I have just got my PinePhone with PostmarketOS!
I was previously using LineageOS, \e and something that I could call “DIY degoogled Android”. My current phone was found as abandoned and not working device about 3-4 years ago. Since then it is becoming more and more disfunctional. As I was trying to learn more about telephone network, and I started understanding that smartphones are evil I thought PinePhone was the way to go. I want to dump network packets and see what the telephone network does.
I had a short presentation of a PinePhone by a friend. She showed me different OS options, phone operability, and ensured that if I am OK to debug some things sometimes, I should be fine. Without more thinking I took my choice.
After some time waiting for the restock, the phones were back available!!
My firstly first impression after unboxing is to forget “smartphone” forged habits. With PinePhone you are back to RTFM principle. It de facto stops you to say: hey! have you read the notes before touching anything? And this is something I appreciate a lot.
The principle of technology working without customization and having to learn it is a lie. This “intuitive” approach forces everyone to follow a mindset that is comfortable to hegemonic culture, leaving the rest obliged to adapt. And not even providing tutorials of this “intuitive” usage, replacing it with symbolic images that for some (me) are totally un-understandable.
Rant off and back to PPhone.
Things I have learned:
Steps to follow now:
Yey, but overall, super excited!