The next generation of Android devices will see a new Android security feature new devices that ship with Android 7.0 Nougat verified boot is going to be enforced.
Nougat will fail to boot if there’s a problem, anything from a partition issues, a corrupt boot image, or a rootkit that raises questions over system integrity.
This security feature has been around since Android 4.4 Kitkat and Marshmallow also alerted users to potential system integrity issues.
This is a new step forward for Android security, however, for devices with existing problems on the software or hardware level it may cause a lot of frustration. This new Android security feature will also stop modders from installing custom ROMs.
For the more typical user Nougat will be able to defend against ransomware that resets user password and locks owners out of their devices.
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