On Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:48:07 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> On 2014-01-22 06:45, Jim Henderson wrote:
>> On Wed, 22 Jan 2014 02:28:11 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:
>>> Does anybody distribute Linux apps you can run on Android devices,
>>> without rooting it (and voiding the warranty)?
>> Rooting doesn’t necessarily void the warranty. Depends on the carrier.
> Or brand phone, probably. I don’t want to risk it unless I really need
> it. I treat it like an appliance, not a computer.
It might depend on that as well, yes. And yes, most people want a phone
that’s an appliance - that’s why some Linux geeks I know actually prefer
an iPhone - they’re not inclined to tinker with it.
>> There are plenty of systems that use the Linux kernel that are less
>> modifiable by default, though. Many consumer routers use a Linux
>> kernel, but are locked down. OpenELEC is entirely Linux (runs XBMC),
>> but it’s locked down to the point you can’t change root’s password (not
>> a problem if you leave SSH disabled or have other security in place to
>> prevent access to the device).
> I don’t know if you can change the Linux system underneath Android.
Depends on the configuration. I’ve got Cyanogen running off an SDcard on
my Nook HD+, and I can tweak that a lot of different ways. I’ve
installed openVPN on it so I can connect it back to my router.
But I’ve even built Android images to run on my phone (I was
troubleshooting a bluetooth issue that turned out to be a dead headset,
but I was rolling my own Cyanogenmod 7 installations for a bit.)
> Yes, several of my gadgets here are Linux inside. Some I can access,
> some just barely. Some can be flashed with alternative firmwares (often
> better than the original).
> I heard a bit about something similar to Android devices, there are
> firmwares going around.
I run Cyanogenmod, one of the more popular alternative firmware builds.
7.2 on my (and my wife’s) phones, 10.2 from the sdcard on my Nook HD+, as
>> And yes, Amazon has their own market. So does Barnes & Noble.
> Ah, I didn’t know about the second.
B&N also now uses the Play store, so you can get stuff from both places.
Actually, HumbleBundle has their own market-like application, too. It
manages installed apps from the Humble Bundles, but you can’t make the
purchases through their app.
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