I was pretty much shocked to see very less articles on this topic, though there are many but all of them recommend No-Root Applications which simply create a VPN and restrict access. The Application that we will be talking about will require root access as it alters with your iptables, if you don’t have root access then go with this application which is the best I could find for non-root users.
If you have been following my Guide to use Android without Google, then I’m sure you’ve been missing Play Store since long. Don’t be sad you can download Applications from Play Store without sending much of data to Google. I came to know about this from my friend Rad from Reddit. We were having a conversation, where we discussed about Yalp Store. The best thing is that this is available in the F-Droid repo and is completely open source.
Flashing Custom ROMs and Rooting using Recovery are one and the same thing, if you have read my article on Rooting your Android then go ahead and follow the same steps! Note: Flashing Custom ROMs and SuperSU using TWRP is one and the same. Also, flashing Custom ROMs and Recovery using ODIN are one and the same. You can go with any method, if you are a newbie or confused then continue reading…
Nowadays there is usually no need to root your Android if you already have a high end device but if your favourite applications require root access or you want to tweak your device to a whole new level you might want to root your Android. In this article we will be looking at the simplest method to root your device, which will be using a Custom Recovery - TWRP.
The one in the image above is Android’s Native Recovery! I have a low end Samsung device (SM-J110H), it was very hard to find a Custom ROM for this device. Infact it was impossible because I didn’t find any that was because there was not any available! I ended up flashing a Pre-Rooted ROM for my Stock ROM. After doing all that I again followed the process and removed all the Google Applications.