Over the past few months, the Paranoid Android team has released a number of Android 12-based alpha builds of the popular custom ROM. With each new build, the team has added new features to the custom ROM and expanded support for more devices. The team showed us the first glimpse of the Paranoid Android “Sapphire” beta back in March, although the release was limited to the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. If you’ve been waiting to try out the latest Paranoid Android release on your device, you’re in luck. The developers have now released beta versions for a few more devices, including the POCO F3 and the OnePlus 7T series.
According to a recent tweet from the PA team, the Paranoid Android Sapphire Beta 1 build is up for grabs for 5 smartphones. The update packages are now created using a dedicated build server and there is a fully functional OTA backend to make the future incremental update process as seamless as possible. Furthermore, the brand new Paranoid Android download portal is available to everyone, which serves as a one-stop download portal. Last but not least, the Beta 1 release comes with a shiny new wallpaper made by a longtime PA employee Hampus Olsson†
This one is called “Meteor Abyss”, and it’s very beautiful.
– Hernán Castañon (@herna) May 7, 2022
In addition to the features mentioned above, the Paranoid Android Sapphire Beta 1 release also includes a few device-specific changes that can be found in their respective XDA threads. Note that you will need to perform a clean flash while upgrading from an alpha version to this beta version due to different signing keys.
Download Paranoid Android Sapphire Beta 1
If you’re interested in trying the first beta version of Paranoid Android Sapphire on your device, you can visit your device’s XDA forums using the links below. Follow the administrator’s instructions to install the build on your device.
Notably, all of the above builds include Google apps, so you don’t need to flash a separate ZIP file to get the Google Play Store after installing the ROM.
Support Paranoid Android
If you are interested in helping the PA team with its development, please contact: [email protected]†
Running automated builds for such a wide range of devices takes resources. You can contribute to some of these costs by donating to Paranoid Android through their PayPal.
To keep up to date with the custom ROM and new releases, consider following the team on Twitter†
Source: Paranoid Android Twitter