What I dislike about my installation

  
Evolution might imply that my LineageOS system might be ingenious!

OF COURSE NOT! And OH YES, it is the little things which drive me wild :-)

For example: once the phone just stopped having access to the internet! Why? I have to investigate...

My investigation took me 1 day (all my spare time besides work and so on):
- First I found the firewall was the issue.
- then I found it was the scripts included.
- I commented every little part (about 10 and I had the feedling rebooting the device makes a difference (of course it did not)
- I found the name server did not respond!!

Of course I do not tell any friend to not have the response "... this free android phone, well that is so much fun! ".

I WILL NOT SWITCH BACK TO THE OLD #ANDROID !

:-)

#firewall #afwall #dns #android #lineageos #
To be honest..., but never mind!

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To be honest I created this hubzilla channel to learn about what I can do with a channel. Especially, what does it look like in other social networks which are connected to this one. And this interconnection is great - I really like it. I was not aware that there is a federated network (besides email) interconnecting with others and is ALIVE! I clould to another channel from what I learned in the past 6 days!

But never mind, the information I give here is serious!
So here the steps I had to go to get my phone like I wanted (leaving out the steps which did not work or turned out to not wanting them after I knew...)
  • unlock the phone using odin (it is quite easy, but was some work to get it done)
  • install a recovery: TWRP using odin (a recovery is a software which comes up before the sytem start)
  • install LineageOS for microG using the TWRP recovery (LineageOS is fine if you do not need UnifiedNlp)
  • install right after LineageOS (without booting) SuperSU
  • run the system (do not connect it to the internet) and install run SuperSU to activate it
  • install afwall+ from an SDcard (donwload the apk file before)
  • configure the firewall (deactivate DNS via netd and use scripts to block what you do not like *1)
  • give access to F-Droid in the firewall, F-Droid comes with LineageOS for microG
  • an important step for me is to install LocalGsmNlpBackend from F-Droid
  • additionally I need the latest release of microG Services Core
  • using F-Droid install the apps needed
  • in case you need access to the play store there is the app "Yalp" which downloads apps from there
  • encrypt the phone
That's it - some weeks to figure out my best way, but for the next S5 it is done within less than 2 hours.

*1 - I blocked accesses from the I guess largest web search engine and from the largest (I guess) social network

For details do not hesitate to ask!

Of course there is a lot of thanks to stress out that all these things are available! It is not forgotten and might added in another post.

...as well as how the evolution will go on!
What is special about my recent mobile phone installation?

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Instead of choosing the LineageOS download from the official website (which I initially did), I installed LineageOS for microG!

So, what is different about this one? For me it is essential to use UnifiedNlp which needs signature spoofing. The latter is not available in the original LineageOS. They have reasons for that, so it is by purpose.

Apart from that it is nice that the F-Droid store is already in as a trusted source for Apps (which I consider it is). So I do not have to care about the setting for the unknown sources.
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Now it is a Samsung Galaxy S5 - why?

  
The trouble with the Z1 compact was that there have been no updates for quite some time. There came up a bluetooth bug and also a wifi bug. The Wifi bug was not too seriously harmful in my eyes, but I did not dare use bluetooth anymore.

This time the selection of the phone was due to the list available on the page of the successor of Cyanogenmod.

It is LineageOS and the list is this: LineageOS Statistics

My idea was that it gives an idea which phone might be supported quite well, where I will find answers to questions, because a lot of people deal with it.
...in between there was the first good experience with privacy...

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My first step to get a mobile phone respecting my privacy was a Jolla https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolla !

And then I got back to the Iphone 4, I used before. The reason was that the usability was a little bit, but significantly better.

The good experience with privacy was a Sony Xperia Z1 compact. It ran Cyanogenmod 12 for some years including features like a firewall, a system to block granularly every single app and the F-Droid store.
...and I got back to an Iphone 4

  
My first step to get a mobile phone respecting my privacy was a Jolla https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolla !

And then I got back to the Iphone 4, I used before. The reason was that the usability was a little bit, but significantly better.
  
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It started with a Jolla!

  
My first step to get a mobile phone respecting my privacy was a Jolla https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolla !