A section about freedom on mobile phones. Discussions can be on flashing mobile phones. Topics can also include discussion on FOSS alternatives to Google like F-Droid etc.
Whoever is flashing Lineage OS is normally instructed to flash another zip of Google stack which might be Pico,Nano,Mega or some other zip which installs Google Play Services in it.
Google Play Services can directly access to the root of your phone. So, is your privacy intact ?
You can use the Lineage OS, even by skipping installation of Google stack. So, how do you install apps?
A better replacement to Play Store, we have F-Droid.
FOSS alternatives for Google stack, here is the list:
- F-Droid - https://f-droid.org/en/
- OSMAnd - http://osmdroid.github.io/osmdroid/
- Mega Drive - https://mega.nz/
- K9-Mail - available in fdroid
- Libre Torrent - available in fdroid
- Libre Office - available in fdroid
- DuckDuckGo Browser - available in fdroid
- Orbot - available in fdroid
- NewPipe - available in fdroid