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[ROM][XZ1][11.0] iodéOS = LineageOS 18.1 + MicroG + adblocker [10/09/2021]

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bubsbilby

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NordVPN support

Hey, is anyone having any trouble using NordVPN with iodé? Or any other VPN for that matter. It constantly hangs all the time, I think something is blocking DNS requests, but I can't find out what. Disabling the iodé app doesn't do anything...
 

vince31fr

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Hey, is anyone having any trouble using NordVPN with iodé? Or any other VPN for that matter. It constantly hangs all the time, I think something is blocking DNS requests, but I can't find out what. Disabling the iodé app doesn't do anything...

ProtonVPN work well. There is apparently trouble with some VPNs, probably due to bad interactions with the blocker. See here a solution of wireguard: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=83516529&postcount=24

We'll investigate a bit to try to fix these problems.
 

eudyptulatw1

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Oct 18, 2020
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Hello, I bought a lot of software on google play for daily use, can I use the play store by refreshing the microg again?

Thank you for the great work you've done. The built-in blocker solves a lot of problems.
 

iodeOS

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We are looking for beta testers volunteers!

Hi everyone.

As you may know, before officially deploying each update on all iodé smartphones, our team spends a few days testing that the update functions as expected.
We are thus looking for volunteers to help us testing our updates. The principle is very simple: as a beta tester, your will receive a notification to install each update a few days before the official one. You will only need to install it and report to our team possible anomalies on the use of your smartphone. If you encounter nothing wrong, then just enjoy the update before everyone ?.

If you'd like to become beta tester, feel free to join our 'iodé Beta Testers' Telegram app group.

Thank you and keep your data safe with iodé!
 
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alpadolmeri

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Hi folks !
Please, can you tell me which is the launcher used by this ROM ? I tested LineageOs 17.1 with Trebuchet , but with iodè I found an interesting feature that is missing in LineageOs : calendar icon with date number inside.
 

jurko217

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Jun 1, 2019
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Camera: Saving photos on sd card

iode_20174.png


Introduction

iodéOS is a privacy-focused operating system powered by LineageOS and based on the Android 10 mobile platform. iodéOS aims at protecting the user's privacy with a built-in adblocker and by freeing the smartphone from snitches.

The objectives in the conception of this ROM are threefold:

  1. To keep the stability and security level of LineageOS, by minimizing the modifications made to the system. Apart the system modifications required by the adblocker, we mainly only added a few useful options commonly found in other custom ROMs, made some cosmetic changes, modified a few default settings to prevent data leaks to Google servers.
  2. To ease a quick adoption of this ROM by new users. We especially target users that are concerned by the protection of their privacy, but are not reluctant to still use inquisitive apps like Google ones. We thus included MicroG as well as a coherent set of default apps (all open source, with one exception), and simplified the initial setup of the system. Particularly, an initialization of MicroG has been made with GCM notifications allowed by default, a privacy-friendly network location provider (DéjàVu) pre-selected, as well as Nominatim Geocoder.
  3. To provide a new and powerful way of blocking ads, malwares, data leaks of all kinds to many intrusive servers. We are developing an analyzer, tightly integrated into the system, that captures all DNS requests and network traffic, as well as a user interface (the iodé app). Compared to some other well-known adblockers, this has the advantages of:
    • Avoiding to lock the VPN for that use. You can even use another adblocker that uses VPN technology alongside our blocker.
    • Being independent of the kind of DNS server used by the system or set by an independent app: classical DNS on UDP port 53 or any other one, DNS over TLS (DoT), DNS over HTTPS (DoH), ..., as we capture the DNS requests before they are transmitted to the system function that emits the DNS request. What we do not support, is DoH when it is natively built into applications, i.e. when an app communicates directly with a DoH server, without asking name resolution to the system. It would require to decrypt HTTPS packets between such an app and the DoH server, which may create a big security hole.
    • Precisely mapping DNS requests and network packets to the Android apps that emitted (or received) them.
    • Deciding which apps have a filtered network usage (by default, all apps), and which ones can communicate with blacklisted servers.
    The iodé blocker is already perfectly usable, although still in its infancy. Many features are lacking, like the possibility of clearing statistics (for specific apps or all), forbidding the collection of statistics for some apps, personalizing the blacklist, etc. We are actively developing it, and new functionalities will be regularly added.

