@advocatux Yes, that is sort of what I'm talking about, thank you.
@matteo Well, I could have posted this in other places I guess, but
I'm not really active anywhere else. UBports has been my main community
for years now, so I'm just using this forum.
Anyway, there are multiple reasons behind this. The main one being my
frustration with the enormous spread of information in the porting/hacking
communities. Now, obviously, hackers have been tinkering with hardware
since it existed and I'm sure some information databases have been created
over time but I guess no such thing as a "PCB-Wiki" exists yet.
Let me give you an example. I am a Nexus 4 user.
Recently, the bootsplash images for many phones where changed.
This was apparently not that difficult. For the N4 however, this could not
be so easily done. Someone like me immediately wants to know why. So, I
start gathering information, looking at various forum posts, digging,
analyzing the boot partitions. Hmmm, this is risky. A high chance of bricking.
Now what do you need to know? JTAG info would be helpful. UART as well.
All hardware related things.
Board related things.
So imagine a wiki page for the N4 PCB. A wiki page anyone could add to.
A place where everything is collected, instead of spread out over various
forums, hacker blogs etc. All bits and pieces of information (and dead links).
I hope I got my point across.