Paranoid Android 3

On Christmas Eve, the Paranoid Android team took the wraps off their very first release of its AOSPA4+ ROM, which of course features Android 4.4 KitKat onboard.

The ROM itself seems to work very well, but keep in mind that this is an early release and therefore is missing quite a few PA features such as Halo, Pie and the Hybrid engine. Of course we can expect these features to be added back into the mix in future ROM releases.

Here’s a full change-log of all the features contained in the current ROM release:

Initial Release – AOSPA 4.0 Beta <2013-12-24>

  • Built-in SuperSu
  • Advanced Power Menu
  • Enhanced Volume Buttons
  • Enhanced Volume Controls
  • Global Immersive Mode Toggle
  • Notification LED Light Controls
  • Actionable Status Bar Date/Time
  • Keyguard Quick Unlock [standard]
  • Disable full screen keyboard [standard]
  • Basic file browser (Documents <from Omni>)
  • Exposed Google’s Native App Privacy Controls
  • Recent/Clear All Button Combo (context aware)
  • Screenshot Delete Added to Screenshot Notification
  • Optional Lock Screen Transparency (blur effect WIP)
  • Optional Status Bar Battery Icons (mirrored in quick settings)
  • Quick Settings 2.0 (edit tiles from within the pull down panel)

As for device support, the ROM will work with the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012/2013) and the Nexus 10. The PA team plans to release a build for the Oppo N1 in the near future as well.

For more details on the latest PA ROM, you’ll want to head here. To download the ROM for yourself, be sure to head to their official download portal.

Has anyone tried this build yet, if so – what do you think so far?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
  • Hamzah Malik

    Flashed on my Gnex easily the fastest and most stable one so far. Omnimetal had to many reboots and this is way faster than cm11

  • Jayfeather787

    I love paranoid android! Can’t wait for HALO.

  • MasterMuffin

    Also AOKP released first KK builds today

  • Daniel DS

    As a person using PIE all the time on my 3.99 RC2, do you guys suggest me upgrading to this version and start from scratch? Global immersive mode is there after all, almost as good as PIE

  • Xavier_NYC

    I’ve been using Kit Kat PA on my LG G2 for 6 weeks now. We already have Halo and on 4.4.2 and it is amazing. Battery life is a lot better and very stable for a beta build. 13mp camera also implemented..