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Brian Kemp, 02/08/2012 04:15 PM


Good Potential Targets

Good Targets
A good potential target for Replicant will have:

  • Unlocked / Engineering bootloader capable of booting unsigned operating system files
  • Works with standard tools (adb, fastboot)
  • GSM / UMTS network capability (CDMA2000 devices require proprietary libraries signed with a particular key in order to use the network.)
  • Components (e.g., Wifi, Bluetooth, Camera, Video, Touchscreen) with freely available documentation
  • Ability to flash via fastboot. (Currently Replicant does not publish update.zip files.)
  • Support in CyanogenMod or other AOSP-based Android build
  • As few binary-only drivers as possible

Ideal Targets

An ideal potential target for Replicant will have:

  • All of the good potential target characteristics
  • Processor Isolation - Modem cannot spy on the memory of the Application processor
  • Components that do not require loadable firmware
  • Commonality with devices already supported in Replicant or other Free Software phone project
  • Zero binary-only drivers
  • Free-able bootloader