10 March 2020

No-Google SmartphoneI’ve been using dumbphones for awhile now, but I started to miss some smartphone features.

Then a friend of mine mentioned LineageOS again. I decided to take the plunge… And I’m glad I did!

It IS possible to have a relatively private smartphone without all the Googley madness – even in this day and age.

But it does take a bit of time, patience, and some technical know-how.

Note that I don’t walk through the entire installation process here since it’s particular to your specific phone…

But at least you’ll be headed in the right direction!

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5 thoughts on “All the smartphone features, none of the Google!

  • 11 March 2020 at 03:48
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    LineageOS sounds interesting. Any way to mirror your LineageOS screen on an hdmi monitor/TV in a wired way? I have a display with an hdmi/MHL input but most phones dropped MHL output in favor of wireless solutions.

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    • 11 March 2020 at 12:40
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      Hmm, I dunno. It probably still depends on what the phone itself supports – at least to some extent. Of course, if you root the phone and play around with it, you can do darn near anything, but you’d have to be a real linux commando!

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  • 30 December 2020 at 16:54
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    Hello Scottie! Is it possible to have a LineageOs somehow, if I can’t find exact model of my device on LineageOS page?
    Thank you a lot in advance for replying to my question which I could find answer to on my own if I would put more work into it 🙂

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    • 30 December 2020 at 20:30
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      You can, but it’s not easy. Each model requires specific stuff to work right with LineageOS. It’s sort of like drivers on Windows. So if the exact model isn’t listed, it boot upo but some software/hardware in the phone might not work at all.

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      • 30 December 2020 at 21:22
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        Thank You very much for your answer. I think I’ll look into other Operating Systems, and check if any of them is worth any effort to set it up; if Google stuff is not welcome I think it may be difficult at some point, but not sure about it because I’ve didn’t made any research yet. And also I think that if you are recommending this one and not any other then it means you’ve already did research, or I may be wrong and preventing myself to go for adventure with OS, so I go for adventure now 🙂 Thank you very much once again and greetings!

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