GrapheneOS v2023123000: Android Auto Support

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

GrapheneOS v2023123000: Android Auto Support
  • "Android Auto support for our sandboxed Google Play compatibility layer has been merged into GrapheneOS..."
"The implementation uses the compatibility layer to eliminate most of the special privileges that are usually required. It provides 4 permission toggles for enabling different access for wired Android Auto, wireless Android Auto, audio routing control and phone call control."
  • "No special access is granted by default. We've made subsets of the standard privileged permissions for these toggles for granting only minimal required access. Wired Android Auto is close to working with 0 special access required but not quite so it still needs a toggle."

What's new

  • Keyboard: add new implementation of multi-locale spell checking support to fix crashes and other issues
  • Sandboxed Google Play compatibility layer: add Android Auto support with the compatibility layer eliminating the need for most of the permissions and a permission menu with 4 toggles for granting the minimal special access required for wired Android Auto, wireless Android Auto, audio routing and phone calls
  • Settings: remove confusing mention of Android Auto from Connected devices screen
  • exempt non-app system processes from Sensors permission enforcement (fixes some issues including gpsd crashes)
  • fix Bluetooth auto-turn-off race condition to avoid crashes
  • work around upstream race condition bug in biometric service
  • disable support for pre-approving PackageInstaller sessions due to incompatibility with Network permission toggle
  • fix several upstream bugs in handling crash reports mainly to improve our user-facing crash reporting system
  • use GrapheneOS Widevine provisioning proxy by default
  • add settings for changing Widevine provisioning server
  • add configuration for setupdesign and setupcompat libraries to improve system UI theme
  • kernel (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold, Generic 5.10): update to latest GKI LTS branch revision including update to 5.10.204
  • kernel (Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Generic 5.15): update to latest GKI LTS branch revision including update to 5.15.142
  • kernel (Generic 6.1): initial port of GrapheneOS changes for use with emulator builds
  • force disable network ADB in early boot to improve verified boot security (no user-facing change since it's currently disabled by default later in the boot process, but not robustly)
  • Vanadium: update to version 120.0.6099.115.0
  • Vanadium: update to version 120.0.6099.144.0
  • AppCompatConfig: update to version 2
  • GmsCompatConfig: update to version 88
  • GmsCompatConfig: update to version 89
  • GmsCompatConfig: update to version 90
  • Auditor: update to version 78

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