A new version of Paranoid Android, 4.6 beta 1 is now rolling out for the Android powered devices. The latest build brings the swipe-up gesture to dismiss hover, while allowing users to get back to the notification slightly later.
There are a few bugs in Dynamic System Bars (DSB) and the most prominent issue is related to performance and in turn, battery life. But the team claims the current build is a stable and enjoyable version irrespective of the issues. Below is the changelog for 4.6 beta 1.
- Introduce Dynamic System Bars
- Introduce the swipe-up gesture to dismiss Hover
- Get rid of possible slowness during I/O on the stock kernel for hammerhead
The Paranoid Android 4.6 beta 1 featuring Android 4.4.4 is available for the international Galaxy Note 2 variant (GT-N7100).
Interested Galaxy Note 2 users, who wish to taste Paranoid Android 4.4.4, may follow the installation guide.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device. Before following the installation guide, users are advised to verify their devices meet following requirements.
- Install USB Drivers for Galaxy Note 2 to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate Settings>> Developer Options to enable USB Debugging.]
- As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device has any custom recovery such as ClockworkMod or TWRP, then backup data using the same.
- If the Android phone powers off due to lack of battery during the process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Galaxy Note 2 should have charge above 80% before commencing.
- The phone should be rooted and have the latest version of recovery.
- The ParanoidAndroid build works only with Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100. As applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Note 2 by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.
- After flashing the ROM, if the device gets stuck on booting animation or experiences boot loop, perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache a few times before rebooting the device.
- Once the ROM is installed, users are advised to wait 10 minutes after the device boots up for the first time for a better user experience.
How to install Android 4.4.4 on Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with ParanoidAndroid ROM
Step-1: Connect Galaxy Note 2 to the computer using a USB cable, then move the downloaded files to the internal storage of the phone. Do not unzip the files.
Step-2: Unplug the USB cable from the phone and switch it off.
Step-3: Enter into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home. and Power buttons together. This guide supports both CWM and TWRP recoveries. You may use either of the recoveries to install ParanoidAndroid 4.6 beta.
Step-4: Create a Nandroid backup of the current ROM, which can be restored later if the new ROM does not work or if you wish to go back to the previous ROM.
CWM: Select backup and restore, name the file and confirm the process.
TWRP: Press Backup, name the file, then swipe to confirm the process.
Step-5: Apply Factory Reset. This will wipe all data from system partition, which means the device will lose installed apps data and all the other system files. Note that Factory Reset does not delete contents from internal or external storage.
CWM: Select wipe data/factory reset and confirm the process.
TWRP: Press Wipe and swipe to confirm.
Note: Do not skip this process as the new ROM might not boot into normal mode.
Step-6: Install ParanoidAndroid 4.6 beta on Galaxy Note 2.
CWM: Select install zip from sdcard then choose zip from sdcard. Now browse to the location where the ROM is saved. Select it and confirm installation.
TWRP: Press Install, find the ROM file, and swipe to confirm installation.
Step-7: When the ROM is installed, follow the similar procedure to flash Gapps file.
Step-8: After the installation process is completed, return to the custom recovery screen and reboot the phone into normal mode. The first boot process of the ROM will take some time to load all the files. Therefore do not press any button while the device is booting.
The latest beta of ParanoidAndroid should now be installed on the Galaxy Note 2 N7100.
[Source: Android Geeks]