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    Default Re: What type of smartphone?

    Slightly different approach. My ancient Samsung Galaxy S2 is stuck on Android OS 4.2.1.
    Increasingly I am losing Apps as they require later Android versions. I cannot afford a new phone.
    Is there any way to use some 3rd party app to override Android 4.2.1 to a later version or is such a technique too risky?

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    Default Re: What type of smartphone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil F View Post
    Is there any way to use some 3rd party app to override Android 4.2.1 to a later version or is such a technique too risky?
    Yes
    CyanogenMod , LineageOS .
    There is definite Risk. I had a Samsung S4 that had CyanogenMod installed. The cam software never worked reliably .
    You might brick the phone if you stuff up the install . There may be bugs you need to work through . It may be really slow with newer Android versions .
    https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/s2/install

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    Default Re: What type of smartphone?

    Many thanks 1101 for your comments re risk-appreciated.

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