Android Paranoid 4.4 hits Final version, safe for daily driving

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 25, 2014

paranoid android 4.4 final pa

Not all of us enjoy living on the edge of new custom ROM releases, and sometimes not even Milestones or Release Candidates are stable enough for critical-bug-free usage on a daily basis.

If you value stability more than cutting-edge features, the latest release of Android Paranoid is for you. The Final release of Android Paranoid 4.4 brings the “most stable experience since 4+”, according to a post on PA’s Google Plus, though that doesn’t mean that development has stopped on the project.

Besides fixes for a multitude of issues that cropped along its development path, PA 4.4 Final brings tweaks and improvements to many parts of the OS. Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Includes upstream patches from Android 4.4.4
  • Volume Panel has been redesigned
  • Hover was tweaked to look and work better on tablets, and received several other usability tweaks
  • Pie received usability tweaks and now supports theming
  • The native Peek functionality was updated to make better use of sensor information, similarly to the standalone Peek app available in the Play Store
  • Theme Engine upstream changes were merged and support for theming was extended to the Dialer app and other areas of the OS
  • Smaller changes to Battery Tile, Status Bar, Recent screen, Documents UI, Paranoid OTA app, Translations and more
  • General bug fixes

Head over to the PA download page to get your PA 4.4 Final build, now available for Nexus devices, or jump to the legacy downloads page, where you can find the latest PA builds for other devices.

With the L release of Android expected to launch today at Google I/O, the PA team (as well as CyanogenMod, AOKP, and other custom ROM projects) may soon have new material to work with. However, it’s not clear yet whether Google will release some sort of beta for the L release or will just give us a preview. In other words, PA 4.4 Final could remain the best and most stable version of Paranoid Android for a long while.

  • MasterMuffin

    The volume panel looks good! BTW I recommend Flux, a really nice theme that gets pretty much everything themed

  • The Orange Holo looks good…

    • Robert Ftnr

      do you know the theme?

      btw. Style?

      • chad harrold

        It’s not going to be released until later in the weak. You could try the rogue theme until then. Is pretty similar only a nice fist red color.

        • Robert Ftnr

          thanks chad

      • Harvie Galenzoga Boles

        Athens it its.

      • Giuseppe Russo

        Is a new theme made by Carlo Savignano. Maybe today will appear on the playstore.

      • Naebic
  • Jayfeather787

    Great ROM. Glad to see it in stable.

  • Evriviadis Karagitsis

    The next Android version L will not get released today. It will be a developer preview just like Apple’s iOS. The next Android version will come later this year along with the new Nexus tablet. Doubt any version of Android will get released today.

    • MasterMuffin

      How do you know they won’t have beta like Apple?

    • Well, I guess you can put your foot in your mouth now. I’ll have L on my Nexus 5 tomorrow.

  • Gildásio Zeth

    Sir, download link for legacy builds is this: You linked GitHub’s one.

  • Dark_Laser

    So this ROM is safe to use while driving? :S

  • Amrit Zoad

    What astonishes me is that these softkeys are from the new Android L Release. How did they made this theme with L Release softkeys beforehand.

  • Sudeepto Dutta

    How did they manage to provide Android L style softkeys !! Was there a leak from Google or something ?? Because the I/O happened yesterday and they can’t possibly design the softkeys in that short period of time .. !!

  • Dan

    Hey guys, this is related to the installation of Cyanogenmod (and other custom roms like this Paranoid Android) .

    This has the simplest steps to installing a custom rom, no coding, or any jargon required. No dodgy downloading or settings… All standard procedure, with simple steps.