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/e/ Pie is out for FP2

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The new “official” Pie /e/ is out for the FP2!
I will install it today. Have fun!

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…and the nice thing is that based on the high demand from FP community side the FP2 was the first device to get the official pie based /e/ versión! :smiley:

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Oh I didn’t know that. That is really cool! I run it now on my FP2, I will begin to use it soon!

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What does “official” mean in this context? What is the update cycle of security updates with /e/? (Never heard of them before)

@BrFabian Do you use two sims? Can you disable one of them? Is it possible to switch data connections between the two sims?

That it’s officially supported by the /e/ tan and you get OTA updates.

Regular updates between days or weeks. Security updates are included normally some days or 1-2 weeks after they’re out. Similar to LineageOS.

Yes and yes.

More details regarding /e/: #e-eelo

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Thx! I’ll think about it. Need to backup my FP2 first. Which is a PIA…

Any other experience you (or anyone else) might want to share about

• the flash process
• problems/bugs you’ve encountered
• nice to have features

Well, I’ve you’re bit experienced it’s easy. Installation process can be found here: https://doc.e.foundation/devices/FP2/install
It’s only need once. Then you can use OTA updates.

  • Apps found in “Apps” (/e/ app store app) are often a bit outdated.
  • /e/ launcher is not everyone’s style (but if needed you can easily use another one)
  • ? Currently I can’t think of any more…
  • Nice idea to avoid as much connections to google as possible while using an AOSP based OS
  • Easily block internet access for random apps
  • Setting to configure any DNS servers
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F-Droid is no problem I guess?

At the moment I’m using FP2 Open without any Google Services, so microG might even be a step towards more, not less, googleification.

This is really quite nice!

I’m always using a VPN (highly recommended!), without a DNS leak.

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Yes, no problem.

Yes,I agree.
It’s there as lots of users (i.e. non-geeks, that’s what /e/ is intended for) resp. apps need Google framework.

That’s good!

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Thanks for sharing your experience. What about Root? Howto?

If you want to root the device you may flash Magisk.

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  1. They don’t have an implementation for Google Ads.

  2. They’re not complete, and also optional.

  3. It also includes UnifiedNlp which allows different backends to provide location on top of GPS (such as cell tower triangulation, WLAN SSIDs, etc).

  4. You can use the Google services such as Google Play Store with a pseudonymous shared account (ie. not a real Google account).

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I just flashed /e/ on my FP2 some days ago, and didn’t migrate yet from my FP1, so I don’t have any experiences with SIM Cards. I use it just for browsing a little for the moment. Migrating totally will be done next week when I will have time to do it. My first impression is a good OS. But I am coming from my FP1 with Android 4.4.4, so that’s quite a leap…