October Security update
The October Security update is here. It also contains some bugfixes and minor features that we had been working on.
We’re also working on Android 12, for more details see Android 12 update plans
- CalyxOS 2.10.0 - October 2021
- October Security update (2021-10-01)
- microG: Major push notification improvements. Should work much more reliably now
- microG: Don’t log google account details
- Seedvault: 11-2.3
- Seedvault: Add expert settings with an option for unlimited quota
- Seedvault: Don’t backup on metered networks
- Seedvault: Disable spell-checker on recovery code input
- Seedvault: Ask for system authentication before storing a new recovery code
- Seedvault: Prevent screenshots of recovery code
- Seedvault: Allow launching restore through a dialer code ##RESTORE## aka ##7378673##
- Fix navigation bar arrows setting
- Fix global cleartext restriction (developer options) not working for some apps
- Always allow editing all APNs
- Settings: Show separate firmware and kernel security patch levels - For older devices (Pixel 2, A2) we may not be able to update everything.
- Hide “Google Play services is unavailable” notification for certain apps when you choose to disable microG.
- Stop granting location to Browser app by default
- Launcher: Add explanatory dialog to pause apps
- Chromium: 94.0.4606.61
Pixels except 5a:
- Make some changes to allow installation of Google Camera directly from Aurora Store
- You may have to logout and login from Aurora Store for this to take effect
- Latest Google Camera should be available, version 8.2.400
- You can install GCam Photos Preview to preview photos directly from Google Camera (without having to install Google Photos)
- Linux 4.4.283
- Enable fingerprint swipe gesture
- Linux 4.4.283
Security update notes
- The Pixels 3, 3 XL, 3a, 3a XL, 4, 4 XL, 4a, 5, 4a (5G), 5a 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- The Xiaomi Mi A2 is no longer being updated by Xiaomi, so the CalyxOS releases for it only contain the fixes to the open source components, such as the OS code and the Linux kernel.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. Additionally, due to a Xiaomi bug wherein updating causes the device to get wiped, we have to ship the September 2020 firmware.