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The Big April update

April is amongst us, and with it comes a security update, but wait, there’s more.

This update contains a lot of new features and bug fixes that we’ve been hard at work over the last few months. There’s even more coming in the upcoming builds, stay tuned!

Changelog:

A2:

Note: A2 Firmware is from September since upgrading to versions after that requires a factory reset.

Security update notes

  • The Pixels 3, 3 XL, 3a, 3a XL, 4, 4 XL, 4a, 5, 4a (5G) contain the full security patch, as they are still being updated by Google.
  • The Pixels 2 and 2 XL are not being updated by Google anymore, so they only contain the fixes to the open source components, such as the OS code and the Linux kernel. Proprietary components such as the bootloader, modem firmware, and other firmware no longer get updates.
  • The Xiaomi Mi A2 is still getting security updates, but those are Android 10 and usually released towards the end of the month, whereas CalyxOS is Android 11 and releases the updates right as they're available. This means that the A2 lags behind slightly, by a month or two, in getting security updates for proprietary components.