I am a life-long Nokia fan and Linux Admin by trade. Couple years ago, I’ve jumped into SFOS and installed version 3 on Sony XA2. I didn’t mind a rough experience of running SFOS (T-mo USA) on my primary phone: voice call quality, crippled texting (no group messaging), dropping connections, semi-functional browser, etc.
But I kept the bigger goals in mind: security, privacy, simplicity, FOSS. However the toll is too high for me to keep running it, and I am looking for alternatives.
So I am considering to revert my XA2 back to its original state so I can install somethings else (a potential candidate: /e/ OS).
- I’ve tried a recovery mode (downloaded recovery image v4 since this Sony got updates couple months ago) but the command line were stack at .
- And there is Sony’s Emma tool that promises to re-install Android OS 9, but I am not sure if I can move pass that and install custom image.
Anyone is willing to share his experience and/or point to the proper write-ups?