AOSP based Paranoid Android 5.1 ROM hits Nexus devices [Download links] ParanoidAndroid

Nexus device owners are in for some good news. The popular AOSP-based Paranoid Android 5.1 ROM has been released for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 9.

The development process for Paranoid Android has slowed in recent times as several developers have been roped in to work on OxygenOS for OnePlus. This could seriously affect all future releases of ParanoidAndroid ROM, reports Android Police.

Nevertheless, the entire Nexus lineup of devices barring the Nexus 10 can now be updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop via Paranoid Android custom ROM, using the direct download links provided below:

Nexus 4 (Mako)

Nexus 5 (Hammerhead)

Nexus 6 (Shamu)

Nexus 7 2012 Wi-Fi (Grouper)

Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi (Flo)

Nexus 7 2013 LTE (Deb)

Nexus 9 (Flounder)

Nexus 10 (coming soon)

The Nexus 10 has been left out of the supported list as the developer team could not get hold of a device for testing, it is believed.

Here is what the PA developer team had to say about the change in the ROM's release schedule on its official blog:

As maintaining a solid release schedule does not seem viable as of now we've thought we should release when there are enough changes merged to make a difference with the previous public build. So instead of the previous "weekly release" we're switching to a "release when appropriate" schedule.

The developer team has thrown an open invitation for interested geeks who would like to join hands and contribute to further development of Paranoid Android ROMs in the future:

Really though, right now we need more awesome people who want to work on things and make a difference, so if you like to code, just consider what you would like to change in the Android-o-sphere and try going for it. We welcome any contributions on our gerrit at You can contact +Valter Strods on Hangouts or +Evan Anderson at if you have any questions.