So my FP 2 has been arrived. New and fresh and nothing on it. Now i want to switch directly to open source and I want to know which basic apps the community recommends.
F-Droid store and AFWall+ seems to be a must, But for privacy and protection what else is necessary? Xprivacy seems to be difficult to install (I am a newbie).
Which app to use for…
So far I have checked already things here and elsewhere but please let me know your opinion and experience.
Thanks a lot
Just to make sure, these are the stock apps that are pre-installed if you switch to Fairphone Open OS:
There is a list of recommended apps in our forum:
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I always start all phones the first time without sim-card. It cannot connect to wlan, because no password is given. So…
Danke Urs! I was not aware that there are these stock apps. That would be already fine for me and I will add some others.
So after several weeks with my FP " and Open Source, I was thing about safety issues. What do FP 2 OS users recommend in addition to the firewall? Any anti virus available and recommendable on F-Droid?
Antivirus apps for Android are mostly BS and only cause issues.
Instead I’d recommend Adaway and maybe Orbot in combination with a compatible browser.
thanks for the hint and I will check this.
If you got microG (probably not) you might want to install Aurora instead of the default app store as it has material design.
If you got F-Droid, they actually don’t have much BS on their app store compared to Google Play Store.
Some default apps are good enough. Try them out!
E-mail -> P=P (material design, opportunistic encryption), K-9, FairEmail
Videos (youtube) -> Newpipe (no ads, allows to listen via headphone only)
Videos -> VLC
Browser -> Firefox, Firefox Focus, Orbot
VPN -> WireGuard
Weather -> Your local weather
There’s some neat music players around as well, such as “Music Player”.
Have a look at:
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