I think you’re confused about what ‘googlefree phone’ means, that or we have completely different interpretations of what and how the source code does.
LineageOS is a highly customizeable mobile OS, which is a lot of fun, I do remember that very well…
Kind of like - when I was in high school, 20 some years ago, seeing other people doing fun stuff, and wanting to be part of it, and talk like them, though really I was just spinning my wheels literially and figuratively speaking.
Not getting where I wanted to, causing more harm then good my way of life and my goals.
I listened and repeated after the wrong and misguided people.
Like burning out tires doing break stands etc, like everyone else, all the time, rather then buying a condo quicker and having security and privacy in having my own home rather then renting, like the others did who wanted to have fun.
LineageOS adds Google services to it (microG) along with not replacing Google
as the provider for non-proprietary services.
microG is a very small subset of Google play services.
What microG does is reimplementing a small subset of Play services in a hacky and incomplete
way, with less security, because they don’t implement features like certificate pinning for
services and apps (TLS and local components), as well security checks.
The apps that work can stop working at any time, if they start using more of the APIs,
or microG’s implementation stops working with Google’s servers.
microG doesn’t offer an alternative push service but rather has an incomplete implementation
of Google’s push service. The Firebase Cloud Messaging push does not work reliably.
Note apps can use FCM when available and still have working push without it.
Forking Cyanogenmod, which was forked from Google’s Android, which was based on AOSP which never had Google’s services, then adding the same Google’s services to it in a different way doesn’t make something ‘degoogled’.
Oh, don’t forget about Root. That completely destroy’s Androids Security Threat Model, to say the least.
But ya, DEFINTELY BY NO WAY, SHAPE OR FORM IS IT EVEN REMOTELY CLOSE TO BEING A
PS. Data in a work profile is owned by the service managing the work profile. If you use shelter, that means a third-party app gets to control that data. Could you please explain to me how that is private? I’d love to hear any more expert advice on privacy.
Conveneince and cool customization gimmicks does not mean privacy.