Features

Changes in LineageOS to prevent data leaks:
  • Default DNS server: Google's DNS replaced by Quad9's 'unblocked' servers.
  • A-GPS: supl.google.com replaced by supl.vodafone.com.
  • Captive portal login: connectivitycheck.gstatic.com replaced by captiveportal.kuketz.de for connectivity check.
  • Dialer: Google default option replaced by OpenStreetMap for phone number lookup.

Pre-installed apps:
  • MicroG core apps: GmsCore, GsfProxy, FakeStore, maps API.
  • NLP backends for MicroG : DejaVuNLPBackend (default), MozillaNLPBackend, AppleNLPBackend, RadioCellsNLPBackend, NominatimNLPBackend.
  • App stores : FDroid (with F-Droid Privileged Extension) and Aurora Store.
  • Browser: Qwant instead of Lineage’s default browser Jelly.
  • SMS: QKSMS instead of Lineage's default SMS app.
  • Maps/navigation: Magic Earth GPS & Navigation (the only one free but not open source).
  • Keyboard: OpenBoard instead of AOSP keyboard.
  • PDF: Pdf Viewer Plus.
  • Personal notes: Carnet.
  • {Ad/Malware/Data leak}-blocker: iodé.
  • News: to keep users informed about our developments, as well as a FAQ.

Useful options from other custom ROMs:
  • Smart charging (disables charging when a given level is reached, to protect battery health).
  • Fingerprint vibration toggle.
  • Swipe down to clear all in recent apps.

Installation Instructions

To download and flash our latest build, see https://gitlab.com/iode/ota.
You can also find below direct links to the latest builds.

Supported devices

Bug Reporting

You can post a message in this thread or (preferred) open an issue here.

Credits

LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of android, which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock android for your device.
All the source code for LineageOS is available in the LineageOS Github repo. If you would like to contribute to LineageOS, please visit their Wiki for more details.
This ROM would be nothing without the tremendous work made on MicroG, and all the other open source apps that we included. We are very grateful to their authors.

For the device tree and kernel, all credits go to @derf elot and @modpunk, and sources can be found here:

Contributors
Direct contributors: @iodeOS, @vince31fr
Indirect contributors: @derf elot and @modpunk for the DT, and (too numerous to list) all the people that contributed to LineageOS and the included open source apps.


Sponsoring
You can help in the development of this ROM by paying us a coffee here: https://paypal.me/iodeOS.

Hello, dear developers!
I have installed this rom as first for XZ1 and it worked flawlessly!
Until i set saving photos on sd card on preinstalled AOSP camera. Today i had important opportunity (birthday) and every photo dissapeared.
Ive been luckily i had my previous HTC One in the car cause it would be little bit shame or cringe so i am glad i acted so fast :)
And also fingerprint scanner not working so accurately as stock rom. Only cleaning help but comparing to stock pie 3x more times i have to clean the scanner maybe cause this rom but idk.
Last problem is setting Live Display to Vivid or some of that plenty of color adjusts. Sometimes (more times) it display good but after random time it displayed inverted colors. This problem i had find also in LineageOS 17.1 for XZ1 compact but after some updates or in HavocOS it dissapeared. It looks in Vivid mode like negative but is not, i think graphics glitch but after setting to sRGB or DCI-P3 phone displays normal colors again and this glitch dissapeared.
Otherwise great rom with great battery reserve (2 days of normal using is minimal) without gapps and ready with microg and location. I dont use location on phone everyday, but i can check it.
 

