They are not just launching a de-googled custom rom, which I would think is good. No, they try:
build their own ecosystem → e.cloud
(don’t need it. don’t want it.)
implement their own app store → cleanpk.org
(there is no info about where the apps come from. who is behind cleanapk, etc… Not trustworthy)
they fork all possible standard apps
(which is not necessary and makes the whole thing worse)
microG is always lagging behind
These are all points that put me off and keep me from looking at /e/ or trying it out.
There are alternatives:
1+2 still takes some work to get the system google-free.
3 is a good approach. The only thing that can be criticized about iodè is that their iodè app is not open source. But I can live with that, because I know the sources.
Hello guys, first of all, thank you for your great commitment on this topic, it is really helpful in the waiting of LOS to be officially available!
I follow the simple uninstall process indicated in the current thread by @rar0 and everything runs smoothly so far, except I cannot sync my agenda through CalDav system. DavX⁵ is ok, but Etar won’t open, it closes immediately after opening. Did someone face the same issue by any chance?
Do I have the full 5-year-warranty on hardware if I was running some degoogled third-party OS (lineage, /e/ os, sailfish etc.), as long as I install Fairphone OS before sending it to Fairphone for repairs?
Does anyone know if installing /e/ os raises problems to those partitions ? My plan was to buy a fairphone 4, install /e/ and test it, if I dont like it I would of course like to switch to regular fairphone OS again.