[Q] Improving Android with Package Manager & more.
I own a Samsung S3 i9300 for about an year and used it with the vendors operating system. As i have some spare time at the moment, i want to invest some of it in improving my phone.
In the last three days i tried "slimbean" (www.slimroms.net/
) and CyanogenMod (http://www.cyanogenmod.org/
I have gained some experience with GNU/Linux especially Arch (i really appreciate the philosophy of Arch) and Openwrt over the years, but Android is mostly unknown to me.
With this in mind, i do not feel very comfortable on my phone, as it (from my point of view) tries to hide whats going on. What i saw so far (stock, slimbean & cm) they show me shiny GUI's but i have no way to understand whats really going on.
For instance configuration: Until now, i only saw graphical frontends for configuring my phone. Is there something like a /config dir (as in openwrt) where i get an overview?
Second example: Until now, i have not seen an easy to understand command line tool for package managing.
What i want:
Find people who miss similar stuff on their phones as i do. May you have already made some discoveries/have recommendations for me and i for myself can post my "discoveries".
The first steps:
1) to have no propietary stuff on my phone
2) one can use a phone without a google-account
3) to have a serious package manager (as on a desktop linux system), which i can use on a console (pacman, opkg).
4) having an home dir where all the personal data is saved in the same place
-A secure operating system for a phone
-An easy-to-understand user management
-to have a versatile package manager and repository
What i did so far:
3) As an alternative to the google play store i found Fdroid (https://f-droid.org/
). Fdroid comes my ideal closer, but i still have no way to use it with command line and some important tools command line tools are missing. Next, came to BotBrew (botbrew.com/) but atm it doesnt work on my device...
And i seriously need sshfs on my phone. Is there a package manager which is able to compile packages?
For the rolling release thing i found on xda-developers two related, but unanswered posts: