How to explore Android device files under FreeBSD ?

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Sun Jul 14 21:21:06 UTC 2019

On Sun, 14 Jul 2019 15:19:46 -0500
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at> wrote:

> As a matter of fact, Android by no means should be considered “Linux
> based”.

	It runs on a Linux kernel, that makes it Linux based IMHO.

> (Maemo was one). Even though google used Linux kernel, but to
> that they have added big chunk of proprietary code, and whoever says what
> that code does will go to prison.

	Android is open source (Google make all the source available),
however nearly every device has proprietary drivers produced by the chipset
manufacturer (not Google) with source and/or specifications available only
under NDA. The device manufacturer usually also adds proprietary
application code.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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