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Hi,

I didn't had time to take a deep look to the app. Seems interesting app.

As far as I can see the app needs root for most of it's functions to work plus it's closed source. I would prefer to include apps that most of their functions work without the need of root and also be open source especially when it comes to "root", for security reasons since it has access to root privileges.

Also as a suggestion for your OP, it would be nice if you separated the Root with Non Root features, because I was kinda lost and confused when looking the features all together. So the user to find fast what non root features will get.

I've added the app in Utilities & System > Miscellaneous.

Thanks.

The Non Root and Root features are separated now :)

Please take a look and tell me what you think:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...-simple-and-intuitive-user-interface.4248221/
 

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Thank you very much, impressive work!
By the way, not sure if it is a fake alarm or not, but there seems to be something wrong with "DocScanner [Open Source][Free]: Document Scanner and PDF Creator app." from the Productivity ๐Ÿงฉ section under OCR (Document Scanners) ๐Ÿ“œ.

When clicking the link to open the github page, Bitdefender says there is some exploit in the files:

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Thank you very much, impressive work!
By the way, not sure if it is a fake alarm or not, but there seems to be something wrong with "DocScanner [Open Source][Free]: Document Scanner and PDF Creator app." from the Productivity ๐Ÿงฉ section under OCR (Document Scanners) ๐Ÿ“œ.

When clicking the link to open the github page, Bitdefender says there is some exploit in the files:

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Hey,

I am pretty sure it's fault possitive with ur antivirus. How the GitHub can be infected? What kind of exploit did it saying? ๐Ÿค” Also the app seems pretty clean.
If you can use virustotal site and check.
I personally don't have any warn or something. If anyone else report the same I will take a deeper look.

If you are using Windows and u are casual user, use the default Windows Defender and also install Malwarebytes to scan things. I generally don't recommend third party antivirus unless you really don't know what u clicking or do a very "risky" surf in the internet ๐Ÿ˜†
Sorry that wasn't ur question but I just suggested it ๐Ÿ˜›
 

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Hey,

I am pretty sure it's fault possitive with ur antivirus. How the GitHub can be infected? What kind of exploit did it saying? ๐Ÿค” Also the app seems pretty clean.
If you can use virustotal site and check.
I personally don't have any warn or something. If anyone else report the same I will take a deeper look.

If you are using Windows and u are casual user, use the default Windows Defender and also install Malwarebytes to scan things. I generally don't recommend third party antivirus unless you really don't know what u clicking or do a very "risky" surf in the internet ๐Ÿ˜†
Sorry that wasn't ur question but I just suggested it ๐Ÿ˜›

Hey man!

Oh yes, Windows casual user here. So Bitdefender says it is a "Exploit.CVE-2016-3714.Gen.3", listed on NVD as: https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-3714

Thanks again for your attention and have a great day ahead!
 

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Hey man!

Oh yes, Windows casual user here. So Bitdefender says it is a "Exploit.CVE-2016-3714.Gen.3", listed on NVD as: https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-3714

Thanks again for your attention and have a great day ahead!
Hhmm as I said it seems false positive.

I checked with virus total https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/...416c23e8e893f0fac56e4b9247e0c036ae2/detection and it's clean. Even ur antivirus marked it as clean ๐Ÿ˜

If you find something else let me know ๐Ÿ˜‹
Thanks a lot.
 

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So it's time to move on from Vanced to ReVanced!

I made this thread with Guides & Links, which you can follow to install ReVanced.
I personally use the Extended version from inotia00 as I find it more polished, bug free and complete. Also please, read the notes.
 
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Hi everyone, I'm JulianSantos. I have a question that I hope someone can help me with. I installed mod apk on my android 12 but don't know why it's not working. Is it because of my phone or the mod. Can anyone give me some advice because I don't know much about technology. Thank You!
 
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Hi everyone, I'm JulianSantos. I have a question that I hope someone can help me with. I installed mod apk on my android 12 but don't know why it's not working. Is it because of my phone or the mod. Can anyone give me some advice because I don't know much about technology. Thank You!
Can you be more specific? Your post it's very general.
Which modded app you tried to install and not working? Which device/ROM you have?
What kind of error you getting?
Generally speaking stay away of modded apps if you don't know how they work or are shady.
 

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Thanks for sharing! Would request you to add the LMT launcher app to the list, maybe in productivity or personalization(launchers) section. No matter what android version and phone I have used in the past 10 years, I have eventually installed this app. Might be useful for someone who has never heard of the pie launcher options in the LMT launcher app made by noname81.
 
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Thanks for sharing! Would request you to add the LMT launcher app to the list, maybe in productivity or personalization(launchers) section. No matter what android version and phone I have used in the past 10 years, I have eventually installed this app. Might be useful for someone who has never heard of the pie launcher options in the LMT launcher app made by noname81.
Hello,
I will take a look tomorrow and I will add it.
Thanks for your suggestion.

EDIT: Added at Utilities & System ๐Ÿงฐ > Miscellaneous ๐Ÿช› since I think it's a tool rather a launcher.
 
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Here are the apps I use
Many of these apps may not be open source but majority(i.e., not all) of these are privacy friendly without any trackers. Red color apps *may* not be privacy friendy (cause of ads/unnecessary permissions/trackers), green are open source
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Archiver : ZArchiver
Browsers & Addons
 - Browsers : Fulguris, 1DM Browser
Custom Android
 - BCR (Basic Call Recorder)
Network
 - File Sharing: MiXplorer (using FTP, TCP and HTTP servers)
News RSS & eBooks
 - News : Flym
 - eBooks : MiXplorer with PDF Viewer Addon, Xodo
Privacy & Security
 - Password Managers: Personal Data Wallet
 - Firewalls: Karma Firewall
Utilities & System
 - Converters: Unit Converter Pro (by Elkens Software)
Multimedia
 - Audio
  - Music & Radio: AIMP, VLC
  - Music Tag Editors: Musicolet, MiXplorer with Tagger & AutoTag addons
 - Video
  - Media Players: Video Player KMP, MiXplorer with Codecs Addon
 - Image & Graphics
  - Image Editing: Photo Editor(by dev.macgyver)
Productivity
 - Office Tools: PDF Viewer Lite, Xodo
 - OCR: Microsoft Lens (Registration not needed and no ads)
 - Note Taking: PocketPlan
 - Keyboard: Multiling O Keyboard
 - Calculators: handyCalc, Realcalc, Mobi Calculator, Scientific Calculator(by CalcTastic), Mather(in FDroid), OnePlus Calculator(v2.1.74 from apkmirror)


- Misc apps: Diary(by Bill Farmer), QuickTiles (in FDroid), Randomix, Text Converter (izzyondroid)
- Code Editors: ACode, MiXplorer, NMM File Manager
 
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New Update: 16/12/2022 ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ
Changelog: ๐Ÿ“‘

Guides๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ

Privacy and Security ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ

  • Added more content on the guides.


Browsers & Addons๐ŸŒ

Browsers๐ŸŒ

  • Added a Recommendation near Bromite, to change AdBlock filter list with Bromite Extended filter list from the filtrite project for better adblock and pop up blockings.


Communication & Social๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

Communication๐Ÿ’ฌ

  • Added TeamSpeak [Closed Source][Freemium], Nekogram X [Open Source][Free], Zulip [Open Source][Freemium], Briar [Open Source][Free].


Custom Android๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

Added the sub-sections: Universal Android Debloater ๐Ÿงน and Minimal ADB and Fastboot ๐Ÿ’ป
GApps (Google Applications) & microG๐Ÿค–

  • Added mine Retrial-NikGApps package [Open Source][Free].
  • Added micoG Revived [Open Source][Free].


Download Managers & Torrent Clientsโฌ

  • Added Popcorn Time [Open Source][Free]

Multimediaโฏ๏ธ

Audio ๐ŸŽต

Music Players ๐ŸŽต

  • Added Poweramp [Closed Source][Paid], Musicolet [Closed Source][Freemium], Pulsar Music Player [Closed Source][Freemium], Syphony [Open Source][Free], Omnia Music Player [Closed Source][Freemium], Oto Music [Closed Source][Freemium], GoneMAD [Closed Source][Paid], AIMP [Closed Source][Freeware], AIMP [Closed Source][Freeware].

Music & Radio Streaming๐ŸŽง

  • Added YouTube Music [Closed Source][Freeware].


Video๐Ÿ“น

Video Streaming ๐ŸŽฌ

  • Added Popcorn Time [Open Source][Free].


Image & Graphics๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

Image Editingโœ‚๏ธ
  • Added GIMP [Open Source][Free].