vince31fr

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Dec 18, 2016
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Toulouse
Hello, dear developers!
I have installed this rom as first for XZ1 and it worked flawlessly!
Until i set saving photos on sd card on preinstalled AOSP camera. Today i had important opportunity (birthday) and every photo dissapeared.
Ive been luckily i had my previous HTC One in the car cause it would be little bit shame or cringe so i am glad i acted so fast :)
And also fingerprint scanner not working so accurately as stock rom. Only cleaning help but comparing to stock pie 3x more times i have to clean the scanner maybe cause this rom but idk.
Last problem is setting Live Display to Vivid or some of that plenty of color adjusts. Sometimes (more times) it display good but after random time it displayed inverted colors. This problem i had find also in LineageOS 17.1 for XZ1 compact but after some updates or in HavocOS it dissapeared. It looks in Vivid mode like negative but is not, i think graphics glitch but after setting to sRGB or DCI-P3 phone displays normal colors again and this glitch dissapeared.
Otherwise great rom with great battery reserve (2 days of normal using is minimal) without gapps and ready with microg and location. I dont use location on phone everyday, but i can check it.
Your pictures are not lost: they are on your sdcard, in this folder: Android/data/org.lineageos.snap/files
They do not appear in the gallery because of the .nomedia file present in Android/data/
The decision to remove sdcard storage in the camera is not yet merged into lineage, but it will probably (https://review.lineageos.org/c/LineageOS/android_packages_apps_Snap/+/291025). This is due to the new way android 10 handles storage permissions (scoped storage). Apparently no clean solution has been proposed yet to still use sdcard with the camera...
 

jurko217

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Jun 1, 2019
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Thank you

Your pictures are not lost: they are on your sdcard, in this folder: Android/data/org.lineageos.snap/files
They do not appear in the gallery because of the .nomedia file present in Android/data/
The decision to remove sdcard storage in the camera is not yet merged into lineage, but it will probably (https://review.lineageos.org/c/LineageOS/android_packages_apps_Snap/+/291025). This is due to the new way android 10 handles storage permissions (scoped storage). Apparently no clean solution has been proposed yet to still use sdcard with the camera...

Edit: Fingerprint scanner is more accurate in HavocOS.
I dont want to use Havoc for this device because is only with gapps, bloatware from google and older August patch.
Your rom works flawlessly and i think its more fluid than HavocOS rom.
 

vince31fr

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Dec 18, 2016
850
859
Toulouse
Edit: Fingerprint scanner is more accurate in HavocOS.
I dont want to use Havoc for this device because is only with gapps, bloatware from google and older August patch.
Your rom works flawlessly and i think its more fluid than HavocOS rom.
Great you like that rom.
About fp, it is very responsive on my device, I don't know what happens with yours... And havoc is based on the same dt, there should not be much difference between these roms.
 

eudyptulatw1

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Oct 18, 2020
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My device is g8342. When I install it with g8341 twrp, it says "cannot find magisk binaries- was data wiped or not decrypted?" Even installing magisk has no effect.

And if I reinstall the g8342 twrp as the forum member says, it appear "E3004: This package is for device : poplar; this device is popular_dsds.
Updater process ended with error: 7
Error indtalling zip file '/sdcard1/iode-1.1-20201127-dsd.zip '"

So far there are no good ideas to solve this problem.

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Edit: I found the solution.

1. Install the popular(g8341) version of TWRP.
2. Go to TWRP → Wipe → Advanced Wipe → Check Dalvik/ART Cache、System、Cache、Data and then slide the button.

Others follow the same steps as the developer.

Now happily using this OS~
 
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vince31fr

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My device is g8342. When I install it with g8341 twrp, it says "cannot find magisk binaries- was data wiped or not decrypted?" Even installing magisk has no effect.

And if I reinstall the g8342 twrp as the forum member says, it appear "E3004: This package is for device : poplar; this device is popular_dsds.
Updater process ended with error: 7
Error indtalling zip file '/sdcard1/iode-1.1-20201127-dsd.zip '"

So far there are no good ideas to solve this problem.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Edit: I found the solution.

1. Install the popular(g8341) version of TWRP.
2. Go to TWRP → Wipe → Advanced Wipe → Check Dalvik/ART Cache、System、Cache、Data and then slide the button.

