Paranoid Android
1 year agoPublic
Status Update

It's been roughly one week since we released our first AOSP builds for KitKat, giving you a taste of Google's latest. 

First - Please don't (or rather don't continue to) ask for estimated release times.  

We know you're anxious to get more than just the stock Google experience and we are working on it. As you know, we aren't simply merging this update with our current code base. Instead, we are starting over with a pure AOSP base and incrementally adding custom functionality. Some things need some thought though, like how do we capitalize on the new "Immersive" functionality when considering "Expanded Desktop Mode".
The ROM should feel as close to stock as possible and be relatively simple to use without digging through hundreds of settings. Most things should feel familiar to previous builds, but there will be some changes (hopefully making things easier for you). 
When we have something, we'll release. 

PA has always been and will continue to be focused on development for nexus devices. What this means is we cannot promise support for non-nexus (referred to as legacy) devices. Current "legacy" devices should continue to be supported and more may be added but this is not solely dependent on us. This depends completely on the development community out there. 
Jeff Andrews1 year ago
Thanks. You guys rock on.+73
Justin R.1 year ago
Thanks to all of the PA devs for their time and effort!+45
Allen S'quard1 year ago
Appreciate the update! Take your time guys +7
Ricky Solorio1 year ago
Don't forget to take break guys I have never donated yet and I believe it would be a good time when you guys release your kitkat rom. :)+7
Jason Newman1 year ago
It doesn't really matter how long it takes, because we know that one you release, it will be completely stable and make an amazing experience. +30
zuriaake lee1 year ago
we all wait!+1
This is one of the main reasons I'll be getting the Nexus 5 over others!+6
Sean Donovan1 year ago
+Paranoid Android I'm sorry if I'm being annoying about the Google dialer in gapps question but u have yet to answer it correctly.. I am asking if there is any plans to incorporate the Google dialer in gapps since it is different from the aosp dialer.. differences are: able to search for local businesses phone numbers and whatnot.. I looked into it a bit and I do believe that the apk from the nexus 5 is not enough to get it to work.. I think it has something special inside the teleservice.apk from the nexus 5+2
+Sean Donovan Cannot say at this's not something we've looked into as yet.+12
Dale Covert1 year ago
If I find one for a Nexus 7- flo,I'll sure check it out
Where are the download links for PA? I could never find them+1
Thanks a lot, our nexus are more awesome thanks 2 u ;)+1
+Cole Longó Search on xda for your device. The PA community should have a device registry section with links to xda+1
You guys are awesome anyway. :)
+Paranoid Android Oh wow! I found my device S3, Metro pcs) Thank you so much 
Kleem Naseem1 year ago
Coolio love you guys
Joshua Gillette1 year ago
Ok, so it's up to the community to merge the latest code with my device like any other PA update? Or is that not how it works?
+Joshua Gillette If your device is not a nexus device then yes. We have small group of maintainers for some devices (listed in device registry of PA community). If your device is not on that list there may still be a build done by a developer we are not in contact with. As long as they are building from our source on github however, it will contain the same features.+2
Pontus O1 year ago
I would love to see a setting to let you choose between swipe up to get navigation buttons or pie when using Expanded Desktop Mode.
Jeff Fitzhugh1 year ago
Thank you!
Samson Chung1 year ago
is it possible to implement multi window features like the note3?
JE Ka1 year ago
Great! Can't wait for hybrid engine in 4.4! Do what you can do best! 😁
ITGeekMonkeys1 year ago
+Paranoid Android As always, take all the time you need and never feel compelled to rush something as delicious as a fresh release of PA for a new OS version.
Thank you for your continued work on this project.
Avuton Olrich1 year ago
Thanks for the update. Looking forward to PAing all the Nexus devices.
Joshua Gillette1 year ago
+Paranoid Android Yea g2, there's a port for the verizon variant and one other one... You should look into it
Scottie B1 year ago
I appreciate the hard work and the update, the 4.4 AOSP build for Mako has been running great. I think it's disrespectful to make requests for features when PA just posted this. Is it possible for people to just not constantly ask for features or device requests when PA has answered all these questions a million times over? I'm just a user and I get frustrated by all those comments, as the PA team; I don't know how you guys stay so cool.+8
ryan webster1 year ago
+Paranoid Androidthanks guys you rock
Lorenzo Bani1 year ago
I hope in an update for my galaxy s3 :)
Big up for PA
Simon Hofer1 year ago
Sorry for the dumb question but where to load the latest Version? edit: for N5
I also have a dumb question. If I am flashing a 4.2 ROM. I should flash the lastest 4.2 gapps, not the latest gapps which says 4.4?
+Simon Hofer There is no N5 version  as we have no builds with PA features. An AOSP release for N5 is equivalent to stock N5+1
+Cole Longó Correct+5
Elad Avron1 year ago
You guys are awesome. Can't wait to see what magic you do with this!
Daniel Greer1 year ago
Still running 3.99 RC2 and patiently waiting for the next release. For the features and functionality that I like, nothing comes close to PA. Take your time, because we know that it's going to be stable and ready for prime time when you guys release it. +8
Can't wait for PA on my Nexus 5. You guys are awesome. +1
Rick Johnson1 year ago
PA, you guys are awesome. Can't wait to see what you do for KitKat for us nexus 4 users :-)
Is there a build for the nexus 10 just curious
clinton carr1 year ago
Why I got my n5 go team!
Johnny Allison1 year ago
Go Team!!!
Keep up the good work guys, and thanks a lot. Looking forward to see Paranoid Android 4.0 +1
I downloaded But its not showing up in the recovery. Can I use the gapps from goo?
You downloaded the wrong file... you don't need to download the md5+7
Donnie Summers1 year ago
Thank you!
Levi Witherwax1 year ago
+Paranoid Android take your time guys! You know what you're doing and the longer you take the better it will be. I just hope PA 4+ or whatever you are going to call it will have working cell data! Keep up the good work guys we appreciate it
Hector Acevedo1 year ago
Can't wait to see what the PA team does with the Galaxy Nexus. +7
Thomas Mockler1 year ago
How do I donate to Paranoid Android?
Hoping my device would be supported, even though it's not a Nexus. :D (SGS3 I9300)
Ernesto Ulate1 year ago
The S3 Mini???
+Tom Mockler we'll have a website up in a few weeks with a donate link.
Thanks for the support :-)
Tyler Raber1 year ago
+Paranoid Android will PA 4.xx be built for both Nexus 4 and 5 or is it too early to ask that
Allen Edmonds1 year ago
Wow. How did I miss this post?!+2
+Allen Edmonds really disappointing me today man...Come on! +14
+Tyler Raber of course it will be+2
Johnny Styx1 year ago
The PA team rule. Take your time get thing solid then amaze us with a surprise release!