Privacy & Security๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ

Password Managers & (2FA) Two-factor Authenticators ๐Ÿ”‘

  • Added a note at Bitwarden and KeePassDX, that can be used as TOTP too.

Privacy Tools๐Ÿšซ

  • Added Exodus - Android Application near ฮตxodus link, Warden [Open Source][Free][Root].


Utilities & System๐Ÿงฐ

Hardware Monitoring โš™๏ธ

  • Added Franco Kernel Manager [Closed Source][Paid], SmartPack-Kernel Manager [Open Source][Free].

Backup ๐Ÿ—„๏ธ

  • Added Swift Backup [Closed Source][Freemium][Optinal Root], Migrate [Open Source][Free][Root], Autosync - File Sync & Backup [Closed Source][Freemium][Paid].

Miscellaneous๐Ÿช›

  • Added Shizuku [Open Source][Free], Inure App Manager [Open Source][Free], App Manager [Open Source][Free], Warden [Open Source][Free][Root], Obtainium [Open Source][Free]. LMT Launcher [Closed Source][Freeware], AppWatcher [Open Source][Free].


Network๐Ÿ‘ฅ

Remote Desktop๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ

  • Added TeamViewer [Closed Source][Freemium].


Productivity๐Ÿงฉ

Office Tools๐Ÿ“

  • Added QuickEdit [Closed Source][Freemium].

Note Taking๐Ÿ—’๏ธ

  • Added NotiNotes [Open Source][Free].

Health & Productivtyโค๏ธ

  • Added Simpill [Open Source][Free], Did I Take My Meds? [Open Source][Free].


Gaming & Emulators๐ŸŽฎ

Emulators๐ŸŽฎ

  • Added AetherSX2 [Closed Source][Freeware].


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    Here are the apps I use
    Many of these apps may not be open source but majority(i.e., not all) of these are privacy friendly without any trackers. Red color apps *may* not be privacy friendy (cause of ads/unnecessary permissions/trackers), green are open source
    Rich (BB code):
    Archiver : ZArchiver
    Browsers & Addons
     - Browsers : Fulguris, 1DM Browser
    Custom Android
     - BCR (Basic Call Recorder)
    Network
     - File Sharing: MiXplorer (using FTP, TCP and HTTP servers)
    News RSS & eBooks
     - News : Flym
     - eBooks : MiXplorer with PDF Viewer Addon, Xodo
    Privacy & Security
     - Password Managers: Personal Data Wallet
     - Firewalls: Karma Firewall
    Utilities & System
     - Converters: Unit Converter Pro (by Elkens Software)
    Multimedia
     - Audio
      - Music & Radio: AIMP, VLC
      - Music Tag Editors: Musicolet, MiXplorer with Tagger & AutoTag addons
     - Video
      - Media Players: Video Player KMP, MiXplorer with Codecs Addon
     - Image & Graphics
      - Image Editing: Photo Editor(by dev.macgyver)
    Productivity
     - Office Tools: PDF Viewer Lite, Xodo
     - OCR: Microsoft Lens (Registration not needed and no ads)
     - Note Taking: PocketPlan
     - Keyboard: Multiling O Keyboard
     - Calculators: handyCalc, Realcalc, Mobi Calculator, Scientific Calculator(by CalcTastic), Mather(in FDroid), OnePlus Calculator(v2.1.74 from apkmirror)
    
    
    - Misc apps: Diary(by Bill Farmer), QuickTiles (in FDroid), Randomix, Text Converter (izzyondroid)
    - Code Editors: ACode, MiXplorer, NMM File Manager
    Hi,

    • ZArchiever: Already added.
    • 1DM Browser I've already added it as Download Manager, I don't think it's worth as Browser since are much better alternatives.
    • Fulguris Browser: I don't think it should be included in browser since there are much better alternatives.
    • Flym: is archived and outdated.
    • eBooks: MiXplorer is mainly File Manager and can be used by multiple purposes. I think it's place it's better to stay at File Managers.
    • Karma Firewall: Added, thanks!
    • Unit Converter Pro (by Elkens Software): Seems outdated.
    • AIMP, VLC: Already included in Music Players ๐ŸŽต
    • Music Colet: Already included in Music Players ๐ŸŽต as it's main purpose is this.
    • KMPLayer: contains ads / This app may share these data types with third parties
    • Device or other IDs / This app may collect these data types Device or other IDs / I think there already much better alternatives.
    • Photo Editor(by dev.macgyver): Contains ads / This app may share these data types with third parties Location, App activity and 2 others / This app may collect these data types Location, App activity and 2 others.
    • PDF Viewer Lite and Xodo: Don't think worth it, there are already better and open source alternatives.
    • Microsoft Lens: Added, Thanks!
    • OnePlus Calculator: Added Thanks!
    • I don't feel I should add all these other calculators.
    • I will take a look for Misc apps and Code Editors later.
    Keep in mind I don't want to bloat much the lists if there are already better apps included and doesn't worth mentions some apps. Also prefer more Open Source and Foss Apps but legit Paid or Closed Source apps will be consider.

    Thanks.
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    Inure App Manager also has a built-in terminal, it should also be listed under Terminal Emulator category as well, I guess
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    Inure App Manager also has a built-in terminal, it should also be listed under Terminal Emulator category as well, I guess
    Hi,
    Sure I will add it there too when I sit down to PC.
    Thanks ๐Ÿ‘
    Edit: Done!
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    New Update: 18/01/2023 ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ
    Changelog: ๐Ÿ“‘

    General ๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ

    • Added a new section "Android TV".
    • Added Device Specific Guides sections at Guides post.

    Cloud Storage โ˜๏ธ

    • Added RCX - Rclone for Android [Open Source][Free], Peergos [Open Source][Freemium], Seafile [Open Source][Free].

    Communication & Social ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

    Dialers & Contacts & SMS๐Ÿ“ฒ

    • Added Basic Call Recorder (BCR) [Open Source][Free][Root], DAVxโต [Open Source][Free], BlackBerry Hub+ Contacts [Closed Source][Freeware].


    Custom Android๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

    Custom ROMs๐Ÿ“ฒ

    • Added ArrowOS [Open Source][Free], Paranoid Android [Open Source][Free].


    Gaming & Emulators ๐ŸŽฎ

    Games ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ

    • Added F-Droid Games [Open Source][Free].


    Utilities & System ๐Ÿงฐ

    Miscellaneous๐Ÿช›

    • Added AnyTracker [Closed Source][Freeware].


    Network๐Ÿ‘ฅ

    Remote Desktop๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ

    • Added guiscrcpy [Open Source][Free].


    Personalization ๐ŸŽจ

    Wallapers๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

    • Added WallsGuru [Freeware], jFL [Freeware].


    Productivity๐Ÿงฉ

    KeyboardsโŒจ๏ธ

    • Added Gboard [Closed Source][Freeware], Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard [Closed Source][Freeware].

    Note Taking๐Ÿ—’๏ธ

    • Added jtx [Open Source][Free].

    Task Management๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

    • Added jtx [Open Source][Free].

    Health & Productivtyโค๏ธ

    • Added Waistline [Open Source][Free].


    Privacy & Security๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ

    Privacy Tools๐Ÿšซ

    • Added Twoyi [Open Source][Free].


    Multimedia โฏ๏ธ

    Audio ๐ŸŽต

    Music & Radio Streaming ๐ŸŽง

    • Changed the link of ReVanced to redirect to my xda thread.
    • Added NewPipeSponsorBlock [Open Source][Free], xManager (Spotify) [Open Source][Free], InnerTune [Open Source][Free], LibreTube [Open Source][Free], FreeTubeCordova [Open Source][Free], YT Vanced based on ReVanced [Closed Source][Freeware].


    Video ๐Ÿ“น

    Video Streaming๐ŸŽฌ

    • Added NewPipeSponsorBlock [Open Source][Free], CloudStream [Open Source][Free],LibreTube [Open Source][Free], FreeTubeCordova [Open Source][Free], YT Vanced based on ReVanced [Closed Source][Freeware].



    Don't forget to check: ;)
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    That import tool is meant to import your bookmarks into your "read later" list on Pocket, while the extension lets you save webpages to that while you're browsing.

    Importing and exporting bookmarks is sadly not something that can be done on most Android browsers, although it's doable on desktop browsers by default.

