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    It’s hard to overstate how important Librem phone is. Currently, it’s pretty much impossible to buy a high end phone that you can actually own. All Android based phones have their firmware locked and root access disabled. This effectively means that you do not own the device, and you don’t get the final say as to what will be running on it. I’m aware that it’s possible to crack the firmware, but I think that’s completely beside the point.

    We desperately need an open alternative that puts control back in the hands of the user. I think open computing is of fundamental importance. If we lose the ability to decide what code runs on our devices, we’ll be moving a step closer towards a totalitarian dystopia where the governments and corporations get to decide what’s good for us.

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      All Android based phones have their firmware locked and root access disabled.

      Doesn’t Google offer official support for unlocking the bootloader on the Pixel phones?

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        As far as I know, the only way to root a Pixel is by using sketchy third party binaries.

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          Yea seems like the only way to root it running LineageOS is to flash the ‘addon su’ package, not sure what that contains exactly (it might just be the su and sudo binaries?)

          https://download.lineageos.org/extras