[Replicant] Anbox

W. Kosior koszko at koszko.org
Fri Jun 18 19:50:13 UTC 2021


I don't possess any Android device but I would like to be able to
develop and test (maybe even use daily) Android apps nevertheless. I am
pretty sure I could achieve that with Anbox[1] but there's one tiny
problem: it requires me to provide an Android image to start with.
Obviously, I want to use a fully deblobbed version of Android (i.e.
100% free software). I asked here[2] and there[3] and
eventually learned there do exist updated versions of Replicant[4] that
would perhaps be suitable for the task.

So my question is: does anyone know if a Replicant image can work with
Anbox? Has anyone tried doing this? Does anyone know any "for" and

Another issue with images is architecture support. I am currently on
aarch64, so most Android images out there should work but just to be
future-proof I would like to know about possibilities of building
a deblobbed Android for other architectures (mainly x86_64).

Just to make things clear - I only need the userspace of the Android
image to be 100% free. Kernel and firmware are not to be run at all.


[1] https://anbox.io/
[2] https://trisquel.info/en/forum/deblobbed-android
[3] android at lists.fsfe.org

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