As spotted by XDA Developers, the Android 12-based Sapphire build is now available for the OnePlus 7T, 7 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10T, and 10T Pro. While the latter two devices were released last fall, both OnePlus phones are headed into their third year of life. The company has kept them updated — even pushing out a fix late last week — though if and when OxygenOS 12 will hit either model remains to be seen. That makes Paranoid Android all the more essential, especially if you’re trying to hold onto an older phone for a little while longer.
I haven’t been involved in the custom ROM scene in a long time, but it’s great to see that some of the software I used nearly a decade ago is still being developed. Many people were surprised when Paranoid Android reappeared last month with a new Android 12-based build ready to go, first for the OnePlus 8 Pro and then for other devices a few weeks later. Now, as we approach the new year, a few more phones have joined the paranoid party.
Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that these are Alpha builds, which may be too buggy for your daily driver. If you’re willing to put up with the occasional hiccup — and let’s be honest, most ROM users are — you might have a post-holidays project ahead of you. Paranoid Android is quickly spreading to more phones, so keep your eyes peeled for more support coming in the future. Will has been an Android enthusiast since he got his first smartphone in 2011. He loves watching movies, has a never-ending backlog of video games, and produces a comedy podcast in his spare time. He lives in Buffalo, NY and is willing to give you chicken wing recommendations at any time. Just ask.