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Ashy wrote

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Mirio OP wrote

Can you help me understand what this is? e.g. how does one make this work and what devices does it work for?

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Ashy wrote

this is the adblocker i use on my main PC, works OOTB on Arch

Spotify really likes stopping people from blocking ads though, so for other platforms it might be a bit more difficult to find one that works properly in 2021. on my Mac and Android phone I've just settled for one that mutes the ads automatically.

This one is under fairly active development though, so I'd keep an eye on it.
hopefully soon they'll be able to get it working on Windows and Mac

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cammie wrote (edited )

for the android phone, running arch on android then installing spotify and something like spotify-cli-linux may work.

Edit: I vaguely recall there being apps on f-droid to run arch without needing root, not something i've done though.

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Ashy wrote

for the android phone, running arch on android

what? u can run arch on android? i'm confused .-.

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cammie wrote

I know that using chroot you can install a linux distro alongside android and then ssh or VNC into it from native android apps, but I'm not sure about how to do it without a rooted android host.

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Ashy wrote

woah, that's really friggen interesting! awesome!

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nulloperation wrote (edited )

you can install a linux distro alongside android

If you want to skip the "alongside" part then check out postmarketOS. It's based on Alpine, which is a fabulous distro.

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Ashy wrote

that looks really cool actually! i've been really wanting to run Linux on my phone lately, because Samsung's Android version is REALLY slow and bloated. I hate using the term bloat cause it's overused, but it's like actually super bloated lol

Is there any way to test it out in a VM or something first?

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mofongo wrote

A bit of a warning, most linux phone os are not ready for daily use. So if you need your phone to make calls and text, it might not be for you. If you want to test it live, it's better to use a secondary phone.

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nulloperation wrote

It's just Alpine Linux where you can use either Phosh, Plasma Mobile or Sxmo for interface. So you could just install Alpine in a VM, I think?

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nulloperation wrote

Unsandboxed Spotify?

This does not work with the snap Spotify package.
This might not work with the Flatpak Spotify package, depending on your system's shared libraries' version

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