I’ve installed LineageOS 17.1 for MicroG on my FP3 and locked the boot loader. After that, I’ve installed the Aurora package manager from F-Droid. To use it in a decent way, I’d like to install the Aurora sevices - but this requires the device to be rooted (it’s not) or to unlock the boot loader, which would result in total data loss.
So here’s my question:
Is there any way to install these services without root or AND without unlocking the boot loader?
Or - as backup solution - is there a way to safely backup and restore all my data, apps and settings on the device in case I would have to unlock the boot loader (without root).
Thanks in advance
No. That’s all the point of having a locked bootloader, it prevents such actions. And BTW., root requires an unlocked bootloader anyway (on the FP3 at least).
Hard to find. Perhaps give seedvault a try, I think it’s integrated into Lineage. Go in Settings→System→Backup.
Though I haven’t tested it thoroughly and can’t tell you if it’s good enough. It seems some apps can’t be backed up. But still better than nothing!
Edit: Corrected a sentence
Thanks for your reply!
So it might be better to keep the boot loader unlocked if you want to use a costom ROM. Otherwise you have to completely setup your device from scratch with any major system update.
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