Now, there's things that are left unanswered for now. Can you uninstall Play Services with an already used account? Can you run adb somehow before the phone boots up for the first time, so you can make sure you have a 100% clean Android session? Can you automate the deletion every time you add an account, particularly with guest accounts? Is there any hidden backdoor I have yet to notice?
This is still amazing though, mind you
So, you have to put the phone in contact with an NFC device (like another phone!) in order to #provision a device owner. However, you still need to be able to somehow install the device owner APK... how can you do that if you don't even have ADB...?
OK, so two things: first, I found a cute FOSS SMS client, it's called QKSMS https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.moez.QKSMS
Second, Jami has a really really good way to manage profiles and devices that keeps it all secure and P2P and nice - just make sure to keep your password safe and it's all
The fact that this is hosted without something like Google and yet seamlessly syncs to all my stuff feels amazing as well
In the meantime I have: downloaded and installed apps like OSMand, read articles, watched/scrolled through videos on 4G, listened to hours of music with Bluetooth headphones, connected a keyboard and an USB drive (but yeah, the screen usage is low)
powered by a year old, 2870 mAh battery
lately it was lasting for half a day of usage, probably because of spending energy blocking Play Services - but with a regular setup, it would last for a day as long as I didn't use it much
@espectalll What do you sync it sync via? I know if you have Nextcloud and DAVDroid then it syncs the calendar to other devices via that, and if you have Google services installed then it can use that also
@kurisu basically, no Play Services + battery saving mode + making sure I don't leave the network/phone on when I don't need to
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