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Paranoid Android 7.3.0 Update Brings a New Camera App, BlueBorne Fix and More

In case you haven’t been following, Paranoid Android is back into the custom ROM scene. It has been back for about four months actually when the developers released a polished feature-packed version of the ROM based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. The ROM soon received a major update bumping up the version number to 7.2 and then later received a few minor updates as well. Android 8.0 Oreo is turning up the heat on custom ROM development. Meanwhile, the Paranoid Android team has brought another major update to the ROM. Paranoid Android 7.3.0 is still based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. It brings a new camera app, BlueBorne patch and more.

Paranoid Camera

Custom ROMs are great and usually, they perform a lot better than the stock ROM a device was shipped with. Also usually, custom ROMs don’t hold a candle to the stock ROM when it comes to camera performance. Paranoid Android has always been a step ahead from other custom ROMs, at least,  with regard to camera performance. With the Paranoid Android 7.3.0 update, the PA team looks to further widen the gap. The update brings in a new camera app called Paranoid Camera, which will be the default camera app on all supported devices.

With the help of designer Espen Flagtvedt Olsen as well as developer Grarak, Paranoid Camera has been redesigned from the ground up in order to achieve a new, much more friendly interface.

BlueBorne Fix

If you haven’t heard, BlueBorne is a recently discovered massive security vulnerability that affects almost every device with Bluetooth. It allows a person with the right tools and who is within Bluetooth range of your device to gain control over the device without any action from the user. You can read more about it here. The good news is that Google, Apple, and Microsoft have all released fixes for the same already. The bad news is that on Android, you’re probably not going to get it unless you’re running a custom ROM. One of the first custom ROMs to release the fix is Paranoid Android as already mentioned.

Paranoid Android 7.3.0 also merges the required device-specific fixes in order to fix this security vulnerability successfully on PA phones.

Launcher customizations

It would be safe to say most users who go out all the way to install a custom ROM in order to have their phone the way they want probably don’t stick to the default launcher either. And one of the best thing, if not the best thing, about custom launchers, is customization. Paranoid Android 7.3.0 further expands on the customization options offered by the default PA launcher. The updated launcher features the following new additions :

  • Hidden app support – Hide apps from the app drawer and home screen
  • Round icon support – Use round icons for all apps supporting it
  • Custom Icon Search – Search for specific icons by app
  • Dock color personalization – Choose between default, transparent, accent or wallpaper color

Paranoid Android 7.3.0 – All New Features

Improvements
  • New, reworked camera app (Paranoid Camera)
  • New Launcher features, customizations and improvements
  • Experimental support for simultaneous use of Color Engine and Substratum
  • New security patches (September 2017)
  • Various performance improvements
  • Various stability fixes and minor improvements
Global Fixes
  • GPS issues with Waze and other apps
  • Trusted Face
  • Possible Immersive Mode force close
  • Bluetooth connectivity issues
  • Various theming issues
  • Data integrity issues
  • Multiple frameworks resource and memory leaks
Fixes for Google Nexus 5:
  • Fix for major power consumption in some cases
Fixes for Google Nexus 5X:
  • Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability
  • Fixed WiFi display
Fixes for Google Nexus 6:
  • Merged latest September security patch
  • Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability
  • Fixed WiFi display
Fixes for Google Nexus 6P:
  • Merged latest September security patch
  • Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability
Fixes for Google Pixel / Pixel XL:
  • Merged latest schedule upstream changes
  • Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability
Fixes for Le Eco Le Pro 3:
  • Updated proprietary vendor files from 23S and OB20
  • Switched to new radio stack
  • Added dynamic boosting support via QPerformance
  • Updated Kernel as per latest CAF’s tag
  • General smoothness and touch boosting enhancements
  • Included workaround for F2FS GC which makes F2FS usable without concerns again
  • Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability
  • Various power improvements
  • Miscellaneous audio fixes and tuning
Fixes for OnePlus 3/3T:
  • Optimized thermal setup
  • Major power/battery improvements
  • Various performance enhancements
  • Improvements to touch latency
  • Improved WI-FI connectivity
  • Updated and improved F2FS support
  • Included workaround for F2FS GC which makes F2FS usable without concerns again
  • Ship firmware from internal 082917
  • Updated SRGB calibration from OnePlus
  • Added haptic intensity control (to be used by kernel apps)
  • Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability
Fixes for OnePlus X:
  • Fix for major power consumption in some cases
  • Fixed battery percentage getting stuck
Fixes for Nextbit Robin:
  • Optimized thermal setup
  • Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability
  • Other minor enhancements
Fixes for Xiaomi Mi5:
  • Updated to MIUI 7.9.7 Global dev blobs
  • Fixed lag for some users
  • Added dynamic boosting support via QPerformance
  • Patched BlueBorne kernel vulnerability

Download Paranoid Android 7.3.0

You can check out the PA downloads page to find builds for your device.

Source: Google+

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