Just dropped my phone for the 256th time and the glass finally cracked. Looks pretty bad, there are splinters coming out, etc.

Guess it's finally time to move on. I had a Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge which served me surprisingly well for five years (thanks to /e/ OS from @efoundation for the software support while it lasted).

Anyway, I just ordered a from @shiftphones. Super excited! The recent @postmarketOS news definitely influenced my decision:

I'll probably try to get the old device repaired too. Would be a shame to throw out hardware that's mostly working.

@efoundation @shiftphones @postmarketOS

Update: It arrived! Yesterday, in fact. Went super fast.

My first impressions are good. I managed to get ShiftOS-L (Google-free, based on Android 10) and postmarketOS both installed at the same time so I can dual-boot. I also unlocked the bootloader and all this without voiding my guarantee.

Friggin epic!

Thanks to the wiki and matrix crowd for helping me figure things out. Look forward to playing more with this thing.

@iooioio @shiftphones @postmarketOS Typing this from a #SHIFT6mq, it's an awesome device! I'm dual-booting both Android (without Google Play Services ofc) and #postmarketOS and it works like a breeze.

@iooioio @bart I read "dual-booting" the first time if it's about smartphones. This would be just awesome! Having a google-free Android and another Linux-based OS to test or develop, would be just amazing! Does anyone has experience in it?

But what about buying a good protection for your phone if you're a clumpy person? They most likely only cost a few bugs and it's the most sustainable thing what you can do with a phone.

@utopify_org Yeah, I'll definitely use a bumper this time (think I'll get one out-of-the-box with my order).

Previously, I tried to avoid one because it would make the phone even more massive than it already was. But then I used to much more careful with it... Now I have kids.

@iooioio @utopify_org the 6mq comes with a bumper case, so you're all set ;p

@bart @iooioio Any chance this will work on other devices like an old Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F). I couldn't find much about S5 and postmarketos.

Thanks for your help.

@bart Awesome! It worked... But - and I should have asked this before installing - how do I boot the other OS again?

@bart FTR: Switch the active slot with fastboot again.

@iooioio @efoundation @shiftphones @postmarketOS
I was lucky to get a Oneplus 6 new old stock for 50€ last December. It has the same chipset like the shift as far as I know. Great LOS support, and to play around also postmarket OS(lets be realistic, its not a daily driver ).

@iooioio @efoundation @shiftphones @postmarketOS that's awesome! You're the first person I've seen getting a 6mq for postmarketOS, super exciting to see the work start to pay off. Big props to @dylanvanassche who has singlehandedly made all of the audio capabilities (including voice calls) work almost flawlessly; a few final things to figure out before we ship it.

Let me know how you find it :)

@calebccff @iooioio @efoundation @shiftphones @postmarketOS Thanks! However, I cannot thank enough everyone else in the community who helps me out when I'm stuck :) It is a team effort!

@iooioio @efoundation @shiftphones @postmarketOS I would be interested to know more too. It would be great if you could follow up with your experience.

@iooioio Why not 5G if they use an Qualcomm processor, and how can it costs 633 eur (655 including device deposit) when it lacks a lot of important features for devices for more than 500 EUR?

@forza4 @iooioio The 5G part idk, but for the price: it's an ethically produced device like FairPhone and they don't have the huge customer base bigger companies do. That's what you pay for. Honestly, all the non-ethically produced devices are _way_ too cheap and it should be made mandatory to produce devices like #SHIFT and #FairPhone do, including their prices.

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