CalyxOS

October Security update, Android 14 WiP, Pixel 8

CalyxOS 4.14.0 - October 2023 Security update (partial) is now available for all supported devices.

Release channel Date
Security express 4 October, Wednesday
Beta 4 October, Wednesday
Stable 5 October, Thursday

Changelog

Android 14 plans

Google has released Android 14 today, October 4. The stock updates are available for the Pixel, and they’re releasing the source code to AOSP as well.

The CalyxOS team is already working on it.

Once we’re done integrating Android 14 changes, our plan is to begin rolling it out to the Pixels Google still supports. That way we can focus on porting our OS changes first, and not have to worry too much about getting it running on older devices at the same time.

Those devices are:

We’ll try to follow our usual process of releasing builds for testing as soon as possible, and then releasing it to a wider audience as we get more feedback, and bugs are fixed.

The rest of the devices will stay on Android 13 for a start, for more details see September Security Update and longer device support

Pixel 8, 8 Pro

CalyxOS will support the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.

Our first priority is getting Android 14 ported for the devices listed above, after which we’ll start working on supporting the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro.

We’ll keep posting updates as things go.

Note

  • Over-the-air Updates: CalyxOS updates are delivered over-the-air (OTA) automatically, without any manual intervention needed. However, if you'd like to manually update your CalyxOS install, see OTA.
  • Security Updates: The Pixel 8a, 8 Pro, 8, Fold, Tablet, 7a, 7 Pro, 7, 6a, 6 Pro, 6, 5a (5G) contain the full security patch, as they are still being updated by Google.
  • Security Updates: The Fairphone 4, 5, Motorola moto g32, moto g42, moto g52 stock OS follows a different security update release schedule, which usually lags behind by a month or two compared to Pixels. The CalyxOS releases for it only contain the latest 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 get updates as soon as the stock OS update is available.
  • Security Updates: The SHIFT6mq stock OS follows a different security update release schedule. The device is still supported by the manufacturer. The CalyxOS releases for it only contain the latest 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 get updates as soon as the stock OS update is available.
  • End-of-life: The Pixel 4a (5G), 5, 4a, 4 XL, 4, 3a XL, 3a, 3 XL, 3 are no longer being updated by the manufacturer, so the CalyxOS releases for these devices 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.