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Fun fact:

The instance social.masto.host is indirectly funded by LineageOS + F-Droid.

Earlier, I was replacing my phone every 2 years with a new version of the same series. But last year, when my phone was ready for replacement (too slow, no Android updates), I flashed LineageOS + F-Droid on it instead.

I saved € 187.5 by not buying a new phone. This instance costs € 5 per month.

P.S. I know the exact cost because I bought one for a family member.

@njoseph that's awesome! This is exactly my plan once it's time to "upgrade" my phone. Instead of getting a new one I'm going to flash #lineageos or something similar.

@njoseph I wish that Lineage supported my phone and that they had actual documentation on their website. Right now you have to cobble together instructions on your own and one could be forgiven for thinking their phone could run it when it can't.

@njoseph
How easy/difficult is Lineage to flash? I have 2 phones that are the same model and I'd use one for testing.

@flutergork @njoseph provided everything goes well, it is relatively easy. You need to know how to install some Android development packages (I don't know about your background) and little else. If there's some technical difficulty in the process, it may be tedious to find a solution.

@danipozo
Thanks for the info. I have another couple of phones that I can use to check out the process.
@njoseph

@danipozo
Thanks. I don't think I would have much trouble (famous last words?) with it. That's what I have the "crash test dummy" phone for. 🙂
@njoseph

@flutergork
You're better off with a pre-LOS CyanogenMod build of Android 6 (cm13.1) since there's no XPrivacy or a lot of other security and privacy-related Xposed modules for Android 7+
@danipozo @njoseph

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