Some useful GPL or free applications for Android phones

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Some useful GPL or free applications for Android phones

Post#1 by francois » 14 Sep 2017, 12:01

In search of some useful GPL or free applications without publicity for android phone, this is your thread. From what I know there are a few. Here is my demand.

Do you know an app that permits sms thru wifi to lower the cost of such a use of the phone?

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Some useful GPL or free applications for Android phones

Post#2 by n0ctilucient » 14 Sep 2017, 16:01

All of the following are free @ Google Play
(most with ads that monetize development)
and most do not require "rooting"...


for starters (remember that "apk" mileage may vary so always configure wisely)...
Puffin (web browser)... RAR... Foobar2000... VLC (by VLC)... Power Clean... SD Maid

and so you can switch from GoogleDNS to Cisco System's ""faster/secure" OpenDNS
DNSChanger (by the VPN Company)

for the security minded...
NoRoot Firewall... Orbot... Orfox...
Aloha (free VPN)... ProtonMail...


a noteworthy "apk"...
Polipoid... aka Squid (software) proxy (used w/ Sandroproxy using the http/https "chain" proxy setting 0.0.0.0:8123)
@ https://f-droid.org/packages/com.polipoid/

more noteworthy "apk" @ Google Play...
Sandroproxy... (HTTPs/DNS cache) to proxy "chain" web browsers through Polipoid which requires activating
Sandroproxy's "start" button and the Enable DNS Proxy "local" setting @ every boot)...

Autostart and StaY!... (I use this to correct misbehaving apps by simply reboot and autostart)

mobile provider workarounds @ Google Play...
Wifi Mac Changer... spoofs your MAC address
Netshare-no-tethering... (by Kaleel) to create a wifi "hotspot"
4G Only Network Mode... (mitigates provider throttling by forcing 4G/LTE only... instead of slower 2G/GSM)

and finally... root "apk" for the truly fearless [not4n00bs!!!]...
KingoRoot @ http://www.kingoapp.com
TWRP @ https://twrp.me
SD Fix: KitKat Writable MicroSD @ Google Play
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Some useful GPL or free applications for Android phones

Post#3 by n0ctilucient » 16 Sep 2017, 13:47

Does "free" mean ad free? Because ad free usually means paid version.
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