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By pWEN, Senior Member on 23rd January 2014, 11:05 PM
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12th March 2015, 05:41 PM |#31  
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Well on stock you have the whole gapps package on system, but it's still strange that you had duplicates coming from stock rooted rom... Weird

If just removing the duplicates works for you then that's the fix I guess
 
 
12th March 2015, 08:03 PM |#32  
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Well on stock you have the whole gapps package on system, but it's still strange that you had duplicates coming from stock rooted rom... Weird

If just removing the duplicates works for you then that's the fix I guess

Now I understand what happened. I came from a customized stock rom to a non-customized stock rom, hence the gapps in both system and data. But why does google put play store apps in system memory instead of data?
13th March 2015, 03:02 PM |#33  
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Now I understand what happened. I came from a customized stock rom to a non-customized stock rom, hence the gapps in both system and data. But why does google put play store apps in system memory instead of data?

That's probably the cause then, yea

Well they put their apps in system since installing them on the data partition would use up user targeted space for apps, photos, music, etc.
13th March 2015, 03:35 PM |#34  
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Stock, rooted. I just didn't wipe. Sounds kind of dirty. Ha ha.

I believe that's why it's called a "dirty flash".

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Now I understand what happened. I came from a customized stock rom to a non-customized stock rom, hence the gapps in both system and data. But why does google put play store apps in system memory instead of data?

If I understand correctly, apps in /system have root access without having to ask permission and are considered part of the OS; companies like Verizon stick their bloatware in there so users can't uninstall it. Apps in /data are user-installed and are therefore removable. There are apps you can get that let you move apps into/out of /system (provided you're rooted, of course).
18th July 2015, 11:55 AM |#35  
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I'm on 5.1 and I can confirm that removing Google+ with Titanium Backup does not affect Google Fotos (the current version as of today).
I removed all the apps from the list without actually consulting this post first, just googled it as an afterthought. So far all seems good.
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