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🍎 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:
superuser.com/questions/116507

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. ^_^

@mawr I like my security updates and would rather not interfere with those if I can help it.

@mawr I used to not really put stickers on anything but once I started sticking stuff on here...!

@mawr
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:
f-droid.org

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 @mawr hi cascadiafriend! followed for the sparkles and punk vibes 💜

@sadcatstarry
You can do whatever you want to do fren!!

(Just make sure you're not causing problems for Future You by doing it! :blobwink: )

@mawr I'm a fucking cyborg witch, Satan herself, and I'm doing my best, okay?

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