May I ask how long you will support this ROM with updates? It looks like the perfect ROM to switch from stock and it seems like it is finally bloatfree solution for the phone, without disabling the half of the apps like on the stock ROM ... In terms of security this ROM also seems to get faster Google patches than the stock one, but how is it with privacy? Can everyone contribute or do you check the code, so we can be sure its rather safe to use. I am always scared with third party ROMs, that the ROMs are with less privacy than with the stock ones. How is the battery compared to stock? Thank you for your incredible work! Do you have a donation link as well?
I will provide updates for a long time. Idk how long exactly but even when I buy me a new phone I will still build android (A12 is also planned).
All sources are available for everyone to see at github/gitlab. And yes Cipher is getting security updates faster than stock. Privacy is a lot better in Cipher as in MIUI.
Everyone can contribute, but only approved changes will be added. For example I merged a part of the june security patch.
On the device source side only changes I did or I want are getting merged.
Even the kernel version is higher than stock. I merged googles latest security patches and the latest changes from qcom.
Battery is better than stock. Not as perfect as lineage but still great.
And yes I have a donation link. Please look in my signature below.