To everyone else buy all the AOSPA apps on the play store so these guys can get some beers in!
Woody y1 year ago
Any news for the sad Gnex users? :(+2
Woody y1 year ago
Impatiently waiting. Keep up the good work
+Paranoid Android and how about Nexus S? :) it's for my wife. Eheh I have Nexus 4 :)
+Sérgio Da Silva we don't know anyone with a nexus s...won't build for devices we can't test+4
Mikel Pérez1 year ago
What's up with manta?
Oguz Kirat1 year ago
4.4 is a big update over 4.3. Making things this way might take a while but I believe PA will be more stable. +1
Brandon Padilla1 year ago
It would be cool to see something like the Google Now icon overlay/immersive mode throughout the entire system. If you need an example, just look at Google Now on kit kat. The nav bar icons and status bar icons lay on top of the information on the app.
I think status updates help to keep the PA userbase sated XD
Keep it up PA, We all love you :3
+Paranoid Android do you guys know of an updated guide on how to compile PA 3+ 4.3.1 ourselves? The one on XDA is pretty messy and old, and would I love to learn a bit on Android a bit deeper.
The guide was originally fine by one of us but it needs a major update. Hard finding the time to do so though. Repo organization has changed for KitKat so we definitely need to redo it+2
Riché Effinger1 year ago
This is and will always be my favorite ROM.
Are there feature suggestions? Social app, secure SMS/MMS app(not feeling hangouts so far)
muhammad haziq1 year ago
+Paranoid Android no more update for galaxy nexus??+3
Brent Wassum1 year ago
Keep up the awesome work! Paranoid Android is the best rom I've found, and that shows that you guys are by far the best dev team! Will donate soon!
Israta Sibuea1 year ago
+Paranoid Android can I porting jb 4.1 with kitkat as a base ???
Still cant wait!
Bob Romero1 year ago
Can you shed some light in to the status of the Nexus 7 - LTE (deb) in the roadmap?
Jamel Stevenson1 year ago
+Paranoid Android When you say stock N5, are you implying that PA will be built on top of what Google intends the stock experience to be? In other words, is it your intention for PA to ship with the 'Google dialer' and chrome instead of AOSP browser etc. I hope I'm being clear in what I'm asking, though I realize PA is built upon AOSP.
+Paranoid Android are you guys able to archived missing TI stuffs for Gnex? We really need your magic, thanks :)
The galaxy nexus is a nexus, you might wanna rewrite your statement +Paranoid Android...
Rusty J1 year ago
Why no Nexus 10 love?+2
jezreel hutton1 year ago
Wow this is wonderful. Thank you
Matthew Hunter1 year ago
I love you :-*
Good luck to you guys! I'm looking forward to experiencing the new rom!
Varun Chitale1 year ago
3.99 RC 2.
How to get rid of random reboots?
(Clean flash, stock kernel, nothing changed)
Herb Roy1 year ago
Look forward to it! :D
Mustafa Kilinc1 year ago
If you remove Expanded Desktop I will abandon this rom permanently.
Andrew Heartnet1 year ago
Take your time :-)
I hope PA Kitkat is stable and energy efficient to my N4, hehe
Luigi Lacerenza1 year ago
Can't wait!
Maxim C.1 year ago
Thank you for you great work guys! By the way: could you clear Settings menu from that blu colour...
+Paranoid Android can I get faq for creating log after freeze or reboot? +1
Akhil Ultimate1 year ago
Guys, I have some thought in my mind, when the display is on, a ding sounds up whenever the battery is decreasing by one percent.
Leigh Kendell1 year ago
+Akhil Ultimate that would be so annoying hahah
+Евгений Кифяк just download logcat install the apk and run it on your device, or check XDA for your device community and look in the stickys to see how to pull a logfile true ADB
I love 4.4 so far that I keep it running on my Grouper.

