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.
Open Hardware or Firmware is an entirely different story. If that worries you you should definitely take a look at https://replicant.us :) They're doing a great job building an entirely #FreeSoftware #Android distribution. But I guess you know how hard, reverse engineering is. Therefore #ReplicantOS 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.
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
@uniq Ah! Yeah, (near-)AOSP with vendor backing lays proper groundwork for hacking! Totally agreed on that.
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