As I continue to look for a new phone, I still am finding very few recent phones that are not only capable of running either Lineage or Ubuntu Touch, but also are good, and in my price range. Some people have recommended the PinePhone, and after watching the most recent review of it, it still is a bit buggy. I also looked into the Librem5, and while I can use coupons to bring the price down, one guy who reviewed it 3 months ago said they're having supply chain issues, and if I did manage to order one, it'd take at least 6 months to finally ship it. Because this is becoming frustrating, I was considering buying a reasonably-priced Android phone, but not using any of Google's services (I'll just use whatever F-Droid has), and turning off things like WiFi and location, because I figured the less data I give to them, the better. I'm aware I can bypass creating an account, but I'd like to know how to do that. I'd also like to know if rooting the phone will allow me to remove any backdoors.