Anyone out there selling second-hand phones with LineageOS + MicroG installed on them?
After doing this for numerous friends, was thinking of providing it as a service.
Interested to hear if anyone has ideas on how to build contributions to lineage/microg/fdroid into the price...
@douginamug Closest I can think of is e.foundation, they might offer this as a service?
It's also a friendly phone OS that I'm enjoying, based on Lineage and MicroG I think.
@priryo just looking into e now... Seems admirable, to try and provide all the basics smoothly by default. I wonder how quickly they get lineage updates?
I've been using https://lineage.microg.org/ which bundles latest microg and lineage versions every couple of weeks.
I really want to find out how microg works actually.
Their cheapest phone is 250: https://esolutions.shop/ I got an almost immaculate s5neo with new case, glass and packaging for 52 🤔
I put it on my phone at Xmas, there's an update from the end of January I've still to apply. Not sure how it relates to upstream but for sure it moves.
We wanted to get some first experience with people simply coming by at our 2-weekly meetings, but the pandemic prevented that.
Theoretically /e/OS offers this, so you could look there for inspiration, but I put myself on their mailing list because they had too much demand in summer, but never heard back. https://esolutions.shop/shop/
@VictorVenema @datenburg yes, I saw those phones! But, for example, one can get a Samsung a3 2016 (very small, nice for people who want small phones) reliably for 40 Eur, or a samsung s5 neo (last with removable battery) for 55.
I was thinking more in this direction... But let me know if you develop anything. I'm particularly curious about how to reach possible buyers and price in donations to the projects
If there turns out to be enough interest, we were thinking of asking for a real payment, maybe 50 bucks. So that we could have a coop rent a small shop in the centre and hire someone to man it and do the work. If it finances itself, that would also make it easier to role it out everywhere, then you are no longer restrained by volunteer power.
@douginamug resist.Berlin sells Lineage and Graphene OS devices.
@kawaiipunk thanks! I forgot what they were called. Interesting to read:
"aug 20 2020: from now on, we will focus on calyx os and graphene os, using mi a2 and pixel 3a phones. we will continue providing lineage os devices on request."
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