[Replicant] identify which version is installed

Fil Lupin fillupin at protonmail.com
Sun Sep 19 18:14:51 UTC 2021

thank you for your fast answer Denis.

On Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at 5:22 PM, Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli <GNUtoo at cyberdimension.org> wrote:

> On Sun, 19 Sep 2021 10:31:48 +0000
> For all the official releases after Replicant 6.0 0003 we have the
> version number as "Replicant version: <version>" in Settings->About
> phone.
> For the 6.0 0003 and all the older releases we have a collaborative
> wiki pages where any users (like me and you) can in tables the kernel
> version, Build date and Build number that can then be used to
> identify a given release[1].

Thank you for the information, it answers my question.

> Older releases are not yet added but adding them all would be a lot of
> work (there are 25 releases left to cover, each with multiple devices).
> My approach is that, if I ever install and boot an older release, I will
> also try to add it to that wiki page along the way. This way I can
> manage to improves that page without spending too much time on
> installing and booting devices only for that.

It seems acceptable to me since most of people use replicant 6.
I'll try to help if I can.

> Other approaches are probably possible, like extracting the strings
> from the images themselves, without a laptop, but that also requires
> time to do the work, and I've no idea if people still run older images
> than Replicant 6.0 0003.
> Some people might still run Replicant 4.2 for various reasons though,
> like for the GTA04 or due to not wanting to loose their data while
> migrating to Replicant 6, or because Replicant 4.2 didn't have
> the SIM issue that we had in Replicant 6.0 up to the 0003 included
> (that is now fixed in the 0004 RC5).

For information, I also needed 4.2 since i didn't find a way to keep my SMS & MMS.

Fil Lupin.

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