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Old 01-14-2021, 11:11 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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PLEASE show me how to root my One Plus 8 Verizon locked phone.
Google Search results, took seconds.

https://www.thecustomdroid.com/onepl...rp-root-guide/
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Old 01-14-2021, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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I would like to buy a new phone, but I don't want Google to have anything to do with it, and for several reasons. Are there any phones left without this spyware crap ?
"We are borg, you will be assimilated".
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Old 01-14-2021, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Google Search results, took seconds.

https://www.thecustomdroid.com/onepl...rp-root-guide/
Does not work on the Verizon version. Try again.
Don't waste your time: it is impossible to unlock this phone at the present time. Many CARRIER LOCKED phones cannot be.
Absolutely impossible.

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Old 01-14-2021, 03:07 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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one plus and huawei use oxygen-os which is a.o.s.p. based.

last few cell fones i bought, i would remove google-android and install cyanogenmod or lineage-os.

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Old 01-14-2021, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Earth
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why would you buy chinese phones?
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Old 01-14-2021, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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why would you buy chinese phones?
If you try AT&T and Verizon, forget about it, they are probably not whitelisted by them even if they are unlocked. T-Mobile might work if they can provision VoLTE, although you have to be sure you have support for the right LTE bands.
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Old 01-14-2021, 04:38 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Does not work on the Verizon version. Try again.
Don't waste your time: it is impossible to unlock this phone at the present time. Many CARRIER LOCKED phones cannot be.
Absolutely impossible.
We'll find out.

I PM'ed a guy on XDA who claims to have the method. He will not post it publicly.

IF he responds I will pass it on.

https://imgur.com/a/ZOHINBv

I like challenges like this.
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Old 01-14-2021, 06:08 PM
 
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https://e.foundation/products/



These folk offer a new de-Googled phone called Fairphone. But they also offer way to install their system on some Samsung Galaxy models without breaking a sweat. Thats the cheap way to go.



Its interesting.
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:31 PM
 
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Purchased an LG Basic flip phone via Tracfone pre paid (subsidiary of Verizon) through Target. I did not have to use google to activate.
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Old 01-15-2021, 02:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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An Android device won’t report your details back to Google unless you let it happen, by adding your Google account details and using Google apps.
Use alternatives to Google apps, like HERE WeGo and Citymapper for Maps, Firefox and Opera for browsing, Blue Mail for email, and Signal for (secure) third-party messaging.
Always using a VPN should go without saying. Quit searching with Google and use DuckDuckGo. Every bit you do helps with security/privacy.
There are other things you could do, discussed in the article below.
https://www.androidauthority.com/how...google-827287/

Also read this:
https://www.swalladge.net/archives/2...ogled-android/

Here is s list of Google apps for Android (you should avoid)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...apps_by_Google

Here is a list of Google products: (to avoid)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Google_products

Here is a complete list of alternatives to all Google products
https://restoreprivacy.com/google-alternatives/

Cutting back further - and remaining connected - would require a dumbphone, or adopting a different lifestyle altogether.
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