New to Replicant - Moto G?
Hooray! I just joined the Replicant project. As a brand-new smartphone user, I would like to start using/developing an open-source OS on my phone. Perhaps you all can help me out.I have a few questions regarding Replicant:
- Does it work on a Moto G? [https://play.google.com/store/devices/details/Moto_G_Google_Play_edition_16GB?id=moto_g_16gb]
- If not, then what smartphone would you recommend I get instead?
- As a complete n00b to smartphones and the code behind them, how can I help contribute?
- Would you recommend using Ubuntu Touch or Firefox OS instead of Android?
- How much of Android contains tracking code?
- Is it worth not using Android?
Thanks for any replies!
RE: New to Replicant - Moto G? - Added by Paul Kocialkowski over 5 years ago
- Replicant doesn't work on the Moto G, sorry (you can find reasons why on the forums, we probably already evaluated it)
- Currently, the device that works best with Replicant is the Galaxy S 2 (I9100) but the GTA04 is the best device for freedom and security/privacy: we're currently working on it but it'll be fully supported eventually
- There are some Tasks left to improve Replicant, maybe you can pick one that you can work on
- Ubuntu Touch and Firefox OS are equally as bad as Android. I suggest you use a community Android version such as CyanogenMod or OmniROM if Replicant is not a possibility for you
- AOSP includes some known tracking features that are removed in Replicant, such as the URL field keylogger in the browser and CyanogenMod implements even more
- Of course, manufacturer derivatives of Android may contain even more nasty software (such as CarrierIQ, etc): you should never use these versions!