from now.

Downloads: http://get.aospa.co
Gerrit: https://gerrit.aospa.co
GitHub: https://github.com/AOSPA
Crowdin: http://crowdin.aospa.co
Official community: https://plus.google.com/communities/112514149478109338346

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FOSS all the things!

We’re finally releasing the secret recipe for all of our features.

This includes Pie, Color Engine, Pocket Lock, Swiping Screenshot and Accidental Touch meaning all of you can have feature packed unofficial builds for your devices. We hadn’t done this already as we weren’t convinced enough that everything is polished the Paranoid Android way but we’re glad to say that it is now.

This gives you all the ability to play around with everything that makes PA different from anything else out there and we invite you to help us fix and also improve our features by contributing to our Gerrit.

Downloads: http://get.aospa.co
Gerrit: https://gerrit.aospa.co
GitHub: https://github.com/AOSPA
Crowdin: http://crowdin.aospa.co
Official community: https://plus.google.com/communities/112514149478109338346

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