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Apps that have lasted 16 June 2020 - 5 comments

A friend is experimenting with LineageOS, and it's about two years since I started to use it, so I thought I'd review the apps that I'm still running frequently.

Unlocking a Pocophone F1 16 April 2019 - 5 comments

My Nexus 6P is jolly good, but its battery has become increasingly unreliable. So I now have a new shinyphone – also running LineageOS. This post covers all the gory details of getting it set up.

Fixing "Vendor Image Mismatch" on LineageOS 17 August 2018

Every so often, after a LineageOS upgrade, the device starts to complain on reboot about a "Vendor Image Mismatch": the underlying Android code has become outdated. LineageOS doesn't fix this itself; this is firmware which the operating system can't change. Less forgivably, the LineageOS documentation doesn't appear to mention the problem. Here's a step-by-step guide to dealing with it, using the Linux command line.

Wireless networks in the wild 05 July 2018 - 4 comments

I've been running a wireless network receiver while out (mostly driving) with the smartphone, logging beacons and locations.

More apps for the smartphone 11 June 2018

Part 2 of an occasional series.

OpenVPN on LineageOS 27 May 2018

Since I have a bunch of useful things on servers at home, I was interested in using OpenVPN on the phone to get at them.

Jelly Comb folding Bluetooth keyboard 21 May 2018

Because I knew I was going to be using Termux quite a lot, I got a bluetooth keyboard to use with my phone. It turns out to be really rather good.

Osmand+ 19 May 2018

I've replaced the fairly basic Maps program I was using on my shinyphone with Osmand+.

Entering the 21st Century 15 May 2018 - 4 comments

I've finally found a smartphone that falls within my parameters for the three Ps: price, performance and paranoia.

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