[Official] Paranoid is Back - Install on OnePlus 2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

After a long hiatus, the Paranoid Android custom ROM project is back. One of the most popular Custom ROM Team of the last few years, Paranoid Android lost many of their Senior Developers to OnePlus OxygenOS Team in February 2015 after the breakup with Cyanogen.

Paranoid Android is a custom ROM aiming to extend the system, working on enhancing the already existing beauty of Android and following the same design philosophies that were set forward by Google for Android Open Source Project.

Paranoid Android

For some devices, including OnePlus and Nexus phones, Paranoid gives some advanced update which includes features like enhanced kernel, advanced gesture control, and support for the alert slider and fingerprints scanner.

The new Paranoid Android 6.0 will be officially supported on the following devices:
  • Angler Nexus 6P
  • Aries Z3 compact
  • Bacon OnePlus One
  • Bullhead Nexus 5X
  • Castor_windy Z2 Tab WiFi
  • Deb Nexus 7 2013 (4G)
  • Find5 Oppo Find5
  • Find7 Oppo Find7a (FHD)
  • Find7s Oppo Find7 (QHD)
  • Flo Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi)
  • Flounder Nexus 9
  • Grouper Nexus 7 2012 (WiFi)
  • Hammerhead Nexus 5
  • Leo Z3
  • Maguro Galaxy Nexus (GSM)
  • Mako Nexus 4
  • Manta Nexus 10
  • N1 Oppo N1
  • Oneplus2 OnePlus 2
  • Onyx OnePlus X
  • Scorpion Z3 Tab compact
  • Shamu Nexus 6
  • Sirius Z2
  • Tilapia Nexus 7 2012 (3G)
  • Toro Galaxy Nexus (Verizon)
  • Toroplus Galaxy Nexus (Sprint)
This amazing Paranoid 6.0 ROM for OnePlus 2 comes with tons of new features and Settings and is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow which also support our Beloved Cyanogen Theme Engine. A quick list of the main features in Official AOSPA is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your OnePlus 2:
  • Improved floating window mode, 
  • Immersive mode, 
  • On-the-spot controls for the behavior of the notification dropdown, 
  • A polished quick settings re-order mechanism, 
  • Battery style, 
  • An advanced power dialog, 
  • Support for Paranoid OTA updates, 
  • a Cyanogen theme engine, 
  • and support for layers. 
There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Droidphoria for the OnePlus 2, but we think you might be interested in the following posts :
Like this Official Build of Paranoid 6.0 AOSPA ROM based on the latest Android 6.0.1 ? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

NOTE : If you are still on Oxygen OS with Locked Bootloader and Stock Recovery, follow our Easy and Detailed Guide on How to Unlock OnePlus 2 Bootloader and Install TWRP.

UPDATE : If your Bootloader is already unlocked, follow this Guide : (Install TWRP 3.0.2 Hybrid Recovery on OnePlus 2)
Tips : Backup your important APK + Data with Titanium Backup Pro if you are moving from a different ROM to Paranoid AOSPA ROM. 
OnePlus 2 Paranoid 6.0 Firmware Details:

 - Build Version: 6.0
 - Build Date: 2016-06-08
 - Size: 365.15 MB
 - MD5: 9c77017a00b6df8d04dcc20d3e287f57
 - File: pa_oneplus2-6.0-20160608-signed.zip

To Remember :
  • This tutorial is only for installing aospa 6.0 ROM on OnePlus 2. Please do not try on any other OnePlus variants.
  • Your phone should have a custom recovery installed in order to install this Paranoid 6.0 ROM on your phone.
  • We will be using TWRP Recovery for this tutorial.
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the Recovery Mode.

HOW TO: Install Official CM 13 on OnePlus 2 [Latest Build]

Step 1: Download Official Paranoid 6.0 ROM and Google Apps for OnePlus 2 to your computer.
NOTE for GApps: Select ARM64 > Android 6.0 > Pico to download for the best result. Later on you can download all the GApps of your choice from Play Store.
Step 2: Connect and mount your OnePlus 2 USB memory to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3: Now copy/paste the downloaded pa_oneplus2-6.0-20160608-signed.zip and Google Apps zip files to your phone memory / SD card. Make sure the files are in the phone memory / SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4: Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5: Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together.

Step 6: Once you are in TWRP Recovery, perform a full data wipe by tapping on the ‘Wipe’ button. Then swipe on the “Swipe to Factory Reset” option at the bottom.

Step 7: Now go back to the main menu and then tap on the ‘Install’ button. From the list, choose the file (pa_oneplus2-6.0-20160608-signed.zip) that you copied to your phone memory in Step 3.

Step 8: Confirm installation on the next screen by swiping on the "Swipe to Confirm Flash" option. The installation procedure should start now.

Google Apps: Once the ROM installation is completed, repeat the above steps from Step 7 to Step 8 for the Google Apps zip file as well and install it on your phone.

Step 9: Tap on the “Wipe cache/dalvik” button if you get into any boot loops or other issues.

Step 10: You can now reboot your phone by selecting the “Reboot System” button.

Your One will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time after flashing a new ROM. So, please wait.

That’s it! Your OnePlus 2 should now have Official Paranoid 6.0 Marshmallow custom ROM installed! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

Any problem during installation ? Let me know by commenting below! Also, don't forget to share, ONLY if you found this post helpful.

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