Currently I use a rather antiquated lg v20 running lineage os and no google services. It's ailing and needs a replacement.
My main issue revolves around magisk. (I understand why it's not supported in Graphene, it breaks the security model etc I'm aware and this partly why I am planning to move to Graphene os.)
However being aware of this does not solve the following issue:
Currently all my apps are backed up via root with the app Neo Backup. I understand that graphene has its own backup system, but without root how am I to transfer my current backups to the new pixel? Sure some apps have a built in backup system but the majority do not. Is there an alternative method of transferring the data? Or is temporarily rooting graphene to transfer my data possible (I'm thinking it isn't). I do see seedvault on my Lineage install hidden away in the settings, would restoring a seedvault backup to graphene using this work?
other smaller things include
- hosts based ad blocking (seems like there are alternatives and not the biggest deal)
- installing from f-droid and aurora store with privileged extensions (again not the biggest deal if I have to manually install applications but any alternatives would be welcome)
Also another question, ik this is a bit of a meme but how is VoLTE / wifi / 5g on the 7 w/ Graphene? 3g services are shutting down in my area within the lifetime of this phone and obviously I need to be able to make calls. (I'm on Optus in Australia if that helps)