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nulloperation wrote

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Put LineageOS or PostmarketOS on it.

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throwaway wrote (edited )

Make sure not to install google apps when using LineageOS.

...and if you prefer a smartphone being smart, don't install PostmarketOS just yet.

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disabled_larper wrote

Lineage and Postmarket seem to be pretty terrible. They might be good for tinkering and customization, but not for security.

I’d only recommend GrapheneOS, CalyxOS, or iOS.

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whipskid wrote

These are some nice custom roms. Don't install G-apps that's the spyware stuff obviously. Google makes it hard to have a fully-featured working AOSP phone by making a lot of things depend on G-apps so we've created MicroG as a free alternative to G-apps to get some of the tough stuff working like GPS services and push notifications.

De-googling Android is a challenge that's why projects like Librem 5 and Pinephone are important. De-googling is worth it though. There are a lot of useful Android apps that respect your freedom and some custom ROM projects are working to make the OS more secure.

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disabled_larper wrote (edited )

De-googling Android is a challenge that's why projects like Librem 5 and Pinephone are important.

Linux phones are… not great to say the least. But afaik GrapheneOS is completely de-gooogled and looks like a far better alternative in terms of privacy and also usability. Just about every other ROM I’ve found (except maybe Calyx) has issues with security as well.

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