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copperheadOS: Samsung missing security features needed for Android Verified Boot

Tweets from CopperheadOS, a security-centric Android-based distribution, are a good source of Android security news, since they’re stretching the boundaries of the open source android release.

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CopperheadOS on Android Verified Boot 2.0 docs

https://android.googlesource.com/platform/external/avb/#device-specific-notes

https://android-review.googlesource.com/c/platform/external/avb/+/582100

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CopperheadOS: business model concerns

CopperheadOS is “A security and privacy focused mobile operating system compatible with Android apps.“.

It appears the company is having problems trying to monetize an open sourced operating system. I hope they can solve things, they’re doing interesting security things with Android.

https://copperhead.co/android/
https://github.com/copperheados/

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Copperhead OS blocked by missing Google Nexus blobs

Copperhead OS is a hardened verison of Android, including PaX and other security features beyond ASOP, mainly targetting Google Nexus devices. It appears they’re having some problems with availability of ASOP blobs from Google on some new Nexus devices:

https://copperhead.co/android/
https://copperhead.co/docs/technical_overview
https://github.com/copperheados

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