Shane Dowling : Make your smartphone a little dumber

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For many, MANY years, I've been an advocate for the simplicity of dumbphones. My go-to? The LightPhone 2. However, modern life sometimes demands the functionalities of a smartphone, such as banking or GPS navigation. Every once in a while, I wish my smartphone would be just a touch simpler, but I can't abandon its smart features entirely. There are times I need them, especially for those updates or browser-based app handshakes.

Thus, I've developed two scripts: dumbify and smartify. The project is here and here's your guide:



Note: I tried exporting the Google Play Store using this method and encountered an issue. I had to manually address it with GrapheneOS. It's not ideal, but it's a solution. I welcome any feedback on this.

Here's to the balance between simplicity and functionality,