CopperheadOS

CopperheadOS Updates

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Updates to CopperheadOS

This page is a list of the high level changes we've made to CopperheadOS corresponding to the build date of the release. CopperheadOS releases pre-July 2018 will be updated here in the near future.

Determining build version

Customers can check what version of CopperheadOS they are on by going to Settings -> System -> About -> Build Number.

CopperheadOS Beta updates

The Beta Release channel allows Copperhead to fine tune updates with the help of our community of partners and enthusiast users. Caution is advised using Beta updates and should not be used on mission-critical devices. To receive Beta release channel updates, navigate to Settings -> System -> Advanced -> System Update Settings -> and change Release channel from "Stable" to "Beta", then tap Check for Updates at the top of the System Update Settings menu.

CopperheadOS Stable Releases

CopperheadOS Android 11 Release: 2020.11.02

CopperheadOS Release: 2020.10.05

  • Fixed Copperhead Messaging application appearing in the app drawer
  • SetupWizard now has full backup and restore functionality
  • Add warning about SilenceSMS being removed for Android 11

CopperheadOS Release: 2020.09.16

  • Chromium -> 84.0.4147.125
  • Fixed Haptic setting sometimes de-syncing
  • Additional lockscreen privacy settings
  • Customer message regarding ongoing Android 11 work
  • Upgraded Seedvault

CopperheadOS Release: 2020.08.07

  • August security patch
  • Updater provides more notification info
  • Add support for Android live wallpapers
  • Etar -> 1.0.22
  • Chromium -> 84.0.4147.89
    • Google Suggestions have been re-removed by default
  • F-Droid -> 1.9
  • F-Droid Privileged Extension -> 0.2.11
  • Bug Fixes:
    • SetupWizard temporary screen flicker
    • Chromium naming regression

CopperheadOS Release: 2020.07.09

CopperheadOS Release: 2020.06.29

  • Chromium -> 83.0.4103
  • Added SetupWizard for configuration at first boot
  • Rebranded SetupWizard to match Copperhead brand
  • Updated wallpaper
  • Bugreporter
    • New icon
    • Fixed submission to support desk being blocked by spam filters
  • Bug Fixes
    • Bluetooth sound issues
    • Screenshot crashing

CopperheadOS Release: 2020.06.02

CopperheadOS Release: 2020.05.22

  • Chromium -> 81.0.4044.138
  • Bug Reporter provides a suitable email for anonymous requests
  • NextCloud fixes for Seedvault

CopperheadOS Release: 2020.05.05

  • May security patch
  • Seedvault -> 1.0.0
  • Bug Reporter -> 10
  • Updater -> 2.0
  • Background access privacy improvements

CopperheadOS Release: 2020.04.20 👽👌

  • Chromium update -> 81.0.4044.96
  • Re-add Gestures navigation
  • Remove Bluetooth scanning (contact tracing concerns)
  • Disable Google suggestions from Chromium
  • Updater internals revamp
    • Updater provides more feedback on each step
    • Multiple bugs fixed

CopperheadOS Release: 2020.04.09

  • April security patch

CopperheadOS Release: 2020.03.20

  • March security patch
  • Chromium update
    • Hardened Chromium
    • Fixed download bug
    • Trichrome addition
  • Updater additions
    • Updater now accurately warns against downloading over cell data
    • Additional Updater UX for verification process
  • Various F-Droid fixes
  • Various core system updates and optimizations
  • Hardened Crosshatch, Blueline, Bonito and Sargo kernels
  • Included APN settings for all major US, Canada and EU carriers

CopperheadOS Android 10 Release: 2020.02.12

  • December, January and February security patch
  • Chromium -> 80
  • DuckDuckGo is now the default search engine
  • Removed obsolete AOSP applications
  • Beta builds include a Copperhead Bugreporter
  • CopperheadOS Updater fixes
  • Various fixes and optimizations to the Core CopperheadOS system
  • Fixed Camera failing issues
  • MAC fully randomizes on association and scanning

CopperheadOS Release: 2019.11.09

  • September, October, November security patch
  • Chromium -> 78
  • Updater fixes: caching, file notification
  • New messaging system: Customers can now receive on-device notifications from Copperhead
  • Messaging opt-out toggle added

CopperheadOS Release: 2019.08.10

  • August security patch
  • Android Q preparation work
  • New licensing mechanism initialization

CopperheadOS Release: 2019.07.10

  • July security patch
  • Chromium no longer warns about Google Play Services
  • Updater provides user feedback regarding update availability
  • Fixed Updater attempting to download and verify twice

CopperheadOS Release: 2019.06.10

  • June security patch
  • Chromium -> 75

CopperheadOS Release: 2019.05.05

  • May security patch
  • Backup -> 0.3
  • Chromium -> 74
  • Sailfish Kernel -> 3.18.131
  • Walleye Kernel -> 4.4.169
  • Fixed Updater UI for verification
  • Fixed Updater caching

CopperheadOS Release: 2019.04.20

  • Updated Chromium to 73.0.3683.114
  • Implemented April Security Patch
  • Resolved SystemUI lockscreen bug on Pixel and Pixel XL

CopperheadOS Android 9 Release: 2019.03.24

  • Implemented December, January, February and March Security patches
  • Redesigned updater to include pausing/resuming downloads, notification of updates, and progress bars
  • Introduced “Security Flags” section with information about current device security state
  • Updated Backup application to 0.3.0
  • Introduced backup encryption
  • Updated to Chromium 72
  • Updated Etar Calendar to 1.0.14
  • Decoupled Etar Calendar from OS release key to allow for updates from F*Droid
  • Introduced To-do agenda
  • Added Project Treble configurations to kernels
  • Moved security settings backend to secure settings storage

CopperheadOS release 2018.12.18

CopperheadOS release 2018.11.11

  • Updated to November security patch level
  • Upgraded Chromium to 70
  • Upgraded Etar Calendar to 1.0.13
  • Decoupled F-Droid from the OS release key for faster releases
  • Upgraded F-Droid to 1.4
  • Fixed issue with Dialer and Contacts

CopperheadOS release 2018.10.24

  • Updated to October security patch level
  • Upgraded Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL kernels to 4.4.162
  • Upgraded Pixel and Pixel XL kernels to 3.18.124

CopperheadOS release 2018.09.18

  • Updated to September security patch level
  • Added Wireguard kernel driver for future VPN work
  • Added backup application for GUI backups

CopperheadOS release 2018.07.07

  • Updated to July security patch level
  • Added glue wrapper scripts to assist in building (check script/)
  • Changed update domain
  • Added Pixel 2 XL wallpaper