    Also while their extensions and clients seem to be open source, I don't see anything that would be a significant part of their backend on GitHub.
    Hi I removed completely pocket from the Addon list.
    I've added ZArchiver to the list. Thanks.
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    Android Ultimate Collection!๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ
    This thread contains a collection of applications along with guides that are very useful for any Android user. I will try to keep it updated.
    Developers or Contributors of apps, can ask for help to translate apps on this thread!
    โญReddit Crosspost (r/androidapps)โญ
    โญReddit Crosspost (r/fossdroid)โญ

    โš ๏ธ

    Since the thread is too long and gives me error, I split it up on three.
    Check the post #2 & #3 for the continuation

    Android TV ๐Ÿ“บ

    • SmartTubeNext [Open Source][Free]: YouTube and YouTube Music client with no ads.
    • TV Bro [Open Source][Free]: Simple web browser for android optimized to use with TV remote.
    • MiXplorer [Closed Source][Freeware]: Fully-featured File Manager.
    • FLauncher [Open Source][Free]: Open-source alternative launcher for Android TV, built with Flutter.
    • Projectivy Launcher [Closed Source][Freeware]: It's a multi purpose launcher that can be used without root, but adds interesting features on rooted ones. It can be installed on most Android Tv devices (to provide automatic boot on HDMI input for example). A bunch of functionnalities are dedicated to devices with amlogic/mediatek SOCs and/or Xiaomi devices.

    App Store ๐Ÿฌ

    • Aurora Store [Open Source][Free]: Aurora Store is an unofficial, FOSS client to Google's Play Store with an elegant design. Not only does Aurora Store download, update, and search for apps like the Play Store, it also empowers the user with new features.
    • APKMirror [Closed Source][Freeware]: Free and safe Android APK downloads.
    • Droid-ify [Open Source][Free]: A quick material F-Droid client.
    • Neo-Store [Open Source][Free]: The material F-Droid client for everyone!
    • F-Droid [Open Source][Free]: F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.
    • F-Droid Classic [Open Source][Free]: F-Droid client with the classic UI.
    • IzzyOnDroid [Open Source][Free]: An unofficial client for IzzyOnDroid F-Droid Repository!
    • Aurora Droid [Open Source][Free]: Aurora Droid is an unofficial, FOSS client for F-Droid
    • Appteka [Open Source][Free]: Appteka is an alternative store for Android

    Archivers ๐Ÿ“ฆ

    • ZeeArchiver [Open Source][Free]: Zee is an efficient and simple to use Archiver and decompressor. it can decompress and compress from-to all the formats supported by the well known 7zip utility.
    • MiXplorer & Mix Archive Addon [Closed Source][Freeware]: Fully-featured File Manager.
    • ZArchiver [Closed Source][Freeware]: ZArchiver - is a file management app. It has a simple and functional interface. The application does not have permission to access the Internet, so it cannot transmit information to other services or people.

    Browsers & Addons ๐ŸŒ

    Browsers ๐ŸŒ

    Check PrivacyTests.org to see how much private each browser is by default and also the Browser Comparison Table by DivestOS.
    You can use
    FFUpdater [Open Source][Free], to update privacy friendly browsers directly from source!
    • Brave Browser [Open Source][Free]: Open Source Privacy Browser with built-in adblock.
    • Bromite [Open Source][Free]: Bromite is a open source Chromium fork with ad blocking and enhanced privacy. (Recommended to change AdBlock filter list with Bromite Extended)
    • Bromite buildtools Browser [Open Source][Free]: Is a Bromite brower with latest security patches and fixes and some additional features like toolbar on bottom, expiry time on history and more. This is created by a regular contributer Uazo of original Bromite since original Bromite developer doesn't push updates and pull requests fast. (Recommended to change AdBlock filter list with Bromite Extended)
    • Mull Browser [Open Source][Free]: This is a privacy oriented and deblobbed web browser based on Mozilla technology. It enables many features upstreamed by the Tor Uplift project using preferences from the arkenfox-user.js project. It is recommended to install 'uBlock Origin'.
    • Fennec Browser [Open Source][Free]: Fennec F-Droid is based on the latest Firefox release (codenamed Fenix).
      It has proprietary bits and telemetry removed.
    • Firefox [Open Source][Free]: Mozilla Firefox is a free open-source browser whose development is overseen by the Mozilla Corporation. (Recommended Addon uBlock Origin)
    • Firefox Focus [Open Source][Free]: Firefox Focus is your dedicated privacy browser with automatic tracking protection and ad blocking. With Focus, your pages load faster and your data stays private.
    • FOSS Browser [Open Source][Free]: "FOSS Browser" is a fully free (as in freedom) open source Android browser: privacy-friendly with a modern user interface. - Your privacy - your data.
    • Vivaldi [Partly Open Source][Free]: Get unrivaled customization options and built-in features for better performance, productivity, and privacy.
    • Kiwi Next Browser [Open Source][Free]: Kiwi Browser is a Chromium Canary that includes performance improvements and adblock along with support of extensions.
    • DuckDuckGo [Open Source][Free]: Seamlessly take control of your personal information, no matter where the Internet takes you.
    • EinkBro [Open Source][Free]: A small, fast web browser based on Android WebView. It's tailored for E-Ink devices but also works great on normal android devices.
    • Tor Browser [Open Source][Free]: Tor Browser is the choice if you need anonymity, as it provides you with access to the Tor network and bridges, and it includes default settings and extensions that are automatically configured by the default security levels: Standard, Safer and Safest.

    Addons ๐Ÿ–‡๏ธ

    • uBlock Origin [Open Source][Free]: An efficient blocker add-on for various browsers. Fast, potent, and lean. [Recommended to enable AdGuard URL Tracking Protection and EasyList Cookie beside the default lists]
    • Dark Reader [Open Source][Free]: Dark Reader analyzes web pages and aims to reduce eyestrain while browsing the web.


    Camera ๐Ÿ“ท

    • Secure Camera [Open Source][Free]: Modern camera app focused on privacy and security with QR & barcode scanning.
    • Open Camera [F-Droid] [Open Source][Free]: A feature rich camera application.
    • OpenCamera Sensors [Open Source][Free]: OpenCamera Sensors is an Android application for synchronized recording of video and IMU data. It records sensor data (accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer) and video with frame timestamps synced to the same clock.
    • Cryptocam [Open Source][Free]: Take encrypted photos and video on the fly to protect sensitive information.
    • FreeDcam [Open Source][Free]: FreeDcam is a CameraApp for Android wich try to enable stuff that is forgotten by the manufacturs.
    • ObscuraCam [Open Source][Free]: Blur faces and remove camera and location metadata with this privacy camera app.
    • Libre Camera [Open Source][Free]: A free and open source camera app for Android written in Flutter and Dart.

    Cloud Storage โ˜๏ธ

    Note: Recommended is to use Cryptomator to easily encrypt your data with any cloud you choose.
    • Google Drive [Closed Source][Freemium]: Google Drive, part of Google Workspace, is a safe place to back up and access all your files from any device. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.
    • Microsoft One Drive [Closed Source][Freemium]: Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service operated by Microsoft. It enables registered users to share and synchronize their files. OneDrive also works as the storage backend of the web version of Microsoft Office.
    • Nextcloud [Open Source][Freemium]: A suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services.
    • Proton Drive [Open Source][Freemium]: Proton Drive is an end-to-end encrypted Swiss vault for your files that protects your data.
    • MEGA [Closed Source][Freemium]: A secure, user-controlled end-to-end encrypted cloud storage and communications service with 20 GB free storage space.
    • Filen [Closed Source][Freemium]: Backing up your gallery, organizing and sharing your files in total privacy couldn't be easier. With Filen Mobile we focus on user-friendly encrypted cloud storage, so only you have control over your files and data.
    • Cryptee [Open Source][Freemium]: Cryptee is a web-based E2EE data storage service. It primarily focuses on photo and video storage as well document editing. Cryptee is a PWA, which means that it works seamlessly across all modern devices without requiring native apps for each respective platform.
    • Seafile [Open Source][Free]: High performance file syncing and sharing, with also Markdown WYSIWYG editing, Wiki, file label and other knowledge management features.
    • Peergos [Open Source][Freemium]: A p2p, secure file storage, social network and application protocol.
    • Cryptomator [Open Source][Free]: Cryptomator encrypts your data quickly and easily. Afterwards you upload them protected to your favorite cloud service.
    • RCX - Rclone for Android [Open Source][Free]: RCX helps you to mange your files, everywhere you go, on your local device or on most cloud providers.

