New Paranoid Android 4 Beta 3 for Nexus devices adds a clever “Quick Settings” feature, “Immersive Mode” tweaks, and more

New Paranoid Android 4 Beta 3 for Nexus devices adds a clever “Quick Settings” feature, “Immersive Mode” tweaks, and more
Paranoid Android 4 - a custom ROM for Nexus devices, based on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, has been updated to Beta version 3. Owners of the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013), Nexus 10, and Nexus 5 can install it from the download link below.

New features include:

- A new boot animation, which stitches together two winning submissions from the ROM's fan and developer community.

- A "Quick Settings" feature which works by letting the user tweak an option from the related function. For example, you open the pulldown menu and tap the Bluetooth tile to turn connectivity on or off, or tap the tile's sub-menu to make the smartphone (un)discoverable for other devices. It's a neat trick that makes one wonder how professional UI designers employed by big brands haven't figured out yet. If the concept is still unclear to you, have a look at the video:


- KitKat's “Immersive Mode” can be tweaked to hide only the status bar, only the navigation bar, or both.

- Finally, the look of Paranoid Android's dialer has been remade after Google's. Also, a check has been added to Google dialer, which removes features that rely on the AOSP (a.k.a. custom) dialer if Google's dialer is installed.

The official Paranoid Android 4.0 Beta 3 changelog reads as follows:

  • Quick settings 3.0
  • Maximize lock-screen widgets
  • Fix bug with rotation lock tile
  • Fix network tiles for CDMA devices
  • Fix graphical glitches on galaxy nexus
  • Update AOSP dialer icon to Google dialer icon
  • Separate device encryption password from lockscreen password
  • Contextual “on-the-spot” preference dialog (first implementation: Quick settings pull down)
  • AOSP dialer check (removes features that rely on AOSP dialer if Google dialer is installed)
  • Other AOSP bug fixes

Download: Paranoid Android



source: Paranoid Android (Google+) via Android Authority

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4 Comments

1. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

This is really nice features i hope i had nexus device :)

2. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Holy balls! This is amazing. I'm switching back to PA (coming from rooted stock)!

3. elocom

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

I'm getting slightly mad... paranoid

4. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Immerse mode is excellent, no annoying status bars just a full beautiful screen. I just downloaded from xda yesterday. I hope more roms start to add that feature.

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