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CalyxOS is described as 'Everyone needs a phone. Not everyone wants governments and corporations tracking their every move and spying on their communications. CalyxOS lets you have your cake and eat it too, with "Privacy by Design"' and is a Android ROM in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to CalyxOS for a variety of platforms, including Android, Android Tablet, Linux, Linux Mobile and Android-x86. The best alternative is Android, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CalyxOS are LineageOS, Ubuntu Touch, /e/ and GrapheneOS.

CalyxOS alternatives are mainly Android ROMs but may also be Mobile OSs or Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of CalyxOS.
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  1. Android icon

    Android

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Android Wear
    60 alternatives to Android 

    Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It consists of a kernel based on the Linux kernel, with middleware, libraries and APIs written in C and application software running on an application framework which includes...

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    LineageOS

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    59 alternatives to LineageOS 

    A free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It is the successor to the highly popular custom ROM CyanogenMod, from which it was forked in December 2016 when Cyanogen Inc.

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    1.  Privacy focusedLineageOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  LightweightLineageOS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Ubuntu Touch

    • Linux
    47 alternatives to Ubuntu Touch 

    Ubuntu Touch is a mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system for mobile devices. It is adapted to run naturally in a mobile, touch-screen environment but is also capable of functioning as a desktop computer while in "desktop mode".

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    1.  Privacy focusedUbuntu Touch is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  OpenVPNUbuntu Touch supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
    3.  LightweightUbuntu Touch consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Ad-freeUbuntu Touch doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Calendar IntegrationUbuntu Touch lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    6.  Support for GesturesUbuntu Touch supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
    7.  No TrackingUbuntu Touch will not track you or use your personal data.
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    /e/

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    57 alternatives to /e/ 

    /e/ is a fork of LineageOS that aims to be completely free of everything Google. Not only that, but there are a number of goals the developer has in mind for /e/ that more people feel are vital to a mobile operating system.

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    1.  Privacy focused/e/ is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Lightweight/e/ consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    GrapheneOS

    • Android
    38 alternatives to GrapheneOS 

    GrapheneOS is a privacy and security focused mobile OS with Android app compatibility developed as a non-profit open source project. It's focused on the research and development of privacy and security technology including substantial improvements to sandboxing, exploit...

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    1.  Privacy focusedGrapheneOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Almost everyone thinks GrapheneOS is a great alternative to CalyxOS.
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    It's the only ROM which cares about Security & Privacy without nonsense, SCAM or other theater

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    Replicant

    • Android
    56 alternatives to Replicant 

    Replicant is a distribution of Android that is 100% Free Software.

    Most of Android is licensed freely under the Apache License 2.0. The Linux core is mostly Free Software under the GPLv2. However, there are numerous components of the default software stack on the devices that ar.

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    1.  Root requiredRequires root to use Replicant, mainly relevant for Android apps.
    2.  Privacy focusedReplicant is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Plasma Mobile

    • Linux
    • KDE
    • Linux Mobile
    49 alternatives to Plasma Mobile 

    Plasma Mobile turns your phone into a fully open hacking device, just like a PC. You can join us to start building new mobile experiences now.

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    LineageOS for microG

    • Android
    46 alternatives to LineageOS for microG 

    LineageOS unofficial fork with built-in microG gapps implementation.

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    1.  LightweightLineageOS for microG consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Privacy focusedLineageOS for microG is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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      DivestOS

      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      58 alternatives to DivestOS 

      A mobile operating system divested from the norm.

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      1.  Privacy focusedDivestOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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      postmarketOS

      • Linux
      • Linux Mobile
      43 alternatives to postmarketOS 

      postmarketOS (pmOS), is a touch-optimized, pre-configured Alpine Linux that can be installed on smartphones and other mobile devices. The project is at very early stages of development and is not usable for most users yet.

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