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Luke
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Release of the source code needed for custom ROMs

Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:16 am

Is there a possibility for Blackview to release the source code needed to develop custom ROMs, such as LineageOS?
Updates of stock software are often delayed and buggy (especially not-so-recent Oreo update), the security bugs also aren't taken seriously.
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Re: Release of the source code needed for custom ROMs

Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:55 am

Don't bother asking... they don't care, see this topic.

I'm disappointed because I though that Blackview had the potential of being better than the standard chinese phone manufacturer... In my opinion, there are two possibilities: either they don't care at all of their customers, or there is something hidden in the source code...
 
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Re: Release of the source code needed for custom ROMs

Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:23 pm

This two problems can be seen as similar, either way our phones are vulnerable – security pathes are as important as not having a backdoor in the firmware.
However, since now I was just joking about a Chinese backdoor in my phone, now I am getting more and more suspicious. :/

I've read the topic you linked, it heads nowhere, so I wanted to "start over" and maybe get more people interested in this issue.
If I understand correctly, the license (GPL) is forcing them to release the source code, but they can do nothing, because they are a Chinese company...
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Re: Release of the source code needed for custom ROMs

Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:08 pm

It has been asked many many times. Unfortunately blackview is not going to release source codes, that's because of an internal policy. I'm sorry.

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