Replicant 2.2 preview 008 is out!

We are pleased to announced Replicant 2.2 preview 008.

What’s new in this version (since 0007):

  • Bug #22 ( should (hopefully) be  fixed
  • Data is disabled by default
  • Non-market apps are allowed by default
  • *FDroid, the free software market app is installed by default
  • CMWallpapers, CMStats and CMUpdateNotify are not installed anymore
  • Replicant has its own wallpapers and a Wallpaper selection app
  • There are Replicant boot splashes for all devices (including Dream)
  • There is a changelog for Replicant on the system
  • Switched to replicant vendor (Mod version is now Replicant)


As usual we would like to thank everybody involved. We are looking for new maintainers and hackers to join us and bring innovation in the libre mobile world.

Help us testing this new preview release on your favourite device and come to say hi on our irc channel

Happy mobile hacking.

Replicant 2.2 preview 007

We are pleased to announced Replicant 2.2 preview 007.

What’s new in this version:

  • We are using a new ril (hycs-hardware_xdandroid-ril), which fixes telephony in the USA. Data should also work.
  • libhtc-acoustic has been fully replaced for HTC Dream, it fixes:
  • in-call volume adjustment
  • no mic wired headset support

As usual we would like to thank everybody involved. We are looking for new maintainers and hackers to join us and bring innovation in the libre mobile world.

Happy mobile hacking.

Replicant 2.2 SDK available

Thanks to the huge amount of work by paulk (Paul Kocialkowski) we now have an SDK.
It should be functional enough to write android applications for Replicant 2.2 or any other Android 2.2 device.

As usual the main difference compared to the Android SDK is that Replicant SDK should be fully free software. (Android SDK includes proprietary API like Google maps but we don’t want proprietary Google maps at all).

The Replicant SDK also includes an emulator like the Android one to allow developers to write their apps even without having a phone.

Please download the Replicant 2.2 SDK and help us building a better libre Replicant.

We wait for your suggestions and comments.

Again thanks a lot to paulk for the great work.

new Replicant test images available

Hello Replicants!

We have new Replicant test images.
We would like to know if phone calls work in the USA on the Nexus One and the HTC Dream. Help us testing!

Use the fastboot utility to install but remember: it will erase all the installed data and applications in order to prevent proprietary libraries from being used.

We are please to remind you that, as usual, Replicant is fully free software and doesn’t include  any proprietary firmwares.

The Nexus One mobile phone needs some audio database files (located at /system/etc/firmware/*.acdb) to make sound and phone calls work which are not included either.

We need your help also to write some documentation about how to install Replicant.



FDroid: a free software alternative to Google Market

Finally we have an alternative to Google Market, the proprietary application that comes preinstalled in many Android phones to download and manage applications.

Now, thanks to CiaranG, everyone with an Android or Replicant phone can install a fully free software gpl client called Fdroid.

It comes preconfigured to connect to the FDroid repository that contains ONLY applications released under a free software licenses.

In the future we hope to have a system that will allow everyone to upload their favourite free software application.

Help us!

Volunteers are key to the success of Replicant. This is a community effort — we do not have the support of corporations behind us like many other projects do, and so it depends on YOU to make things happen.

Join the Replicant mailing list.

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Join us on IRC:

Channel: #replicant