Hi, so my question is - what can I do to stop Google, Samsung, Facebook, Snapchat, etc from snooping on everything I do on my phone?
I have a rooted Samsung with a custom Rom, but I have some basic Google apps. (When I installed it I didn’t know any better).
I know that going back to TWRP, wiping the phone and flashing an OS like Copperhead, encrypting and changing to a new SIM and changing the IMEI would be better, but for right now I can’t do that.
So far I’ve installed NetGuard, Tor Browser, Lucky patcher, replaced most pre-installed programs with open source alternatives (but some are grudgingly still on somehow), removed Google ads from programs that had em, firewall blocked some Google apps that I know, uninstalled, disabled and froze most Google apps. Disabled location services (not that it does anything, since sms cell tower triangulation is a thing Google uses).
But the quantity of all the com.google.something, com.samsung.something, location services for apps and services on the phone is overwhelming.
So any tech savvy people who can give a simpleton like me any tips? Please use laymans terms (I’m no programmer).