Others follow the same steps as the developer.

Now happily using this OS~
Great :)
We may in the future provide a version for poplar double sim. Stay tuned !
 

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    Introduction

    iodéOS is a privacy-focused operating system powered by LineageOS and based on the Android mobile platform. iodéOS aims at protecting the user's privacy with a built-in adblocker and by freeing the smartphone from snitches.

    The objectives in the conception of this ROM are threefold:

    1. To keep the stability and security level of LineageOS, by minimizing the modifications made to the system. Apart the system modifications required by the adblocker, we mainly only added a few useful options commonly found in other custom ROMs, made some cosmetic changes, modified a few default settings to prevent data leaks to Google servers.
    2. To ease a quick adoption of this ROM by new users. We especially target users that are concerned by the protection of their privacy, but are not reluctant to still use inquisitive apps like Google ones. We thus included MicroG as well as a coherent set of default apps (all open source, with one exception), and simplified the initial setup of the system. Particularly, an initialization of MicroG has been made with GCM notifications allowed by default, a privacy-friendly network location provider (DéjàVu) pre-selected, as well as Nominatim Geocoder.
    3. To provide a new and powerful way of blocking ads, malwares, data leaks of all kinds to many intrusive servers. We are developing an analyzer, tightly integrated into the system, that captures all DNS requests and network traffic, as well as a user interface (the iodé app). Compared to some other well-known adblockers, this has the advantages of:
      • Avoiding to lock the VPN for that use. You can even use another adblocker that uses VPN technology alongside our blocker.
      • Being independent of the kind of DNS server used by the system or set by an independent app: classical DNS on UDP port 53 or any other one, DNS over TLS (DoT), DNS over HTTPS (DoH), ..., as we capture the DNS requests before they are transmitted to the system function that emits the DNS request. What we do not support, is DoH when it is natively built into applications, i.e. when an app communicates directly with a DoH server, without asking name resolution to the system. It would require to decrypt HTTPS packets between such an app and the DoH server, which may create a big security hole.
      • Precisely mapping DNS requests and network packets to the Android apps that emitted (or received) them.
      • Deciding which apps have a filtered network usage (by default, all apps), and which ones can communicate with blacklisted servers.
      The iodé blocker is already perfectly usable, although still in its infancy. Many features are lacking, like the possibility of clearing statistics (for specific apps or all), forbidding the collection of statistics for some apps, personalizing the blacklist, etc. We are actively developing it, and new functionalities will be regularly added.

    Features

    Changes in LineageOS to prevent data leaks:
    • Default DNS server: Google's DNS replaced by Quad9's 'unblocked' servers.
    • A-GPS: supl.google.com replaced by supl.vodafone.com.
    • Captive portal login: connectivitycheck.gstatic.com replaced by captiveportal.kuketz.de for connectivity check.
    • Dialer: Google default option replaced by OpenStreetMap for phone number lookup.

    Pre-installed apps:
    • MicroG core apps: GmsCore, GsfProxy, FakeStore, maps API.
    • NLP backends for MicroG : DejaVuNLPBackend (default), MozillaNLPBackend, AppleNLPBackend, RadioCellsNLPBackend, NominatimNLPBackend.
    • App stores : FDroid (with F-Droid Privileged Extension) and Aurora Store.
    • Browser: our own fork of Firefox (with Qwant as default search engine and telemetry disabled) instead of Lineage’s default browser Jelly.
    • SMS: QKSMS instead of Lineage's default SMS app.
    • Email: p≡p (Pretty Easy Privacy)
    • Maps/navigation: Magic Earth GPS & Navigation (the only one free but not open source).
    • Keyboard: OpenBoard instead of AOSP keyboard.
    • PDF: Pdf Viewer Plus.
    • Personnal notes: Carnet.
    • {Ad/Malware/Data leak}-blocker: iodé.
    • News: to keep users informed about our developments, as well as a FAQ.
    • Meteo: Geometric Weather

    Pre-included FDroid repository:

    The apps that we tweak or develop (microG services, the browser based on Firefox, the News app, ...) are available through a repository that we included in FDroid (check the "Apps for iodéOS" category). For this purpose and to avoid name conflicts of some apps, we also had to make a few changes in FDroid.

