Hello, I'm new here!
I am really fascinated by this project, and I would love to know more!
At the moment I have no developing skills whatsoever, and my biggest mistake was buying a Chinese phone run by the Chinese government lel
I use a Xiaomi Redmi 5, and I'd love to make Replicant run in it.
My cellphone broke simply because I tried removing GApps from it.
I really wish I can become a full libresoftware nerd in the future, but right now, I'd love if someone could help me install it.
I am using Trisquel GNU/Linux platform.
RE: Hello, I'm new here! - Added by Jack K 3 months ago
Welcome! I too have no Android developing skills, and from what I can gather, even if you do, porting Replicant to a new device is a huge task. I recommend purchasing a supported device if you want to get started on your way to libre-nerdness, and maybe even trying your own builds.
It is worth saying that if in future you feel like trying your hand at porting Replicant to a new device, read https://redmine.replicant.us/projects/replicant/wiki/TargetsEvaluation first. You'll notice that devices with Qualcomm SoCs are not recommended - it looks like the Redmi 5 falls into this category. Sorry!
All the best,