Which distro? What has your experience been like? Was the installation easy?
I don’t like android much so I’m thinking of trying Linux, but I don’t really want to brick my phone because I only have one at the moment. I’ll buy a new one soon so I’ll probably experiment on the old one, then wipe the new one and put Linux on it if I find a mobile distro I like
Yeah but their requirements leave a narrow # of devices that still won’t do much for the majority.
Its unfortunate that you have to go with a devices you don’t want or give up on decent privacy and security features in your OS. Sure you become vulnerable to certain evil maid type attacks with unlocked bootloaders but that doesn’t make it a pointless endeavor.
One Plus 5.
I’ve been using since late December. My phone stopped getting updated since Dec 2020 and the last update was a buggy upgrade to Android 11. So I was frustrated and was about to throw my phone.
Discovering LineageOS saved my phone for sure.
The install process is pretty easy and smooth if you know how to use the terminal.
Just make sure to read all the instructions twice before attempting to do anything. Take notes if possible
Most issues I see on xda forum is people skipping a command and borking their phone.
The new OS I got my phone and experience was night and day compared to my previous buggy Android.
And you get weekly updates. I update once a month, but you can update every week.
If you want to root your phone using Magisk though you have to download the image on your computer, patch the boot.img (or similar file) using Magisk and flash it using your computer. This has to be done on every update
Once you root your phone you can mask your phone to appear as a official phone so that your banking apps and such work.