Ishayin Posted June 10, 2022 Share Posted June 10, 2022 Seeing as I hardly ever use any Google apps in the first place, I was considering transitioning to a "de-Googlefied" Android setup sometime in the not too distant future and thought it could be a good topic to start a thread on. I have one friend who has done this already and seems to work ok for them outside of some notification issues with certain apps that they don't care about anyhow. Is there anyone here with experience of this? What are your thoughts? Below are some resources I have to hand on this subject. Please post if you have any others! [Note that since I have not gone down this road myself, I cannot speak from experience for most of the below. So try at your own risk etc.] Edit: See my follow-up post below which might be a better starting point: Background general reading: Spoiler https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/using-android-without-google/ https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/03/27/install-use-custom-rom-no-google-apps/ https://fsfe.org/activities/android/liberate.en.html https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/use-android-without-any-google-apps-services-0193735/ Alternative app stores and repositories: Spoiler https://f-droid.org/ https://apt.izzysoft.de/fdroid/ https://gitlab.com/AuroraOSS/AuroraStore https://github.com/yeriomin/YalpStore https://uptodown-android.en.uptodown.com/android https://www.apkmirror.com/ [There is also Aptoide, though note some complications and concerns related to it.] Services (Micro-G): Spoiler https://microg.org/ https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/install-microg-replace-google-play-services-prevent-data-mining-0193787/ (apparently you can make do without it) Alternatives to Google apps: Spoiler YouTube [also PeerTube / SoundCloud / Bandcamp ] https://newpipe.net/ Keyboard... numerous. e.g.: https://anysoftkeyboard.github.io/ https://github.com/florisboard/florisboard Maps... numerous, e.g.: https://organicmaps.app/ [this has long always been my favourite map app in any case] ..what else does anyone ever use from Google?? Edit: See a better list below now that I have gone down this route in practice: 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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