I want trying to build a minimal /e/ without phone support. It’s for a spare moto G 2014 titan I want to use as mp3 player / camera / gps. SoI don’t need all the phone stuff , so no sim support, no contacts, no adress book, no mail, etc. This makes the UI cleaner and I hope to save some resources and last a little bit longer on battery.
Is this possible? If yes how should it be done?
You just have to put it in airplane mode and remove any SIM card. I don’t think it would improve the battery to remove any support of the cell part. And at least you will still be able to make emergency calls
So the other thing I should do is in the kernel-repo finding the correct dts and disable the sim-card part.
I already found the msm8226 dts files (there are a lot). I will start with the msm8226-titan ones and see where it leads me.
This is quite interesting…
I was thinking about having a version of /e/OS for basic phone usage*, and I was wondering if that would reduce the need for ressources (for low specs smartphones) or improve battery life. What do you think?
What I mean by basic phone usage: calls / SMS / local contacts / local calendar / reminders / bluetooth / file manager (to copy a backup of the contacts / calendar entries to micro SD cart or USB). By local contacts and calendar, I mean no need to syncronize with anything else via any network.