How do I not get cucked by someone while still being able to use a smartphone in this day in age?
Why can't someone make a noncucked simple smartphone that has a few apps, can browse the web, and other things that isn't botnet infested bullshit?
Because it isn't profitable. That web browser alone is a gateway for the ebin botnet boogeyman.
You want a true phone that respects your freedoms? Get one of those old brick phones
No such thing. You can set up a phone to be about as secure as a desktop on the OS level and above (if you pick the right phone with good community support) which will keep your information safe from companies that want to datamine it, but even then all smartphones available have the problem of the baseband firmware/processor. The baseband firmware and processor are what controls the phone's connection to the cell network, the problem is that the way most SOCs that phones use are set up, it has direct access to the phone's main processor and RAM, the baseband firmware also tends to have a ton of security holes will some that have audited allowing for the execution of whatever code is sent to the phone over the air. Pretty much nothing will keep your information on your phone safe from a state level actor with the current phones available.
Drop ~$400 on the deposit to possibly get a chance to pay the other $800 an OpenPhoneux Neo900. It's as open source as you can get. Even the baseband processor has leaked specs and is separated from the CPU, making baseband attacks much more complicated.
I've been running without gapps for a while now, it's alright
Too bad the phone hardware is so dated by now that i can barely use the browser without the music app getting killed in background
The Replicant devs managed to plug the connection between the backdoor and the processor on a few samsung phones, but they can still control the baseband chips so it's still not 100% safe.
>Why can't someone make a noncucked simple smartphone that has a few apps, can browse the web, and other things that isn't botnet infested bullshit?
that's called Sailfish OS and Ubuntu Touch.
They are both great, but I think you shouldn't go with Sailfish OS. I don't rely on them to provide a real long term support.
What do you think about creating a VPS, setting up VPN on it and filtering traffic, blacklisting bad IPs and all IPs that do traffic when I turn on the pho e? This is my raw idea of beating the botnet or at least sending less data (but I don't care about NSA, just about data mining)