Introducing Replicant on HTC Dream video

A video showing Replicant running has been asked several times since now. We thought it would be a really a nice idea to make such a video available. The video is ready now and it shows the HTC Dream running a Replicant 2.2 pre-0009 preview image, featuring various aspects of the system (booting, Android User Interface, incoming and outgoing calls with the free RIL, Android apps, USB Networking, FDroid and GPS among other things).

This video itself is available under the Creative Commons BY-SA license, but other licenses may apply to the audio tracks (see on the video).

The audio doesn’t include any voice comment but the video comes along with subtitles that could easily be translated. The video is available in the free WebM video format on a 360p resolution, both with subtitles hardcoded (for English only) or with subtitles on a separate file.

See the video online (embedded player with subtitles):

Download the video:

Download subtitles:

The video is now subtitles in many languages, thanks to the translators!

Happy Software Freedom Day and happy mobile hacking!

15 thoughts on “Introducing Replicant on HTC Dream video

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  4. Thanks a lot for the subtitles, I updated the video page.

    You’re right about the installation tutorial, I think I’ll make a more detailed version in order to make it doable for any user.

  5. Here follow the subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese. (You may copy+paste and then delete this comment.)

    Great project and initiative! I hope it grows fast.

    Suggestion: The installation tutorial is way too summarized. It is not obvious to new users. Consider adding more details. Installation tutorial in particular should be so clear that it would be impossible to miss it, and lower the barriers for users to try it.

  6. Apparently, Nokia 5230 doesn’t run Android and isn’t supported by CyanogenMod either. As a result, we cannot support this phone on the Replicant project (so we cannot provide images that will work on this phone).

  7. Hi! Thanks a lot for your contribution, we really do appreciate this. Turkish subtitles, along with the corrections you suggested have been uploaded.

    You are welcome to report every single mistake we may have done, like the “avilable” one.

  8. Hi guys, since you all seemed to be afk on IRC I’m posting this here: I translated the subtitles file in Turkish. It’s in SRT format, synced with the OGG Theora version (didn’t download the others) and encoded in UTF-8. It’s up for grabs at

    Also, please note that there seem to be two syntax errors in your srt files.
    00:06:21,500 --> 00:06:24:000

    should be
    00:06:21,500 --> 00:06:24,000

    00:06:24,500 --> 00:06:26:000

    should be
    00:06:24,500 --> 00:06:26,000

    In other words, to prevent some video players from crashing two colon characters need to be replaced with commas. Finally, I know I’m nitpicking but there’s a little typo in
    00:05:20,500 --> 00:05:28,000
    The list of avilable free software is quite long!

    “avilable” should be “available” ;)

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