Copperhead OS, a secured AOSP for Pixel phones.

The alternative mobile OS scene is crowded. Most have an eye on privacy, or are community projects. But if you’re looking for an OS really focused on Security, only a handful remain, and Copperhead is still one of them.

Giovanni Minelli
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One more Android ROM?

Copperhead OS is a hardened version of AOSP, modified to not contain Google Play Services and other software with anti-features, with the aim of increasing the baseline privacy.
Other more technical changes are in the direction of reducing the phone’s “attack surface” and reducing possible damage in the event of a successful attack.

The result: attackers can’t get in, and even if they do, they can’t read or recover usable data.

On top of the tree

An important aspect is that the changes on security are made starting from the latest AOSP release, unlike what some manufacturers do, with separate branches or other Android ROMs, which are less secure than an Android One stock release.
In this way, with the release of updates, the phone can receive the latest updates quickly via OTA.

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Giovanni Minelli
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Art director & Designer. Writing about Apple, alternative OS, marketing and photography • www.minodesign.it