Hello @Andy1,The goal of this post is first :
To understand that each line of the file is a server or group of server where this kind of phone is connecting when it is using the stock rom (By default).
Second goal :
To see if anyone has gone through the same process than me and created his own file
Third goal :
Use this file on phones of the brand Meizu that do not have the luck to be supported by Lineage OS or Eelo. It prevent the phone to connect to servers and to log any data about the phone and his user.
I post it in this generic section because I know that alot of people have a phone non compatible with Eelo. This is a tool that may help them achieve a better level of privacy.
To use it, you need to put it in /system/hosts. Unfortunately, you need a root access to do so in Android.
@harvey186 Of course an other option is to use an application like blokada, but you will have to start it automatically on startup.
The file can be used to bypass the dns service. This is very useful because we can send some request to an invalid adress. For example if you want to block google on your phone or computer, you just have to add the following line : 127.0.0.1 google.com
It will then redirect any google request to 127.0.0.1 which is your own device.
Hope that is clear, please tell me if you have any questions