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Conan Troutman · May 5, 2013

Paranoid Androids “Halo” Makes its First Appearance

Little more than a few days ago, there was word from the guys behind Paranoid Android that they were working on a new feature called Halo. Similar in form and function to the "chat heads" feature of Facebook Home, 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. Despite still being...

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jerdog · May 2, 2013

Oppo Find 5 Receiving Open Source Project Love

Here at XDA, you've probably seen us talk about collaboration. The dictionary defines collaborating as "to work with another or others on a joint project." We take collaboration seriously, so much so that we actually frown when we see members of the community not take it as seriously. What makes us even more upset is when manufacturers don't take it seriously, though that rant is for another day. There have been numerous instances of OEMs that have claimed to be “developer-friendly,” but whose actions spoke louder than their words. On...

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Conan Troutman · Apr 30, 2013

How Will Paranoid Android Interpret Multi-Window / Overlay Functionality?

Paranoid Android, the popular AOSP based ROM for multiple devices, and multi-window functionality are two things that we have mentioned here on the XDA Portal several times before. It now seems as though the two are about to become quite closely acquainted following news that the Paranoid Android team are in the process of developing their own implementation of this much sought after feature. Of course this kind of functionality is nothing new, Cornerstone allowed users to do three things...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 29, 2013

CyanogenMod Nightlies Get Pie Launcher and Running Linux on Your PC From Your Android Phone – XDA Developer TV

CyanogenMod now comes with pie. Not cherry pie or apple pie, but it now features gesture controls similar to what's found in Paranoid Android. 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 configuring ADB and compiling from source on Fedora KDE. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Steve gives us an...

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Conan Troutman · Mar 28, 2013

CyanogenMod Grabs a Slice of the Pie

If there's one Android project out there that needs no introduction whatsoever, it’s CyanogenMod. The name itself has become synonymous with aftermarket development and is without a shadow of a doubt, the single most popular custom ROM available. At the time of writing, they can claim 3,960,665 unique installs across over 70 different devices with dozens more supported unofficially---and these are just the ones who have chosen to enable the usage statistics. The roots of the project can be traced back...

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Samantha · Feb 14, 2013

CynanogenMod 9, 10, Paranoid Android 2.55 Receive Xperia Small Apps

Sony's Small Apps debuted on the James Bond's very own Xperia T, allowing the superspy to do some quick and simple maths calculations and jot down some quick reminders among other functions while having other applications running simultaneously. Useful to many Xperia users who have had received ports to their Xperia devices running stock ICS firmwares such as the Xperia Arc, Xperia P, and Xperia Ion, Sony Small Apps have also been ported to devices from any manufacturer running CyanogenMod...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 11, 2013

Paranoid Android 3 out for Nexus Devices, Open Source Privacy Mod for Android – XDA Developer TV

With the mountain of snow on the east coast of America, you may have missed some of the news released on XDA-Developers this weekend. In this video, Jordan reviews all the important stories from this week. Jordan talks about the release of Paranoid Android 3 for some Nexus devices. Additionally, Jordan talks about learning to add the Jelly Bean lock screen on top of Samsung's TouchWiz interface. In application news, Jordan talks about easier file management with DatFM. Jordan talks about the...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 9, 2013

Paranoid Android 3 Released for Four Nexus Devices

By now, you've no doubt heard of Paranoid Android. In fact, there's a good chance that if you own the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, or Nexus 10; you're either running the ROM yourself or you've given it a try in the past. For the few unfamiliar, Paranoid Android's defining characteristic is what they call Hybrid Engine. Contrary to what many believe, this is not "tablet mode," though that is one of many things that can be accomplished using Hybrid...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 21, 2012

Arch Linux on TF300T, Old Mac OS on Android, Exynos Exploit Found & Plugged – XDA Developer TV

ArchLinux on the Transformer TF300T is only one of the stories this week on the Portal at XDA-Developers. Our friend Jordan quickly recaps all the news before the world ends. Jordan talks about the dangerous Exynos 4 security exploit. In other XDA Developer TV releases, Jordan talks about XDA Senior Moderator jerdog's Sony Xperia S video, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan's Top Stories of 2012 video, and XDA Developer TV Producer TK's review of WiFi Mouse. In CyanogenMod 10.1 news, Jordan talks...

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Ian Stacy · Oct 16, 2012

Paranoid Android with S-Pen Gestures for Galaxy Note i717

When the Samsung Galaxy Note arrived on AT&T, the extra-large capacitive screen and S Pen were its biggest selling points. For many users, the S Pen and its button are integral to the functionality and productivity of the Note. Those who were unwilling to give up that functionality have been forced to stick with stock ROMs. All that has changed with the newest version of ParanoidAndroid for the Samsung Galaxy Note i717, brought to us by XDA Senior Member JamieD81....

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Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 20, 2012

Jelly Bean Paranoid Android Now Available for Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000

Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 owners, we've got some great news for you. Jelly Bean-based Paranoid Android is now available for the Galaxy Note. Whether you are simply looking for a custom Jelly Bean ROM, or want a ROM that lets you get the most out of that large screen, Paranoid Android is definitely worth a shot. In case you haven't came across it already, Paranoid Android is a unique CyanogenMod-based custom ROM available for several Android devices that allows you...

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Former Writer · Aug 8, 2012

ParanoidAndroid Hybrid ROM Ports for One V GSM and CDMA

Paranoid Android is one of the more colorful ROMs that has been making its way around the forums in recent months. We've brought you news of the hybrid ROM coming out on several devices already, but the ROM seems to be heading everywhere. It is a very unique ROM, the first truly hybrid phone / tablet ROM experiences for most devices. Unlike ROMs that have tablet mode, ParanoidAndroid uses P.A.L. and P.A.D. (Per-App-Layout and Per-App-Density, respectively) to allow users to...

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