[Q] Remove Cellular+GPS capability from ROM/Kernel?
I'm interested in purchasing a Nexus 4
I have no cellphone plan, nor do I want one; instead I intend to use the phone as a tablet or PDA.
I would like to hear some feedback on how feasible it is to low-level remove the cell and gps antennas' capabilities. Is there a driver or kernel module of some sort that could be removed to 'neuter' the phone? Can the hardware run the antennas without the ROM or kernel's consent?
I've already read about the code to reach a developer menu and 'disable radio' as well as 'airplane mode'. Neither of these fit the bill, I want the phone to be incapable of transmitting cell/gps information.
I would love to join the android community, but I will not feel comfortable until I know that the device isn't going to hand over my location to anyone with a crafty enough story at the police department, which I believe makes this question one of security rather than battery life or functionality.
My apologies if this is posted in the wrong section, I decided that the android forum would be most appropriate because I'm curious about how android manages the cellular antenna rather than something specific to the Nexus.
Google Nexus One - retired