Android from Scratch?

Jason Daly jason_daly at lavabit.com
Sat Jun 22 05:00:32 PDT 2013


On Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 05:01:05PM +0530, Ravi Kumar Tenneti wrote:
> Dear Jason,
> 
> 
> On Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 4:47 PM, Jason Daly <jason_daly at lavabit.com> 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:
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanogenmod
> 
> It will open the doors for you just like LFS
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> With Best Regards*
> 
> TSS Ravi Kumar
> *

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Wow! Thank you so much for this, Ravi.

Jason Daly




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