My review on the FP3 when it came out
Two solutions for a free OS:
The research paper on Google Data Collection by Professor Douglas C. Schmidt, Vanderbilt University (2018) - learn how and how often normal Android phones send your data to Google servers.
Another background article on tracking (in German) based on research from a Norwegian journalist:
MicroG services, a replacement for Google's libraries on /e/ with purely open-source implementations.
The man behind the /e/ project: Gael Duval, pioneer of Open Source, Mandrake, Ulteo...
His article outlining his vision for /e/ : https://gael-duval.medium.com/e-os-redefines-the-mobile-operating-system-paradigm-for-a-more-sustainable-world-4e929b1010c
You can buy a FP3 and an FP3 + with /e/ pre-installed here !!
Installing on your phone: over 110 devices supported: from Asus to Google, to Oneplus and Xiaomi
How to install it on the FP3
Install /e/ on FairPhone FP3 - FP3 | /e/ documentation
Privacy ratings of apps: https://exodus-privacy.eu
- KISS launcher
- Simple launcher
I recommended you add these apps:
- Antennapod - podcast client
- FairEmail or simple email
- Fennec (Firefox)
- newpipe for watching youtube without being tracked
Backup via adb is apparently broken | Not the fault of /e/!!
You cannot simply flash a new recovery, such as TWRP, to flash images or backup, instead, you can use this method
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Theme Music: Jazzhar, "Room with a View" CC-BY-SA, check him out on Jamendo and on Free Music Archive