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).
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.
Thanks to the #postmarketos wiki and matrix crowd for helping me figure things out. Look forward to playing more with this thing.
@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.
@utopify_org @iooioio Follow the instructions on https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/SHIFT_SHIFT6mq_(shift-axolotl) under "Installation on super partition"
@bart Awesome! It worked... But - and I should have asked this before installing - how do I boot the other OS again?
@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 :)
@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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