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Replicant Wiki

Welcome to the Replicant wiki, which provides information about Replicant, supported devices and research about other mobile devices and platforms.
For more information about Replicant, head over to the Replicant website.

You can help improving the wiki! Wiki editor privileges can be requested by contacting the developers. A short description of the changes and additions you want to make is needed as part of the request. The wiki guidelines should be followed.

Unless specified otherwise, the information displayed in this wiki is only relevant to the latest Replicant version. Do not assume backwards compatibility of the instructions with old versions of Replicant.

Supported devices

Maintained devices

Uncompleted devices

Unmaintained devices

Replicant status

Maintained versions

Unmaintained versions

Replicant installation and update

Installation instructions: Backup instructions:
  • BackupTheEFS: Instructions to backup the modem data partition on devices with such partition
Uncompleted devices:

Replicant usage

See the device pages for device-specific usage information.

Replicant build

Contributing to Replicant

There are many different ways to contribute to Replicant depending on your skills and available time or other resources

Some device pages also have development sections.

Replicant porting guides

Hardware support


Freedom privacy and security research

Hardware components support research

Research on how to support specific hardware components (chips, various system on a chip, etc) in Replicant.

  • BCM4751 GPS protocol support
  • GSD4t GPS protocol support
  • AKM8976A support
  • OMAP4 Ducati camera support
  • QMI-RIL QMI protocol support
  • WiFi Research on how to get free software WiFi firmwares and USB OTG support
  • Exynos4 Bootrom Research on how weather it's possible or not to run a free software bootloader on the Exynos4
  • Qualcomm System On a Chip: This has freedom, privacy and security requirements to support Qualcomm system on a chip in Replicant, and why theses requirements are currently not met.

Device evaluations research

Device specific evaluation and research

Software projects research (Upstream, dependencies, Replicant versions, etc)

  • Dependencies Development efforts to enable to build Replicant on various GNU/Linux distributions
  • Graphics Research Research on free software graphics driver implementations
  • Porting Replicant to Android 9: Tracks the progress of porting Replicant to Android 9
  • Upstream Research on approaches to use upstream Linux and generic HAL in Replicant
  • Toolchain Development efforts to remove prebuilt binaries from the source tree
  • BackupsResearch: Research on backups partitions for various purposes (Backuping your data, Replicant or to do some research)

Bug documentation research

Other research

  • Testing infrastructure How to create a test infrastructure for Replicant
  • OutdatedPages Pages that are not used anymore. They are kept and linked from here for history purposes.


If you have any questions or want to talk to the developers, you can use any of the following: For private, confidential or press-related inquiries:


  • Replicant artwork
  • People: People that are interested in contributing in Replicant, that are contributing to it, or that have been contributing to it.
  • ReplicantInfrastructure Description of the network infrastructure of Replicant (Redmine, git, etc), and the other project resources
  • Conferences presented on behalf of the Replicant project
  • EventsMeetings planning for meetings and events at conferences
  • SteeringCommittee: Replicant steering committee, reports on project decisions and fund usage
  • Tasks funding: Tasks that will be funded, are being funded or have been funded.
  • PublicPositions public positions of Replicant

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