How to install Paranoid Android


For many people an Android device can be like a blank slate to customize and tweak to your liking. Flashing ROMs continues to be very popular among Android users and Paranoid Android has maintained a very loyal user base. So what is it about Paranoid Android that is so attractive to so many Android users? We will take a look at what Paranoid Android is all about and how you can get it on your device. 

Paranoid Android is a custom ROM aiming to extend the system, working on enhancing the already existing beauty of Android and following the same design philosophies that were set forward by Google for Android Open Source Project.

Paranoid Android
Paranoid Android Websites

Paranoid Android Features


Immersive mode





Immersive mode

At times, those menu and notification bars can be an annoyance. Immersive Mode get get those out of the way to give you more screen real estate.


Hover is a brilliant feature that lets you read your notifications and reply without disrupting your “special” videos.


Pie lets you enhance your navigation bar while maintaining simplicity. It’s been a favorite feature of Paranoid Android users since the beginning.





Peek let’s you glance at a preview of your notifications directly after they arrive.

Dynamic System Bars

Merge your status and navigation bars with the surrounding content. This is designed to give you a smoother and more immersive experience.

Theme Engine

The theme engine will be the same as the one you’ll find in CyanogenMod. That means you’ll have a massive selection of themes at your fingertips to customize your phone to your liking.

Install Paranoid Android

Install the appropriate ROM for your device. You can find a list of compatible devices on the PA website. Follow the link to find the ROM you’re looking for.

The install process will be like any other ROM. Flash the ROM and Gapps through your custom recovery.

Get Paranoid Android

1. Update Recovery
2. Factory Reset (If coming from another rom or stock)
3. Install ROM
4. Install GAPPS
4. Reboot
5. If you want root, flash superSU

There is also a portal here at XDA for the community to discuss the Paranoid Android ROM.

Paranoid Android XDA Portal