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GrapheneOS
grapheneos.org
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GrapheneOS is a security and privacy focused mobile OS with Android app compatibility.

I run this on my Pixel 4, goodbye Google rubbish :D

@Mek101
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The main obstacle I see in all those private OS is that they usually support only a small number of highly-priced devices. So you either have money to spend and migrate to a private OS or you’re stuck with google.

@onlooker
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I like the project. I used it when it was called CopperheadOS. However, looking at the supported phones I can’t help but feel a little angry. Out of the 8 supported, only two have 3.5mm headphone jacks and none have SD card slots and my personal favourite, none have a freaking replacable battery. You know, the thing that’s most likely to crap out first?

I get why Pixel phones were chosen, it’s very well explained actually, but I am never ever buying a phone that is so blatantly designed with planned obsolescence in mind.

@jjspano
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@onlooker@lemmy.ml Agreed. It makes zero sense to me. I’d rather get an old samsung with lineage 16.1, replaceable battery, microSD capability and a headphone jack. Plus i can buy it for around $100 USD.

I’ll take the old hardware + software trade off for some freedom and peace of mind. It’s better to me than using shitty Nokia I have now on Android 10.

@racoon
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If I’ve understood the docs correctly, you can install it in many other phones

@onlooker
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You can build it for generic targets, yes. However, as the build page states:

These generic targets can be used with the emulator along with many smartphones, tablets and other devices. These targets don’t receive full monthly security updates, don’t offer all of the baseline security features and are intended for development usage.

I installed LineageOS on a cheaper phone and moved my SIM to it as an experiment to see how life without any Google services was… I love it and I’m most likely flashing my Pixel 4 in the next week or so with Graphene. 😀😀

@Echedenyan
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Waiting support for cheap and old phones like Samsung Galaxy S2 or one similar :^)

@Echedenyan
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I run this on my Pixel 4, goodbye Google rubbish :D

But using a Google Pixel and depending on security features developed and promoted mainly by Google…

@4g4th4
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@racoon
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Its body is from google. Its inner soul is free like in freedom

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