Paranoid Android 4.4 hits stable RC1 version – download away!

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 11, 2014

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After a string of seven beta releases, the Paranoid Android team is now pushing out the first Release Candidate version of PA 4.4.

Paranoid Android has emerged as one of the most popular custom ROM options, bringing cool new features like Hover and Peek to a clean stock-like Android implementation. Now Paranoid Android 4.4 (based on the newly released Android 4.4.3) hit its first release meant for public usage, bringing a stable operating system that should be safe enough for daily driving.

PA 4.4 RC1 integrates features introduced and refined in previous beta releases, including the popular Hover, a notification system that lets you check on background applications in floating windows, without leaving your current app. Hover gained stability and new features since it was released in PA 4.3 beta 1, including the ability to blacklist certain apps.

Another big addition is Theme Engine, which PA has borrowed from the CyanogenMod project. The team promises it will keep its implementation up to date with the upstream state. Also, the ParanoidOTA app received a redesign that makes it more Googley.

If you’re jumping from a 4.4.2 ROM, you will need to flash the new bootloader, radio, Gapps and update to latest recovery before updating, as explained here.

PA 4.4 RC1 is currently available for modern Nexus devices on the official download page.

  • Sfera Dev

    Also available for a bunch of devices, under the legacy team, at:

    • Rob Triggs

      Thanks for this. I’m going to try this out later.

  • MasterMuffin

    #1 original development ROM currently

    • Jayfeather787

      Omni is better. It is faster, and has the features that PA has for the most part. I really do not like Hover. I thought Halo was a lot better.

      • MasterMuffin

        I never liked Halo and Omni isn’t as polished :)

        • Jayfeather787


          • The Haligonian

            This is how all disagreeing comments should end!

          • Jayfeather787

            That and no one challenges the great MasterMuffin and survives.

  • Jayfeather787

    Paranoid Android is an excellent ROM. Very good, and very well done Paranoid Android team.

  • Yuri Birfer

    I just bought in June the latest patch Nexus 5 and it has Kit Kat 4.4.3 on it does anyone know what will I gain from going to a Omni or Cyogen Mod
    Thank you?