Fellowship Vienna : Free Your Android Workshop
The purpose of this workshop is to prepare a wider group in the Austrian Fellowship to help in Free Your Android workshops. So, we will get our non free phones together and install Cyanogenmod on our phones.
With Android we really have the chance to bring as much freedom as possible to phone users, because in the end, Smartphones are still nothing else than multi purpose computers.
Furthermore this is also some sort of social event, somehow reminds of the GNU/Linux install parties at the end of the 90ies and at the beginning of this decade.
What: Free our Android phones!
In a nutshell, what is there to prepare.
Check if your device is supported by Cyagenmod
- bring a Computer with a working GNU/Linux installation, if possible (you need to have root acces to it)
Optionally (Will do it on site if not)
- Get fastboot and install it
Get the Android SDK for your GNU/Linux distribution, for example here
It is possible that you will brick your phone, which means it is not useable anymore and as worst case, not even bootable.
Furthermore, it could void your guarantee (not the warranty by the seller). With the little knowledge we now have, even getting warranty with a modified bootloader is possible to get problematic, because the nobody seems to be aware of European law.