Can you explain me? There is any risk to do that?
Hi, one quick question: is it very useful to have a firewall on your phone? In what situations might it increase safety? And what impact does it have on performance and battery life?
Thank you in advance, have a good day
Hi @Juulll I use AFWall as a Firewall. There you can explicitly say, which apps ans system apps are allowed into the internet, depending on the channel (WiFi, Mobile, Roaming). I only let apps into the open, from which I know the need internet access. Some Kids games ie don’t have access.
In theory it’s illegal (check Google’s ToS) to access the Play Store using non-Google apps. So (again, in theory) Google can close down your account if you do so. That said I’ve never heard of any actual such situation.
In recent Yalp versions a fake Google account is created by default.
OK i understand. Thank you.
I’m so glad I read this! I’m new to the whole F-Droid thing, so I hope I can install all of this when I get my future Fairphone. I know I can Google search this but how do I even get started on getting rid of google and putting these apps? I am not familiar with technical terms oops (so embrassing )
Many of us here run that on the Fairphone 2, too, even if Fairphone offer their own Google-free Android in the form of Fairphone Open OS. For more info and inspiration, there’s this topic …
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Living without Google 2.0 - A Google free FP2