OT: android phone backup NOT to google cloud question

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Thu May 16 16:43:08 UTC 2019

On 2019-05-16 09:16, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> 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

Yes, but if my memory serves me, apart from binary proprietary device 
drives android kernel based on Linux kernel contains big chunk of google 
proprietary code which no one would dare to reverse engineer to publish 
what in general it does. (or they will end up in: # - prison). That is 
what I meant.


> for
> the chip set developed under NDA with the chipset maker - but it's compiled
> so you can't be sure of course.

Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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