Hello guys, I’ve been using eOS on my spare N7100 for a while and I appreciate the work that has been done. But, before replacing my main OS I’d like to ask a few questions which I can’t seem to find any answers anywhere. Sorry if these have been asked before!
1- Google dropped support of Nougat. How can you still provide security patches to it? Don’t believe me on this; check this out
2- On N7100, several apps are crashing such as Protonmail, Myfitnesspal, Gmail, Strong. What can we do about it?
1 - I believe they said they’re backporting the security fixes to Nougat. There are talks about upgrading Nougat devices to newer Android versions.
2 - If you’re sure this is not related to YOUR phone, fill bug reports. This is a Beta OS, it’s not supposed to be perfectly stable.
3 - Because regular users/normies (the main targets of /e/) don’t want to learn how to use new stuff. So I guess they went with something people are familiar with, still while being different from classic Android launchers. It takes a few clicks to get rid of, if you don’t like it.
With OpenLauncher as default, Bliss launcher stay tuned despite all data access disabled and without any authorization*. Some apps call it anyway, so the usual launcher fails. For example, I can’t create an “unfreeze and launch” link for sheltered apps…
Perhaps /e/OS V1 will be more tolerant with interface’s customizations (now Bliss is still a non-removable app).
I had visited all the “non-root” config. “Force stop” don’t solve, nor creating Shelter’s unfreeze-links in Bliss before installing OpenLauncher…
You can remove whatever stock apps you want with TWRP as shown here.
Takes a few pushes and swipes.
Just make sure to delete the right ones and make a backup just in case.
Personally, I got rid of Bliss Launcher, Apps, Browser, FMradio, LibreOffice Viewer, Message, PDF Viewer, MagicEarth and Weather that way.
Yes, I know about TWRP manual uninstall.
But I was talking about
In app information page, you should be able to disable stock apps (without manual / root uninstallation). Without that, it’s actually not that simple to use another mail app, for exemple. You have to disable the sync option in the /e/ mail app settings…
Not that hard, but not very user friendly neither!
Don’t make me say what I did not say.
Gaël Duval said in numerous interviews that /e/'s main target are normies that care about privacy.
They won’t likely install the rom themselves and will buy a device with /e/ pre-installed and feel familiar with its launcher.
You don’t need a PHD to use a launcher. Still, people are reluctant to change their habitudes.