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The Freedom Phone OEM problems

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As we all know, some months ago it came out the highly ridiculed “Freedom Phone”, with very suspicious claims like having an “Uncensorable App Store” which is actually just a rebranded Aurora Store or the claim that the OS is a blend of AOSP, LineageOS and GrapheneOS (What did he mean by this?)

But one of the things that came to my attention was the hardware… wich according to this article it’s an Umidigi phone, at first I said just laughed, but then… I laughed even more.

The problem 🔗

Okay, so if you don’t own an Umidigi phone or know somebody who owns one you will likely never hear about this, but Umidigi phones are incredibly buggy in regards to updates.

I have a known familiar that one day after attempting to update his device just got a dm-verity error, if you don’t believe me, here is a Reddit post showing it off

Even more laughable was the response they gave according to another redditor in that same post:

Hello Dear buyer

Thank you very much for your order. Sorry for your inconvenience.

Please select your own model link to flash. https://community.umidigi.com/forum.php?mod=forumdisplay&fid=212

If this method could not work well, you are suggested give a priority to contact us for the next help. Thanks in advance.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Please feel free to contact us with any questins.

Sincerely, Nancy

UMIDIGI Official Store

This is horrible, consider that your average Jimmy is not going to know how to flash his ROM or have the ability to recognize his exact model variant, so yeah… the Umidigi phones are hot garbage, and so is the Freedom Phone, hey a perfect match!

But if I’m honest these phones probably will never receive updates of any type so I guess they are safe from this problem.

What do I use for privacy and security? 🔗

Get a modern Pixel phone and flash GrapheneOS, their developers are competent and so is their manufacturer when it comes to security.

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