Only downside is: no working cam, gpu drivers/settings can still be improved (some menu's and screens arent rendered propperly) and rotation doesnt work.

The above doesnt bother me that much, knowing thats its just a 2nd test release
Luca Eichler1 year ago
Thank you for your hard work. I am really looking forward to the release.
Tommaso Caccaro1 year ago
+Paranoid Android Will maguro (galaxy nexus) be upgraded?+2
for galaxy note 2? N7100?
Swipe up on status bar to enable pie anywhere!! Wayy better alternative to Immersive mode.
+Nicholas Berardicurti is it Nexus device? If not it will depend on your device manager on XDA this aint the place to ask.
+Tommaso Caccaro check the PA community post for maguro. The pa community manager posted a 4.4 stock rom download. But you might wait a lil longer till updating until the driver pack of Texas Instruments is included in the ROM since Google didnt and wont release it.

Then again the question is. Would including the driver pack been seen as hacky ? Since its not aosp
Can't wait for the final release. Keep up the good work guys!
Dhruba Dasgupta1 year ago
are you still developing for d2att?
Michael Beck1 year ago
You are amazing! Keep on the good work!
Anand Nair1 year ago
+Paranoid Android : Thanks for the 4.4 version. You guys always have the best and stable rom out for us. Has there been any update to the 4.4 package for SGH-T989. When I use the one from your xda link and flash it in recovery it fails with "Status 7" and says "ROM is for SGH-T989. This is a hercules device". Any idea why so? Is there any particular recovery that should be used?
Maxim C.1 year ago
Please change that acid blu inside the Settings and place the Exit All button from Recents elsewhere...
Tyler Raber1 year ago
+Martin Piroth no PA 4 will be completely rebuilt from scratch with 4.4 source code. They will not be using the 3.xx at all. obviously some code will come from that but for the most part they are starting all over
Filipe Fleming1 year ago
+Paranoid Android Paranoid has some stable rom for i9100?
Levi Witherwax1 year ago
+Paranoid Android is the dev for toroplus one of your devs or one that's not connected to you but uses your source code?
Lucas Ucciferri1 year ago
Hey i'm looking to flash 4.4., is this one currently useful for an everyday use? Or should I wait for a more stable one?
Shamoy Rahman1 year ago
Can't wait :)
You guys are no longer basing your code on CM right? 
PA Rulez! Thanks for all guys!
Nidhal Rouissi1 year ago
+Paranoid Android You said that PA will continue to support nexus devices. Is it the case for the Galaxy Nexus (maguro) ? I mean other than the Nexus 5 & Nexus 4 & etc...
I would rather use Expanded Desktop rathen than Immersive Mode +Paranoid Android , it is way way better. 
Taivo Tobreluts1 year ago
Take all the time you need, but please don't half-ass it like with 4.3, it really crashed a lot
luis gonzález1 year ago
Everytime I try to download the AOSP for my Nexus 7 2013 I get a zip with a different checksum, but it's never the correct one... D: and that's when the download doesn't fail...+1
Anoop Asokan1 year ago
Pa is bug free! But not feature filled! Simple elegant!
isaac ponte1 year ago
any idea when the M7 (HTC One) with be officially supported by the PA team?
Translated from French|Original
Manning Kent1 year ago
Thanks for your excellent work and the status update!
Where can we find the source of your rom
Nathanial Butt1 year ago
So what's the deal with Franco being on your team? Are we going to get his kernel built in to PA, or is he making an entirely separate one for PA? And if it is built in to the ROM, will his Updater app work with it?
Mikel Pérez1 year ago
+Paranoid Android manta please :(
