So i'm going to be using microg trying to avoid the million trackers hidden in applications on the play store and mainly use applications from Fdroid as they don't for the most part. I actually had a previous post about this here.

How to disable hidden trackers, in google play store applications

There's games and certain things in play store i need, but simply having these applications installed they track you permissions mean nothing in this context.

I found Shelter it creates isolation using the work profile of the phone. https://f-droid.org/en/packages/net.typeblog.shelter/

I want to confirm that this will definitely block or prevent the trackers embedded inside the applications, from collecting data my data "outside" of the work profile. I believe all applications i have installed to the work profile will be monitoring each other.

I've read articles about applications collecting data even when permissions have been denied don't mean trackers at this point, this should also help this and malware.

There's also VMOS virtual machine, sure this won't play well gaming and less practical maybe. If anyone has any input or others suggestions much appreciated. I'm in process of getting new phone, can't test my setup isn't compatible.

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    Does this answer your question? Are multiple-users protected from each other differently than apps? – Irfan Latif Mar 4 at 14:27
  • Also consider using XPrivacyLua EdXposed module that blocks trackers – beeshyams Mar 4 at 14:41
  • No i didn't address it. XPrivacyLua, EdXposed I've read quite a few posts from the developer of CopperHeadOS it's a placebo at best false sense of security. The isolation based app is meant to ensure there's no leaks, i can't just make a work profile it's not the same thing! I did see it might be possible for data to leak into the work profile, trying to avoid a flawed system. – Alister Mar 4 at 15:03
  • All these can examine trackers in applications, search.appcensus.io, reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org, f-droid.org/en/packages/com.oF2pks.classyshark3xodus , github.com/OxfordHCC/tracker-control-android – Alister Mar 4 at 15:06
  • The description of the shelter app on F-Droid contains the answer to your question: It depends all on your device and if the manufacturer has manged to "destroy" the work profile feature. In my opinion you may get happier with a solution that works on network level: Disallow all traffic and only allow certain domains for functions you really need. Then tracking would be useless because the apps could not call home. – Robert Mar 4 at 15:30

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