We are pleased to announce that Replicant 2.3 images are now available for the Nexus One!
This new Replicant version is based on the latest CyanogenMod stable release, 7.1.0, that is based on Android 2.3.7 and contains, as usual, only free software.
You can download these new images at http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/replicant/images/replicant-2.3/preview/0001/
Nexus One status under Replicant 2.3 should be the same as Replicant 2.2: what was working with FroYo should still work in Gingerbread.
Even though Nexus One is supported in Replicant, it doesn’t mean it’s a device we can totally recommend for freedom:
- It has a non-free bootloader
- The devices requires non-free firmware for making phone call and working audio
- The modem (that runs non-free software) controls the sound (including mic), the GPS and can read/write the main CPU memory (it also handle data connectivity and can send/receive data on its own)