I've decided that it's finally time to retire my iPhone 6S, largely because it sometimes just decides not to vibrate when notifications come in. This has actually been happening for a long time but I had convinced myself I was just spacing out. Pretty sure it's actually broken.

I'm unhappy enough with Apple that I want out of their ecosystem, and it's not like Google is better. I've got a PinePhone but it's not gonna cut it, so I am looking into devices I can put LineageOS / microG on.

I have to try to divine:
* Which devices are well supported by LineageOS
* Which devices will continue to be well supported by LineageOS
* Which devices have strong enough specs that they will perform well as software inevitably gets more bloated over the years I will own the phone
* Which devices are actually attainable locally at reasonable cost

I'm in hell.

Finally pulled the trigger and bought a Samsung Galaxy S10, because they are plentiful, relatively inexpensive, reasonably powerful, and supported by LineageOS.

Went to follow the installation instructions and the button to unlock the bootloader just... isn't there.

Apparently the North American models are basically unhackable. But the wiki doesn't tell you that.

This fuckin' sucks.

There are a million videos and articles online that suggest that maybe, if you set your clock back 7 days or 3 months and wave a dead chicken over it, the button will magically appear. This has not worked for me.

@gamemakingtools seriously, I followed a ten minute long YouTube video where the first minute or so has captions like "step 1: do X, step 2: turn off that setting" and then it says "if this doesn't work, simply repeat the process" and stops captioning and the person just randomly clicks settings and reboots the phone for the next 9 minutes until the option finally shows up

and the comments are all like "FINALLY a guide that WORKS"

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