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Replicant Reviews

Replicant is a distribution of Android that is 100% Free Software.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Replicant and what they use it for.
  • Google finds more Android, iOS zero-days used to install spyware
    There is a android rom called replicant which is trying to fix the problems with cell phones. - Source: Reddit / 3 days ago
  • FIGHT ME!!!!!!!!
    If you did read the list of FSF approved distro's, you'd know that they approve of Replicat a mobile Linux distro that doesn't use GNU. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • ILPT Request - How to get a smart phone that is difficult to trace?
    Or put a Linux on it - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • ILPT Request - How to get a smart phone that is difficult to trace?
    Get something with Good ROM support or at least PostMarketOS(no android compatibility) or Replicant(fully privacy respecting Android ROM) support, is the best mobile OS for privacy. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Remember when you bought a mobile phone/washing machine and it easily lasted for 10+ years? Planned obsolescence was found to be more profitable. The same thing is happening to the vaccine industry.
    I recommend you replicant , a 100% free ROM that respects your freedom. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
    > underneath it runs a crusty old 2017 kernel full of holes of different sizes > LineageOS and other projects can’t fix things in kernels they can’t compile I think that you're wrong on this, unless you decided to use the term "kernel" above too liberally, referring to all software running on a device. AFAIK, alternative Android images, such as LineageOS, include relevant - and up-to-date! - AOSP common... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • CalyxOS – De-Googled Android Alternative
    Similar projects: and - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • PinePhone
    I'd would not like to run "other operating systems", but rather Replicant[1]. The PinePhone is listed as a supported device[2], but I'm finding next to no reports on how it is working. [1] [2] - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • What is the most unhackable, secure phone?
    Replicant is endorsed by the FSF, though. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Dumb. huh??
    The closest to actually usable fully open source Android is Replicant OS, and it has about a dozen of available devices, even fewer of which are actively supported. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Do you want Linux phones?
    > Yes I want a Linux phone. But I also want one that has similar app support to Android and iOS. Replicant? - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago

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Open Source Mobile OS Alternatives To Android
Though Replicant was founded back in 2010 by a couple of Free Software groups, it now uses the source code of LineageOS as the base. You can see the list of devices supported by Replicant here.

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