• Orvorn
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    69 months ago

    Odd choice to use GrapheneOS if you don’t care about security. More power to you, though.

    • 𝒍𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒏
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      119 months ago

      Odd choice to use GrapheneOS if you don’t care about security

      Not really. People’s threat models differ, some just want to escape Google’s spyware without also requiring your device be a portable iron mountain. Some may also just want the additional control GrapheneOS provides for restricting permissions of apps, or their unique play store handling etc.

      GrapheneOS has a ton of positives besides its security IMO.

      For me it’s just a little saddening that their secure focus conflicts with extending the life of mobile devices. Although really that’s something that probably won’t change unless we get a truly open source mobile platform, with firmware development out in the open.

      • Orvorn
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        29 months ago

        I trust you have your own threat model and know what’s best for you, but in my opinion privacy necessitates security.

    • @SomeBoyo@feddit.de
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      59 months ago

      The long term support might make it worth using, even if you don’t care about security/privacy

      • Mnmalst
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        39 months ago

        @SomeBoyo What “long term support”? Official GrapheneOS releases for a device end when the official Android support ends because they don’t support hardware where the firmware is not updated anymore. Or did that change recently?

        • @SomeBoyo@feddit.de
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          29 months ago

          I’m referring to “… and a minimum 5 year guarantee from launch for full security updates and other improvements”, from their FAQ.

          • Mnmalst
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            59 months ago

            @SomeBoyo Yeah that’s the normal devices guarantee you also get with normal android on pixel devices. So in terms of longevity GrapheneOS doesn’t offer any advantages. There are other advantages of course.