@jeff If you’re looking to support the content creators they actually get a bigger cut from YT premium views.
Another reason to stick with Custom Android ROMs.
Because Android is Open Source, Google gets to be not as vendor locking as Apple.
This could be the only positive thing I can say about Google.
Different people have different needs. I use eOS and recommend to many. I also used and loved Lineage OS.
But I would not recommend any ROM with built in Google services. So, no Pixel Experience.
@murtezayesil I'm trying to avoid Google services as much as posible. I deleted Gmail client, YouTube, Google Photos except Play Store. Yet I haven't found a custom ROM compatible with my phone (Xiaomi Redmi 9) :(.
Frankly, when I am gonna shop for a phone, I check the download page of the ROM I will use. This way I know it has support by at least 1 custom ROM that I would use.
Sounds like you need a trustworthy VPN and patience (or bravery for compiling your own builds for your device).
Edit: you may want to check this:
Please be careful while installing a ROM. Nobody but you are respensible if anything go wrong.
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