    Communication & Social ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

    Dialers & Contacts & SMS ๐Ÿ“ฒ

    • Google Messages [Closed Source][Freeware]: Messages is an SMS, RCS, and instant messaging application developed by Google for its Android mobile operating system
    • QKSMS [Open Source][Free]: QKSMS is an open source replacement to the stock messaging app on Android. It is currently available on the Google Play Store and on F-Droid.
    • SMS Import / Export [Open Source][Free]: SMS Import / Export is a simple Android app that imports and exports SMS and MMS messages, call logs, and contacts from and to JSON files.
    • Google Dialer [Closed Source][Freeware]: Googleโ€™s official phone calling app. Phone helps you easily connect with family and friends, block spam callers, and know whoโ€™s calling before you answer โ€“ all with a simple, intuitive design.
    • Silence [Open Source][Free]: A fork of Signal with only SMS/MMS encryption.
    • Koler [Open Source][Free]: Just a phone app.
    • Simple Dialer [Open Source][Free]: A handy phone call manager with phonebook, number blocking and multi-SIM support.
    • Basic Call Recorder (BCR) [Open Source][Free][Root]: BCR is a simple Android call recording app for rooted devices or devices running custom firmware. Once enabled, it stays out of the way and automatically records incoming and outgoing calls in the background.
    • Yet Another Call Blocker [Open Source][Free]: Block unwanted calls effortlessly.
    • Google Contacts [Closed Source][Freeware]: Back up your contacts and sync them across all your devices. Keep your contacts organized and up to date.
    • Simple Contacts [Open Source][Free]: Easy and quick contact management with no ads, handles groups and favorites too.
    • DAVxโต [Open Source][Free]: All-in-one CalDAV/CardDAV/WebDAV solution for Android.
    • BlackBerry Hub+ Contacts [Closed Source][Freeware]: Contacts app with structured addresses support.
    • Contact Diary [Open Source][Free]: Open-source app to keep track of the people you have recently been with.

    Communication ๐Ÿ’ฌ

    • Viber [Closed Source][Freemium]: Free and secure calls and messages to anyone, anywhere.
    • Discord [Closed Source][Freemium]: Discord is the easiest way to talk over voice, video, and text. Talk, chat, hang out, and stay close with your friends and communities.
    • TeamSpeak [Closed Source][Freemium]: Use crystal clear sound to communicate with your team mates cross-platform with military-grade security, lag-free performance & unparalleled reliability and uptime.
    • Slack [Closed Source][Freemium]: With the Slack app, your team is never more than a click away.
    • Zulip [Open Source][Freemium]: Alternative to Slack. Zulip combines the immediacy of real-time chat with an email threading model. With Zulip, you can catch up on important conversations while ignoring irrelevant ones.
    • Telegram [Partly Open Source] [Freemium]: Pure instant messaging โ€” simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. One of the world's top 10 most downloaded apps with over 500 million active users.
    • Nekogram X [Open Source][Free]: A third-party Telegram android app.
    • OwlGram [Open Source][Free]: OwlGram is a third-party client that uses Telegram's API, the world's fastest messaging app. It's free, powerful, secure and cloud-based.
    • Signal [Open Source][Free]: A messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app.
    • Briar [Open Source][Free]: Secure Messaging, Anywhere.
    • Wire [Open Source][Free]: Wire is an encrypted communication and collaboration platform, based on edge computing and zero trust architecture.
    • Element [Open Source][Free]: Secure and independent communication, connected via Matrix.
    • Session [Open Source][Free]: An end-to-end encrypted messenger.
    • Mastodon [Open Source][Free]: Globally interconnected microblogging community.
    • Threema [Open Source][Paid]: Threema is more than a chat app. Threema is a statement. A statement for privacy.
    • SimpleX Chat [Open Source][Free]: SimpleX Chat - a private & encrypted messenger without any user IDs (not even random ones)!

    Social ๐Ÿ’ญ

    • Infinity [Open Source][Free]: This is a Reddit client on Android written in Java. It does not have any ads and it features clean UI and smooth browsing experience.
    • Slide [Open Source][Free]: Slide is an open-source, ad-free Reddit browser for Android.
    • Stealth [Open Source][Free]: Stealth is an account-free, privacy-oriented, and feature-rich Reddit client. It provides features from Reddit, without the need for an account. In fact, the app doesn't even let you log in with a Reddit account.
    • Fritter [Open Source][Free]: A privacy-friendly Twitter frontend for mobile devices.
    • Twidere X [Open Source][Free]: Next generation of Twidere for Android.
    • Nitter for Android [Open Source][Free]: Android client for the popular Twitter frontend, Nitter.
    • Tusky [Open Source][Free]: An Android client for the microblogging server Mastodon.
    • monocles social [Open Source][Free]: monocles social is based on mastodon. A privacy friendly social network.
    • Fedilab [Open Source][Free]: Fedilab is a multifunctional Android client to access the distributed Fediverse, consisting of microblogging, photo sharing and video hosting https://fedilab.app.
    • OctoDroid [Open Source][Free]: Github client for Android.


    Custom Android ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

    Custom ROMs๐Ÿ“ฒ

    Below you can find the most active and stable custom ROMs for your device. Note that may not all exist for your device and always must take a look in the proper XDA Community for your device.
    • Official LineageOS [Open Source][Free]: A free and open-source operating system for various devices, based on the Android mobile platform.
    • crDroid [Open Source][Free]: Improve the performance, reliability and customizability of your Android device
    • ArrowOS [Open Source][Free]: An AOSP based project started with the goal of keeping things simple, clean, and organized. We added features that will be helpful in the long run, while aiming to deliver smooth performance and longer battery life.
    • Pixel Experience [Open Source][Free]: PixelExperience is an AOSP based ROM, with Google apps included and all Pixel goodies (launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts, bootanimation).
    • Paranoid Android [Open Source][Free]: Paranoid Android is a custom ROM aiming to extend the system, working on enhancing the already existing beauty of Android and following the same design philosophies that were set forward by Google for Android Open Source Project.
    • DivestOS [Open Source][Free]: A mobile operating system divested from the norm. "take back (some) control of your device".
    • GrapheneOS [Open Source][Free]: The private and secure mobile operating system with Android app compatibility. Developed as a non-profit open source project.

    GApps (Google Applications) & microG ๐Ÿค–

    GApps ๐Ÿค–

    • Retrial-NikGApps (ARM64) [Open Source][Free]: I've made my own NikGApps package for A13 since I didn't liked the premade packages. My package basically replace the basic AOSP/LOS apps with Google one, while keep it debloated.
    • NikGApps [Create your own NikGApps build -> Video Guide] [Guide for Packages Information/Description] [Open Source][Free]: A Custom Google Apps Package that Suits Everyone Needs!
    • FlameGApps [FlameGApps Config] [FlameGApps A13 Basic] [Open Source][Free]: A Google Apps package for arm64 devices!
    • MindTheGapps [Open Source][Free]: GApps builded from the LineageOS devs.
    • BiTGApps [Open Source][Free]: A custom GApps package which contain minimal, But has all the required Google Applications to get Google Services functionality.
    • Open GApps / Open GApps Unofficial A12L [Open Source][Free]: The Open GApps Project is an open-source effort to script the automatic generation of up-to-date Google Apps packages.
    • LiteGapps [Open Source][Free]: LiteGapps is an Custom Gapps for smartphones, tablet, desktop, free and open-source software. by providing complete, stable support and several additional features.

    microG ๐Ÿค–

    If you don't want to use Google Play Services and general move away from Google, microG and its variants is an open source alternative which replace these services.
    • NanoDroid [Open Source][Free]: NanoDroid for lets you pseudo-debloat the ROM, install microG, F-Droid, FOSS apps, GNU Bash, GNU Nano, Zelda ringtones and sounds.
    • MinMicroG [Open Source][Free]: A simple, flexible MicroG/gang Installer.
    • BiTGApps microG [Open Source][Free]: microG Installer.
    • microG Revived [Open Source][Free]: Install microG GmsCore, GsfProxy, FakeStore (or Play Store if you want so) and MapsV1 to /system/.
    • microG [Open Source][Free]: A free-as-in-freedom re-implementation of Googleโ€™s proprietary Android user space apps and libraries.


    Magisk Root ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ

    You can check my Guides for installation.
    Note: If your bank apps detect root, follow this Guide.

    • Magisk (APK) [Open Source][Free]: Magisk is a popular Android rooting solution.
    • Magisk.zip (Flashable Zip) [Open Source][Free]: Magisk is a popular Android rooting solution
    • Uninstall.zip (Flashable Zip) [Open Source][Free]: Magisk is a popular Android rooting solution
    • Magisk Canary (APK) [Open Source][Free]: Magisk is a popular Android rooting solution
    • FoxMagiskModuleManager [Open Source][Free]: This app replace the official magisk module repository since no longer available.
    • Universal SafetyNet Fix by kdrag0n [Video Guide] [Open Source][Free]: Magisk module to work around Google's SafetyNet attestation.
    • Shamiko [Guide] [Open Source][Free]: Hide Root from apps.

