OT: android phone backup NOT to google cloud question

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at sohara.org
Thu May 16 14:16:34 UTC 2019

On Thu, 16 May 2019 08:46:21 -0500
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu> wrote:

> Hm. Just went whole way: wiped it and flashed LineageOS. Though google 

	Not a bad move at all.

> code is still there in binary only "blob" of kernel, and likely in 
> proprietary binary drivers and components firmware, it feels good for 
> the moment.

	Barring unusual competence the kernel is most likely the stock open
source Android (ie. Linux) kernel with a bunch of proprietary drivers for
the chip set developed under NDA with the chipset maker - but it's compiled
so you can't be sure of course.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>

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