Paranoid Android Quartz 1


Quartz you talking about?

Hey folks! For starters we would like to thank all our users of our alpha and beta builds that we started releasing last year. They have all been amazing and have helped us immensely in our development. Since our initial releases, we’ve been working at a fast pace and feel we now have something that is polished enough to warrant an official release.
As always, you will find the majority of features we have had since our Oreo releases and we will be growing this list with many new and exciting additions in the coming weeks.

Big Thanks

Last year, we asked our community if anyone would be interested in becoming developers and device maintainers for Paranoid Android. Gradually, our team has grown and we feel we have now reached a point where we have an incredible team that has the skills and ambition to produce a product that we are all proud to release. We would not have been able to do this without these new members and the core team are extremely grateful for the new life being pumped into the project. We hope to be able to continue to expand our team to support more devices and add new features that enhance user experience. For those interested, please email , so we can get in contact.


Now for the part you’ve all been waiting for. For Oreo and Pie, we released builds that were of alpha and beta quality. We are happy to announce that Quartz will be our first stable release since Nougat. This is the first step for us making Paranoid Android worth putting on your phones and that we are releasing on so many devices at once. We also believe that we are now able to commit to giving Paranoid Android the life it really needs to continue to grow.
For this initial stable release we will have the following features:

  • Included GAPPS inside the zips.
  • April 2020 Security Patch Level.
  • OTA support (with deltas).
  • Adaptive Playback.
  • Screen stabilization (Gimbal mode).
  • SafetyNet (most devices).
  • Built-in screen recorder.
  • FOD support (Fingerprint On Display).
  • Pulse notifications.
  • ParanoidDoze: extended AOD support
  • Off-screen gestures.
  • Gestures support.
  • Vibration adapted UI.
  • Extended vibration system (OnePlus devices).
  • Alert Slider UI (OnePlus devices).
  • OTS: On The Spot, introduce user hint prompt system, uses a snackbar design to prompt the user for changes.
  • Pocket Mode, introduces a mode that will detect whenever your device is on the pocket and prevent it from waking.
  • Fast Charging indicator (includes OnePlus devices).
  • Quick Settings Pull Down with one finger.
  • Extended Restart.
  • Introduced Settings reset for PA features under Settings → System → Reset Options.
  • Double tap to sleep on keyguard (lockscreen) and launcher.
  • Volume Long Press to Skip Tracks.
  • Volume panel on left for devices with left volume buttons.
  • Adjusted statusbar notifications per device.
  • Navigation bar customization.
  • Improved lockscreen security
  • Caffeine tile (thanks LineageOS).
  • Extended screenshot support (thanks Pixel Experience).
  • Per-app cellular data, vpn and wifi restrictions.
  • Three finger swipe down for screenshots.
  • Pop-Up camera support.
  • Based off CAF LA.UM.8.2.r1-04200-sdm660.0 tag.

We are still finalising some small tweaks and issues and will be releasing builds for the following devices in the coming days/weeks:

  • OnePlus 5 and 5T
  • OnePlus 7, 7T, and 7T Pro
  • Pocophone F1
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Dual
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Compact Dual
  • Sony Xperia XZ3 and XZ3 Dual
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T and Redmi K20
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro and Redmi K20 Pro

On top of this, we are also excited to announce that as of Quartz 1, we will be able to provide incremental updates. This makes obtaining the latest features and bug fixes a fast, pain-free task, while also saving data.

Final thoughts

To finish with we’d like to thank our community for their continued support throughout our development of Quartz and want to encourage you to continue to give us feedback and help us to improve PA.


Here is the initial device list for this Quartz 1 release, please click on your device and properly read the XDA threads and the instructions in it.


Google apps are already present in the zips, there is no need to flash them separately.