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[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

And some applications still refuse to launch on it, preferring an outdated version of Android because Google does not send its security updates after 3 years.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

How do I get one with it preinstalled?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

Buy one from someone who does the installing on sites like Ebay

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

Put simply, you don't. If your phone is supported and the documentation is there, the installation is a breeze.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

No. If it was easy to install then there would be a installation guide on the phone. Not even a installation program available on the computer to assist.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

There is OpenAndroidInstaller which looks great, but is still in Beta so I'm not sure if I would use it.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

This is 100% unofficial. Phone makers don't want you to install third party roms (they cease having any control, won't receive analytics, can't push ads etc). Why should they help you out? They'll do the bare minimum (or less) that is required for you, the owner, to be able to use third party roms.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

That is sad

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

I've changed thanks to not having any update on my Moto G7 Power since 2021.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 week ago

Will be +1 when have official support for the poco X5 pro. (If I can pay with mobile)


[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

(If I can pay with mobile)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but so long as you root with Magisk and configure the denylist, installing the SafetyNet Fix and changing the Props if you need to spoof a device ID, then you'll always be able to use Google Pay/contactless, regardless of whether on Lineage or another custom ROM.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 week ago

How did they measure this?

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

I don't know the exact modus operandi, but usually this is achieved by using some "phone home" mechanism which sends a device identifier (to ensure uniqueness) along with an OS version (and maybe some other fingerprints to ensure integrity of the data - like a hash of CPU hardware, etc).

[-] [email protected] 15 points 1 week ago

Lineage os is great

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 week ago

I wish I could install lineage on my s10+ snapdragon. I just got this phone and now I just ordered a pixel to get grapheneos. I was willing to pay this guy on telegram to unlock my phone so I could try to get lineage to work or at least a custom rom, but my bootloader is one update off, I have v6 but he only supports up to v5. I hate ordering new devices when my current ones are still functional. I also am getting rid of my fitbit I also just got and replacing it with the amazon band 5 since it can connect to gadgetbridge. Degoogling is expensive, it shouldn't be this bad just to get privacy. I'm not sure what to do with my devices I am replacing, but I hate that they had to be replaced in the first place. I also switched from google services to proton mail/drive/vpn.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 week ago

Keep them forever like I do! Just start collecting smartphones because it's better for the environment. I have like 10 of them never going into a landfill. Maybe find people who actually need phones idk.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

I'm thinking about selling my old phones on eBay. It's better if someone can get any use out of them instead of them just laying around in my room.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

Yeah you should probably do that instead. Or be like me and switch phones everyday for some reason. Go insane use an iPhone and then an android phone than a phone from 2016 you have to custom rom to get working again because it's last update was from 2018 and you have to replace the battery.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

I'm obstinate as fuck, and I have a downright unhealthy resentment of having software capabilities taken away. As long as there's a single setting or feature that I can get from a custom ROM that I can't get on stock, I will use them.

Many versions ago, Google removed the "hold back button to kill foreground app" functionality, and I'll use LineageOS soley to keep that (but there's plenty of other reasons). The ability to restore useful features that Google and OEMs take away is an absolute necessity for me.

It's almost enjoyable; I get a kick out of telling Google to fuck itself and restoring my device's capabilities.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

I feel the same way, though on LineageOS, I wasn't able to get the double-click-power-for-camera to ever work properly. Do you happen to have/use that feature?

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