How do you make the most out of Android?
Please post useful software for it and neat ideas and suggestions itt.
There's got to be something useful amidst all the talking cat apps and flappy bird clones, right?
just disable what you don't need or remove it if you're rooted, if you are then install xposed and gravitybox if you want to customize things.
Not really imo, just avoid shit like "360flashlightxxxmlg" with 99 permissions and install an adblocker like adaway if you're rooted.
android phones come with huge ram because
>android caches apps to max use of memory
>apps themselves have huge cache + apk to hold
Only thing you have to worry about it setting up proper sync settings and app settings.
you install gentoo
Apart from this, I would suggest you to root your phone and install AdAway.
I also like to use AirDroid to transfer things on my pc without having to connect my phone via cable.
not 100% sure, but i dont think you need to be rooted to install a custom rom, but many rom packages include SuperSU so you will become rooted anyway. its a good idea to root, as anyone will know.
just get cyanogenmod
This is how I go about getting shit to install on the phone since I don't surf on a 3 inch screen anyway, avoid as much google on the phone as possible. If the permissions look suspicious I don't bother, there is a hellofalota shit out there. Open source is good. So much confirmation bias in these threads. Most phone software is shit no question about it, playsore is no guarantee you are not installing shit, alot is just sanctioned shit.
DriveDroid - lets you use your phone as a USB drive for OS booting. You can boot your desktop/laptop from your phone. Must be rooted
Push bullet - syncs messages and notifications across devices through a browser add on. Also allows easy wifi file sharing.
moglen mentioned briefly a couple of years ago that he used a vpn and voip on his phone to make calls.
What is the best setup for this?
I am guessing for vpn you would use openvpn but what is good for voip?
I would like to try this, but is there an easy way to do this so it will appear to be the same as a normal call?
I was thinking that I could get a phone that was located at my house (with sim) which would redirect my calls to a phone I had in my pocket (wifi or 3g or something) and then still get calls on the go, and all logs on my phone carrier would show that I called to and from my home.
If this is possible, how would one go about setting this up?
not him but i almost exclusively use fdroid (I think my icon pack is only exception)
To get the most out of android?
I use owncloud.
This allows me to set up file sync, contact sync and calendar sync.
Emails get synced on my server before sent to my device.
I have not found a good way to do banking, read paychecks and buy train tickets without google play store but when I find a way, I will be completely google free.