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