Back in late 2013, when nobody knew about the OnePlus, Paranoid Android was one of the most popular android ROMs. On our own experience with the Nexus 5 , it was phenomenal.

However, CyanogenMod got a lot of exposure via the OnePlus release or perhaps both of them did through each other. Hence commercial success may not have reached Paranoid Android yet, but they are still huge as a community. Head over to their Google + page to get a glimpse. Here’s a bit about them, in their own words:

Paranoid Android is a custom ROM aiming to extend the system, working on enhancing the already existing beauty of Android and following the same design philosophies that were set forward by Google for Android Open Source Project. Key features:

  • Hover

    Read and interact with your notifications as they arrive. Avoid distractions that would take you away from that awesome document you are working on or from that impressive trick video you are watching.

  • Immersive mode

    Hide the system bars globally. Give your apps more real estate to show colorful images, funny texts and entertaining videos on.

  • Pie

    Enhance the simplicity of the navigation bar while saving screen space on Immersive mode. Use the navigation buttons using simple swipes.

  • Peek

    Glance at your notifications when pulling your phone out of your pocket right after the notification buzz.

  • Dynamic System Bars aka DSB

    Merge your status and navigation bars with the surrounding content. Provide a smoother and more immersive experience.

  • Theme Engine by CyanogenMod

    Enhance your system, polish it, quickly make it be just the way you want it to be. Pick from the endless options available on Play Store.

Paranoid Android is so much more, but it must be experienced, felt. We could have moved on to a tutorial straightaway, but this ROM deserves a descriptive overview. We’ll be testing it out on Nexus 7, Nexus 6, & Nexus 5.  Get back to us if you need to know whether this ROM exists for your device.

Also, head on to this link for some epic wallpapers by them. To keep things exciting, few screenshots below 🙂

Stay tuned to our upcoming posts, for a tutorial on how to install Paranoid Android.

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