Paranoid Android

For most folks in the custom ROM world, Paranoid Android needs no introduction. But in case you’ve been living under a rock for some time, it’s one of the most respected ROMs in the game, and it just got better. The Paranoid crew took to Google+ recently to announce the release of version 7.2.3, which brings along a number of new languages, improvements and bug fixes along with it.

ROM junkies – you’ll be stoked to learn about the new customization features. As per Alex’s post, there are new Launcher personalization options including icon customization and app labeling. This gives you the ability to apply an icon pack and also be able to individually change an app’s icon or label. You can do so by long-pressing on the home screen to access the “Personalization” icon, or long pressing the desired app and dragging it to the top to the “Edit” option.

Here’s a list of the new languages now supported:

  • Arabic
  • Catalan
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English UK
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

And here’s a list of the improvements and bugs squashed in Paranoid Android 7.2.3:

  • Solved GPS issues with the “Waze” app
  • Updated PA Browser
  • Enabled extended built-in file manager (Files)
  • Power improvements for Pocket Lock
  • Block screenshots in Pocket Lock
  • Added a thermal warning when the device gets too hot
  • Icon customization and app labeling in launcher
  • Optional Google search bar in Launcher
  • Solved some issues related to Accidental Touch
  • Telephony related improvements
  • Improved reliability of clock alarms on a fresh install
  • Setting of a user profile picture fixed
  • Manual focus in certain scene modes in Camera fixed
  • Various media playback issues fixed
  • Various Bluetooth connectivity issues fixed
  • Automatic OTA update fixed
  • Cases of Wifi display not working fixed
  • Various theming issues fixed
  • Major performance enhancements
  • Various stability fixes and minor improvement

Download Paranoid Android

Not sure if your phone or tablet is compatible with Paranoid Android? Head over to this link for a full list of supported devices, and all the download links you’ll need to get started. Also be sure to check out their official Google+ Community to join in the discussion.