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Original story (published on July 21, 2020) follows:

Android is by far the best mobile operating system for tech enthusiasts who want a ton of customization options. Further, thanks to the development community for Android, users are not limited to using skins provided by Android vendors.

From the sea of different custom ROMs, Paranoid Android is one of the most popular custom ROMs at the moment. It’s been around for a long time and has since added support for several smartphones.

The development team for Paranoid Android has even brought Android 10 to a bunch of devices. Some of which will not be getting the update via official means. Of course, not all Android phones can be supported at once.

redmi k20
Redmi K20 aka Mi 9T

Thus, the Paranoid Android team adds support for more devices along with each release. Quartz 1 was released for the OnePlus 7 Pro, 6/6T, 3/3T, Xiaomi Mi 9/6, Redmi 5, ZenFone Max Pro M2/M1 and Essential Phone. Quartz 2 added support for the OnePlus 5, 5T, and 7T Pro.

Following this, Quartz 3 added the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro/Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, Xiaomi, Redmi Note 8/8T, Xiaomi Redmi 3S, Xiaomi Redmi 4A and Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro to the list of supported devices.

Cut to now, the Paranoid Android team has officially released the fourth stable build of Paranoid Android Quartz. With this, it has also brought support for a set of new devices. We’ve listed these devices below:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T/Redmi K20
  • Xiaomi Mi A2
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
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As you might notice, the Galaxy Note 3 was released way back in 2013 with Android 4.3 on board. And now thanks to the Paranoid Android folks, users who still have the aging phone can run Android 10 on it.

Not only has the fourth release added support for new devices, but it has also brought along some new features and improvements. You can see the new additions below:

– July security patchset.
– App Locker(system wide).
– Swipe to Face Unlock on lockscreen.
– Internal audio screenrecord support.
– Full gestural navigation mode support.
– Unlink ringtone and notification volumes.
– Volume Panel version 1.1.
– Heads Up tile.
– USAP support.
– Support for FOD dim only icon(OnePlus).
– Longpress power button to enable torch.
– Statusbar icons manager.
– Fixed AAC codec support for all devices.

The team has also mentioned that five additional devices will soon bag support for Quartz 4. These 5 are the Google Nexus 6P, OnePlus 7/7T, Xiaomi Redmi 7 and Redmi Y3.

Further, the devs have confirmed that they are working on bringing support to a few other devices for future releases. The screenshot below contains the list of devices.

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That’s all folks. You can now enjoy the Paranoid Android Quartz experience on any of the supported devices mentioned in the post. Stay tuned to PiunikaWeb to know when other devices grab support for Android 10 via the Paranoid Android Quartz custom ROM.

Update 1 (August 1)

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and the Redmi 7/Redmi Y3 users can rejoice since the devices have picked up Android 10 support via Paranoid Android Quartz 4. The custom ROM also brings the July security patch. Here’s the full story.

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Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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