Paranoid Android Released for the Motorola Atrix 4G

July 15, 20120 Comments

When a custom ROM is released on an Android device, it’s almost always either a big flop or a big success. When a custom ROM is released over a number of devices, it starts to proceed beyond being a big success and starts into the realm of being a must have. This is the case with the Paranoid Android ROM series. With several devices already under their belt, including the HTC EVO 4G, Sony Xperia Play, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, LG G2x, the legendary HTC HD2 and the Galaxy Note. The device list continues to grow and grow as more and more devices of every brand getting a slice. Most recently, the Motorola Atrix 4G has gotten a port all it’s own to join the masses.

Paranoid Android Released for the Motorola Atrix 4G

What makes Paranoid Android so special is that it is among the first fully operational and truly hybrid tablet/phone ROM. This bridges the gap between tablet ROMs and phone ROMs. On phones, tablet ROMs are usually very large and the phone usually can’t handle them very well. People who flash the tablet-mode ROM will get lag, various crashes and all kinds of other problems. With Paranoid Android, the hybrid nature of the ROM allows the phone to run as though it were a tablet without the bloat and lag of full tablet ROMs. It does so by using what is called P.A.L or Per-App-Layout. XDA Recognized Contributor mazdarider23 explains it the best:

P.A.L., First time in Android history that Per-App-Layout has been realized. This rom features a setting called Per-App-Density. You can define an apps native DPI
with it, make it look stock, smaller or bigger than that, your decision. All apps are depicted at DPI 240 per standard. No other ROM has that feature right now!!

For the Motorola Atrix 4G, the Paranoid Android ROM is now functional and has been released to the public. The only known issue right now is a laggy camcorder, but considering what some devices go through to get a ROM this good, a little lag in the camcorder is no big deal. Download links can be found over at XDA-Developers.

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