Whoops, sorry clicked the wrong email ... Barebones Version?

Josh Branning lovell.joshyyy at gmail.com
Fri May 18 00:16:33 UTC 2012

On 17/05/12 20:36, Igor Almeida wrote:
> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 4:23 PM, Josh Branning
<lovell.joshyyy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 17/05/12 19:35, Igor Almeida wrote:
>>> If you don't want to try installing replicant-2.3 on your device
>>> first, I'd suggest take a look at xda-dev forum for people mentioning
>>> modifications to their YP-G50...
>>> But if they ARE really similar, then I don't think there should be too
>>> many changes if you wanted to build/install it yourself.
>>> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 12:08 AM, Josh Branning
>>> <lovell.joshyyy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> I have a Galaxy Player YP-G50, currently running rooted android. I
>>>> like to install custom firmware on it ... I know the Galaxy Player is
>>>> similar in specification to the Galaxy S but that's as far as my
>>>> knowledge goes on this one.
>>>> Do you think it's feasible that I could build/run Replicant on my
>>>> device? If so, where should I start.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Josh.
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>> Hi Igor,
>> Thanks for the reply.
> Oops, sorry for the top-post.
>> I think I might want to try and install it first. Although I am new to
>> this kind of thing.
>> Is it possible to create a backup of the device using heimdall or some
>> other program, before installing replicant-2.3, in case something goes
>> wrong?
> People have mentioned nandroid backups and similar strategies, but
> I've never tried going back to stock firmwares after my first flash.
> I did have a problem with mixing different recovery versions (it seems
> they come with the kernel) with android versions, so that at one point
> I had a soft-brick - to fix this I had Heimdall upload a
> known-to-be-working 'stock-with-root' kernel from xda-dev forum.
>> I am keen to test it out, but I don't really want to end up bricked. :)
> Since all my fiddling with Galaxy S has never touched the [primary?
> maybe even secondary?] bootloader, I could always re-enter download
> mode, re-flash the kernel and use the recovery mode to 'install .zip
> from sdcard'. Your use-case will probably be the same. If all goes
> south, remember the Guide's DON'T PANIC message :)
>> Josh.

Thanks again.

One last question, is there a bare-bones version on Replicant? I ask
because all I really want is FDroid, and the ability to run chrooted Debian.

Driver wise, all that requires is touchscreen.

After I chroot into Debian, I can install additional drivers, and
programs from there.


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