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Really looking forward to finally get an upgrade to Android 7 for the best mobile FLOSS experience commercially available to date: FairphoneOpen (@Fairphone) + @fdroidorg πŸ’– πŸ’–

@h3artbl33d @Fairphone @fdroidorg

is special because it's maintained by themselves. This makes the Fairphone 2 super hackable an enables many amazing community ROMs:

... Oreo ;)

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@uniq @Fairphone @fdroidorg @UBports

Can you elaborate that a bit more? Because if vendor support equals 'super hackable', OnePlus devices should be that, as OnePlus supports OxygenOS.

@uniq @Fairphone @fdroidorg @UBports

The reason I am not entirely optimistic is that the hardware of the Fairphone isn't entirely open. That is -partly- what is holding the open community back. Closed firmware, undocumented binblobs.

However, Fairphone did succeed in the initial mission: to produce a fair phone.

@h3artbl33d @uniq @Fairphone @fdroidorg @Ubports
I'm writing this from a fairphone 2 running lineageos 15.1, so... Oreo! It's not officially made by @Fairphone, but it's available for our phone :blobaww:

@noncommutativegeometry @uniq @Fairphone @fdroidorg @UBports

Same on a Nexus 5X. Used the now defunct CopperheadOS before - LineageOS 15.1 is a solid yet less secure alternative.

@noncommutativegeometry @h3artbl33d

has implemented a couple of security improvements on top of they are listed here: copperhead.co/android

They also ship @fdroidorg instead of . So users will be less exposed to and privacy invading .

@uniq @noncommutativegeometry

I have been a long term user of CopperheadOS, before switching to LineageOS due to the ongoing events with #CopperheadOS. I really miss 'em!

@h3artbl33d @uniq
What happened? (aka: where can I read something regarding these happenings?)

@uniq @noncommutativegeometry @h3artbl33d Well, Lineage and the FP Open OS come without Google Play Services, too. FPOOS even has the fdroid priviledge extensions preinstalled.

@h3artbl33d

Open Hardware or Firmware is an entirely different story. If that worries you you should definitely take a look at replicant.us :) They're doing a great job building an entirely distribution. But I guess you know how hard, reverse engineering is. Therefore only supports a very limited amount of hardware.

@uniq Replicant isn't my piece of cake (though been keeping an eye on them). Personally, I have been eyeballing the Librem 5. Still contemplating whether I am going to preorder one. Depending on multiple factors, it might be a total gamechanger. I guess time will tell.

@h3artbl33d

OxygenOS might be nice to build, I wouldn't know. Anyway building FairphoneOpen is well documented and very close to AOSP which is what I mean by hackable
code.fairphone.com/projects/fp

@uniq Ah! Yeah, (near-)AOSP with vendor backing lays proper groundwork for hacking! Totally agreed on that.

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