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ShapesInMist wrote

I still wouldn't trust running an android device - even running something like Replicant.

Personally the only choice for me is to run Ubuntu touch by UB ports

https://ubports.com/

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alqm wrote (edited )

There is postmarketOS, which is based on Alpine Linux and still doesn't have a very developed GUI that's touch-capable... and it doesn't support many devices. LineageOS + F-Droid is farthest I can get from proprietary software until I have to find a new phone, which I expect to be more freedom friendly. Replicant only supports a few old phones and tablets.

I could even use a "non-smart" phone. I like those flip phones. So reliable. I think my smartphone only works as a security token, email notifier, quick access to browser and flashlight. I could live without.

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josefStallman wrote

Proud flip phone user. It gets you weird looks sometimes, but if your friends are all huge nerds, you probably communicate entirely through other means anyway.

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alqm wrote

My grandma wanted a smartphone so much. She always had traditional phones, and when she finally bought a "smart one", she became so stressed trying to use it. It's such a mess. Simple things became the hardest to do.

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boringskip wrote

i've done pretty well with cyanogenmod without google apps, i'd use lineage but it doesn't support my older phone.

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josefStallman wrote

True, but if you don't have a supported device or the money to get one, or are required to have one for some reason or another, this is a good first step.

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boringskip wrote

For the love of satan, they need to add an Update All button