I would like to try a gcam port again But I am a little paranoid. I guess I can have more safety, if I install gcam in a sandbox.
Has someone experience with serious sandbox apps? In specially open source? I read that a sandbox can damage some phones. So I’m looking Forward to learn of your experience.
If you use the Forums search function you will find Shelter mentioned multiple times especially reg WA. Also in other groups people mentioned to use it at least on FP2 and FP3. I don’t use it, just tried it once, and phone with custom ROM was not bricked.
Still what do you fear will the GCam Port do? I think Shelter will not filter potential virus coming with the apk file and when its not spying I’m not sure what the benefit of using a sandbox for this app will be…
I really dont wanted another discussion about gcam, it was just my usecase with the sandbox. But ofcourse its an open discussion and I want to answer your questions, what my Problem with gcam is.
I wonder that everyone is talking about gcam, without naming (or knowing) the risks.
One example for a risk is described here:
“It’s important to understand that these files don’t come directly from Google. Modifications are done by people that could, if they wanted to, add malicious code. There are risks when installing apps from the internet. Download and install only if you understand the risks.” Safety Warning About the Google Camera Port
And ofcourse its allways an individual question of trust. I’m not an Developer so I trust professionals in blogs and magazines. I also have trust in open source. Shelter is open source, gcam isn’t!
And I didnt found a serious source where gcam is named without a warning.
I see in your profile, that you dont use the stock rom. have you made good experiences with shelter on stock rom too?
and I noticed that the version in playstore is not up to date (2020) in relation to the f-droid version (11-2021). also some users say that they got virus warnings. what do you think, do you have the same experience?
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So, no, I dont want to risk, that I crash my phone. But I hope there are friendly people outside which already tried shelter on stock rom and can tell the community about their experience or warn.