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Android 4.4.4 "KitKat" hardened binary distribution


This is the Android 4.4.4 "KitKat" hardened binary distribution by Guido Trentalancia for the Sony Xperia E3 device (D2203, D2206, D2243, D2202):

Filename    Size    Signature    Known problems    Notes   
AOSP_KitKat_D2203_25112022.tar.gz    (276M)    GPG signature    list of known problems    LATEST VERSION
AOSP_KitKat_D2203_09112022.tar.gz    (276M)    GPG signature    list of known problems   
AOSP_KitKat_D2203_04112022.tar.gz    (276M)    GPG signature    list of known problems   
AOSP_KitKat_D2203_11072022.tar.gz    (276M)    GPG signature    list of known problems   
AOSP_KitKat_D2203_28032022.tar.gz    (276M)    GPG signature    list of known problems   
AOSP_KitKat_D2203_28032021.tar.gz    (276M)    GPG signature    list of known problems   


This Android distribution is mostly focused on security and privacy and it is provided freely to you, in the hope that amongst other things it will prevent tedious and dangerous electronic "infections": if you like it and benefit from using it, I would recommend making a small donation to: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. For those of you opposing the use of vaccines, I would recommend to read the following resource carefully: Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision.


This distribution includes over a thousand fixes to common security vulnerabilities that would otherwise let potential attackers execute malicious and harmful code remotely to obtain sensitive information from the device or, even worse, take complete control of the device.

In addition, the following security features and improvements, not available in the original distribution from the device manufacturer, are included in this hardened distribution:

- Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) enabled (Enforcing Mode) rather than disabled (Permissive Mode) and using a customized policy;
- Updated Certificate Authority (CA) certificates bundle;
- End-to-end encryption for the Web (HTTPS) and other Internet services such as Mail Transport (IMAP/SMTP) using Transport Layer Security (TLS) only, thus disabling the insecure Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol;
- Removal of several obsolete, insecure and weak ciphers previously used for encryption using TLS and other protocols;
- Optional browser protection from the CORS Vulnerability;
- New browser option to disable Third-Party Cookies for increased privacy;
- Removal of several other online tracking and identification mechanisms (super cookies) such as TLS Session Tickets and TLS Session Resumption, TLS Channel ID, Shared Dictionary Compression over HTTP (SDCH) information persistance;
- Stronger GCC stack-smashing protection.

An extensive collection of free applications from various authors is also available: selected binary Android applications

The following optional extensions are currently available upon request: SMS (Short Message Service) Encryption. Further extensions, functionality or security enhancements and customizations can be developed upon request.




Android is Copyright (C) 2007-2022 by the Android Open Source Project and is a trademark of Google Inc.

The Linux kernel is Copyright (C) by The Linux Foundation and others.

Xperia is a trademark of Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

The WLAN firmware image files are Copyright (C) Qualcomm Inc.




Additional software parts, modifications, security features and custom configurations developed by Guido Trentalancia and distributed with the above binary package are provided as free software in binary form ony without source code and subject to the following disclaimer and limitation of liability terms:

Redistribution.

THIS CONTENT CANNOT BE REDISTRIBUTED WITHOUT PERMIT.

Disclaimer of Warranty.

THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, SOFTWARE AND/OR CONFIGURATION, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM, SOFTWARE AND/OR CONFIGURATION “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM, SOFTWARE AND/OR CONFIGURATION IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM, SOFTWARE AND/OR CONFIGURATION PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

Limitation of Liability.

IN NO EVENT WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MODIFIES AND/OR CONVEYS THE PROGRAM, SOFTWARE AND/OR CONFIGURATION AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM, SOFTWARE AND/OR CONFIGURATION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM, SOFTWARE AND/OR CONFIGURATION TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS OR ELECTRONIC DEVICE), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.


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