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Free "Android"

Postby pawRoot » 2018-01-26 22:55

Hi

Just wondering if anyone here has some experience with rooting phones ?
I own a Galaxy S6 and it's full of bloatware, i want to get rid of all the Samsung/Google crap from my phone,
and from what i understand i need to root my phone for it and install something like LineageOS ?
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Re: Free "Android"

Postby debiman » 2018-01-26 23:02

i recommend it.
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Re: Free "Android"

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-01-26 23:07

pawRoot wrote:install something like LineageOS ?

^ This.

My old Samsung GTi 9300 runs Lineage 14.1 (Android 7 base) and it's lovely :)

I have a new Sony XZ1 compact that has Android 8 but I will flash Lineage onto it as soon as they have an image that will work with it's hi-res music capabilities.

EDIT: rooting is not needed to run Lineage and my Samsung is not rooted.
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Re: Free "Android"

Postby pawRoot » 2018-01-26 23:22

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:EDIT: rooting is not needed to run Lineage and my Samsung is not rooted.


And where do you recommend to find info on how to do this?
Every site recommends something else and im lost already.
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Re: Free "Android"

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-01-26 23:29

pawRoot wrote:And where do you recommend to find info on how to do this?

https://www.lineageosroms.org/forums/to ... oid-phone/

EDIT: that link was brought to you by startpage.com :D
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Re: Free "Android"

Postby pawRoot » 2018-01-26 23:38

https://www.lineageosroms.org/forums/topic/unlock-bootloader-android-phone-using-fastboot/

Samsung isn't on the supported list :cry: , also unlocking is similiar to rooting from what i understand ?
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Re: Free "Android"

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-01-26 23:46

Samsung S6 image:

https://download.lineageos.org/zerofltexx

Your search-fu is poor :P
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Re: Free "Android"

Postby pawRoot » 2018-01-26 23:49

But that's a link for Lineage ROM for S6 right?
And from what i understand first i need to unblock bootloader :D
Im trying some scripts for Linux right now
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Re: Free "Android"

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-01-27 00:43

Your search-fu is poor :P

That is putting it mildly, ....
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Re: Free "Android"

Postby dotlj » 2018-01-27 00:58

+1 for LineageOS. I have been using it and loving it. Lots of choices, turn off features you don't want, weekly updates, monthly security updates from Google.

The only thing it can't do, yet, is protect you from CBP when you cross the border and they demand your password and plug it into their devices which suck up all of your data.
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Re: Free "Android"

Postby n_hologram » 2018-01-27 02:30

What's ironic is that copperheados, the self-professed most-hardened Android platform, loathes the idea of su, although rooting your phone is obviously a prerequisite to installing a custom rom like copperhead. If you do some digging, the copperhead developers claim that lineage claims to make patches, but because other underlying software, like the radio drivers (but definitely not limited to that), go unmaintained, some of the patches wouldn't really work.

Lineage's kernel patches page is a nightmare to browse, as well.

That said, you'll never guess which of the two OSes I'm using -- which is sad, because smartphone hardening should be a default idea in 2018.

I'm hoping to modify Copperhead over the summer. In its current state, it presents some limitations that I can work around with root and some minor modifications (with Lineage).
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Re: Free "Android"

Postby pawRoot » 2018-01-29 06:27

Ok i had some time to finish playing with rooting my phone, and i was able to install LineageOS :D

But i am wondering, how the hell can i install Firefox on it ?
I don't want to install Play store, and i don't want to download .apk from some shady websites.
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Re: Free "Android"

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-01-29 07:40

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Re: Free "Android"

Postby pawRoot » 2018-01-29 07:45

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:https://f-droid.org/packages/de.marmaro.krt.ffupdater/


Thanks :wink:
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