    Useful options from other custom ROMs:
    • Smart charging (disables charging when a given level is reached, to protect battery health).
    • Fingerprint vibration toggle.
    • Swipe down to clear all in recent apps (Android 10 only).

    Installation Instructions

    To download and flash our latest build, see https://gitlab.com/iode/ota.
    You can also find here direct links to the latest builds.

    Supported devices

    Sources

    Bug Reporting

    You can post a message in this thread or (preferred) open an issue here.

    Credits

    LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of android, which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock android for your device.
    All the source code for LineageOS is available in the LineageOS Github repo. If you would like to contribute to LineageOS, please visit their Wiki for more details.
    This ROM would be nothing without the tremendous work made on MicroG, and all the other open source apps that we included. We are very grateful to their authors.

    Contributors

    Direct contributors: @iodeOS, @vince31fr
    Indirect contributors (too numerous to list): All the people that contributed to the device tree, to LineageOS, and to the included open source apps.

    Sponsoring

    You can help in the development of this ROM by paying us a coffee here: https://paypal.me/iodeOS.

    Screenshots

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    Downloads : iodéOS

    • 10/09/2021 (build 20210828):
      • LineageOS updated (August security patch)
      • Preinstalled apps updated
      • Backup app included: Seedvault
      • microG now uninstallable: Settings -> Apps & notifications -> Preinstalled apps
      • New default accent color (clear blue from iodé logo)
    • 03/08/2021 (build 20210729):
      • Upgrade to Android 11 / LineageOS 18.1
      • Preinstalled apps UI reworked with the introduction of categories.
      • Dark theme in the iodé blocker UI (next improvement will be hosts customization).
      • p≡p (https://f-droid.org/fr/packages/security.pEp/) is now the defaut email client, and replaces lineageOS client which is no longer maintained.
      • Preinstalled apps updated to their latest version.
      • LineageOS updated (July security patch).
    • 28/05/2021 (build 20210525):
      • Different protection levels in iodé's blocker added: in addition to the default standard blocklist, we added three lists (socials, porn, extreme) that can be activated globally or on a per-app basis (more information in the FAQ).
      • Geometric Weather app added.
      • Preinstalled apps selection at setup wizard added.
      • Preinstalled apps including microG updated to their latest version.
      • LineageOS updated (May security patch).
    • 07/03/2021 (build 20210306):
      • Blocker UI improved: performance at startup, statistics display (with sortable columns), DNS stream
      • Preinstalled apps management (uninstall / reinstall) menu added (Settings -> Apps & Notifications -> Preinstalled apps)
      • Latest lineageOS sources synced
      • Default apps updated
    • 22/01/2021 (build 20210119):
      • LineageOS sources synced
      • Prebuilt apps updated
      • Activated Camera APIv2 in Snap
      • Force auto-update of apps in FDroid to keep in sync with iodé apps. It can be disabled.
    • 02/12/2020 (build 20201127):
      • LineageOS sources synced
      • Prebuilt apps updated
      • New default wallpaper
      • Firefox browser renamed as iodé Browser and logo changed due to trademark restrictions
      • The iodé blocker can now be correctly coupled with a VPN
    • 17/11/2020 (build 20201113):
      • Qwant replaced by a customized version Firefox, actually 83.1.0-rc1: Qwant or DDG as default search engine, alternate search engines added, telemetry disabled
      • iodé app (blocker): app switches replaced by shields around app icons, aggregated apps view in report, historical data deletion for each period by long press on an app line in report, black list updated
      • LineageOS sources synced
      • Prebuilt apps updated
      • Added a iodé category in FDroid, to quickly distribute the apps we customize. We had to fork FDroid for this purpose.
    • 30/09/2020 (build 20200925):
      • Synced LineageOS sources and device tree (big improvements for the GPS)
      • microG updated to v0.2.12.203315 plus commits up to 25/09 (in-app maps now mostly working through Mapbox)
      • Prebuilt apps updated to their latest version
      • Welcome to "News": an app to keep users informed of latest iodé developments, as well a a FAQ.
    • 05/08/2020 (build 20200805):
      • Synced LineageOS sources and device tree
      • Camera leak now solved in the sources (thanks to @derf elot)
      • microG updated to v0.2.11.202414 plus commits up to 05/08
      • AppleNLP backend working again
      • Prebuilt apps updated to their latest version
    • 25/07/2020 (build 20200725):
      • Synced lineage (security patch r40) and device tree
      • Minor UI fixes and improvements in iodé adblocker
      • Updated blocklist
      • Updated preinstalled apps
      • Improved bootanimation
    • 07/07/2020 (build 20200707): initial publicly available build of iodéOS for poplar.

