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Did anybody here degoogle their Pixel 4a 5G?

If so, how did it go and how's the usability compared to stock Android it came with?

@ttntm with a Pixel, you’ll probably want CalyxOS with MicroG if you want good app compatibility or GrapheneOS if you want extra hardening. Your experience will depend on your own expectations. See plexus.techlore.tech for crowdsourced compatibility.

@kenny that's great, thanks for sharing.

I already came across this one which also mentions MicroG.

@ttntm I believe Pixel phones have a better security model than other Android phones which is why there are Pixel-specific custom ROMs. LineageOS just supports more devices. If you use LOS, you’ll have a similar level of privacy but your device will be less secure.

@kenny thanks, that's a good point actually.

Been looking into GrapheneOS that you recommended and it sounds good: blackdragon.se/index.php/artic

@ttntm i degoogled my 3a XL with GrapheneOS and am happy i did. Works great. A few apps have to be replaced by mobile websites but otherwise i like it.

@n0btc that's great, thanks for letting me know.

There's basically just one thing I need to get sorted out and that's an app I need for work 'cause it's incompatible with my work phone, won't even start. It's a PITA but I hope it can be resolved somehow.

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