Beta 2 of Paranoid Android is now out, and it starts with three older OnePlus phones


Users of the OnePlus 5 can now use Paranoid Android on their phone.

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After a brief absence from the custom ROM scene, Paranoid Android made a comeback in late November of last year with its Android 12-based Sapphire builds, and the group released the first Alpha in 2021. The first beta then became available, starting with the OnePlus 9 series, in March 2022. The second beta build of the ROM, which includes several bug fixes and enhancements, has been released after four months.

The second Paranoid Android Sapphire beta build lacks any notable new features. It does, however, contain some important, underlying changes that ought to improve system stability. Here is a list of the modifications made in Paranoid Android Sapphire Beta 2.

  • revised blobs
  • resolved a few camera issues
  • Support for Wireguard kernel
  • Passthrough fuse
  • Inactivity causes the variable refresh rate to drop to 60Hz.
  • a progressive file system

Available for the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro is Paranoid Android Sapphire Beta 2. In the upcoming weeks, builds for other smartphones, such as the OnePlus 8, Redmi Note 7 Pro, and Poco F3/X3, should become available. There is presently no information available on when the basic OnePlus 7 will gain access.

You’ll be happy to know that the Sapphire beta 1 build is currently available for the OnePlus 5 or 5T. Despite being the initial beta release, the build just has the off-screen motions not functioning; there are no significant stability concerns. Before installing the custom ROM, confirm that OxygenOS 10.0.1 is the operating system on your phone.

Strangely, the Paranoid Android team hinted at support for the Pixel 6 Pro in June, but the phone’s build has not yet been made available. The custom ROM scene in the Android community is less vibrant than it once was. LineageOS is the only other well-known Android 12-based custom ROM that offers an AOSP Android experience on a variety of Android devices, aside from Paranoid Android. Because LineageOS supports a wider range of devices, it should be considered if Paranoid Android is not available for your device.


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