🍎 Jailbreak your iphone and hack the OS

🤖 Root and flash your android phones with custom OSes you can play with

🖥 Flash your computer's bios to show ascii art on POST

🏳️‍🌈 Cover everything you own in stickers and patches

⚧ Hack your endocrine system. Steal genders or cobble your own together with spare parts

Own your stuff inside and out. Customize it to make a statement, reflect your identity, or just because you can. It belongs to you and no one else. Leave your mark on it. ✊

@mawr tbh you get a point. What you hack is what you own and what really belongs to you. 👍

@mawr And you know what's better than jailbreaking and rooting phones? Using computers that don't fight you when you try to customize them.

I know it's not possible for everyone, but... support customizability where and when you can by rejecting locked-down devices.

@synthgal It depends on the motherboard manufacturer, but a fairly consistently effective method is the top answer here:

Unfortunately this solution also requires an image file, meaning you'll have to screenshot your ASCII art and modify the resulting pic to meet the requirements of your BIOS. Be careful with this as you can brick your motherboard with hacks like these. ^^;

@mawr oh it's not actually ASCII so I could just make it anything, neat

@mawr This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing. You have wonderful, thought-provoking things to say. ^_^

Hack and own your own body.

This is an excellent transhumanist advice. :robot_3:

@mawr I can't do any of that but covering everything in stickers ans patches 😂

@mawr I'm having a hard time finding open source drivers for all these genitals I'm hooking up though.

@mawr I have flash/rooted my android phone, but I find that it's hard to use software that requires updating sometimes. There's sites to download APKs from, but they don't update very quickly. Do you know of a way to download APKs off the Google site without actually using Google?

@Kimiko_0 Sorry for the long delay!! I have this toot muted 'cause it blew up so much that my notifications became useless. ^^;

You've found the worst part of trying to go Google free on an Android platform, fren. :< My best suggestion to you would be to try out F-Droid:

It's intended as a FOSS replacement for the Google app store, but of course it won't have everything you need. :x

@mawr Ah, you're alive ^_^

F-Droid comes installed default on LineageOS, and I've used it for some software. For official/closed source things (commercial apps, multiplayer games) it's not useful though.

I've installed Yalp, which lets you download from the Google store without an account, and if you change its settings, even without revealing your phone's type/ID.

The only problem left now is official stuff that is from other regions. For that it suggests using a VPN, but I don't have one.

@Kimiko_0 Oh nice!! I'd not heard of Yalp before- glad you found something that worked well for you!! :D

@mawr Are jailbreaking/rooting, BIOS modding, and customizing with stickers/patches, just a bunch of gateways to biohacking and being trans? :blob_cat_sip:

@mawr holy shit i just found my life moto. thanks!

@mawr send me reliable ios jailbreak videos ples

@SPOOPZ On that front I wish you the best of luck, friend. Apple has been merciless about closing those loopholes. :blobsadleft:

@mawr you can barely play about with Android nowadays unfortunately 😔

most custom ROMs are more trouble than they're worth also in a lot of cases I find x-x

@avie They always are when new tech comes out-- until they find ways around it. Check back every couple of months to see how the progress is coming along, you might get lucky :blobsmile:

@mawr it's only truly beneficial if you have an ultra popular big fancy high end phone

low to mid end users are generally shit out of luck

@avie @mawr even for high end phones custom ROMs are an unstable mess with missing features, security holes, and supported by a group of 17 years old with huge egos. I've built and supported multiple custom ROMs myself and I don't want to bother fucking around with an important device I use daily for all of this

@avie @mawr like, it's certainly fun to experiment with but wow the time and effort it requires is not worth it, especially as Android and its flavors are a bit less restrictive than they used to personalization wise

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