Jeff McIntire

Jeff McIntire is an avid Android enthusiast whose first exposure to the world of Android, rooting, and customizing came in 2010 through the Samsung Captivate. Later that same year, he was introduced to the Verizon community through the Fascinate, which carried him from Eclair all the way to Ice Cream Sandwich. Having tried various ROMs, kernels and themes based on TouchWiz, he took the plunge into AOSP in May 2011 and never looked back. He now happily taps away at his LG G2, always looking out for the latest and greatest, and helping others along the way.

Cyanogen OS 12 officially arrives for the OnePlus One

Apr 14th - Nine days after OnePlus released OxygenOS to give its phones their first official taste of Lollipop, Cyanogen Inc. has released its more feature-heavy Lollipop flavor for the device. Cyanogen OS 12 is now officially available.

OnePlus finally releases OxygenOS

Apr 4th - After all the hype, after the frustrating delays, even a couple of days after Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 started to receive its official Lollipop OTA, OnePlus has finally released its first official Lollipop update for its 2014 flagship One. The widely-anticipated OxygenOS, built with the efforts of several Paranoid Android developers, was announced mere hours ago by …

CyanogenMod announces official CM12 Nightlies

Jan 5th - The most popular custom ROM has officially taken the wraps off of its Lollipop phase, according to the team’s blog. Official CyanogenMod 12 nightlies have now been “activated”, though you’ll likely notice a few of their iconic features have not been fully developed yet.

Motorola offers $140 discount on unlocked Moto X for Cyber Monday

Nov 26th - Motorola announced a blockbuster Cyber Monday deal early Wednesday morning (about 14 minutes into Wednesday on the East Coast in fact): $140 off an unlocked 2014 Moto X. If plunking down a starting price of $359 for an unlocked “Pure Edition” Moto X is too rich for your blood and you don’t mind jumping on the Verizon bandwagon for two years you can get your X for a mere penny.

OmniROM details its Android 5.0 Lollipop plans

Nov 24th - We’re tracking the progress of some of the most popular non-OEM-skin ROMs as they make the transition to Google’s latest and greatest codebase. OmniROM is one of the first to officially announce its Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout plans in detail.

Android Studio nears 1.0 with Release Candidate 1

Nov 20th - If you’re an app developer who’s switched (or is considering switching) to Android Studio, you’ll no doubt be glad to learn that the popular IDE is nearing its first whole-integer release.

Chainfire releases SuperSU root for the Nexus 6

Nov 20th - It’s been a busy Wednesday for the Nexus 6 between T-Mobile finally having it available a week later than planned, Dees Troy releasing TWRP Recovery for it, and now legendary root guru Chainfire releasing SuperSU auto-root for it. Oh, and our own Derek Ross got to spend some quality time with it.If you’re not familiar …

Paranoid Android joins forces with Project Ara competitor Vsenn

Nov 12th - You may have heard of Google’s Project Ara, which has the potential to change the way you purchase your next phone by letting you swap out modules to mix and match specs to your liking. Recently, another company called Vsenn threw its hat into the modular smartphone ring, and Wednesday they announced that you will be able to flash Paranoid Android on your new Vsenn device without losing your warranty.