Did you encounter any apps that don’t work (unless you toggle the “include incompatible versions” option)?
F-Droid reports incompatible apps, it’s a good start, and my list is like a reminder of what’s compatible.
OpenNoteScanner is sadly incompatible for instance.
Then, Open Contacts was crashing as reported.
- TOR Browser (alpha) is crashing.
- OrWall not working.
- Lock, FLock Now, Transparent Widgets (and every screen lock buttons I found are reported by F-Droid as compatible but crashes).
- RedScreenActivity crashes (I installed a white IO Flashlight instead)
- QuickDic did not download its dictionnaries (maybe they are not available anymore…
The problem I have with a FP1U on Android 4.2.2 that there are no security updates.
Whilst Android 4.4.4 is up to date with security.
May I ask why you don’t upgrade to Android 4.4.4 ?
Fennec also still works on 4.2.2.
As to 4.2.2 versus 4.4.4 – I get the most battery life out of 4.2.2. However, I am now mildly optimistic that I might have finally figured out what caused the major battery drain that I kept experiencing under 4.4.4. One or two weeks more and I might feel certain enough to explain it.
I have no personal experice on the question yet
I read here (many times) that Android 4.4.4 was unstable over FP1/FP1U.
If it’s like my FP2 with LineageOS 15.1, which reboots maybe once a day and crashes on GPS… I may not advise something else than an official system.
Sure security updates are appealing, but on device with a closed source and not isolated baseband, it looks like a lot of efforts for not so much results anyway…
That being said, to use the phone as a phone, with only Free softwares, it looks reasonably safe (the IceCatMobile is updated for instance).
I can only add my own experience with a FP1 on androi 4.4.4 with Gapps pico.
My FP1 is stable. For me security is important.
I can say with certainty that using 4.4.4 was a flawlessly stable experience for me, too. The issue I mentioned above was my sole problem with it (and I now think it affected me for special circumstances).
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