Paranoid Android Begins Unofficial Legacy Device Support

While Paranoid Android has been one of the very best ROMs available over the past year or two, the one downside for many users was the fact that the team behind the glorious ROM has only ever covered Nexus and Oppo devices due to the fact that they are a very small team of people. With thin resources and no legacy devices to work with, they have never officially supported anything other than Nexus and Oppo. That changes now. As of yesterday, the Paranoid Android team has informed the community through G+ that the members of the team who don't own a Nexus will be maintaining a sub group of unofficial developers who have been brought together to expand on legacy devices with Paranoid Android ROM support.

This is some really good news for anyone who has ever been wishing to try out the Paranoid Android ROM but was unable because of the lack of support. PA was very forthcoming about the time frame for the updates, and have said to expect fairly quick timing on the latest builds. Things won't be quite as quick as with the Nexus and Oppo devices, but the team has said that they would try to keep as close of a schedule as possible and on par with the regular updates. Users who do not own a Nexus or an Oppo device and are using Legacy, should only expect to have a two to three day wait period after the latest builds for the PA4 beta are released for those on non-legacy devices. That's a pretty quick turn around.

While there is already a pretty decently sized list of legacy devices that are set up with PA ROM support, there are still many devices that may not be. The silver lining for those users who didn't find their device on the list here, is that the PA team is actively seeking individuals who can help with the sub group and get other devices supported. This is a good start and hopefully we'll see more support soon, as the Paranoid Android ROM experience is not one to be missed. Those who already use devices on this list, should be hasty and try out the ROM asap, as you shouldn't disappointed.

Supported Devices: a510 - Acer Iconia Tab a510, a700 - Acer Iconia Tab a700, d2lte - Samsung Galaxy s3 (U.S Variants), dlx-HTC Droid DNA, d80x - LG G2 (GSM), evita - HTC One X (U.S.), galaxysmtd - Samsung Galaxy S, gee/geeb - LG Optimus G, GT-N5100 - Note 8.0 (3G), GT-N5110 - Note 8.0 (Wifi), hercules - Samsung Galaxy s2 (T-Mobile), hlte - Note 3 (U.S. Variants), i605 - Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Verizon), i9300 - Samsung Galaxy s3 (International), i9500 - Samsung Galaxy s4 (International, non-lte), jflte - Samsung Galaxy s4 (U.S Variants), l900 - Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Sprint), ls980 - LG G2 (CDMA), m7 - HTC One (U.S. Variants), moto_msm8960dt - Moto x (U.S. Variants), **moto_msm8960 -  , n7000 - Galaxy Note, n7100 - Galaxy Note 2 (International 3G only), odin - Xperia ZL, p880 - LG Optimus 4X HD, skyrocket - Samsung Galaxy s2 (AT&T), togari - Xperia Z Ultra, *v500 - LG Gpad 8.3, vs980 - LG G2 (CDMA), yuga - Xperia Z

* - currently does not compile
** - too many devices to list under one device name

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