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Android 7.0 to Strictly Enforce Verified Boot

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Jul
2016
Android 7.0 to Strictly Enforce Verified Boot

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Google is planning new security features for the upcoming Android 7.0, including verified boot, which will prevent devices with a corrupt or modified boot image from booting.

Android already has verified boot for cryptographic integrity checking to detect modifications to the operating system, but Android 7.0 will now require the feature to be strictly enforced, Sami Tolvanen, Software Engineer at Google, says. Thus, the device won’t boot if the boot image or verified partition is corrupt, or will boot with limited capacity with user consent, Tolvanen says.

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