I got the idea of switching to a Fairphone since I’m not happy with the phone I currently use. Since I like the idea of using mostly the same phone for some years (more than 2-3) I concluded Fairphone was the way to go.
However, I got some questions regarding root, Lineage and upgrades:
- is rooting encouraged? Or does it void warranty?
- same as above, but LineageOS. Can one use it without voiding warranty?
future perspective / upgrading
- from a software POV I can only guess, that the Fairphone will receive future Android upgrades. Is this true? Is there a timeline for this? if LineageOS usage if perfectly fine, this question is mostly irrelevant
- hardware: are there known plans to upgrade parts of the hardware? I mean the camera module is one thing, but what about 4 years from now, will there be a different “core”? this would be extremely great to have! Personally I’d consider this a great impact to the whole manufacturing industry.
The top 2 questions are kind of deal breaking for me. If rooting is not allowed I just don’t think I could go with that tbh.
Also, please excuse my grammar.
Thank you for reading this!