I hope I posted this in the correct forum. If not, I’m glad to move it to a more appropriate place.
I am ready to buy a Fairphone 4. But before I go forward with the purchase, I want to make sure that I will be able to do a few things that are important to me …
(1) Ideally, I’d like to be able to use TWRP, because I prefer to be able to do nandroid backups. Is it possible to use TWRP successfully on a Fairphone 4?
(2) I want to be able to root the phone. I assume that it’s possible, but I want to know under which OS the rooting will be the most successful. I’m thinking of using /e/, but I’m open to other possibilties.
(3) I need to be able to run the “LINE Messenger” app. I want to make sure that I can successfully do so on a Fairphone that’s been rooted, on whichever OS is the best for this purpose.
Is it possible for me to have all of these things on a Fairphone 4? And if so, what is the recommended OS to use?
Thank you very much. Actually, I could live without TWRP. And in any case, there are new versions of TWRP that keep coming out.
The rooting instructions are for the stock OS. Has anyone successfully rooted a Fairphone 4 running /e/ ?
I assume the stock OS gives me normal access to Google apps on the play store … correct? If so, then I’m guessing that I could probably run “LINE Messenger”, But I’m wondering whether anyone here might already be successfully running that app on a Fairphone 4.
One further question about rooting: which version of Magisk is recommended? I’m using Magisk-v23.0 successfully on a couple other devices, but there are new several newer Magisk versions. But the problem is that these newer versions are much more complicated to use and are therefore easy to misuse, resulting in a bricked or bootlooping device.
Can I be safe with Magisk-23.0 with your described rooting procedure?