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