    Google Camera Ports & ANX Camera ๐Ÿ“ท

    Note: Check your device XDA Community for the best working GCam.
    • Celsoazevedo-GCam Hub [Closed Source][Freeware]: A download hub for some of the Google Camera mods. From devs like BSG, Arnova8G2, and many others. [FAQ]
    • ANX Camera [Closed Source][Freeware]: A MIUI Camera Port for AOSP-Based ROMS!

    Universal Android Debloater ๐Ÿงน

    • Universal Android Debloater [Open Source][Free]: Cross-platform GUI written in Rust using ADB to debloat non-rooted android devices. Improve your privacy, the security and battery life of your device.

    Minimal ADB and Fastboot ๐Ÿ’ป

    • Minimal ADB and Fastboot [Free]: Typically if you want to install ADB and Fastboot you have to download and setup the Android SDK (If you really want to learn about Android Development I highly recommend downloading and installing the full Android SDK from here), but this can be unnecessary for people who just want to install ADB and Fastboot. To simply the process I created a windows installer that will install the latest version of ADB and Fastboot for you quickly and easily. The total installation of Minimal ADB and Fastboot is around 2 MB in size (Compared to the 90+ MB size of the Android SDK Tools, and 425+ MB size of the complete Android SDK) making it very lightweight.


    Download Managers & Torrent Clients โฌ

    Download Managers โฌ

    • Download Navi [Open Source][Free]: Free and Open Source software download manager.
    • Aria2App [Open Source][Free]: Aria2App is an advanced download manager based on aria2 that can handle remote servers too.
    • 1DM+ [Closed Source][Paid]: ne download manager plus [formerly IDM+] is the fastest and most advanced download manager (with Torrent download support) available on android. It's upto 500% faster than normal download. And it doesn't run background services if there's nothing to download and Smart download option is disabled which increases battery life.
    • Free Download Manager [Closed Source][Freeware]: A powerful modern download accelerator and organizer.

    Torrent Clients โ™ป๏ธ

    • LibreTorrent [Open Source][Free]: Free and Open Source, full-featured torrent client for Android.
    • Aria2App [Open Source][Free]: Aria2App is an advanced download manager based on aria2 that can handle remote servers too.
    • BiglyBT [Open Source][Free]: BiglyBT is an ad-free, fully featured open source torrent client and remote control app, optimized for phone, tablet, Chromebook, and Android TV.
    • Flud [Closed Source][Paid]: Flud is a simple and beautiful BitTorrent client for Android.
    • Transdroid [Open Source][Free]: Manage torrents from your Android device.
    • Popcorn Time [Open Source][Free]: A multi-platform, free software BitTorrent client that includes an integrated media player.

    Audio/Video Downloaders โฌ‡๏ธ

    • Seal [Open Source][Free]: Video/Audio downloader for Android, designed and themed with Material You.
    • dvd [Open Source][Free]: Download videos from anywhere.
    • NewPipe [Open Source][Free]: A libre lightweight streaming front-end for Android.
    • SongTube [Open Source][Free]: Simple & Beautiful App (Tool) made in Flutter to Download Media from YouTube.
    • RAGG [Open Source][Free]: Music player app with YouTube audio downloader.
    • Musify [Open Source][Free]: Music Streaming and Downloading app made in Flutter!
    • SpotiFlyer [Open Source][Free]: Download All your songs from Spotify, Gaana, Jio Saavn, Youtube Music, SoundCloud.

    Subtitles Downloaders ๐Ÿ”ค

    • SubHub [Open Source][Free]: Subtitles downloader.
    • GMT Subitles [Closed Source][Freeware]: This software makes it easy to download movies or tv shows subtitles on your phone, your tablet or any device connected to the network (NAS, computer, etc,).


    Email ๐Ÿ“ง

    Email Clients ๐Ÿ“ฉ

    • K-9 Mail (Thunderbird soon) [Open Source][Free]: K-9 Mail is an open source email client focused on making it easy to chew through large volumes of email.
    • FairEmail [Open Source][Free]: Fully featured, open source, privacy oriented email app.
    • monocles mail [Open Source][Free]: monocles mail is a fork of the K-9 mail. It comes with all the known functions of K-9 mail and will get some updates in the UI to improve usability.

    Email Aliases ๐Ÿ“จ

    • Simple Login [Open Source][Freemium]: Receive and send emails anonymously. With email aliases, you can be anonymous online and protect your inbox against spams and phishing. Open source. Made and hosted in Europe.
    • AnonAddy [Open Source][Freemium]: Create Unlimited Email Aliases For Free. Anonymous email forwarding.
    • Firefox Relay [Open Source][Freemium]: Firefox Relay email masks protect your real email address and phone numbers from public exposure by automatically forwarding messages to your real inbox. Now you can receive only the messages you want in your inbox.

    Email Providers โœ‰๏ธ

    • Proton Email [Open Source][Freemium]: Secure email that protects your privacy Keep your conversations private. Proton Mail is an encrypted email service based in Switzerland.
    • Tutanota [Open Source][Freemium]: Tutanota is the world's most secure email service, easy to use and private by design.


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    File Managers ๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ

    • MiXplorer [Closed Source][Freeware]: Fully-featured File Manager.
    • Material Files [Open Source][Free]: An open source Material Design file manager.
    • Amaze File Manager [Open Source][Free]: Simple and attractive Material Design file manager for Android.
    • Simple File Manager [Open Source][Free]: Easy app for managing your files without ads, respecting your privacy & security.
    • Ghost Commander [Open Source][Free]: Dual-panel file manager.
    • File Manager [Open Source][Free]: File Manager with two panels, smart copy/move dialogs, easy open/share files, multiple files sources including: root, SAF and direct files access.
    • Solid Explorer File Manager [Closed Source][Freemium]: Solid Explorer is a file management app inspired by the old school file commander applications.
    • FX File Explorer [Closed Source][Freemium]: FX File Explorer features a Material Design UI and new ways to transfer your files between devices and computers.
    • Total Commander [Closed Source][Freeware]: Android version of the desktop file manager Total Commander.

    Gaming & Emulators ๐ŸŽฎ

    Games ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ

    • F-Droid Games [Open Source][Free]: List of open source and foss android games.
    • lichess [Open Source][Free]: lichess is built for the love of chess. The server hosts hundreds of thousands of users and games every day. Several chess variants are supported (Crazyhouse, Chess 960, King Of The Hill, Three-check, Antichess, Atomic chess, Horde, Racing Kings). It supports both online and offline modes!
    • Mill [Open Source][Free]: Sanmill is a free, powerful UCI-like N men's morris program with CUI, Flutter GUI and Qt GUI.

    Emulators ๐ŸŽฎ

    • Citra [Open Source][Free]: Citra is a work-in-progress Nintendo 3DS emulator started in early 2013. Citra can currently emulate, with varying degrees of success, a wide variety of different homebrew applications and commercial software.
    • AetherSX2 [Closed Source][Freeware]: AetherSX2 is a free (no ads) emulator of the PS Two console for ARM-based devices. This enables you to play games which you have dumped from disc on your smartphone.
    • RetroArch [Open Source][Free]: RetroArch is an open source project that uses a powerful development interface called Libretro. Libretro is an interface that allows you to make cross-platform applications that can use rich features like OpenGL, cross-platform camera support, location support, and more in the future. It comes with its own built-in collection of apps to give you a one-stop-shop for entertainment.
    • Lemuroid [Open Source][Free]: Lemuroid is an open-source emulation project for Android based on Libretro. Its main goal is ease of use, good Android integration and a great user experience.


    Maps & Navigation ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

    • Google Maps: [Closed Source][Freeware]: Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps.
    • OsmAnd [Open Source][Free]: Offline Maps and Navigation.
    • Organic Maps [Open Source][Free]: Organic Maps is a free Android & iOS offline maps app for travelers, tourists, hikers, and cyclists. It uses crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap data and is developed with love by MapsWithMe (MapsMe) founders and our community. No ads, no tracking, no data collection, no crapware.
    • Transportr [Open Source][Free]: Free Public Transport Assistant without Ads or Tracking
    • GMaps WV [Open Source][Free]: GMaps WV is a WebView wrapper for using Google Maps without exposing your device.
    • Private Location [Open Source][Free]: A simple app to set your location to anywhere in the world, and improve general phone location privacy.
    • Trail Sense [Open Source][Free]: An Android app that uses your phone's sensors to assist with wilderness treks or survival situations.