James Ortiz1 year ago
Anyone know where I can find paranoid androids nexus 4 build?
Hi! Thanks for your work! What's doesn' t works now?:-)
David Maiza1 year ago
+Lorenzo Bani yes...hopefully
Adam Clouthier1 year ago
Thank you guys for your hard work!
+Paranoid Android ok i can find the github page, but what's the branch for kitkat?
Rafael Rivas1 year ago
You guys are amazing.. keep it up. Waiting patiently while enjoying kitkat basic :)
+Paranoid Android maybe you can use this in the future plans (or not), since its native andriod 4.4 code what can be enabled through ADB. It enables the % battery in the status bar.

adb shell content insert --uri content://settings/system --bind name:s:status_bar_show_battery_percent --bind value:i:1
adb reboot

Im no 4.4 dev so I dont know if thats considered "hacky stuff", but its there. Maybe you guys might find a "clean way"  to use it.
Jasenko Pasic1 year ago
Is it possible to go back to PA 4.3 after 4.4 update? I have all files rom and gapps, but when I try to flas it all I get is PA 3+ LOGO flashing. Please help. Need my full-screen back :) thanks.
you will HAVE to wipe
Daz T.1 year ago
+Jasenko Pasic you have to do a complete wipe, basically the same process as when you upgraded to 4.4
Jasenko Pasic1 year ago
+Daz T. I didn't do wipe when I went 4.4,,,
You need to wipe if revert to an other ROM or a lower version
Jasenko Pasic1 year ago
+Wilco van Rossum thanks. I'll wait for stable 4.4 with this than... Thanks.
Luan Beq1 year ago
+Paranoid Android will there be a new bootanimation in aospa kitkat? if there is one i cant wait :)
Luv Sampat1 year ago
Htc one x??? Huawei Y300?? :S
I should be getting my N5 in 3 weeks or so, so I can definitely wait! But I am very excited for getting the Nexus 5 and for getting to have PA on it. I've been with PA since the beginning and it has been such an enjoyable ride. You guys are absolutely amazing at what you do. Thanks!+1
Chip Radoslavov1 year ago
You guys are awesome, can't wait for N5 release! Been using the PA on my S3, N4 and it shines above the rest in every aspect! +2
Kasper Skov1 year ago
+Paranoid Android  Sorry if this has already been answered, but is there any change of upcoming 4.4 PA builds for the Galaxy Nexus (maguro)? Google doesn't seem to care much (the driver issues that people have been writing about), but the android community always seems to come out on top.
Daniel Vedå1 year ago
+Paranoid Android  It would be awsome if you guys optimized ART for PA 4!
ahmad albarrak1 year ago
+Daniel Vedå they're looking into possibility of making odexed gapps..., they said.
Daniel Vedå1 year ago
and that means?
ahmad albarrak1 year ago
It means you can use ART when you flash it, but with PA gapps package you can't.
Daniel Vedå1 year ago
Yeah okey :)
MeD B.1 year ago
Thanks for your work ! PA, best rom ever ! Me and my N5 are quietly wait on you
dakun skye1 year ago
+Raymond De Jesus I think you misunderstand what immersive mode is... it is full screen but with an option to swipe up the edges and without eating the touch so your app doesn't get it. a simple mod to it and its full screen as you know it again... read up buddy
You are the Best! Yours ROMS rocks!!!
Amec Velasquez1 year ago
Great work, you guys always deliver!
Just a quick question though, do you have alternative download links for the ROMs? I've downloaded the grouper ROM 4 or 5 times and the md5 never matches...
Johnny Chen1 year ago
Hey paranoid Android Team, i have been having some bug when i turn my cellphone into landscape, Using Paranoid android 3.97 in Galaxy s3
Patiently awaiting this..... My nex7 is ready for some PA lovin.+1
Nexus 7 flo need paranoid Android +1
Manzoor A1 year ago
so whats the estimate date?

