GalaxyS3I9300PrivacySecurityEvaluation » History » Version 4
Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli, 05/17/2016 08:21 PM
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Note that this information may or may not be exhaustive.
It also may or may not contain all known issues or good point about this device.
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Freedom issues on the Galaxy S 3 (I9300):
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* The hardware is proprietary.
* Some peripherals do require proprietary firmwares to work, some of which have to be loaded by the system: [[GalaxyS3I9300LoadedFirmwares]]
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* The bootrom code (which is read-only by definition) is proprietary.
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* The bootloader is proprietary and signed: [[GalaxyS3I9300Bootloader]]
* The modem is isolated:
** It doesn't use shared memory with the CPU, instead it uses an "HSIC" bus.
** We are not aware of it being able to access the GPS, but it woulnd't be surprising if it still could (by having a direct connection to it).
** It has no access to the other CPU peripherals.
* The modem runs non-free software, which is loaded but not shipped by Replicant.
* When using flight mode, The main CPU has to ask the modem to power itself off.