Two Other Android OS Options: Tails Mobile OS and Guardian Rom OS

Added by Kurtis Hanna over 6 years ago

What is Guardian Rom?

Guardian ROM is a secure version of Android running on 4.2.2 with several privacy and security improvements built in.

AES-256bit Encryption 
XTS Mode
Deniable Encryption AKA Hidden OS
Separate lockscreen and Preboot passwords.
Secure Chat with Gibberbot
Anonymous web browsing through the TOR network
Privacy focused Camera and Web Browser.

Tails Mobile OS:

This is the same organization that proposed the Libro:

Any comments on these two projects? Looks like this guy is one of the main Devs of the Tails Mobile OS if you want to reach out:
Also, here's the contact info for the Guardian Rom OS person:

Looks like both the Guardian Rom OS and Replicant are developing using the Galaxy Nexus:

It'd be cool if they were to base their OS off of Replicant instead of Cyanogen Mod.

Here's a link to a forum discussion where the main Guaradian Rom Dev discusses updates:


S3 is underway. We have support for:

S3, HTC One, Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus, S4, Nexus 7 and soon Moto X, Note 3 and Nexus 5.

Replies (2)

RE: Two Other Android OS Options: Tails Mobile OS and Guardian Rom OS - Added by Paul Kocialkowski over 6 years ago

Right, we should probably get in touch with the people working on security and privacy improvements on Android.
It makes sense to have fully free systems to achieve security and privacy, else the phone can too easily be compromised which makes the very high-level efforts of these project useless.
It seems to me like these projects are working on enabling secure communications, though they don't look too much at how proprietary software or hardware could spy on the user.