    Downloads : add-ons
    • phonesky-magisk.zip : Magisk module for NanoDroid patched Play Store, for those who really need to get access to their paid apps that don't work with microG. This module can be generally be deactivated when you have installed and ran once the paid apps.
      NB : you may have to wait a couple of hours after activating the module for being able to install paid apps.
    • phonesky-magiskV2.zip : compatibility for the upcoming iodéOS 2.0 based on Android 11. It can ben installed on iodéOS 1.x based on Android 10 too.
      IMPORTANT : install this module or deactivate the previous one before installing iodéOS 2.0, or you'll be caught in a bootloop.
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    ### NEW UPDATE : 05/08/2020 ###
    Also available as an OTA update.
    Quick changelog:
    • Synced LineageOS sources and device tree
    • Camera leak now solved in the sources (thanks to @derf elot)
    • microG updated to v0.2.11.202414 plus commits up to 05/08
    • AppleNLP backend working again
    • Prebuilt apps updated to their latest version
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    It's great to see another privacy focused rom for this device! I do have some questions though: why not use osmand (open source nav app) for maps. Also I understand that the built in ads blocker is better than a vpn based one, but how is it compared to say AdAway? And can it be deactivated (sometimes blocklists block useful sites too or result in certain apps to not function properly)?

    I'll do a backup on the weekend and check it out.
    The main reasons for the choice of Magic Earth over Osmand: it is simpler to use, and has real-time traffic information. There's not perfect choice...

    The blocker can be deactivated globally on its home page, or app by app on the report page. However, statistics are still collected. We will add a 'mute' function, to avoid statistics collection. Both (block and mute) will be able to be combined: mute but still block, unmute and unblock, ...

    Some of the main advantages of a low-level blocker like the one were're implementing:
    • there's no need to root the phone (for Adaway, root is required)
    • VPN remains free
    • the blocker is a low-level system process which cannot be killed by the Android memory management
    • it is implemented with efficiency and security in mind (c++ with RAII principle as much a possible, multi-threaded, specific sepolicy rules)
    • fine-grained control over which app may be blocked (and/or muted in a future version)
    • very accurate statistics: we can track exactly which app makes which DNS request, which app sends or receives which packet on the network, the quantity of data exchanged, source/destination, ports, ...
    • in addition to DNS blocking (equivalent to a hosts file based method like Adaway for global blocking of all apps), we can also block network packets whose source or destination IP address has recently been associated to a domain in the black list.
    • we will be able to make even more fine-grained tuning, like deciding that a domain must blocked for a given app but unblocked for another app, and many more
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    How did you fix the memory leak? Couldn't find a repo with the full manifest used so couldn't check myself.

    BTW: Would be great to include build instructions and full description/code used as a privacy focused ROM should be transparent and for others to improve :)

    About our sources:
    We completely agree that transparency is at the core of a privacy-oriented project and we will (no ETA) open source our code.
    We will publish them when we consider it is the good timing. We have many features that remain to be done, we have to clean up the sources, and we want our work to be more known before doing so.