I received my Pixel 6 today, and installing GrapheneOS went smoothly. Now I am in the process of customzing my phone, and installing the applications I need on a daily basis.
I would like some suggestions how separating applications in my scenario would be done ideally.
On my owner profile, I only want to keep applications I can trust (open source), and also applications I use very often. For the most part, this is not a problem. However, I also do want to use Google Camera. I need the features of it, that the GrapheneOS camera currently does not provide. Now I am in a bit of a pickle, because to use the GCam on my main profile, I need the GSF. And to automatically update it I would also need Aurora Store.
Moving it to a separate profile has its complications too, because sharing photos becomes a lot more difficult, because the messenger is on the main profile.
So, these are the ideas I currently had, and the problems I see in them:
1. Install GCam and GSF on owner profile:
- Sharing pictures in messenger applications like Signal is no problem, because its on the same profile
- Having GSF and GCam on the owner profile I am not sure how I feel about it - I could take away all permissions like network etc tho?
- To always get the updates for GCam I would also have to install Aurora Store on the owner profile.
2. Install GCam and GSF on separate profile:
- Sharing the pictures with applications like Signal (owner profile) is not possible. There is no cross-profile access to the taken pictures, from what I understand?
- I could install the messengers on both profiles, and when I need to take and share images I could switch the profiles. (Inconvient + uses double disk space, because multiple installs)
What option would you guys recommend? Or maybe there is an even better way of doing this, that I haven't thought of yet?