Hey @Grubby, I’ve been playing with a new firewall (that’s more in-depth than my last one) and wanted to touch base real quick and ask…
Is this related to VC:
And if so, how is it being used?
From what I am guessing so far, it seems to affect ‘user notifications count’ (or, at least the green dot showing new counts) though I could well be wrong (wasn’t paying real close attention at the time as I was being distracted by alerts.)
I’m liking the level of control the firewall gives, but it’s really wearing on me that I can’t root this phone.
Instead of being able to install an “easier” (to deal with) firewall, and then run my own hosts file (to strip malicious ad sites, malware servers, etc)… I’m having to do this one site at a time.
I’ve actually found two really good apps (one for firewall, one for hosts), but both utilize the VPN approach (to minimize battery impact). But given Android can only use one internal VPN at a time… the firewall was far more important.
Given that, I’m being reminded just how deep the rabbit hole (that a single website) can be. Especially ad heavy BULLSHIT like VU or XDA developers… It’s almost brutal to try and track what’s doing what (even with a time stamped log [as each individual request comes in]). I think I counted 23 alerts on ONE page load at XDA alone.
I can’t wait to see the alerts on someplace that’s fucking STOOPID script heavy like RivSup…
(Which reminds me. I still need to put something like Adblock+ into Chrome…)
Loving the new (to me) LG v20!
One hell of a cool birthday gift (from mom)!
HATING not being able to root the model I have to use.
BUT, the good definitely outweighs the bad in this case. chuckles (especially given my s5’s screen was dying!)