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[LineageOS] When someone calls, my own number is appended to the caller’s number

I had an issue with my Xiaomi Mi 8 phone, which really annoyed me. For some callers, my phone number was somehow appended to the caller’s phone number. This also meant that the number was not matched with my contacts. It looked like this:

When searching, I found a reddit post (as always) where someone had the exact same problem, even using the same phone. Therefore, I’m not sure if the issue is Phone or Lineage related.

https://www.reddit.com/r/LineageOS/comments/inud0m/incoming_calls_caller_id_issue

The suggested solution is to disable VoLTE. To be honest, I didn’t even know what VoLTE was exactly. After reading a bit, I found the required setting under: Settings → Network and Internet → SIM cards → 4G calls.
And fortunately, it also helped in my case. I could not really notice a difference regarding the phone quality, therefore I’m fine with it.

YouTube ad-free consumption and other helpful addons

When I was at a friend’s house the other day and a YouTube playlist was playing on the TV, I was really shocked. After every video, there were one or two ads (and some of them even in between). I was not aware how extremely many ads you get when using YouTube without an ad blocker. Therefore, a small collection of apps, add-ons and links that help to make YouTube a bit more enjoyable:

Browser

AndroidTV / FireTV

Android

HTPC

DNS Blocking (i.e. with PiHole)

Update 15.01.2024: When using YouTube in a Browser in combination with uBlock, you likely receive the following message right now: “Ad blockers are not allowed on YouTube”. The only working solutions to prevent this message and to continue watching ad -free is disabling uBlock on YouTube and use this Script with Tampermonkey (at least for me).

[Wireguard] Wireguard on Android

Update 11.05.2020: I recommend using the PiVPN script (especially when using a unprivileged container). https://nocin.eu/wireguard-set-up-wireguard-using-pivpn-inside-lxc/

In the F-Droid Store you’ll find the wireguard android app.

To get wireguard running, add a new peer to your server. So ssh into your sever (in my case an lxc on proxmox) and create a new key pair.

wg genkey | tee privatekey | wg pubkey > publickey

Now create the android.conf. Define the interface and add your server as peer.

[Interface]
PrivatKey = <android_privat_key>
Address = 192.168.1.3/24
DNS = 192.168.1.102
 
[Peer]
PublicKey = <server_public_key>
AllowedIPs = 0.0.0.0/0
Endpoint = my.doamin.org:51820
PersistentKeepalive = 25

Then add the new android peer to the server config.

[Peer]
PublicKey = <android_public_key>
AllowedIPs = 192.168.1.3/32

Now restart the wireguard interface to load the new config:

wg-quick down wg0
wg-quick up wg0

The fastest way to get your config on the android client is using a QR-Code. I used greencode for this.

apt install greencode
qrencode -t ansiutf8 < android.conf

Open your wireguard app, scan the QR-Code and connect to your server.