    Network ๐Ÿ‘ฅ

    File Sharing ๐Ÿ“ค

    • LANDrop [Open Source][Free]: A cross-platform tool that you can use to conveniently transfer photos, videos, and other types of files to other devices on the same local network.
    • Send [Open Source][Free]: Send is a fork of Mozillaโ€™s discontinued Firefox Send service which allows you to send files to others with a link. Files are encrypted on your device so that they cannot be read by the server, and they can be optionally password-protected as well.
    • OnionShare [Open Source][Free]: An open source tool that lets you securely and anonymously share files, host websites, and chat with friends using the Tor network.
    • FileSend [Open Source][Free]: Simple, encrypted file sharing.
    • Wormhole [Open Source][Free]: Simple, private file sharing.
    • Syncthing [Open Source][Free]: Syncthing is an open-source peer-to-peer continuous file synchronization utility. It is used to synchronize files between two or more devices over the local network or the internet. Syncthing does not use a centralized server; it uses the Block Exchange Protocol to transfer data between devices. All data is encrypted using TLS.
    • KDE Connect [Open Source][Free]: Enabling communication between all your devices.
    • SnapDrop [Open Source][Free]: Snapdrop for Android is an android client for the free and open source local file sharing solution https://snapdrop.net/.
    • Sharik [Open Source][Free]: Sharik is an open-source, cross-platform solution for sharing files via Wi-Fi or Mobile Hotspot.
    • Warpinator [Open Source][Free]: This is an unofficial reimplementation of Linux Mint's file sharing tool Warpinator for Android.
    • Filester [Open Source][Free]: Filester lets you share files with everyone, everywhere, whenever you want!
    • Zorin Connect [Open Source][Free]: Connect your Zorin OS computer with your Android device.
    • Device Connect [Open Source][Free]: Yet another tool to connect Android phone with desktop similar to KDE Connect. Android client for https://github.com/cyanomiko/dcnnt-py.
    • ShareX [Open Source][Free]: Share files across any platform in hassle-free way with fast speed!

    Remote Desktop ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ

    • TeamViewer [Closed Source][Freemium]: The worldโ€™s most trusted remote access, control and support software.
    • AnyDesk [Closed Source][Freemium]: Your Remote Desktop Software for Windows.
    • RustDesk [Open Source][Free]: Yet another remote desktop software.
    • Chrome Remote Desktop [Closed Source][Freeware]: The easy way to remotely connect with your home or work computer, or share your screen with others.
    • KDE Connect [Open Source][Free]: Enabling communication between all your devices.
    • scrcpy [Open Source][Free]: Display and control your Android device.
    • guiscrcpy [Open Source][Free]: A simple, pluggable, graphical user interface for the fastest Android screen mirroring software.
    • QtScrcpy [Open Source][Free]: Android real-time display control software.
    • Weylus [Open Source][Free]: Use your tablet as graphic tablet/touch screen on your computer.
    • Moonlight [Open Source][Free]: An open source implementation of NVIDIA's GameStream.
    • Sunshine [Open Source]: Host for Moonlight Streaming Client.
    • ZeroTier [Open Source]: A smart programmable Ethernet switch for planet Earth.
    • Tailscale [Closed Source][Freemium]: A mesh VPN alternative that makes it easy to connect your devices.
    • Deskreen [Open Source][Free]: A desktop app that turns any device with a web browser into a secondary screen for your computer over WiFi.
    • Screego [Open Source][Free]: Screego allows you to share your screen with good quality and low latency.

    Network Monitors ๐Ÿ“ถ

    • GlassWire [Closed Source][Freemium]: A network security monitoring tool and analyzer.
    • WiFiAnalyzer [Open Source][Free]: Android application to analyze WiFi signals.
    • PCAPdroid [Open Source][Free]: PCAPdroid is an open source app which lets you monitor and export the network traffic of your device. The app simulates a VPN to achieve non-root capture but, contrary to a VPN, the traffic is processed locally into the device.
    • Speedtest by Ookla [Closed Source][Freeware]: Speedtest by Ookla is the definitive way to test the speed and performance of your internet connection.
    • LibreSpeed [Open Source][Free]: This is a very lightweight Speedtest implemented in Javascript, using XMLHttpRequest and Web Workers.


    News RSS & eBooks ๐Ÿ“ฐ

    News ๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ

    • Feeder [Open Source][Free]: An awesome Free and Open Source RSS Feed reader.
    • ReadYou [Open Source][Free]: A modern and elegant RSS reader with Material You design

    eBooks ๐Ÿ“–

    • Librera Reader [Open Source][Free]: Book and PDF reader.
    • KOReader [Open Source][Free]: An ebook reader application supporting PDF, DjVu, EPUB, FB2 and many more formats, running on Cervantes, Kindle, Kobo, PocketBook and Android devices.


    Personalization ๐ŸŽจ

    Personalization Tools ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

    • Repainter [Closed Source][Freemium]: Repainter brings customizable, dynamic Material You theming to any Android 12 (and newer) device and ROM. Please read the entire description โ€” ROOT MAY BE REQUIRED depending on your device and Android version!
    • Kustom Industries Apps [Closed Source][Freemium]: At Kustom Industries we believe that homescreens will need to look awesome when Aliens will come, this is why we do top notch tools for that.

    Wallapers ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

    • Muzei [Open Source][Free]: Live wallpaper of famous art.
    • Mysplash [Open Source][Free]: An Unsplash Client.
    • Walli [Closed Source][Freemium]: Walli is a high quality and unique collection of artistic wallpapers for your mobile.
    • Zedge [Closed Source][Freemium]: Zedge is the # 1 phone personalization app in the world and helps you make sure your phone reflects you.
    • WPGen [Open Source][Free]: Wallpaper generator.
    • Absolutely Wallpapers [Freeware]: Wallapepers Collection by NickNice85.
    • Noir Arts Wallapers [Freeware]: Wallapepers Collection by Armand.
    • jFL [Freeware]: Wallapepers Collection by jFL.
    • DevianArt [Freeware]: The Largest Online Art Gallery and Community.
    • Unsplash [Freeware]: Beautiful Images and Pictures.
    • Pexels [Freeware]: The best free stock photos, royalty free images & videos shared by creators.
    • Wallheaven [Freeware]: The best wallpapers on the Net!
    • Wallpaper Abyss [Freeware]: Search for wallpapers!
    • WallpapersCraft [Freeware]: Desktop Wallpapers, HD Backgrounds.
    • InterfaceLIFT [Freeware]: Free Wallpapers Downloads.
    • WallpappersMug [Freeware]: Wallpapers.
    • WallsGuru [Freeware]: Welcome to WallsGuru Telegranm channel. Here We publish High-Resolution Unique Wallpapers (Live & Static) for Mobile and Desktop.๐Ÿ˜Ž
    • Reddit [Freeware]: /MobileWallaper & /iWallpapers & /Verticalwallpapers & /AndroidThemes.

    Live Wallpapers ๐Ÿงฉ

    • Doodle [Open Source][Free]: Colorful live wallpapers with auto dark mode and power-efficient animations.
    • GIF Live Wallpaper [Open Source][Free]: A Live Wallpaper that will display animated GIFs as your phone background.
    • Dark Mode Live Wallpaper [Open Source][Free]: Live wallpaper that respects dark theme mode
    • Palette-Cycle [Open Source][Free]: Turn any image from Mark Ferrari and Joseph Huckaby's Canvas Cycle Demo into a Live Wallpaper for your home or lock screen.


    Privacy & Security๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ

    Password Managers & (2FA) Two-factor Authenticators ๐Ÿ”‘

    • Bitwarden [Open Source][Free]: Manage, store, secure, and share unlimited passwords across unlimited devices from anywhere. Bitwarden delivers open source password management solutions to everyone, whether at home, at work, or on the go. [Support and can be used as TOPT too]
    • KeePassDX [Open Source][Free]: Lightweight password manager for Android, KeePassDX allows editing encrypted data in a single file in KeePass format and fill in the forms in a secure way. [Support and can be used as TOPT too]
    • KeeWeb [Open Source][Free]: This webapp is a browser and desktop password manager compatible with KeePass databases.
    • Aegis Authenticator [Open Source][Free]: Aegis Authenticator is a free, secure and open source app for Android to manage your 2-step verification tokens for your online services.
    Password Tools ๐Ÿ—๏ธ



    Encryption ๐Ÿ”

    • Cryptomator [Open Source][Free]: Cryptomator encrypts your data quickly and easily. Afterwards you upload them protected to your favorite cloud service.
    • DroidFS [Open Source][Free]: Encrypted overlay filesystems implementation for Android.
    • RCX - Rclone for Android [Open Source][Free]: A cloud file manager, powered by rclone.
    • EDS [Open Source][Free]: EDS (Encrypted Data Store) is a virtual disk encryption software for Android which allows you to store your files in an encrypted container. VeraCrypt(R), TrueCrypt(R), LUKS, EncFs, CyberSafe(R) container types are supported. The program can operate in two modes: non-mounted and mounted.
    • Hat.sh [Open Source][Free]: Encrypt and Decrypt files securely in your browser.
    • OpenKeychain [Open Source][Free]: OpenKeychain is an OpenPGP implementation for Android.

