This is the most secure and private mobile operating system available right now, while also being compatible with apps that rely on Google Services with their Sandboxed Google Play Services. This is the de-Googled phone we most recommend.
Users can install a sandboxed Google Play Store, but we prefer to manually download and install F-Droid, which is an open source Android app store. Within F-Droid is all kinds of useful and quality apps, including the Aurora Store, which is a private front-end for the Google Play Store, where you can download all of the apps on Google Play anonymously. We use F-Droid for as many apps as possible, and get anything else from the Aurora Store.
If you’ve used Android before, you will be comfortable using Graphene. As the majority of the project’s work has been dedicated to hardening the security of Android, many of Graphene’s security developments have been added to the stock Android Project.
The project only supports devices that meet their strict hardware security requirements, as a result only newer Pixel devices are supported at the moment. Ironically, Pixel devices are among the most secure and private phones available after some tweaking.
Pros and Cons:
+ The most private and secure Android phone you can get
+ Feels like a good, familiar Android smartphone
– Setup can be a little bit complicated, but we have guides if you get stuck
Estimated delivery 1-2 weeks (within Australia).
Cash Option – For greater privacy, send cash to PO Box detailed below.
PO Box 5254
Maroochydore BC QLD 4558
Write return address, the model of phone, and the operating system you want on a piece of paper.