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CopperheadOS’ Android Pie update is now available for the Pixel & Pixel 2

One of the beauties about the Android operating system is the open-source nature, meaning that anyone can fork the code, change it, and redistribute it. Some people, like developers on the XDA forums, use it for providing users with the latest and greatest Android experience on officially unsupported devices. Some companies are also releasing different...

Security-Focused Android Fork CopperheadOS is Coming to the Google Pixel 2/2 XL

Security-minded folks using an Android phone as their daily driver normally take additional measures to toughen up their devices, sometimes by replacing Google apps and services with FOSS alternatives from repositories like F-Droid. CopperheadOS is the perfect Android distribution for those people: It's a security- and privacy-focused custom ROM made by Copperhead, a Toronto-based cybersecurity firm....

[Update: Re-Enabled] CopperheadOS Disables Nexus Update Server due to Violations of their Licensing Agreement

CopperheadOS, the security and privacy focused variant of Android has ceased supporting its update server for Nexus devices, after competing firms flashed CopperheadOS on devices and sold them for profit. The update server for Nexus devices has been disabled until we can find a way forward from the ongoing license violations. It's not okay to disrespect our...

Google Pixel with CopperheadOS is Available for Purchase in the U.S. and Canada

For those of you who are unaware, CopperheadOS is an open source derivative of AOSP that is focused on hardening security. The OS is available to download and install for free on many Nexus devices, though they directly sell devices with their software pre-installed on them. And now fans of the Google Pixel within the United States...