iodéOS = LineageOS 17.1 + MicroG + adblocker
iodéOS is a privacy-focused operating system powered by LineageOS and based on the Android 10 mobile platform. iodéOS aims at protecting the user’s privacy with a built-in adblocker and by freeing the smartphone from snitches.
Changes in LineageOS to prevent data leaks:
Default DNS server: Google’s DNS replaced by Quad9’s ‘unblocked’ servers.
A-GPS: supl.google .com replaced by supl.vodafone .com.
Captive portal login: connectivitycheck.gstatic .com replaced by captiveportal .
Dialer: Google default option replaced by OpenStreetMap for phone number lookup
Supported are nine devices: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (crownlte), S9/S9+ (starlte/star2lte), A5/A7 2017 (a5j17lte/a7j17lte), Sony Xperia XA2 (pioneer), XZ1 (poplar), XZ2 (akari), Xiaomi Mi9 (cepheus).
* Later: I quickly installed odéOS via TWRP 3.5.0_9-1 on a Samsung Galaxy S9 ‘starlte’. This was short and painless. Pre-installed are well-known apps such as F-Froid Store, Aurora Store, Magic Earth, microG.
odéOS version 1.1-20210121 comes with Linux Kernel 4.9.218, Android Security Patch Level January 5, 2021 and microG Services Core v0.2.15.204.713-iode.7 OTA update is also available.
odéOS reminds me a lot of the ‘LineageOS 17.1 for microG’ distribution -
but with a touch more of Ah-effect.
The registered office of iodè is in Toulouse, France. A company foundation is announced with: “Le comptoir iodé” company in creation. What kind of company it is to be - not a word about it is announced.
The iodè shop offers the usual payment methods. The Fairphone 3 & 3+ are offered as new devices.