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Feature #1779

Implement setting that allows to permanently disable the modem

Added by Wolfgang Wiedmeyer about 4 years ago. Updated 26 days ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
Telephony and mobile data
Target version:
Start date:
05/20/2017
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
(Total: 0.00 h)
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Type of work:
Any programming languages (scripts, C, etc), Communication (mails, contacting people, etc), Wiki editions

Description

Some users don't need or don't want to use the modem of their device. Reasons might include skepticism about the level of the modem isolation, the wish to completely avoid the tracking of the mobile system or they simply don't want to have a nonfree system like the modem operating system running on their device.

So far, these users were advised to either buy a Replicant-supported device without a modem or to disable the radio interface layer by deleting or moving the library.

A more user-friendly approach would be a setting that, when enabled, would disable the modem boot when booting Replicant and that would not load the modem software to the modem.

When enabling the setting, the phone needs to be rebooted to ensure that the modem is not running. When disabling the setting, the user needs to be informed that the modem will only be operational after the device is rebooted.


Subtasks

Feature #1806: modem shell enable/disable script: verify with measurements through a BTS that the modem is disabled New05/20/2017

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