hello fellow sunfish folk... I am an oldschool android power user who's just picked up a pixel 4a and doing the due diligence and enjoying stock rom before going wrist deep.
coming from suzuran family (sony xperia devices), I've dealt with compromised camera on custom ROMs for far too many years... nice to see older issues / manufacturer proprietary issues are becoming less and less of a blocker as time passes.
that said, from what I am reading here and what I am seeing on youtube vids... there seems to be a blocker on latest magisk with working finance/gov apps (that don't like root) and ability to take OTA updates with root... this is what I'm seeing:
1) older magisk required to take OTA updates (device signature workaround from what I can learn here)
2) newer magisk required to use trusted apps that block on a rooted device
so does that mean there is currently no solution to be able to take OTA updates if you wish, remain rooted, AND ALSO use trusted apps? am I reading that correctly? Not a huge issue for my use case, but simply trying to understand the lay of the landscape before I start unlocking, rooting, flashing.
Second question - seeing some nice kernel dev work on these boards (woohoo!!!). Is there a hard rule of thumb about which kernels work with which roms? Fully open compat? Listed on a per-kernel basis? Apologies for the basic question that may have an obvious answer. Is there a yet established "gold standard" with a preferred combo of aftermarket kernel + custom ROM? Any recos?
coming from Sony DRM with camera issues (amazing camera if stock, ROM wipes DRM keys which compromises camera forever thereafter) - are there any similar issues with pixel roms or any forewarnings folks may have for me prior to unlocking/rooting/flashing? NGL looks like phones and platforms are getting safer and safer, easier to mod and less penalizing [nice thing]. Hoping that is correct.
Thanks in advance and what a snazzy device. happy to be a sunfish bro.