Google-free /e/ OS is now selling preloaded phones in the US, starting at $38014 votes
XDA Pro1-X phone announced with physical keyboard, available with Lineage and Ubuntu12 votes
To the three people on Tildes using LineageOS: is it worth it?
I've been considering trying to get LineageOS onto my Samsung A40 for a while now, mainly because I'm a sucker for anything FOSS and I don't like Google that much. The main reason I haven't gone...
I've been considering trying to get LineageOS onto my Samsung A40 for a while now, mainly because I'm a sucker for anything FOSS and I don't like Google that much.
The main reason I haven't gone through with that yet is because, well, I actually use my phone. I can't deal with it suddenly bricking itself and me having to go without for a couple of weeks. I don't really want to have to deal with warranty voiding either (although, it is actually almost out of warranty now). I also like being able to install the same apps from the play store that my friends do.
So, is it possible to mitigate these qualms? And is the benefit that Lineage brings worth the trouble?26 votes
Experiences with LineageOS and/or moving from iPhone to Android (or LineageOS )
Hi there, I'm considering purchasing a used Galaxy S7 and moving to LineageOS and would like to hear about similiar experiences. I currently own a iPhone 5S (only my second smartphone). I plan to...
I'm considering purchasing a used Galaxy S7 and moving to LineageOS and would like to hear about similiar experiences. I currently own a iPhone 5S (only my second smartphone). I plan to continue using Ting as my provider.
I am attracted to LineageOS because it's open source and allows greater control than the standard Android-build I'd get from an ISP. I'm not afraid of installing ROMs or tinkering - I know I'll be doing a lot more of that by moving to an open-source OS.
I was looking at Galaxy S7 because it's well-known and has wide support/information available on forums, etc and of course because it's relatively cheap to get a used one ($200-ish).
I'm in the US and use Ting as my provider.
So some questions I have are:
- Should I expect to use the standard Google Play store? I'm still a little unclear on this after looking at the LineageOS website and wiki. The best I could find for an answer is this article talking about installing default google apps. I think my question is so basic it's not addressed on their site lol.
- Can I drag and drop MP3s from my computer to the phone? In other words, can I get my music on there without having to install something dreadful like iTunes or use Spotify/Amazon Music?
- The LineageOS project looks healthy to my untrained eye...any rumors that it'll vanish overnight?
- I found these instructions for a Galaxy S7 Anything else I should know or look out for?
- Any general thoughts/advice about moving from the Apple to the Google ecosystem? I'm entrenched in Google everywhere BUT my iPhone where I mostly use Google apps.
- What else should I look out for? See any gaps in my understanding?
Looking for a phone that doesn't follow recent trends
I am generally dissatisfied with my phone options today. I want a phone that meets these requirements: microSD card slot 3.5mm headphone jack Unlockable bootloader without having to ask the...
I am generally dissatisfied with my phone options today. I want a phone that meets these requirements:
- microSD card slot
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Unlockable bootloader without having to ask the manufacturer (i.e.
fastboot oem unlock)
- Either LineageOS support or Android 8+
- Screen smaller than 6" (preferably smaller than 5.5")
I'd also prefer not to have a notch but it's not a dealbreaker. I don't really care much about having the thinnest phone, or the biggest screen, etc. I'd much prefer having more control over my device and the way I use it.
Does such a phone exist, or do I have my standards too high? I haven't seen a phone like this that came out 2017 or later.21 votes
Leaving Apple & Google: /e/ first beta is here14 votes
/e/ first beta soon to be released9 votes