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First Builds of Paranoid Android With Alpha HALO Feature Rolling Out (Updated)

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The HALO feature for Paranoid Android ROM is now available in to owners of the Nexus 4 (mak0). This first build with HALO should be considered an “alpha” or really early build, but will at least give you a chance to play around with what should be considered one of the most groundbreaking ROM features we have seen in some time. 

For those who missed our coverage of HALO, think of it as the ultimate multi-tasking add-on, in that it takes notifications and apps, and allows you to access them via floating icon that can be moved to any location on your screen. In a way, it takes Facebook’s Chat Heads concept and pushes it to the limit.

The video below shows off its power.


We’ll see builds for the Nexus 7 next, followed by the Galaxy Nexus.

Download Links:  Nexus 4 ROM | Nexus 7 ROM | Google Apps

Update:  Nexus 7 ROM now available.

Via:  +Paranoid Android

Cheers Mitchell!

  • Is there a quick way to enable Pie and KEEP the traditional notification bar? Maybe I’m missing a setting or something, but I can’t figure it out. lol

  • Mark

    Just flashed it. But HALO doesn’t work in tablet (hybrid) mode on the nexus 7. So if that is a function you love to use (like i do) wait for a more stable release with that feature included.

  • Nex

    Official release of paranoid android with halo is out for toro!

  • Idonthaveroot

    I just now realized that I need root for this. :/

  • Michael Lewis

    I don’t want notifications to stay on my screen, taking up precious space. It might work better if it were a tablet feature, but for a tiny phone screen? No thanks.

    • Get a bigger phone, or can your Mc Donalds hands not handle that responsibility?

    • You can disable the on screen ones and just use the ones in the notification drawer

  • My first ROM as a newly rooted user and I love it!

  • Obvious Sarcasm


  • Im new to android. how do i root, how do i install this rom and will i be able to get os updates from google when they come out?

    • Qbancelli


      • im trying to follow the steps however, i wanna backup my data and apps first. there is a backup option in the nexus toolkit but im sure which of the backup options i should use

        • LilDerpy

          Hi there! What device are you using? Nexus 4?

          • Yeah.

          • LilDerpy

            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1995688 That should be suffice for backing up and everything. If you have any other questions, you can get me on Twitter @LilDerpy, or on Steam. http://steamcommunity.com/id/Derpsy

          • ok. thanks

          • finally unlocked bootloader etc. and rooted my device 🙂 thanks. now how do it install this ROM…?

          • ok im having another problem. im no longer seeing my nexus 4 on my pc as mass storage. what should i do?

          • joseph pastor

            tick usb debugging, try another usb port, another cord.

          • Did that…

          • JMonkeYJ

            Go to your storage settings (in android settings). Press the menu button (3 dots) in the upper right and chose USB computer connection. In that menu switch it to MTP or PTP, whichever one isn’t currently selected.

          • i did that as well..however i finally got it to work after reinstalling the driver on my PC a couple of time.Guess it was just a driver issue. New issue though lol. I cant seem to reinstall the apk’s i have stored on my hard drive. I copied them back to the device but some wont open and the ones that do, when i tap install nothing happens.

          • Roshan John

            To flash a rom you need to do it through recovery mode. Get clockwork mod app.

          • pipboy

            yeah..happening to me too..somehow the apks cannot be installed when trying to tap the ‘install’ on-screen?..someone can help please?

          • David Narada Brown

            Just unlock your phone while its plugged in. My gnex does this all the time.

          • Tryed that..

          • zurginator

            This is why I love the android community.

    • mike

      troll troll troll

  • tyguy829

    i hope they are working on toro…

  • DanWazz

    Very excited to try this on toro. I will wait patiently.

  • Brad Tarpley

    Just flashed it on my N4! Now to flash on the N7!

  • EraserXIV

    I want this for my GNex, but I get the feeling it won’t be quite the same experience. The GNex even lags opening the messaging app from the notification drawer.

    • I’ve been using it for my GNex and it’s been working fine.

  • Installing now on my n4, n7 soon to follow!

  • tanknspank

    Grouper looks to be up also http://goo.im/devs/paranoidandroid/roms/grouper/pa_grouper-3.50-05MAY2013-002917.zip

    Edit: And you’ve updated the post.

  • steveindajeep

    glad to see the good ol’ Galaxy Nexus is in the works

    • steveindajeep

      gnex is up folks!

  • Pengwn

    Glad I can help guys! I can’t wait the Gnex builds to be posted!!

  • Syraz/Azilla

    Nexus 10 damn you!!!

  • I’ve been refreshing Feedly for articles since they announced it.

  • joseph pastor

    I thought it was completely retarded until I tried it and… it seems quite legit with pie actually. if it weren’t for the play store youd would think its a different os. haha

    • michael arazan

      I would think the Android Engineer’s probably got a woody when they saw it

  • Nexus_FrEak

    Where ever and what ever the hell you want!

  • Phil Nolan

    I would hate that. No way I want something floating around my screen or popping up while I’m working on something.

  • Manaurys

    Love it