1. wiz9's Avatar
    I'm 4.5 months into this Key2. Overall I'm pretty happy. I tried to un-google this phone as much as possible.

    I basically don't want google watching, recording and controlling everything I do.

    I thought I had disabled some stuff. But then I realized that browser ads on a 3rd party browser are rammed with ads from stufff I've been searching.... not cool.

    Can someone give me a checklist of things I can disable without going as far as making the phone totally useless?
    04-23-19 04:26 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    I'm 4.5 months into this Key2. Overall I'm pretty happy. I tried to un-google this phone as much as possible.

    I basically don't want google watching, recording and controlling everything I do.

    I thought I had disabled some stuff. But then I realized that browser ads on a 3rd party browser are rammed with ads from stufff I've been searching.... not cool.

    Can someone give me a checklist of things I can disable without going as far as making the phone totally useless?
    https://forums.crackberry.com/showth...1#post13379586

    Good luck. Keeping it 100 though, I'll state the obvious. You're still using an Android device and Google is still watching. Your best efforts are only minimizing the impact.
    coffee-turtle and melhiore like this.
    04-23-19 04:42 PM
  3. Digital_Islandboy's Avatar
    https://forums.crackberry.com/showth...1#post13379586

    Good luck. Keeping it 100 though, I'll state the obvious. You're still using an Android device and Google is still watching. Your best efforts are only minimizing the impact.
    FireFox or Opera as default browser rather than the Chrome? which integrates into your Google ID.
    04-23-19 07:58 PM
  4. Bla1ze's Avatar
    FireFox or Opera as default browser rather than the Chrome? which integrates into your Google ID.
    I use DuckDuckGo. - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mobile.android
    Mecca EL and john_v like this.
    04-23-19 07:58 PM
  5. AndroidFanboy8's Avatar
    That's a huge feat my friend. Google services are deeply imbedded in android phones.
    I'm 4.5 months into this Key2. Overall I'm pretty happy. I tried to un-google this phone as much as possible.

    I basically don't want google watching, recording and controlling everything I do.

    I thought I had disabled some stuff. But then I realized that browser ads on a 3rd party browser are rammed with ads from stufff I've been searching.... not cool.

    Can someone give me a checklist of things I can disable without going as far as making the phone totally useless?
    04-23-19 09:19 PM
  6. chetmanley's Avatar
    That's a huge feat my friend. Google services are deeply imbedded in android phones.
    It's very simple. Just disable Google Services.
    AndroidFanboy8 likes this.
    04-23-19 09:32 PM
  7. Zebra 99's Avatar
    Uninstalled google's app
    Disable google's app which is can not uninstalled.
    Disable google service.
    Disable google play store.
    Take off all above app's permission.

    ...
    coffee-turtle likes this.
    04-24-19 02:56 AM
  8. wiz9's Avatar
    I'm using "Keyboard Browser" for all my browsing. It's really similar to the BB10 stock browser which i found good.
    04-24-19 08:38 PM
  9. Welliamzzz's Avatar
    I'm using "Keyboard Browser" for all my browsing. It's really similar to the BB10 stock browser which i found good.
    What does you mean by keyboard browsing?
    06-02-19 07:18 AM
  10. joergbrandt's Avatar
    I disabled all Google services and Google play services.
    And installed the Blokada App from F-droid, which blocked nearly 70.000 trackers (as Google ads, and so on) in 5 weeks.
    I feel better now
    06-02-19 07:27 AM
  11. brookie229's Avatar
    What does you mean by keyboard browsing?
    It's an app you can try: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ange.bbbrowser
    06-02-19 08:40 AM
  12. wiz9's Avatar
    its a really good browser, very similar to the stock BB10 one. I'm not sure how "un googled" it is...
    06-02-19 02:35 PM
  13. Trenton_net's Avatar
    I disabled all Google services and Google play services.
    And installed the Blokada App from F-droid, which blocked nearly 70.000 trackers (as Google ads, and so on) in 5 weeks.
    I feel better now
    Slightly off topic, but how does Blokada effect your battery life? I assume if your trying to remove Google Ads and junk from your phone, there isn't much other alternatives?
    06-03-19 09:45 AM
  14. brookie229's Avatar
    Slightly off topic, but how does Blokada effect your battery life? I assume if your trying to remove Google Ads and junk from your phone, there isn't much other alternatives?
    Blokada has little to no effect on battery life.
    06-03-19 12:31 PM
  15. joergbrandt's Avatar
    Slightly off topic, but how does Blokada effect your battery life? I assume if your trying to remove Google Ads and junk from your phone, there isn't much other alternatives?
    Battery life seems to be better. But hat might be a psychological thing
    06-03-19 03:02 PM

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