Not entering SIM PIN code after boot prevents you from using non-SIM-related parts of the phone
- /e/ version:e_FP3-userdebug 10 QQ3a.200805.001
- Device model(s): FP3+
Normally, when you boot up your phone and are asked for the SIM card PIN code, you can skip it, and - as long as you know the PIN code for the phone lock - can use other parts of the phone like Wi-fi, apps, etc (basically anything not requiring an unlocked SIM card). However, with /e/ it seems there is no way to skip past the SIM card dialogue. This was an issue for me recently, as I just received a new (work-related) SIM card for my (dual-slot) FP3+, but after a reboot I couldn't remember the PIN code for the new SIM card and without that I had no way of signing into the phone.
All other modern smartphones I've had (iPhones, Androids, etc.) allow you to use a phone with a locked SIM card like a phone with no SIM card at all: Like a smart device with Wi-fi etc., but without data or calling capabilities. /e/ should be capable of the same.