The motivations of profit driven corporations like Google, Samsung, Microsoft alongside the motivations of the secret services like GCHQ and the NSA are at odds with my desire to use the expensive smartphone that I have paid for to run only the applications that I choose.
It's seemingly impossible to buy or build a phone with nothing but pure open source android installed. They all have shocking amounts of bloatware pre-installed.
So I have rooted my phone and I am using a the Debloat (terminal emulator) to remove system apps. I've removed nearly everything related to Google, Samsung, Microsoft etc.
My phone is now taking over an hour to restart and getting very hot.
My questions is, if I continue to remove all apps and system apps. Will the Android operating system continue to run in such a way that I will be able to install only the open source apps of my choice? Or are there some apps that are truly essential for the operating system to startup?