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Hackable1 is a community distribution for hackable devices like the Neo Freerunner. It is based on Debian and implements the GNOME mobile platform.

Status: Work in Progress


Download the tarball and extract then on the 2 partitions from your microSD card



  • short press on the AUX button brings up the keyboard
  • short press on the Power button kill the application in the foreground
  • long presses bring up menus after half a second
  • the aux menu lets you search for BT keyboard and switch USB modes


There is a root password by default : "root".

In the beta release, /root/.ssh/authorized_keys contains an entry for m@one. This is no intended backdoor, please replace it with your own SSH public key, or delete the file.


The PC ( is configured as the DNS server. You can modify this.


  • The GSM can't be powered off with no SIM card inserted, he will persist on registering.
  • If you enter your right SIM PIN and Hackable:1 say it's incorrect, press Cancel for the second PIN request and press the Antenna Button (right top) and select Power-Up GSM Antenna.