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Paranoid Android 4.0 Updated to Beta 3

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The KitKat-based Paranoid Android 4 has just entered beta 3, and with it come some pretty nifty additions to an already impressive portfolio of features. As announced and explained in a Google+ post, among the new additions are quick settings 3.0, the “on-the-spot” dialogue, immersive mode, and a new boot animation.

Users of PA 4 beta 3 will not take long to notice quick settings 3.0, which introduces dual tiles for select quick settings. Indicated by an icon in the top right hand corner with examples including WiFi, mobile data, and Bluetooth, users can flip the tile for more options. For instance, By flipping over the mobile data tile, you can also toggle between 2G and 3G data, a setting that normally woul. . . READ ON »

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Custom ROM Central Expanded to Include AOKP and SlimRoms

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Not too long ago, we announced the creation of a dedicated forum for large-scale, multi-device custom ROMs. Originally, this forum was home to development and discussion surrounding OmniROMPAC ROM, and Paranoid Android.

Now, we’ve gone ahead and expanded the forum to include two other important multi-device ROMs: SlimRoms and AOKP. As is the case with the previously created entries in the Custom ROM Central forum, this is where general discussion pertaining to these ROMs belongs, as well as Q&A about the projects themselves, and feature development to be incorporated into the ROMs themselves.

To get started, head over to Custom ROM Central, or visit the new sections direc. . . READ ON »

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Paranoid Android Team Host a Reddit AMA, Talk about the Future of PA and More!

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Paranoid Android. We’ve covered some of the project’s new and innovative features here on the XDA Portal several times in the past, and we are very much a fan of how the team routinely thinks outside of the box with features such as Halo, Pie Controls, and more.

Earlier today, the Paranoid Android hosted an AMA over on Reddit. In the session, they covered many interesting topics ranging from their team name, their backgrounds, their goals, the modularity of Android, legacy support for devices such as the forgotten Galaxy Nexus, Cyanogen Inc, OTA delta updates, the future of Halo and PIE, and more.

Here are a few of the more notable i. . . READ ON »

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Early Source-Built Android 4.4 Builds for Nexus 4 and 7

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Ever since Google released the source code for Android 4.4 KitKat, we knew it wouldn’t be long before proper, source-built ROMs were made available for certain devices. And naturally, we all expected these initial builds to appear first on some of the current Nexus fleet. That is indeed the case, as there are now builds for the , Google Nexus 7 (2012), and the Google Nexus 7 (2013).

These builds all come courtesy of the Paranoid Android team, and are labeled “4.4r1 by AOSPA.” The Nexus 4 build comes courtesy of XDA Recognized Developer franciscofranco, the Nexus 7 (2012) build comes courtesy of XDA Senior Member EvanA, and the Nexus 7 (2013) comes courtesy of XDA Re. . . READ ON »

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Custom ROM Feature Comparison Database

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With choice comes power, and with power comes responsibility. And in the world of custom ROM flashing, that responsibility means choosing the right ROM and kernel combination to fit your needs—well that, and making sure you read all of the instructions so that you don’t brick your expensive device.

We recently featured a simple, yet powerful Xposed module that brings many previously ROM-specific features to any ROM, as long as you have XDA Recognized Developer rovo89‘s Xposed Framework (thread) installed. However in certain circumstances, there’s no replacement for displacement running the feature’s original ROM. And in these cases, it’s i. . . READ ON »

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Add Gestures to Toggle PIE Controls and HALO

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PIE Controls and HALO are two open source innovations created by the Paranoid Android team that are just unquestionably awesome. However, as awesome as they are, you may not want them enabled at all times. Enabling and disabling them only takes a few taps and not much effort, but it can be made even easier.

If you frequently enable and disable PIE and/or HALO, XDA Forum Member filipkowicz‘s latest app PA Shortcuts may be exactly what you need. The app allows you to toggle PIE mode (full screen), HALO, HALO hide, and HALO reverse control.

So how do you access these shortcuts? Simple. You can either drag the shortcuts to your desktop like standard apps. However, if your launcher supports gestures, the prefe. . . READ ON »

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Floating Notifications and Multitasking with Open Sourced HALO – XDA Developer TV

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The much maligned Android development known as Facebook Home has gone the way of the dodo bird. However, the “chat heads” feature of Facebook Messenger is still favored in the Paranoid Android feature called Halo. Halo was intended to bring a new level of multitasking to Paranoid Android ROMs by allowing the user to receive notifications from apps and act on them from a floating or “windowed” version of the app in question.

In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin shows you how use floating notifications and multitasking your device. Kevin talks about Halo and some other options. What are you waiting for? Check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Sony Opens Smartwatch to Custom Firmware, Paranoid Android Open Sources HALO – XDA Developer TV

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Sony now allows you to install custom firmware on your Smartwatch device. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article about Daniel Nazer speaking at XDA:DevCon 2013 and news about the contest. Additionally, the Paranoid Android team has open sourced HALO.

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin gave us video on USB On-The-Go, AdamOutler and friend shows us how to develop for the Google ADK, and TK does an App Review of Hi App Lock. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Paranoid Android Team Open Sources HALO

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We applaud new and interesting open source developments that look to find novel ways to solve a problem—things like the Xposed framework and OpenPDroid. It is these sort of projects that exemplify what open source is, and why we at XDA embrace it. It is also for that very same reason why we’re excited about a new open source project, HALO from the creators of the Paranoid Android ROM.

HALO, as previously discussed, brings notifications (conceptually derived from Facebook’s Chat Heads feature) from applications into a floating window and allows you to interact with that application. While this is similar to the Samsung Multi-window functionality, it differs in one key point: It is no. . . READ ON »

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