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.

Customers and licensed partners who would like to opt-in to Beta testing can do so by selecting "Beta" channel in Settings -> System -> Advanced -> System update settings

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