I couldn’t help but notice there is a high variety of forum users, and especially tech skills levels go from zero to ultimate geek god. I for one, but I guess many others too, through the openness and flexibility of the fairphone, but also being frustrated to be guided through (effective) procedures without really understanding how/why it worked, have been drawn closer to this magic world, and would be very interested in improving my skills. I would love to learn how to repair and troubleshoot the phone in case of need, but also try out alternatives for better privacy or for fun (other OSes, no GApps, etc.), and finally learn a bit more about the mysteries of coding.
I was thus wondering if it wouldn’t be interesting, as well as in the spirit of this community, to create a ‘Tutorials’ category where skilled users could guide inexperienced users like myself through the learning process for a particular topic, rather than randomly helping them solve a very specific issue through means they often don’t understand. I’m thinking of things like, for instance:
- How to root your FPOS, FPOOS
- What is/How to flash a ROM
- How to compile
- How to disassemble your FP1
- What are the pros and cons of a rooted/unrooted phone
It could perhaps be created as a free-to-edit wiki, so other skilled users can contribute to it, while the “comment section” could be sort of a place for questions and answers.
I’m sure there are already similar threads throughout the forum, but it would be nice to have them all grouped under a category in my opinion, as well as giving an input for people to share their knowledge with less skilled users. Let’s make tech look less like magic and more like science!