Paranoid Android 4.5 reaches Beta 1 status

August 5, 2014
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More news from one of Android’s most popular ROMs, the 4.5 build of Paranoid Android has just left alpha stage and has arrived in a more stable beta form in this latest update.

Over the past few weeks, the development team have been ironing out the small bugs and stability issues reported by alpha testers, resulting in the new 4.5 build that the team considers fairly polished and quite stable.

If you haven’t seen it already, the big change with the 4.5 build, compared with the currently stable 4.4 version, is the introduction of the new Android L-esque Recents feature. If it is not to your taste, users have a choice whether or not to implement the redesigned recent apps “card stack” look, which you can see in the video below:

Here is the changelog for the new beta build:

  • Significantly increased the stability of recents
  • Patch Google bug 13678484 aka “Fake ID”
  • Make PA specific features work nicely on multi-user
  • Include the latest CM changes for the theme engine
  • Fix the “clear all recents” bug

You know the drill by now. You can find the 4.4 and 4.5 downloads for Nexus, and now Oppo, devices over at the Paranoid Android website, or can alternatively dig out legacy builds over at Goo.im. Existing Paranoid Android users should see the update notification appear sometime soon.

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