I’m using now /e/ for a couple of months and I am very satisfied with it - thank you for your great work! I am a computer scientist my self, but I am not really looking for tweaking around with my phone. I guess I am very much in the target group of /e/ - a person who wants to get rid of Google services, someone who wants to have privacy and is also willing to pay for it, someone who wants an European service which is open and built upon free software and someone who doesn’t want to root/tweak their Android - it should just work. /e/ is exactly what I am looking for and it is almost perfect. There are still some things missing, such as a app store where developers can publish and sell their software, but as far as I already read, this is already planned - great.
The only reason why I do not recommend to other non-geeky friends to install /e/ is that almost non of the “high” security apps are working. I still use my old iPhone to use my banking apps, since they are simply not working on /e/. Here’s a short list of apps which are not working:
- Many other which are concerned with banking, health, security, state matters, etc…
I also still have some trust issues of where the APKs from Apps or Aurora Store are coming from, but this is another story. What I would actually like to discuss is, that many of these “high” security apps do not work because they check for root and/or SaftyNet (and maybe other things?). MicroG supports SaftyNet, but seems not to work correctly and I’d like to know why? There are 2 application - RootBeer Sample and SaftyNet Test - and both of them fail:
I have a FP3+ with /e/ 0.15 running, my device is not rooted and I do not want to root it - it should just work. The boot-loader is locked. I installed /e/ with the Easy Installer.
My question now is if /e/ will ever be able to be recognized as being “not rooted” and if SaftyNet will ever go through? I am starting this threat to put a focus on this topic since for me this is one of the last big issues /e/ needs to solve to be ready for the big masses.