GrapheneOS v2023062800 Introduces Experimental Pixel Fold Support

GrapheneOS is an open-source, privacy and security-focused mobile operating system based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

GrapheneOS v2023062800 Introduces Experimental Pixel Fold Support
  • "GrapheneOS now has experimental support for the Pixel Fold. It's available for download on our staging site. It can also be installed with our easy to use web installer."

What's new in GrahpeneOS v2023062800

  • add initial Pixel Fold support
  • replace unused BUILD_ID field with device name in release channel metadata
  • System Updater: add enforcement of device name in release channel metadata as a misuse resistance improvement
  • Settings: mark DSUs (Dynamic System Updates) as unsupported
  • Launcher: add back Storage Scopes and Contact Scopes links to launcher icon shortcuts since this is now separate from the recent apps screen
  • Pixel Tablet: set default screen rotation to landscape mode (270 degrees) since we disable auto-rotation by default (due to the manual rotate button appearing after rotation) and the current default means that the device starts locked in portrait mode in the initial setup which gives a bad impression
  • kernel (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold, Generic 5.10): add missing non-security patch
  • Vanadium: update to version 114.0.5735.196.0
  • Auditor: update to version 73

Previous GrapheneOS release also introduced support for Pixel Tablet.

What's new in GrapheneOS v2023062300:

  • Sandboxed Google Play compatibility layer: fix compatibility with Nearby Share with current Play services versions
  • add production ready Pixel Tablet support (we published our initial release for it on June 21st, but this is the first production release with tags)
  • ignore non-system packages for location indicator exemptions, getLocationBypassPackages(), Qualified Network Services, telephony data services, device provisioning and wlan/wwan wireless network services to resolve an upstream vulnerability in the approach to exemptions impacting the Pixel Tablet
  • Settings: hide eSIM activation app toggle when the app isn't included in the OS such as the Pixel Tablet
  • prevent adding guest user on lockscreen via adding new users on lockscreen is disabled (UI only appears on large screens such as the Pixel Tablet)
  • improve compatibility with apps trying to use a network location provider when none is available
  • fix work profile screenshot crash caused by missing configuration in AOSP
  • use unified tags based on our build number rather than the standard BUILD_ID.BUILD_NUMBER
  • Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a: set BUILD_ID to match stock OS again
  • Settings: improve our infrastructure for user management toggles
  • Settings: add toggle for preventing a user from running in the background
  • kernel (Generic 5.15): update to latest GKI LTS branch revision including update to 5.15.110
  • adevtool: add support for devices without a cellular baseband
  • adevtool: make adding vendor_kernel_boot partition-exists generic
  • adevtool: disable broken support for file reference overlays
  • simplify Pixel prototype check by comparing brand instead of device model
  • GmsCompatConfig: update to version 58
  • GmsCompatConfig: update to version 59
  • GmsCompatConfig: update to version 60
  • Auditor: update to version 72

Anyone thinking about switching their phone OS to GrapheneOS should check out this recent guide by user @siggy47.

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