Privacy focused OS for everyone


  • Mobile OS

  • GrapheneOS

    Free Android Website

    Only runs on Google Pixel devices this privacy and security focused customROM is probably the most secure and private way to use Small Android iconAndroid !
    It allows you to relock the bootloader and comes with security enhancements.
    It does not come with Google Play Services (Google Mobile Services) so some apps might not work like your banking app for exemple, see Plexus (https://plexus.techlore.tech/ ) for supported apps.

     

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  • CalyxOS

    Free Android Website

    A privacy by design customROM that let you use Small microG iconmicroG (open source Google Play Services implementation), which is 100% optional !
    It also only runs on Google Pixel devices (and one budget Xiaomi phone) but they're considering supporting more devices in the future !
    It allows you to relock the bootloader and comes with default android security and monthly patches.
    Even if you enable microG some apps might not work like your banking app for exemple, see Plexus (https://plexus.techlore.tech/ ) for supported apps.
    At the installation it proposes you many apps (all open source) to install so you get a completely working phone.

    It's what I run on my main device for more than a year now and I really love the project and the team behind !

     

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  • DivestOS

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    This one is a recent and interesting privacy focused customROM based on the popular Small LineageOS iconLineageOS !
    It supports a large amount of phones but most are not stable builds at the moment.
    It allows you to relock the bootloader on some of the supported devices but not all of them.
    The project is quiet new and not as mature as Small CalyxOS iconCalyxOS or Small GrapheneOS iconGrapheneOS but the stable builds worth the shot !
    I do not have tested it yet but I really want to see this project growing ^^

     

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  • /e/

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    This terribly named customROM is also based on Small LineageOS iconLineageOS .
    It supports some Samsung Galaxy and Fairphone and allow you to directly buying them with /e/OS preinstall on it. The bootloader can be relocked on the FP3 and FP3+ !
    It tries to give their users a privacy focus ecosystem. So they took open source software and kinda rebrand them so it feels more consistant as a whole. But in my opinion they still have work to do in that regard. Also some choices they've made are not the smartest in my opinion and I do prefer the Small CalyxOS iconCalyxOS approche.

     

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  • LineageOS

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    The king of customROM !
    LineageOS is not a privacy focused ROM, but it gives you way better privacy than your stock ROM... by sacrificing security, you can't relock the bootloader !
    But the number of supported devices in enormous and it can allow you to use a 5 years old phone like it's almost a brand new one ! So if you don't have a Pixel and want to gain some privacy it's a great option if you are not with a high threat model.
    If you want to be more Google free consider Small LineageOS for microG iconLineageOS for microG

     

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  • iOS

    Free iPhone iPad Apple Watch Website

    iOS is NOT a private OS compared to Small GrapheneOS iconGrapheneOS for exemple. Apple doesn't have a good privacy policy and even if they are probably not as a bad as Google they will still take data from you and build a complete profile about you. BUT iOS is not a bad privacy mobile OS either. It deals well against 3rd party tracking, even if it's not perfect. Out of the box it's not as bad as Stock Small Android iconAndroid and you can tweak some settings to make it more private. I would recommend you to install Small AdGuard iconAdGuard to block some traffic. If you want or have to use iOS avoid the Apple Services like Small iMessage iconiMessage if you can find better alternatives.

    DO NOT USE Small iCloud iconiCloud , IT'S A PRIVACY NIGHTMARE !

     

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  • Sailfish OS

    Free Linux Mobile Website

    This one is interesting. It's a linux based open source (with closed sourced UI/UX elements) that supports Android Apps.
    It supports a nice amount of devices, have a nice UI and looks promising !

    I do not have tested it yet but I'm really interested about it !

     

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  • PureOS

    Free Linux Linux Mobile Website

    PureOS is designed for Purism devices such as the Librem 5. It's a privacy and security focused Linux distro made by a Purism for their laptops and now smartphones too !

    Linux based mobileOS are not as polished as Small Android iconAndroid and Small iOS iconiOS . It's more of a on-going things that a complete smartphone experience.

     

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  • Ubuntu Touch

    Free Linux Website

    Ubuntu Touch is the mobile flavor of the well known Small Ubuntu iconUbuntu linux distro, the grand father of noob friendly linux experience !

    Linux based mobileOS are not as polished as Small Android iconAndroid and Small iOS iconiOS . It's more of a on-going things that a complete smartphone experience.

     

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  • Plasma Mobile

    Free Linux KDE Linux Mobile Website

    The mobile flavor of the Small KDE Plasma iconKDE Plasma desktop environment
    and Small KDE neon iconKDE neon linux distro !

    Linux based mobileOS are not as polished as Small Android iconAndroid and Small iOS iconiOS . It's more of a on-going things that a complete smartphone experience.

     

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  • Smartwatch OS

  • AsteroidOS

    Free Linux Website

    The only open source OS for smartwatch that I've found. It's based on Linux and while the project is awesome it's not even close to Small watchOS iconwatchOS or Small Wear OS by Google iconWear OS by Google . It has nice features but the syncing with the phone is (for now) pretty limited. But an interesting project and probably the only privacy focused smartwatch OS !

     

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  • Computer OS

  • Qubes OS

    Free Linux Fedora Xen Website

    A privacy/security linux distro that do compartmentalization on an OS level.
    You will need a good computer to run this smoothly.

     

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  • Whonix

    Free Linux Website

    Another privacy/security linux distro that also have advanced features.
    Nice to have in a VM.
    It roots all the internet traffic through Small Tor iconTor

     

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  • Linux kernel

    Free Linux Website

    Every linux-based operating system is better than Small Windows 10 iconWindows 10 when it comes to privacy !
    If I have to recommend you one distro for day-to-day usage of an average computer enthousiast I'll choose Small Pop!_OS iconPop!_OS . It's made by a company that sells computers with open source hardware : System76
    If you want more choice for new comers my linux setup list start with distro recommendation based on your current OS https://alternativeto.net/list/29661/my-linux-setup/

     

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  • macOS

    Free Mac Website

    macOS is a nice privacy OS for Computer, linux can be a pain in the ass if you don't have a nice beginner-friendly distro or good hardware support. Also software compatibility could be an issue for professionals. If you disable the analytics and don't use Small iCloud iconiCloud or the Small Apple App Store iconApple App Store (go on official websites, most softwares allow direct download) and are not connected to an AppleID account you get quiet strong privacy.
    You can use a firewall like Small Little Snitch iconLittle Snitch or Small LuLu by Objective-See iconLuLu by Objective-See to block internet traffic and prevent Apple to get things about you.

     

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  • BONUS

  • Tails

    Free Linux Electrum Tor Browser Bundle GNOME Tor ... VeraCrypt Thunderbird Website

    This let you run a privacy focused Linux on any computer through a USB drive, CD or SD card. It roots all the internet traffic through Small Tor iconTor

     

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  • AtlasOS

    Free Windows Website

    If you are not ready to do the jump from Windows to Linux as a gamer with almost 0-knowledge on computer for exemple, AtlasOS could be a nice option. It's a customized version of Windows that aim to be more private and optimized for gaming.

    I haven't made deep research on this one ! SO DO YOUR OWN !

    I prefer to run Small Windows10Debloater iconWindows10Debloater or Small ThisIsWin11 iconThisIsWin11 if I really have to use Windows

     

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