A family member of mine works at a company that sells phones. Someone in the Warehouse accidentally opened a Pixel 7A and it's being offered to a few staff at less than half price.
I watched a youtube video about Graphene a while back but I'd just bought a new phone that wasn't a Pixel. I want to start playing with it on a secondary phone and a phone this cheap with another 5 years updates guaranteed seems like a great place to start.
I'm just concerned about it being unsealed. I trust the family member in question but who knows if they were given correct information. All I know is it's an unsealed phone. I would normally never accept one of these. That's not based on any real knowledge other than potential for tampering = bad.
Would installing GrapheneOS help with this? As in would it wipe anything potentially malicious that is on there?
Would appreciate any help. Please feel free to correct the notion that an unsealed phone is even bad, or suggest another way to completely wipe it of anything malicious that could be on there. Very much a n00b in all things infosec.