So I recently started down the rabbit hole of Privacy, doing a Google takeout, reading about the samsung data collection and other bits has me concerned enough I believe its time to start a transition to a more privacy setup.
I’ve got some bits ready, I have a little PC which will replace my smart TV, I’ll be sticking either Linux or a media centre on it to watch videos, and I’ve also got some services ready for when I do the switch to a new email address.
However my big issue is the phone, the S23 isn’t that old, and to be fair its bad timing that I started reading into this.
I am tempted to get a Pixel 6a, flash GrapheneOS and set that up, but there is part of me thats got I suppose a sunk cost feeling with the fact the S23 is still new.
I’ve looked into making it more private, but it still calls home a lot and I feel just starting fresh with GrapheneOS is the easiest way to start.
What are your thoughts here? should I just get a second hand 6a, flash GrapheneOS and then stick the Samsung in a draw? give it to a family member or sell it maybe?