lol i kid. Thanks for your hard work.
Alan Garcia1 year ago
You guys should post updates more frequently +1
What hardware was Kit Kat released ?  Do you have a Kit Kat version for ATT GS3 (Galaxy S III SGH-I747) ?
Dante Xaiver1 year ago
Installed onto my Nexus 4 last night. rebooted discovered the rom wiped everything from my phone including data and installed a 4.4 stock recovery.

Had to rely on a toolkit from N-Cry to install TWRP recovery then i was able to finally install Gapps.

I have to say coming from 4.3 versions of Cyanogen mod and AOKP  This 4.4 from Paranoid is fast and simply awesome.

Does the built in updater found in the system settings actually work for new Paranoid updates?
Saif Miah1 year ago
It's killing me not having PA on my Nexus 5!! :(
Daniel Niemeier1 year ago
Me 2! Checking status daily...
Can't wait guys, keep up the great work!
Jordan Pt1 year ago
+Paranoid Android  When you do finish the first versions of 4.4 PA, will we be able to update to it straight from your AOSP builds, or will it require a clean flash. If it's the former than I can just load up 4.4 AOSP now, but if it's the latter I'll just have to wait until 4.4 PA is ready.
Mark Behr1 year ago
+Alan Garcia hush you. That's worse than asking for an ETA.
Tim Veluwenkamp1 year ago
+Paranoid Android Are these pure AOSP with only halo 2.0?
+Paranoid Android excuse me for the OT.. But I have a problem.. I have a maguro with PA 3.99 RC2 and there isn't "themes" menu.. How i could install a theme?
KING RAE1 year ago
Buy us there a kit Kat release for jflteatt??.. Can't find it been googling lol
Ekaansh Arora1 year ago
You guys are the best. Can't wait for it for GT-I9300.+2
Johnathan Le1 year ago
+Paranoid Android a few days ago, i tried to install from my nexus 7 2012 but i failed. it said some thing about status 7 that interrupted the installation. i've change my recocery to Clock World Recovery but still no hope. I hope you'll figure it out the way to solve this. Thanks in advance.
Thanks, guys. PA is the best ROM I've ever used. (Nexus 4)
Mergim Islami1 year ago
I kinda accidentally installed the AOSP Rom instead of the 3.99 PA Rom, and because of that, i couldn't install the gapps for AOSP. 
And now im kinda stucked since i don't know how to install a recovery for the aosp so i can go back to 3.99.
Can anybody help?
Johnathan Le1 year ago
+Wilco van Rossum how did you install pa 4.4 on your grouper? please tell me
There is no pa 4.4 yet. PA just posted a stock 4.4. But it runs good ;)+1
Reynaldo Garcia1 year ago
Just want to agree with a lot of the posters.  Thanks for all you do and looking forward to the PA experience with 4.4+1
Pawan Kapoor1 year ago
Woohoo! I've been missing my halo dreadfully on the stock kitkat I installed on my n4, from PA 3.99 . Will try out the stock version for a few days and then it's back to good old PA :D I'm so excited
"PA has always been and will continue to be focused on development for nexus devices"

So this includes carrier variants of the Nexus devices?
Sam Jaljalis1 year ago
You guys rock. So keep rollin.. :))
Jason De mio1 year ago
I have tried to download it several times if keeps saying download unsuccessful. It is so annoying is there another link somewhere
Jason De mio1 year ago
Sorry I'm using nexus 4.
Avery Eremondi1 year ago
I am getting excited for the 4.0 Release!
bitcau catalin1 year ago
Im still hoping that nexus s will not be forgotten