Using degoogled (GrapheneOS) phones with an esim - a video guide

Lately we received a lot of requests on how to map an e-sim to our Graphene OS phones. Using these phones with an e-sim is absolutely doable, and perhaps advisable, if you use the appropriate providers.

To use one of our Grapehene OS phones with an esim please follow the steps explained in this video here. (thanks go to youtube creator @sideofburritos for this excellent video)

May 31, 2023 — Darrow Worrad

Private Phones: Your Secret Weapon for Digital Privacy

Discover the power of private phones—your secret weapon for digital privacy. From enhanced data security to freedom from intrusive tracking, these devices put you in control of your personal information. Take charge and reclaim your privacy!
May 30, 2023 — Gabriele Limonta

An walkthrough to our phones

The phones main focus is privacy and security to protect the user and prevent tracking by third parties. The features of the phones make the device harder to hack, easier to use, and far less likely to get a virus.

The operating systems run on the phones is open source and community-based; therefore, you're much less  likely to be exposed to security issues due to zero-days or intentional backdoors.

Click HERE to download the full guide.

March 26, 2023 — Gabriele Limonta

The Best De-Googled Phone Review | Samsung Galaxy S10+

The Best De-Googled Phone Review | Samsung Galaxy S10+


We link below a review article writtten by Kevin Kabeci on the Samsung 10+ degoogled phone.

October 29, 2022 — Gabriele Limonta

Why are Unlocked Phones Essential in this Day and Age

There are many reasons why owning unlocked phones is essential in today’s day and age. These devices allow you to get the latest phone technology at affordable prices without being tied to specific carriers or manufacturers. The best thing about them is that you're not tracked by Google either!


October 18, 2022 — Gabriele Limonta

An Overview of the Various Systems Available for Privacy-Focused Phones

Privacy oriented OS



To learn more about the types of phones that offer this kind of privacy, continue reading the article below. We will talk about the best-operating systems for De-Googled phones, such as the Lineage OSGraphene OS, and Calyx OS.

September 07, 2022 — Gabriele Limonta

Why Phone Privacy is a Must Nowadays

Privacy phone

With the increasing popularity of smartphones and mobile apps, it seems important to have some control over our data. To help you put your mind at ease, there are some phones with operating systems that make you as private as you can possibly be in this day and age. 

August 22, 2022 — Gabriele Limonta

A word on network compatibility of our Degoogled phones - North American carriers

We here provide some statistics that we have collected throughout the past year about what works and what doesn't. Hopefully you'll find this helpful - it was certainly helpful to us:

May 27, 2022 — Darrow Worrad
Here's a good read about first impressions on a Degoogled phone (Graphene)

Here's a good read about first impressions on a Degoogled phone (Graphene)

Just a quick post today to share a review we've received from Kevin, who recently acquired a Pixel 4a with Graphene OS and started his degoogling process.


You can read Kevin's article here.

May 17, 2022 — Darrow Worrad
How to set-up your new phone de-googled with CalyX OS

How to set-up your new phone de-googled with CalyX OS

With this post we share how to initiate a Calyx OS phone instead.


Hope this helps!


January 21, 2022 — Gabriele Limonta
Graphene OS set up Guide

How to set-up your Graphene OS phone when you receive it

With this post we share how to initiate a Calyx OS phone instead.


We have received quite a number of requests on how to properly set-up Graphene OS once the De-googled phone is received. Indeed setting up the phone may look like a bit daunting at first, and that is due to the fact that stock GrapheneOS (ie: what you get once you finish the initial setup) comes by default only with Vanadium and a couple of other apps preinstalled.


No worries, it's actually easier than it looks like and there's plenty of good guides out there to help you install F-droid first, Aurora Store second, and then all of the other apps you need.

We suggest following this guide, which is quite accurate and complete.


Hope this helps!


January 04, 2022 — Gabriele Limonta
The most private way to purchase privacy phones

The most private way to purchase privacy phones

We have received questions asking us to explain what, in our opinion, is the most private way to purchase phones on our website.

Here below is our take on the matter:


Part 1 – Acquire sound money. 

Credit cards are convenient, but they’re definitely a privacy nightmare. You’re disclosing your purchases not only to the credit card company (eg: Visa, MC, etc), but to the partner bank too (unless your card is a card which is not co-branded).

Using cash would be a better proposition, but it’s confined to the physical realm, and clearly we are a web shop.

To solve the issue, you can use Monero (XMR) or Bitcoin (BTC) to pay for your phones here, and either of them is a better option from a privacy point of view. 

Acquire XMR or BTC - refer to or to get an idea on various methods of acquiring them – and move it to a wallet you control


Part 2 – Get a burner sim card. 

It should be pretty easy to find one at places like supermarkets, convenience stores, newsagents, and other places. Activate the sim card – you will need to give us a phone number so that the logistics company knows how to deliver the goods to you.


Part 3 – Use an address which is not your home address to get the goods. 

There is no need to disclose and use an address you reside habitually. The only requirement is that you have enough access to the address you tell us so that you can retrieve your goods.

For instance, think about using your office address, your accountant / lawyer address. If you know that you’re going to move place where you live, use the address you’ll be leaving before you leave…

And that is it… if you followed the parts above, your privacy is well protected and you can go ahead and secure your private phone, in a private way.

August 23, 2021 — Degoogled Team