jbriones95 Interesting video. Theoretically, you are right that you got a $20 phone that's customizable, and a $350 one that isn't customizable. But the TCL Flip 2 was also locked down. We spent hours and hours debugging, working, injecting, and researching until we found a way to intercept a firmware update and patch a boot img, which still didn't work, until we utilized magisk's overlay.d to reverse a prop on boot. And even flashing the boot image was tough, [Login to see the link] tried just about every MTK Tool until he was able to boot to Fastboot using MTK Meta. The TCL Flip 2 was also non-customizable.
If we would hack the Fig Flip II, then we could also customize it. It will probably be very hard, but it may be possible.
In terms of that Helix comment about Alibaba, here are more details 🙂. [Login to see the link], and also [Login to see the link]
I am disappointed that they don't support microSD card. I would expect more for the price.