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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Android - cannot configure Add-ons - denied permissio

From: Narcis Garcia
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Android - cannot configure Add-ons - denied permission WRITE_SETTINGS
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 09:22:23 +0200

GiLUG has some resources (automatic HCL, Wiki) to document about devices
freedom and procedures:
http://www.gilug.org/mobils/ (pending of english translation)

Wiki has room to document devices with detailed recipes same as
CyanogenMod Wiki was, but for any FOSS ROM.

El 12/06/18 a les 16:17, address@hidden ha escrit:
> Hello,
> Thanks for your reply.
> I did root the phone. It is a Xiaomi Redmi 4A.
> Neither Replicant nor Lineage have official releases for this device.
> Of course I have deactivated half (>100 hand picked apps) of the shipped 
> stuff, and
> blocked all the phoning home I can get a hold of with netstat, via hosts file 
> and
> AFWall+. I've come far, but am not completely through yet.
> Unless I get uBlock origin or uMatrix to work, I consider webbrowsing unsafe
> because of the plague of cross site functionality.
> Nevertheless I am never loading an unofficially cooced up ROM from anyone from
> some dark corners of the internet. I'd rather try to block official chinese
> backdoors. But have my hardware supported professionally.
> In my view many western "democratic" based OS's contain "malware" all the 
> same.
> I wish I could clarify where the problem is. Should MIUI be so non standard 
> conform,
> that something like browser add-ons for a firefox fork wouldn't work?
> I admit, that the error might not be in IcecatMobile. Could be MIUI or
> my modifications. But I am asking here, because I am guessing others might 
> have
> the same issue. And it would be interesting, if it occurs also in other 
> Android
> flavors. Or if it has to do with IceCat
> BTW: I could at least grant the other missing permission SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW 
> manually
> with root terminal:
> pm grant org.gnu.icecat android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
> Am Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:19:34
> +0300 schrieb Mart Rootamm <address@hidden>:
>> Hi.
>> The best I can think of, is for you to back up all your information,
>> root your phone and then install a compatible version of LineageOS or
>> Replicant.
>> What is the model of your Xiaomi phone?
>> Keep in mind, that non-Android certified phones, and devices with
>> brand headquarters in non-democratic countries might come with malware
>> preinstalled.
>> https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/24/some-low-cost-android-phones-shipped-with-malware-built-in/
>> https://blog.avast.com/android-devices-ship-with-pre-installed-malware
>> Strictly In terms of nomenclature, that Xiaomi phone runs MIUI
>> based on AOSP 7.1.2, and is not Android-certified.
>> -M.
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