Paranoid Android’s Android Oreo ROM is here for some Sony Xperia phones

Paranoid Android’s Android Oreo ROM is here for some Sony Xperia phones

Paranoid Android has returned with an Android Oreo ROM! It’s been nearly a year since the last official release, which saw the team update its Android Nougat based custom ROM with a new camera application. The team has been hard at work since then brushing up and improving upon the next iteration based on Android Oreo. Thanks to an announcement post on Google+ made by known designer Espen Flagtvedt Olsen, we’re now getting a look into the inner workings of the AOSPA team as of late. What’s more, you can actually flash and install Paranoid Android on the following Sony devices.

  • Xperia X
  • Xperia X Compact
  • Xperia XZ Premium
  • Xperia XZ1
  • Xperia XZ1 Compact

It’s a bit of a convoluted process at the moment, and sadly these are the only devices you can actually install it on currently. They hope to expand the list of supported devices in the coming days and weeks, however, they have also put out an appeal for more developers to step in with experience in framework development. The team does appear to be struggling timewise, given that Android Pie just released a few weeks back.

The team also advertises a brand new website which can’t be viewed yet due to issues with their server maintainer. They also plan to release builds as new features and improvements going forward, rather than waiting for everything to be polished and 100% ready to go before release. That appears to be the primary reason as to why Paranoid Android based on Android Oreo has taken so long to release. Even still, user interest will be waning as more and more devices receive an unofficial port of Android Pie. If you want to learn how to flash it on your Sony device, you can check out the Google+ link down below. All of the information including a link to the Android File Host folder is available there.

Source: Google+

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