    Antivirus/Antimalwares ๐Ÿฆ 

    • Hypatia [Open Source][Free]: Hypatia is the world's first FOSS malware scanner for Android. It is powered by ClamAV style signature databases.
    • Malwarebytes [Closed Source][Freemium]: Anti-Malware Tool to scan your system and files for malwares.
    • VirusTotal [Closed Source][Freeware]: Free online malware detection service for analyzing suspicious files and URLs.
    • Jotti [Closed Source][Freeware]: Jotti's malware scan is a free service that lets you scan suspicious files with several anti-virus programs. You can submit up to 5 files at the same time. There is a 250MB limit per file. Please be aware that no security solution offers 100% protection, not even when it uses several anti-virus engines. All files are shared with anti-virus companies so detection accuracy of their anti-virus products can be improved.

    Firewalls & AdBlockers โ›”

    • NetGuard [Open Source][Free]: NetGuard provides simple and advanced ways to block access to the internet - no root required. Applications and addresses can individually be allowed or denied access to your Wi-Fi and/or mobile connection.
    • AFWall+ [Open Source][Free][Root]: AFWall+ (Android Firewall +) is a front-end application for the powerful iptables Linux firewall.
    • InviZible Pro [Open Source][Free]: Comprehensive application for on-line privacy and security.
    • RethinkDNS [Open Source][Free]: Rethink DNS + Firewall is the easiest way to monitor app activity, circumvent Internet censorship, block ads and trackers on your Android device.
    • DNS66 [Open Source][Free]: DNS66 allows blocking host names via DNS. This can be used for ad blocking. It also allows other DNS servers to be added, for more privacy.
    • TrackerControl [Open Source][Free]: TrackerControl: monitor and control trackers and ads.
    • AdAway [Open Source][Free]: AdAway is an open source ad blocker for Android.
    • Blokada [Open Source][Free]: Blokada is the popular ad blocker and privacy app for Android and iOS. It's being supported and actively developed by the amazing open source community.
    • AdGuard [Closed Source for Android][Freeware]: Say no to ads and trackers.
    • personalDNSfilter [Open Source][Free]: DNS request based Host Blocker over local VPN using a Blocklist.
    • Karma Firewall [Open Source][Free]: Karma Firewall blocks apps from accessing the Internet.

    Privacy Checks โœ…

    • Have I been Pwned [Open Source][Free]: Check if your email or phone is in a data breach.
    • Firefox Monitor [Open Source][Free]: Firefox Monitor warns you if your email address has been exposed to a data breach. See if your information has been compromised, learn how to protect your accounts, and get notified if your email address appears in a new breach.
    • PrivacyTests.org [Open Source][Free]: Check how much privacy is each browser by default.

    Privacy Tools ๐Ÿšซ

    • Shelter [Open Source][Free]: App Isolation. Shelter is a Free and Open-Source (FOSS) app that leverages the "Work Profile" feature of Android to provide an isolated space that you can install or clone apps into.
    • Permission Pilot [Open Source][Free]: A new kind of app to help the user view apps and which permissions they use.
    • Warden [Open Source][Free][Root]: Warden is a FOSS app management utility.
    • Twoyi [Open Source][Free]: Twoyi is a lightweight Android container. It runs a nearly complete Android system as a normal app (no root required).
    • App Manager [Open Source][Free][Root]: A full-featured open source package manager for android.
    • ฮตxodus / android app [Open Source][Free]: ฮตxodus analyzes Android applications in order to list the embedded trackers and ads.
    • ExifEraser [Open Source][Free]: Permissionless image metadata erasing application for Android.
    • Image Scrubber [Open Source][Free]: This is a tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests.
    • PrivacyBlur [Open Source][Free]: Obfuscate sensitive data in your pictures before sharing them online.


    Utilities & System ๐Ÿงฐ

    Hardware Monitoring โš™๏ธ

    • Device Info HW [Closed Source][Freeware]: A hardware and software information app for Android devices.
    • CPU-Z [Closed Source][Freeware]: CPU-Z is a free application that reports information about your device.
    • GPSTest [Open Source][Free]: The #1 open-source Android GNSS/GPS test program.
    • BetterBatteryStats [Closed Source][Freeware]: With BetterBatteryStats you can analyse the behavior of your phone and find applications causing the phone to drain battery while it is supposed to be asleep.
    • BatteryGuru [Closed Source][Freemium]: Battery Guru displays battery usage information, measures battery capacity (mAh), show estimates, and helps you change your charging habits with useful tips to prolong battery life and increase its lifespan. Monitor battery voltage, electric current, temperature and much more.
    • UIBencher [Open Source][Free]: UIBencher makes it easy to automate the execution of multiple UIBench tests, extract the results, and export them. You can check kernel jitters etc.
    • Franco Kernel Manager [Closed Source][Paid]: Franco Kernel Manager it's a complete toolbox for all devices with a rich feature set aimed for ease of use to supercharge your kernel! From the less knowledgeable, to the most expert user, it combines everything you need to manage, tweak and empower your device.
    • SmartPack-Kernel Manager [Open Source][Free]: Powerful open source kernel manager.
    • MatLog [Open Source][Free]: MatLog is a free and open-source material-style log reader for Android based on CatLog.
    • SysLog [Open Source][Free]: Open Source tool for quickly taking and sharing system logs.

    Terminal Emulators ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ

    • Termux [Open Source][Free]: Termux combines powerful terminal emulation with an extensive Linux package
      collection.
    • Inure App Manager [Open Source][Free]: An elegant and beautiful premium Android app manager for both rooted and non-rooted devices and a built-in terminal, analytics panel and an independent custom theme engine.

    File Cleaners ๐Ÿงน

    • Extirpater [Open Source][Free]: A high performance free space eraser, the first on Android. Use before selling your device, after enabling encryption, or after deleting many apps/files. Warning! Due to how flash drives work and the partition layout of devices, it'll never be possible to fully fill the drive.
    • LTE Cleaner [Open Source][Free]: LTE Cleaner only aims to clean your phone by removing safe to delete files, which not only frees up a lot of space, but also improve your privacy. Since LTE Cleaner removes .log files, which well, log what you do. LTE Cleaner is 100% free, open source, ad free, and deletes everything it claims to.
    • SD Maid [Closed Source][Freemium]: A maid for your Android, to keep it clean and tidy.

    Backup ๐Ÿ—„๏ธ

    • Neo Backup [Open Source][Free]: Backup manager for android.
    • Swift Backup: [Closed Source][Freemium][Optinal Root]: A simple, fast and smart backup solution for Android.
    • Migrate [Open Source][Free][Root]: Jumping from one custom ROM to another can be a challenging task. So I decided to make an app to simplify the process.
    • Autosync - File Sync & Backup [Closed Source][Freemium][Paid]: Autosync is a series of backup apps by MetaCtrl. They are available for Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, and MEGA as separate apps. Each one lets you backup files automatically. Files also sync both ways. Thus, if you upload something to Drive, Autosync for Google Drive puts it on your device and vice versa. Users can choose sync intervals, the types of files that go to the cloud, and more. It also includes Tasker support.

    Flashlights ๐Ÿ”ฆ

    • Simple Flashlight [Open Source][Free]: A simple modern flashlight with SOS, stroboscope & bright display, has no ads.
    • An Light | Flashlight [Open Source][Free]: A simple flashlight application,include flashlight,stroboscope,sos,screen flashlight,morsecode.
    • Flashy [Open Source][Free]: Simple & Privacy-Friendly Flashlight App.

    Converters ๐Ÿ”„

    • PDF Converter [Open Source][Free]: An app to convert images to PDF file!
    • Converter NOW [Open Source][Free]: The Unit Converter app: easy, immediate and multi-platform.
    • unitto [Open Source][Free]: Unit converter for Android.
    • Android Media converter [Open Source][Free]: Android open source media converter build on top of FFmpeg.

