I decided to go with a different ROM when I discovered copperheadOS is back from the dead after the drama and supports my phone so now I've finally de-googled my phone 😎
Ive also set up a pihole + VPN that I can use on my phone and having everything finally sorted just feels great
The entire thing couldnt have taken me more than half an hour with my constantly checking if I was doing anything wrong
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