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Some terms that'll probably appear on this site. You should searX the internet for more details, as the explanations are nutshelled. May also receive updates if new keywords arrive.

The old ones can be found here : (Link)


"Advanced" settings

An added settings interface that appears on various custom ROMs, such as HavocOS (Configuration Center), RR (Resurrection tools), crDroid (crDroid Settings), & POSP (Fries). These are generally UI tweaking settings that occasionally also take in basic settings in order to either artificially increase feature count, or prevent overlap with the custom ROM's own implementation of that setting.

Amazon (the corpo)

Not to be confused with the Amazonian tribe and/or the Amazon jungle.

I generally call Amazon (the corpo) with something among the lines of "the monopolist whose name makes the jungle / rainforest & tribe with a similar name hardly pop up on search engines unless directly searched". Don't buy from here unless you either have no other choice or willing to support slavery of people on developed nations. Also, Ring's home "security" stuff is spyware.

Stallman also has an article about why you should avoid this unethical monopolist whose name makes the jungle / rainforest & tribe with a similar name hardly pop up on search engines unless directly searched.


badciv / goodciv

Bad Civilization / Good Civilization. This is a Fate reference.



A.K.A. using the internet to do stuff via others' machines. For example, cloud storage refers to using the internet to borrow someone else's storage to store some files - said someone else still have access to the files.

Not to be confused with the cottony-looking condensed vapor up the skies.


Better known as CloudFlared. Here's a git repo about why CloudFlare's bad.

Also, here's a guide to distrust CloudFlare (at least on Pale Moon / Pale Moon-based browsers like Werefox / Web Browser since that's the one shown on the guide)



SafetyNet client for microG. Can run as user-app (at the possible cost of ctsProfile fail) or system-app; however, in either case, SafetyNet has to be manually enabled in microG settings. Currently unavailable / deprecated, as Google has updated SafetyNet; rendering DroidGuard unable to pass it.




An app that fakes the presence of Google Play Store. Requires signature spoofing. Doesn't have license runtime verification, which might break paid apps that demands it.



Google / Goolag / Go-ogle Apps.


The name of this site. Broken down into the 2 words they're made of, "Gear" represents technology, "Jail" represents prison / dependency.

In my own terms, it means "jailbreaking your tech from the jail imposed by big corpos" - although I think the site's still not representing this yet.


Short for Google Mobile Services. Or, in most contexts, Goolag Mobile dis-Services.


The big corpo behind Android & the #1 internet services for the normies. For its activities & depending on the context, I'll call them in one of these 2 names: Goolag & Go-ogle. I'll still call them Google if the context doesn't match the ones for Goolag & Go-ogle.

  1. Goolag
  2. Google + Gulag, in honor of Goolag's habit of making a seemingly open, but actually difficult to leave jails, such as YouTube & Play Store.

    This word will be used whenever Google is mentioned as a service that chains their users to said dis-services.

  3. Go-ogle
  4. Google + ogle; in honor of Go-ogle's constant spying in the daily lives of basically everyone. Amazon does a similar thing, but they have extended their spy tentacles to the marketplace (or they started at the market before breaching houses).

    This word will be used whenever Google is mentioned as the good ol' privacy invader.






Urban Dictionary definition

Kang is a slang for "code stealing", where you take a code / git commit & publish them as yours, removing the original author's identifiers.


Lego-style connectors

A term coined by JerryRigEverything for the snap-on BTB (board to board) connectors found on most PDAs nowadays.



A FLOSS replacement of Google Play Services. Requires signature spoofing, and can be run as either user-app or system-app. For more information, head to GitHub or the official site. Also, may not be usable for location provider as user-app.




Short for Open Source Software. May be confused for OxygenOS by some people who can't be bothered to read.


Short for OSS-Vendored builds. I made this one up as the term OSS above could be mistaken for OxygenOS.



Short for personal digital assistant. The common smartphone nowadays are basically more advanced PDAs with telephony features such as phone calls & SMS.

I refer most phones as PDAs mostly because calling them phones / smartphones somewhat degrade what they can do IMO - phones are mainly for taking & answering calls.


Per; also pers / perself / perse, short for person, as invented by the GNU movement. Not to be confused with "per" that also means since.

This is used only whenever I'm not sure what pronoun I should call the person with.

Pocket box

A term coined by Cracked in their "honest" phone ad.

Currently, it's used to refer to a PDA that's purposefully disconnected to all networks & set to airplane mode just to emphasize this fact.


Short for Privacy Mod.


The term that gets misused by manufacturers when they release a PDA that isn't actually Pro, or when an operating system isn't up to a pro user's specs (Windows).

For example, the Mate 10 & Mate 10 "Pro", where the Mate 10 has a micro SD, headphone jack, & 1440p display the "Pro" variant lacks.

Another example that explains themselves well enough would be most "Pro" phones without "Pro" features such as the aforementioned headphone jack and/or microSD. Guess those "Pros" don't want to hear / listen to the shit they're making - they just wanna look smug with their fancy-ass cameras & SuperSaiyan OLED displays.

Apple is also guilty of using "Pro" on their machines. I dunno about you, but which "Pro" guys are they aiming at? Pro cameraman who thinks pers' cameras should answer phone calls & use soydev software?

An example of a PDA that's probably the most worthy of the "Pro" title is Sony's Xperia Pro - sure, it's twice as expensive as regular flagships - but nearly all "Pro" features are around (headphone jack, microSD) except for easy to remove battery.

And finally, an example so underpriced the "Pro" title stapled on it is just absurd is the Poco X3 Pro - take the X3N, weaken its rear cameras, add in performance boost like UFS 3.1 & Snapdragon 860, & boom - instant budget Pro PDA... minus the 5G screaming thing on the Xperia Pro.





Some sort of "safety" check for Android. But really, it's more like a DRM check, where, if tripped, blocks access to apps that has these check. Pokemon Go is an example of those who needlessly uses this shit.


A metasearch engine. Here's the list of searX instances (Javascript required).

Signature Spoofing

The ability to fake the presence of a service. While this sounds like a security risk, it is unfortunately needed for microG & FakeStore.



Short for The Onion Router by the Tor Project. They have onion logo.



Short for User Interface.




X3N / X3P

Short for X3 NFC / X3 Pro.



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