“For paid apps, though, you need to log in to your Google account. This app lets you use dummy accounts by default, but it can’t access paid apps the same way. You need to actually buy those apps via Play Store and then log into Aurora Store with your Play Store account to download them”
(Not sure if it works like that on /e/ but think I’ve seen other posts on the forum about this.)
“There may be situations when you inevitable need paid apps from the Google Play Store. In many cases you can simply use the Aurora Store to install apps you bought (just buy the app from a web browser by visiting https://play.google.com”
Hello @JBdV, It’s good that you have tried another experience than g00gle but it seems that advantages do not balance disadvantages. Life is too short to make it harder!
I hope you find help to do the change procedure.There is a HowTo for Fairphone 3. I don’t know if it may help you.
you could do that, personally i back up all my apps and i have ever since i owned my Nvidia shield, Because some games magically disappeared (IE; zombie driver, Rochard etc) and later apps like ESFile explorer pro.
apk extractor is available on the play store and anyone who purchases an app should back up the apk and OBB/DATA i have a 3tb HDD attached to my router that i use for all my files so i can access with my various devices, movies music work files and of course my android ROMS and apps
Currently I have no hardware failures I know of.
I have only 1 SIM card in the phone for the time being.
I have a magnetic adapter in the USB port to conveniently connect without plugging cables in and out, to reduce strain on the port this way to a minimum, and to keep dirt out of it. USB OTG wouldn’t work with the adapter, but I very rarely use USB OTG, I can temporarily remove the adapter for that if needed.
I have no use for the fingerprint reader or for NFC.
Charging works fine, I know the importance of USB-IF for the phone.
My smartphone basics (calls, SMS, cameras, mobile data, WiFi, GPS, USB connection stuff) work for me. The phone doesn’t like WiFi 5GHz channels 116 and up, but I can work around this at home, and I learned to accept WiFi as flaky tech along with the likes of Bluetooth and USB for a long time now.
I will not be going back to Google. I’m very happy with /e/. I love the app store, having all the apps that I want with the privacy rating showing details and the trackers or lack of trackers. I value privacy so am careful not to use apps that collect lots of personal information or contain unneeded trackers. My only wish is that updates could be more frequent, but that requires support for the developers.
Mixed feelings about /e/ after almost one year, four different phones flashed and money given to support the project.
I’ve never been able to have DAV sync my tasks in any of the phones, for example. And workarounds sometimes work sometimes not.
BUT GOING BACK TO G IS DEFINITELY OUT OF QUESTION !!