Do we need a free phone OS

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holyghost

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Sep 23, 2021, 12:28:40 PMSep 23
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Hello,

I just wanted to know what you folks think about a freeware/open source
phone os.

I'm personally for a BSD derived system instead of the usual. If one
coordinates the phone system uploads I think we would better off but it
seems there will be lots of hardware wars to bring one to bear.

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VanguardLH

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Sep 23, 2021, 3:32:44 PMSep 23
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holyghost <automn...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I just wanted to know what you folks think about a freeware/open source
> phone os.

Android OS is free.
Android OS is open source.
Your wish granted.

https://source.android.com/

p-0''0-h the cat (coder)

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Sep 23, 2021, 4:44:37 PMSep 23
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On Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:32:39 -0500, VanguardLH <V...@nguard.LH> wrote:

>holyghost <automn...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I just wanted to know what you folks think about a freeware/open source
>> phone os.
>
>Android OS is free.

Free as in free to waste your life trying to avoid Adware. It's like
having the freedom to spend hours selecting utility companies. Call me a
cynic but that kind of freedom seems to be a contradiction. Bullshit is
free. There's a lot of it about. Grab some.

>Android OS is open source.
>Your wish granted.
>
>https://source.android.com/

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Sep 23, 2021, 9:41:56 PMSep 23
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VanguardLH <V...@nguard.LH> wrote in <news:btt4t2h...@v.nguard.lh>:
Unless your device has an unlockable bootloader, it is usually
a precompiled Google Android OS for your device, or get lost.


Henry The Mole

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Sep 24, 2021, 2:40:01 AMSep 24
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p-0''0-h the cat (coder) ha usato la sua tastiera per scrivere :

>> Android OS is free.
>
> Free as in free to waste your life trying to avoid Adware. It's like
> having the freedom to spend hours selecting utility companies. Call me a
> cynic but that kind of freedom seems to be a contradiction. Bullshit is
> free. There's a lot of it about. Grab some.

https://lineage.microg.org/

https://e.foundation/e-os/

https://replicant.us/

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p-0''0-h the cat (coder)

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Sep 24, 2021, 4:48:01 AMSep 24
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On Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:39:57 +0200, Henry The Mole
<henryt...@mckenziesfarm.old> wrote:

>p-0''0-h the cat (coder) ha usato la sua tastiera per scrivere :
>ha usato la sua tastiera per scrivere
>>> Android OS is free.
>>
>> Free as in free to waste your life trying to avoid Adware. It's like
>> having the freedom to spend hours selecting utility companies. Call me a
>> cynic but that kind of freedom seems to be a contradiction. Bullshit is
>> free. There's a lot of it about. Grab some.
>
>https://lineage.microg.org/
>
>https://e.foundation/e-os/
>
>https://replicant.us/
>
>Kindly regards.

Thank you Mr Mole. Choice. Do I do nothing and remain in purgatory [easy
option] or risk the hell fires for a shot at salvation.

Henry The Mole

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Sep 24, 2021, 5:30:33 AMSep 24
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Scriveva p-0''0-h the cat (coder) venerdì, 24/09/2021:

>>>> Android OS is free.

>>> Free as in free to waste your life trying to avoid Adware. It's like
>>> having the freedom to spend hours selecting utility companies. Call me a
>>> cynic but that kind of freedom seems to be a contradiction. Bullshit is
>>> free. There's a lot of it about. Grab some.

>> https://lineage.microg.org/
>> https://e.foundation/e-os/
>> https://replicant.us/

> Thank you Mr Mole. Choice. Do I do nothing and remain in purgatory [easy
> option] or risk the hell fires for a shot at salvation.

This is my pure open source smartphone:

OS: LineageOS MicroG
Browser: Bromite
Map service: OsmMap+
GPS tracking: OpenTracks
Notes: Joplin
Torrent client: LibreTorrent
Weather: Geometrical Weather
File synchronization and backup: Syncthing
App repository: Aurora Droid (F-Droid fork)
Media player: NewPipe
Internet radio streaming: RadioDroid
Podcast player: AntennaPod
Messaging: Telegram FOSS
Icon pack: Ameixa

https://imgur.com/9a1hfma

Nic

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Sep 24, 2021, 6:51:15 AMSep 24
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Nice setup.

Shadow

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Sep 24, 2021, 7:16:24 AMSep 24
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On Fri, 24 Sep 2021 11:30:28 +0200, Henry The Mole
<henryt...@mckenziesfarm.old> wrote:

>Scriveva p-0''0-h the cat (coder) venerdě, 24/09/2021:
Nice! Sorry, I mean Scorchio!!!
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PS Any idiot-proof tutorials as to how to remove Android from my SO's
phone and replace it with open-source non-spyware?
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