    Miscellaneous ๐Ÿช›

    • Shizuku [Open Source][Free]: Shizuku allows you to tinker with your Android devices with or without root.
    • Obtainium [Open Source][Free]: Obtainium allows you to install and update Open-Source Apps directly from their releases pages, and receive notifications when new releases are made available.
    • AnyTracker [Closed Source][Freeware]: This app lets you track almost anything and send you notifications.
    • Inure App Manager [Open Source][Free]: An elegant and beautiful premium Android app manager for both rooted and non-rooted devices and a built-in terminal, analytics panel and an independent custom theme engine.
    • App Manager [Open Source][Free][Root]: A full-featured open source package manager for android.
    • Warden [Open Source][Free][Root]: Warden is a FOSS app management utility.
    • LMT Launcher [Closed Source][Freeware]: LMT is a tool for Android (tested already on multiple devices but should run on nearly all) that launches a command when perform single touch or multitouch gestures on the screen (In any app/screen/etc.). You can connect basic and advanced commands to any gesture LMT supports. In addition to the gestures you can activate a system-wide PieControl for navigation like the feature in the ICS stock browser (touch the side of the screen to activate it).
    • AppWatcher [Open Source][Free]: App Watcher for Android helps you to follow updates of applications in Play Store that are not installed currently on your device.
    • DeadHash [Open Source][Free]: DeadHash is a freeware utility to calculate file and text hashes.
    • HexViewer [Open Source][Free]: Hexadecimal viewer for Android.
    • Cams [Open Source][Free]: A simple Android mobile application for playing RTSP streams from IP cameras.
    • Volta [Open Source][Free]: Actions on volume buttons.
    • Key Mapper [Open Source][Free]: An Android app that change what the buttons do on your devices!
    • OONI Probe [Open Source][Free]: OONI Probe is free and open source software designed to measure internet censorship and other forms of network interference.
    • System Power [Closed Source][Freeware][Root]: System Power app adds several system functions in a simple and intuitive user interface.


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    Android Ultimate Guides! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ

    Privacy and Security ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ

    So here you can find some useful tips which I can personally can give you. You can find a more advanced guides if you look in the internet but I just want to keep it simple for casual and normal users.
    Lets get started:

    • ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธPrefer Android ROMs & Kernels with SELinux Enforcing. You can find informations here.
    • ๐Ÿ•ตIf you want to avoid Google and Play Store (De-Google), you can choose a ROM without GApps preinstalled like LineageOS and use Droid-ify client which is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device. Note that not all apps from Play Store will be available in Droid-ify or F-Droid. Only Open Source projects. You can find alternatives though. Alternative you can use LineageOS for microG or any ROM which support signature spoofing and can support microG and use Aurora Store which can have access to Play Store apps.
    • ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธCheck the Privacy and Security section in my Collection to find useful apps to use.
    • ๐Ÿ“–Always prefer Open Source or well popular Apps, Programs & Stuff. Open Source doesn't mean it's 100% safe but it's unlikely to have something suspicious, since you and other users can check the code in GitHub or in any other code hosting platform the "stuff" is hosted.
    • โ„ข๏ธAlways download and install Apps, Programs & Stuff from official sources and do not use redirection links from different sites. Google is your friend to find the official source of the stuff you want.
    • ๐ŸšซAvoid using Cracked Apps, Programs & Stuff, especially your Windows OS should be clean. There are a lot of websites you can get cheap keys, around ~10$, for Official Windows & Office, no need to mess with crack generators and all these. Keep in mind the most popular programs you may want to get cracked, are more highly possible to contain virus/malware/spyware.
    • ๐Ÿ”Always check the permissions an app requires, before download and install it to your device. If an app ask for permissions which has nothing to do with the app functionality then it's should be reconsider or ask the developer why these permissions needed.You can also check if the app includes trackers and ads with ฮตxodus.
    • ๐Ÿ”ฌUse the default Windows Security & Malwarebytes & Virus Total to scan your files whenever you want, prefered before open or install them.
    • โ›”Use the addon/extension uBlock Origin in your Browser, if it doesn't have it build-in like Brave. Always verify the source of addons/extensions in your browser. Avoid installing random and unpopular addons/extensions. Keep it minimal and clean, so browser can be fast and safe, no need bunch of extensions.
    • โŒOptional, you can also use the tool ShutUP10++ or Privacy.Sexy to disable major tracking features of Windows.
    • ๐ŸŒIf you are using VPN, always check the terms and rules of the provider. Avoid random VPN Services. Using a VPN will not keep your browsing habits anonymous, nor will it add additional security to non-secure (HTTP) traffic.
    • ๐Ÿ”Recommended is to encrypt your data/files always before uploading them to your cloud with tools like Cryptomator.
    • ๐Ÿ”‘Always use unique and strong passwords for each of your accounts and DO-NOT-SHARE them. Use open source Password Managers like KeePass or KeePassXC or Bitwarden for Desktop and KeePassDX or Bitwarden for Android to manage your passwords and have them with you safe, encrypted and secure.
    • ๐Ÿ•“enable 2 Step Authentication wherever is available for your accounts. You can use apps like KeePassXC for Dekstop which also support TOTP and Aegis Authenticator in Android.
    • ๐Ÿ“ฌDo not open or click on links attached in unknown emails or SMS you may get. Always check the address of the email or the number of SMS and verify it's legit from the official source. Especially fake emails from "Banks" which redirect you to fake enviorment to put your password -Keep in mind no Bank will ever ask you anything like that-.
    • ๐Ÿ“จCreate and use "burned" email for accounts/sites you have concerns but you definitely want to try them. Do not use your personal or business email. You can also create and use email aliases of your email with services like SimpleLogin which is open source.
    • โš ๏ธCheck if your email or your phone number have been breached with services like Have I Been Pwned or Firefox Monitor.

    Battery Tips๐Ÿ”‹

    How to take Logs ๐Ÿ“

    Magisk Root ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ

    The easiest way to root your device is via Magisk, it should work in all ROMs, Stock and Customs.
    Install
    Magisk:

    1. Install latest TWRP Recovery.
    2. Download the Magisk [You can find it in my Collection]
    3. Reboot to TWRP Recovery by pressing Power Button + Volume Up (+) and flash it.
    4. Reboot and check whether the Magisk app is installed. If it isnโ€™t installed automatically, manually install the APK. [You can find it in my Collection]
    Note#1: From Official TWRP Recovery 3.5.1 and onwards (and other recoveries based on that), Magisk.apk can be flashed as apk without the need of rename it to .zip. So you can simply flash the Magisk.apk in TWRP.
    Manually Creation of Flashable Zip:
    Download the latest Magisk APK and rename the Magisk.apk โ†’ Magisk.zip.
    Note#2: If your bank apps detect root, follow this Guide.

    Uninstall Magisk:
    • Flash the Uninstall.zip in TWRP Recovery and reboot. [You can find it my Collection]
      If Magisk App isnโ€™t uninstalled automatically, manually uninstall the app.
      Manually creation of Flashable Uninstall Zip:
      Download the latest Magisk APK and rename the Magisk.apk โ†’ uninstall.zip


    • Uninstall Magisk directly through the Magisk app. Simply press the Uninstall button.

    Amd Ryzen/Intel Fastboot Fix ๐Ÿ’ป

    Some AMD Ryzen or Intel Systems may have problems to recognize your device in fastboot. Try the following ways:
    1. Install your device Fastboot Drivers, at Device Manager in PC while your device is connected in Fastboot mode.
    2. Download this
    .bat file (unzip it) or manually create a .bat file with these lines below, and run it as an administrator, then reboot:
    Code:
    reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbflags\18D1D00D0100" /v "osvc" /t REG_BINARY /d "0000" /f
    reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbflags\18D1D00D0100" /v "SkipContainerIdQuery" /t REG_BINARY /d "01000000" /f
    reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbflags\18D1D00D0100" /v "SkipBOSDescriptorQuery" /t REG_BINARY /d "01000000" /f
    3. Enable USB Debugging at device (Settings > Additional settings > Developer options > USB Debugging) and give authorization after connecting it to PC.
    4. Use USB Hub.
    5. Use USB Type-A 2.0.
    6. Install AMD Ryzen Chipset Drivers or
    Intel Chipset Drivers.
    Check the steps an another user did to make it work
    here.
    If this doesn't help, unfortunately you have to use Intel System which is more likely to work.


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