Paranoid Android Theme Engine update

Although the Paranoid Android team may have release the “final” stable version of its 4.4 ROM last month, that doesn’t mean that the work has stopped.

Coding continues on the new 4.5 Alpha build, which has been bumped up to Alpha 2 status today and incorporates some Android L inspired features, such as the new card-based recent apps menu. The stable branch of Paranoid Android 4.4 has also received a new update to version 4.44, up from version 4.43.

Here is the changelog for the most recent updates.

New for 4.5 Alpha 2:

  • Reworked zoom animations
  • Smoother animations
  • Transparent background
  • More visible shadows (not yet finished)
  • Other small cleanup

Common (4.44 and 4.5):

  • Merged Theme Engine upstream patches and bug fixes
  • Fixed transparent navbar
  • Possibility to hide battery in status bar (option stored in battery style settings chooser)

You can check out how Paranoid Android is implementing its Android L inspired recent apps interface in the video below.

Nexus device owners can grab the 4.4 stable release and 4.5 alpha builds from the Paranoid Android website. Non-Nexus owners will have to wait for the latest version of the ROM to be ported to their specific handset, which should appear here when the time comes.

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
  • ayysir_pa < link is down. Legacy have a official download site

  • Jayfeather787

    Noice. PA is awesome.

  • MasterMuffin

    You should add that those alpha changes are for the recents, people might get confused :)

  • Xavier_NYC

    I’m still waiting for a stable build of CM11.. It’s been like 9 months already.. Looks like my next phone will be the Nexus 6 if it actually exist.

    • Serge Cebrian

      the M builds are the new Stable, and have been around for months now
      so wait no more :)

      • Xavier_NYC

        mehhh.. M builds are just nightlies that have been tested a lot and are deemed the most stable build of the month.. So it’s still a nightly, just the best one of that month..

        • Serge Cebrian

          what i mean is that they stated that in their blog

          Where is stable CM11?

          With the release of M6 (and even earlier in the CM11 cycle) I began to see this sentiment of “why haven’t they hit [a build labelled] stable yet?” followed immediately after by “why are [CM] so slow now?”. I had hoped that much of this discussion was curtailed by the M4 Post-Release entry, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. So, attempt #2:

          Don’t expect a build labelled ‘stable’. The ‘M’ builds have supplanted our need for such a release. This also means you will not being seeing ‘RC’ builds.

          so you will be waiting like forever for a new “stable” as they have been replaced

          at least since M4

  • Ian Schroeder

    I just get PA 4.44 then use the free android L theme, which does me justice!

  • Lith

    Super upset they stopped supporting the Moto X on legacy. :(

  • roberto

    When will PA rom be realeased for the T-Mobile galaxy s5?

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