We have a few things we know about Android M, the mobile operating system that will come out of Google’s production line pretty soon. But what we have here are some new warning messages that Google posted on its Nexus support site, and because we haven’t seen this on the current crop of Android devices yet, something tells us we should watch out for this on the next iteration of Android.

Google tells us that this is part of a new boot verification system – a process that will check the Android software in your device for verification markers. In this sense, this will probably be something that tweakers and custom ROM users will face a lot of times. We all know that one of Android’s strongest features is that it allows for community development and after-market software. This feature might cause a few raised eyebrows here and there.


The post shows three new error messages associated with the boot verification system. First is an error with a yellow exclamation, saying “Your device has loaded a different operating system” – which means the obvious, that you are using a custom ROM that is unofficial. Secondly, we have an error with an orange warning icon that means something is preventing the system to check your OS. Thankfully, you have the option to ignore the message. Lastly, there’s the red error, saying “Your device is corrupt. It can’t be trusted and may not work properly.” This might be because you tweaked something, or that there really is some corruption in the OS you are using.

The messages should go away after 10 seconds, or you can alternatively press the power button quickly to bypass the messages. The Nexus support page doesn’t reveal much about the new boot verification system, so we will have to wait for that. The thing is, I have a sneaking suspicion that for a time, this will probably increase the numbers of worried Android users who don’t understand what the warnings are for.

VIA: Android Police