Paranoid Android 7.2.3 Brings Support for New Languages & Launcher Personalization

The Paranoid Android ROM has been one of the most well-received custom ROMs. We’ve previously talked about this fan favorite custom ROM before as well. The ROM made a successful return after it went out of development. The team behind it has been expanding the ROM to more devices and adding carefully crafted new features. Quite recently, the Paranoid Android 7.2.1 update was released which added a few features to the ROM for the community to learn from and improve upon. These include their PIE controls system, the PA-exclusive Color Engine, Accidental Touch (Prevention), Pocket Lock, and Three-Finger Swipe Screenshot. The previous update also expanded support for new devices.

The ROM is under constant development and it was only a matter of time before another update was released. Paranoid Android 7.2.3 is out now with even more refinements and fixes over the previous 7.2.1 update.

New languages

The team behind the ROM had previously added support for translating PA to other languages via Crowdin. As a result of that, and the help of community members who contributed to the translations, the ROM now supports many new languages. The new update includes the following new languages :

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

Launcher personalizations

Paranoid Android 7.2.3 brings new languages and launcher personalization

Other than support for new languages, PA 7.2.3 adds new features to the stock launcher. There aren’t a lot of changes but a couple of new personalization features have been added which include icon customization and app labeling. Not only can you now apply third-party icon packs but also pick individual icons for individual apps from different icon packs like you would do on some third-party custom launchers. You can access the new personalization menu by long pressing an empty space on the home screen. You can also hold and drag an app upwards and drop it on the Edit option that appears to change its icon or label.

Official changelog

On top of these little but very welcome additions the update improves on several features brings an updated PA browser and also fixes various issues.

  • 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 fixed in certain scene modes in Camera
  • Fixed various media playback issues and various Bluetooth connectivity issues
  • Automatic OTA update fixed
  • Cases of Wifi display not working fixed
  • Theming issues fixed
  • Major performance enhancements
  • Various stability fixes and minor improvements

Device Specific Changes

Like last time, there are quite a few device specific changes for various devices.

Google Pixel/Pixel XL:

  • Rebased kernel on top of the August security patch
  • Merged EAS 1.3, EAS 1.4 and PELT-RT changes

LeEco Le Pro3:

  • Switched from AOSP camera to SnapdragonCamera app
  • Synced telephony support as per Google Pixel.
  • Improved networking support
  • Improved GPS connectivity
  • Turned on dex-pre-optimization after final debugging tests
  • Improved thermal handling from OP3T
  • Improved Type-C adapter sound output
  • Removed LeEco’s CPU voltage tuning to reduce overheat
  • Fixed touchscreen on ambient display (doze) pulse
  • Performance enhancements
  • Power enhancements

Nexus 5:

  • Added support for non-OEM screens
  • Updated kernel with the latest security patches
  • Added KCAL support
  • Fixed ambient display battery drain
  • Various performance enhancements

Nexus 6:

  • Fixed NFC tile
  • August security patch changes

Nextbit Robin:

  • Audio fixes
  • Major performance improvements
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

OnePlus 3/3T:

  • Fixed issues with corruption of the obb folder
  • Fixed issues with unexpected reboots/shutdowns
  • Improved thermal setup
  • Wifi connectivity improvements
  • Fixed issues with VoLTE and VoWIFI in some cases
  • Updated binaries and shipped firmware to internal 080817
  • Improved camera setup
  • Major performance improvements
  • Major power improvements
  • Various stability fixes
  • Other minor improvements

OnePlus One:

  • Fixed proximity sensor
  • Other minor improvements

OnePlus X:

  • Implement support for new gestures
  • Enabled pocket bridge
  • Various performance enhancements
  • Various power enhancements

Xiaomi Mi5:

  • Fixed low volume in video recordings
  • Switched back to Snapdragon Camera
  • Various performance enhancements
  • Various power enhancements

How to install

The AOSPA team warns that their Paranoid OTA may not update to this release version and users will have to manually flash the updated ROM. Patches included in the update will fix such issues for future OTA updates as mentioned in the changelog. You can download the ROM for specific devices by clicking the name of the device above or visiting the official PA download page. If you need any help flashing the ROM, we have a general guide on how to flash a custom ROM that you can check out.

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