Just a short while ago I flashed my phone with /e/, a privacy aware Android ROM. Have only flashed a new ROM once, but it went absolutely smooth. Now I need to have a good look around and get all that stuff that I need.
I skipped repartitioning my storage for a dedicated Debian partition, though. Will do so later, first step is getting used with this /e/. I have already done my first call, so far so ok.
I am going to get those apps that I really need from Google via YALP. Because this one is explicitly de-googlified. Privacy Facts
On a typical day, your smartphone sends personal data to Google Servers (*):
The "Digital Content Next"(*) study published in August 2018 by Prof. Douglas C. Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, shows that our mobile phones, even when using no Google service, connect to Google Servers tens of times
After first boot I was a bit confused as I received a question via Telegram. I believe I had an account many years ago, so I was pretty amazed. But that is pre onfigured to handle SMSs. Not sure whether that's ok, will investigate. If I trust them toknow what they are doing ... but ...