The spirit of Android modding lives on: The news on Paranoid Android and TWRP is back

The spirit of Android modding lives on: The news on Paranoid Android and TWRP is back

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  • For the moment, the concrete technical details are few: in these very early stages, no one has even been provided official list of supported devices. It is nevertheless present a Twitter thread that it is constantly updated with the devices that the volunteer developers manage to start correctly; it’s not 100% sure that all of these devices will be supported in the long term, but the odds are good. For now there are confirmations on, for example, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 9R, POCO M2, Redmi Note 9S, Redmi Note 9 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro, Nubia Mini 5G, OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 8 Pro, POCO X3, OnePlus 7T and many more others. Once again OnePlus proves to be one of the favorite brands of geeks, if there is a need for new confirmations. It should be noted that a dedicated team is designated for each device during the Alpha phase, and that consequently the build number released may vary from one to another. The team doesn’t say no to beta or even stable timings.

  • Finally, thanks to the arrival of new volunteers, it is possible to continue to support the following slightly older devices: PARANOID ANDROID EMBRACES ANDROID 12. It was from September 2020 that there was no more news of the Paranoid Android; and it is not even the first time that the famous custom ROM, whose period of maximum fame dates back to the times of Android 4.x around 2013/2014, takes long pauses for reflection. The team of developers announced the day before yesterday the launch of an Alpha testing program for a version of the ROM based on Android 12. The code name is Sapphire (for the one based on Android 10 in 2019 it was Quartz; nothing for Android 11. However the common thread are the minerals, if it were not clear).

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