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First Public Beta Builds for Paranoid Android With Halo Baked in are Up


Running those alpha builds of Paranoid Android with Halo? You will be happy to hear that the first beta builds are now hitting servers, bringing enhanced stability, while also ridding the ROM of the “jank” found therein. Away with the jank, I say! 

If you are unfamiliar with PA and the Halo feature, think of it as Facebook’s ChatHeads, but for any app you have installed. You can control apps from the little pop-up windows that appear as notifications come rolling in, essentially allowing one’s self to operate their device from a single Halo. You can check our previous coverage and hands on with it to get a better sense of how it works.

For downloads of the newest beta, currently only mako builds are up as others populate the servers, go here.

Via: +Paranoid Android

  • jeenyus

    “this OTA/update zip will issue a format() command. This is known to sometimes hard-brick devices. Are you sure you want to continue? is this normal and should i continue?

  • Blake Curtis

    Loving me some halo on my nexus 4! PA…ftw

  • EraserXIV

    I was running the alphas for about a month.. really wanted to like it but I didn’t end up using Halo as much as I thought I would. The fact that the GNex stumbles didn’t help much either, would probably be a much better experience on a better phone. I did notice considerably worse battery life with it compared to CM10.1

  • Brandon Golway

    Cant wait to get this on my S4!

  • diversion

    Jank you say? I occasionally flash PA but always end up going back to Carbon because of the lag I experience, even on AK Kernels. Is this what you mean when you say Jank?

  • Is there a place to find a good walkthrough for rooting your first time? I’d like to do it with my Tmobile S4.

    • MikeCiggy

      Check xda-developers.com

  • Timothy McGovern

    How is the battery on this rom? I’ve been wanting to switch to it but it seems like it would use up a lot of juice.

    • Jared Tau

      In the alpha builds I would get about 6 hours with moderate to little use. Maybe the beta builds are a little better at power management?

  • DanWazz

    Tried downloading this morning, didn’t work. Works now though.

  • Tanuj Chokshi
  • sparty569

    Any word on a build for the RAZR HD?

    • Matt Upton


    • Pengwn

      Official PA builds are only for phones that support AOSP (nexus devices and oppo 5). If there are builds for other devices, there would be an official maintainer handling those or it would be an unofficial kang.

  • ßen Murphy

    I bit and got the S4. The device payment plan worked. I really can’t rely on not having an SD Card.

  • trwb

    The Bends is the best Radiohead album ever

  • monkey082506

    Latest PA GAPPS on their webpage? I’m assuming?

  • John Burke

    I like what Halo))) is doing but I’m sticking with Floating Notifications, at least for now.

  • socalrailroader

    Jank? LOL

  • muffnman

    Toro Build Mirror: http://d-h.st/Cc8

    • cashclay

      Updated my build during my lunch, to 2949 by happen stance. gotta love GooManager.

    • TheDrunkenClam

      BootAnimation says 3+
      This is the latest beta build right? (first time with this rom for me)

    • James Friedman

      Awesome, thanks!

  • KleenDroid