Android from Scratch?

Ravi Kumar Tenneti rktenneti at
Sat Jun 22 04:31:05 PDT 2013

Dear Jason,

On Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 4:47 PM, Jason Daly <jason_daly at> wrote:

> Greetings,
> So I've been building custom LFS systems for personal use regularly for
> several
> years now (every six months since 6.6), and I would never consider going
> back
> to something like Ubuntu or *gasp* Windows. In my early days of computer
> use, I
> was always trying to remove bloat and stop services in Windows. When I
> realized
> that was an effort in futility and I would never really achieve a very
> secure
> system no matter what I did,  I moved to Linux and ended up settling on
> installing command-line Ubuntu systems. When my brother told me about LFS,
> I
> couldn't wait to build my first system, and I've been hooked ever since.
> You
> just can't beat the control you have over everything, so useability and
> security are as good as you make it.
> Now I'm in the market for a smartphone, and when I read the reviews about
> things like google bloatware and how slow Android phones can be, I feel
> like
> I'm back to square one. My dream is to buy a top-of-the-line smartphone and
> build a custom OS for it with full disk encryption using dm-crypt, Orbot
> browser, and some type of end-to-end encrypted voice client. It would be a
> totally lean system with no processes running that I didn't need.
> The trouble is, I don't have a whole lot of money to spare, so if I brick a
> device, I'm screwed. Also, I don't really have the technical ability nor
> the
> time to figure out how to do all this by myself.
> So I was wondering if anyone was aware of a project out there that's
> similar to
> LFS but for Android phones where I could achieve what I'm looking to do. It
> would be really helpful if this project had recommended devices that were
> proven to work. I just don't have a lot of room for experimentation or
> trial
> and error.
> I understand that this market is relatively new, so maybe I should wait a
> few
> years to see where it goes and continue using my 5 year old flip phone.
> Any guidance here would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Jason Daly
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You need to just look at this:

It will open the doors for you just like LFS


With Best Regards*

TSS Ravi Kumar
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