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The SOC is normally slightly varied for each customer, which is one of the reasons that it isn't totally open source.- The binary blob sets a bunch of options that control what otherwise identical silicon does.

But the big difficulty of making your own is that Broadcom won't talk to you unless you are already buying a million units a month

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