So size references, here is an Samsung Galaxy S9 on the left. The pine phone is larger and is closer in size to my S9+!

It is thicker than the S9 though, not anything at all like the purism phone!

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That back side the phone is pretty uneventful, but here are a few shots to show the texture and whatnot.

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We have a little notch on the bottom right corner to get into the guts... Let's have a lil look.

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Back case popped off easy enough. I worked a tiny flathead up the left side of the initial opening and it came off fairly easily.

Contacts are covered for the battery. Removing that. Also censored potential info on the radio.

Also, hardware kill switches 😻

Alright, this will be the last post until I start flashing some SD cards. We've got a postmarketos splash screen and a factory test app that loads. Stay tuned!

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First up is postmarketOS. I believe this is probably going to be the most painless. Documentation for installation is spot on and east to follow so far: wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Ins

Thanks for concise documentation @postmarketOS!

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Alright, did the tour of plasma-mobile and Phosh. Phosh seems like the smoother experience...but I couldn't get wifi to work. I would select my network but there was no dialog to enter a password.

Plasma-mobile worked for the most part, but wasn't super responsive. Most def some work to do to get the UX up. Wifi worked, ssh worked, and all that jazz.

Need to learn a bit more about postmarket os, package management, and building packages so I can do a bit more.

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Next order of business is to write ubuntu touch to an SD card to check that out.

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HA, this post coming from my courtesy of Ubuntu Touch! This is the most stable of all I've hacked on so far. Very impressive!

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Alright, I'll stop for today. I'll get a simply card next aND start a new thread.Thanks for following along today!

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