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Noisedroid is a free build of Android for the G1 ("G-phone", "HTC Dream", "Googlephone") aimed at personal freedom, privacy, and anonymity.
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Noisedroid is a free build of Android for the G1 (&quot;G-phone&quot;, &quot;HTC Dream&quot;, &quot;Googlephone&quot;) aimed at personal freedom, privacy, and anonymity.
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mailto:noisedroid@lists.noisebridge.net
 
mailto:noisedroid@lists.noisebridge.net
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== Documents ==
 
== Documents ==
 
* [[Noisedroid/FAQ]] has a bunch of links about getting the build working and putting it on the target device.
 
* [[Noisedroid/FAQ]] has a bunch of links about getting the build working and putting it on the target device.
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* [[Noisedroid/Nights]] are coworking periods in the main space on Thursday Evenings at 7:00pm.
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* [[Noisedroid/Shows]] highly speculative Android Show-and-Tell events.
  
 
== Status ==
 
== Status ==
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'''2011-03-23''' Revived after 25 months to offer [[Noisedroid/Nights]].  Like the idea of doing a custom CyanogenMod fork and will look in to it, but for the time being, going to leave the previous Android build in stasis.  Does anyone still even run it? - Azi
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'''2009-02-17''' After a weekend of hacking, the upstream sources build and can be installed ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/radii/3287411092/ shot 1], [http://www.flickr.com/photos/radii/3287411098/ shot 2]) on a commodity G1 rooted with the [http://www.gotontheinter.net/content/engineering-bootloader-its-not-just-ttuttle-anymore engineering bootloader].  GL-ES is done in software instead of using hardware acceleration, so the UI is pretty unusable.  The Bluetooth and wifi drivers are missing.
 
'''2009-02-17''' After a weekend of hacking, the upstream sources build and can be installed ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/radii/3287411092/ shot 1], [http://www.flickr.com/photos/radii/3287411098/ shot 2]) on a commodity G1 rooted with the [http://www.gotontheinter.net/content/engineering-bootloader-its-not-just-ttuttle-anymore engineering bootloader].  GL-ES is done in software instead of using hardware acceleration, so the UI is pretty unusable.  The Bluetooth and wifi drivers are missing.
  
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* where possible break out key features for mainstream/commercial android market stuff (e.g. otr im/sms engine)
 
* where possible break out key features for mainstream/commercial android market stuff (e.g. otr im/sms engine)
 
* create alternate market/cloud options for diy'ers untrustful of googlecloud
 
* create alternate market/cloud options for diy'ers untrustful of googlecloud
* make contact with &amp; attempt to collaborate with others working along similar lines, e.g.: http://nathanialfreitas.s3.amazonaws.com/Guardian022709.pdf
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* make contact with & attempt to collaborate with others working along similar lines, e.g.: http://nathanialfreitas.s3.amazonaws.com/Guardian022709.pdf
 
* [http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/dtg/android/tor/ TorProxy and Shadow for Android] from cl.cam.ac.uk
 
* [http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/dtg/android/tor/ TorProxy and Shadow for Android] from cl.cam.ac.uk
 
== Devices ==
 
== Devices ==

Latest revision as of 19:21, 23 March 2011

Noisedroid is a free build of Android for the G1 ("G-phone", "HTC Dream", "Googlephone") aimed at personal freedom, privacy, and anonymity.

mailto:noisedroid@lists.noisebridge.net

https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisedroid

Contents

[edit] Documents

  • Noisedroid/FAQ has a bunch of links about getting the build working and putting it on the target device.
  • Noisedroid/Nights are coworking periods in the main space on Thursday Evenings at 7:00pm.
  • Noisedroid/Shows highly speculative Android Show-and-Tell events.

[edit] Status

2011-03-23 Revived after 25 months to offer Noisedroid/Nights. Like the idea of doing a custom CyanogenMod fork and will look in to it, but for the time being, going to leave the previous Android build in stasis. Does anyone still even run it? - Azi

2009-02-17 After a weekend of hacking, the upstream sources build and can be installed (shot 1, shot 2) on a commodity G1 rooted with the engineering bootloader. GL-ES is done in software instead of using hardware acceleration, so the UI is pretty unusable. The Bluetooth and wifi drivers are missing.

2009-03-15 Another productive weekend, built and running more tip-ish kernels and TI wlan driver to give a working WiFi interface; phone calls, GL-ES accelerated drawing, and Bluetooth are all working.

[edit] Goals

  • Update this document
  • Android built using best available free software (but more Ubuntu than Debian -- if free software doesn't work well enough, use the proprietary while helping the free software improve.)
  • Reproducible, documented, build processes.
  • Make it easy to use your own IMAP, XMPP, calendar, and other servers, using encrypted network protocols whenever possible, as first-class citizens in the Android environment.
  • Tor mode for anonymized networking.
  • OTR supported IM
  • recovery mode that supports more than update.zip/file chooser for binary updates
  • Easy tethering over USB, Bluetooth, and wifi.
  • hostap mode for wifi (adhoc is done)
  • Easy access to language interpreters (Python, Ruby, sqlite, Javascript, etc).
  • Documenting Android and working with the G1 for non-Google non-Android free software hackers.
  • Make phone system image (with appropriate SIM) compatible with OpenBTS
  • Add android market installer for rooted phones (like jf updater)
  • where possible break out key features for mainstream/commercial android market stuff (e.g. otr im/sms engine)
  • create alternate market/cloud options for diy'ers untrustful of googlecloud
  • make contact with & attempt to collaborate with others working along similar lines, e.g.: http://nathanialfreitas.s3.amazonaws.com/Guardian022709.pdf
  • TorProxy and Shadow for Android from cl.cam.ac.uk

[edit] Devices

The following ADP1 phones have been donated to Noisebridge:

  • IMEI 351677030049076 -- checked out to Andy Isaacson
  • IMEI 351677030049175 -- checked out to David Molnar
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