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avbeav wrote (edited )

If you want a throwaway #, just get a burner phone and use it to register a google voice/onsip/some similar voip ahead of time over vpn, then log into the vpn and voip on your host OS once youve setup the vm, and use that to register the #.

That's a clever way of dealing with not being able to access a SIM-card from the Android vm!

I used signal-cli with a burner phone for initial registration and that worked fine as well.

What i do is grab a copy of androidx86, verify it then use the install media to setup a virtual machine.

Sounds like a good hack! 🛠

Pros:

  • edit groups
  • initiate conversations

Cons:

  • attaching files? (They'd have to be transferred to the vm)
  • clicking on links? (They'd open in the Android browser, no?)
  • now Signal needs a full separate OS rather than "just" a full separate browser 😨

Edit: Just found this, Signal-curses. Looks promising.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Files can be transferred in and out of the vm thru a physical usb stick pretty easy, and you could theoretically force the vm to use vpn or tor if you want to be able to click on links, however both are clunky ur right. And yes, it's absurd to run a 2gb OS just to have one signal app lmao

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Btw, i highly reccommend 2gb per vm for androidx86. Otherwise the interface will be p slow, ime

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