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Paul Kocialkowski, 04/08/2012 04:04 PM

Galaxy S

Device Galaxy S
Manufacturer Samsung
Codename galaxysmtd
Ships with root No
Root possible Yes
SIM Unlocked Possible
In production Yes
Replicant status Supported, GSM flavour
Developers involved PaulK
Replicant version Replicant 2.3
Last image Replicant 2.3 preview 0003

Replicant status

Replicant status on Galaxy S: ReplicantStatus

Known freedom issues:
  • Proprietary bootloader
  • Modem firmware is non-free and there is no free alternative
  • Shared memory used by the modem is also used by the main CPU

Installation guide

Installation guide for the Galaxy S: GalaxySInstall

Build guide

Build guide for the Galaxy S: GalaxySBuild

Technical infos

  • List of the proprietary libraries, binaries and firmwares shipped on the Galaxy S and the status of their replacement: GalaxySProprietary
  • For a technical overview of Galaxy S and a rationale explaining what makes it a better freedom-compliant device, see S5PC110TechnicalOverview
  • For Documentation on the preliminary work for freeing its bootloader: S5PC110Bootloader
  • Status of the free software that talks to the Samsung modems : SamsungModems
  • Status of the work on the Galaxy S GPS chip: Broadcom4751GPS

Hardware table

Component Name Source Known protocol Documentation
SoC Samsung S5PC110 Kernel sources N/A ?
GPU PowerVR SGX540 Unknown ?
CODEC WM8994? Kernel sources implemented in ALSA driver ?
Modem X-Gold 616? iFixit Samsung IPC protocol, secret ?
WiFi BCM4329 Kernel sources implemented in WiFi driver ?
Bluetooth BCM4329 Kernel sources implemented in Bluetooth driver ?
GPS BCM4751 MEIF, Unknown ?
Accelerometer ? Kernel sources data out of the driver is usable ?
Compass AKM8973 Kernel sources Unknown ?
Camera ? ? implemented in V4L2 driver ?

Updated by Paul Kocialkowski about 12 years ago · 2 revisions

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