What are we talking about? Android tries to send the packages over ‘http://clients3.google.com’ and if the answer is successfully you get an HTTP Response-Code 204 (the answer is correct but it doesn’t contain any data). Basically the IP and a timestamp will be transmitted. Some of the domains used by Google to check for internet connection for Android. http://clients1.google.com/ http://clients3.google.com http://connectivitycheck.gstatic.com http://connectivitycheck.android.com and other domains used for this purpose by Google.
Image by LineageOS. I have been building my own lineage images for a while but, I have to say this is by far the simplest method. Sit down and eat, no cleaning up the kitchen. This is a quick guide for building lineage with the lineageos4microg/docker-lineage-cicd docker container. Why? Cross platform, docker runs almost anywhere. So if you are stuck on windows, no need to boot up a VM and potentially lose on performance.
Shelter? Shelter is a free and open source app that employs the “Work Profile” feature of modern Android phones to provide further control and isolation between apps. Why should you use this? Apps inside shelter get a separate virtual file system that is isolated from your primary, where all your apps live. This means any sketchy big brother app you install with Shelter will have its own isolated file system and contacts (As seen in the picture).
In the age of disposal tech we all are guilty of premature upgrades, especially to our phones. Majority of phones out there are Android based. Let’s do something about that today. We are going to. Download torrents of operating systems on your Android phone fully automated with RSS feeds. Mount the downloaded .iso files and use it to boot into operating systems into computers that you wish. Why? For those of us who are digital nomads and move from one environment to another, creating a ‘bootable’ disk is a tedious and weighted task which breaks the momentum of productivity.