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Bare-bones Paranoid Android Oreo arrives for OnePlus 3/3T and 5/5T

Paranoid Android Oreo launched for Sony phones earlier, but now it's available for OnePlus phones, too.

Published onAugust 29, 2018

OnePlus 5T held in hand showing back of phone.
  • Paranoid Android is now available for four OnePlus devices: the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, and 5T.
  • The version of Paranoid Android is based on Android Oreo.
  • Unfortunately, the OnePlus build of Paranoid Android is a little bare-bones at the moment.

Last week, Paranoid Android — the famed custom Android ROM — made a surprise comeback. However, the new PA builds were only available for five smartphones, and all of them are made by Sony.

Now, Paranoid Android is available for four more devices (via XDA Developers), this time from Chinese manufacturer OnePlus: the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, and OnePlus 5T.

Unfortunately, according to XDA, the Oreo-based builds of PA for the OnePlus devices is a little bare-bones at the moment. For example, the build is based on the May security patch rather than the most-recent August patch. There are few additional features in the build and you might come across the occasional bug.

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With all that in mind, it’s hard to recommend flashing this build of Paranoid Android as your daily driver if for no other reason than the fact that every OnePlus device on the list already is on an official OxygenOS build of Android 8.1 Oreo or Android 8.0 Oreo. Furthermore, Android 9.0 Pie is on the way for all four devices, too.

However, the developers behind Paranoid Android are working on Pie-based builds so it might come to pass that we see a PA build of Android 9.0 Pie before we see a stable OxygenOS build. So it might be worth keeping an eye out.

If you’re interested in flashing Paranoid Android on your OnePlus smartphone, head to this link to download the appropriate build. If you’ve never flashed a custom ROM before, be sure to read our beginner’s guide to flashing LineageOS, which will be the same process as flashing Paranoid Android.

NEXT: Beginner’s guide to installing LineageOS on your Android device

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