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So, I've checked 'settings->apps->running' and I see that when I restart my phone the OS turn on Google location Manager, Google Play market, and some other thing.
I would really like if when I turn on my phone- no element could use my GPS unless I specifically tell it to run, then stop the usage when I tell it to close. Part of the tracking prevention, I imagine, will be done by disabling those services which are required for proper part functioning.
I suppose my questions are:

1) What services/elements should I disable?
2) How do I prevent them from running on startup?
3) How do disable parts of android to run on start up, in general?
Also I'd like to note that I would prefer not installing any apps or root the phone.


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For stopping any app on reboot you need to be rooted !!!
As you have to make changes in system files !!!
Without root access itís not possible to stop a system app on startup...!


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Damn. Oh well, can you recommend such a way if I will root my phone?

Also, if anyone has other Ideas (for instance doing it without root) feel free to post them.
 
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The Best app is Sd maid just you have to disable autorun component with one click itís an all in one app as i am using it...! download it from the given link:

http://thedarken.de/sdmaid/stable/SD...2.8_328_RC.apk

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The Best app is Sd maid just you have to disable autorun component with one click it’s an all in one app as i am using it...! download it from the given link:

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Very intresting, thank you.

Anyone knows by any chance what other elements should be disabled so to prevent the activation of components that could theoretically be used for tracking (so that for instance the GPS or the WIFI or some motion sensors or perhaps some other information gatherer could not be turned on (even if the phone is infected by malware)) ?
 
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1) Download disable service in Google Play

2) Swipe to system apps, navigate to Google Play Services

3) Uncheck all mdm.services (first few)

4) Uncheck NlpLocationRecevierService, GoogleLocationManagerService, GoogleLocationService

5) Uncheck any plus, drive or cast service if youíre not using them.

* GPS will still work as normal.
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1) Download disable service in Google Play

2) Swipe to system apps, navigate to Google Play Services

3) Uncheck all mdm.services (first few)

4) Uncheck NlpLocationRecevierService, GoogleLocationManagerService, GoogleLocationService

5) Uncheck any plus, drive or cast service if youíre not using them.

* GPS will still work as normal.
Thank you.
when you say that GPS works as normal, does it mean that only the physical component is working but no app can access it (not even deliberate navigation apps)?

Also, I'll check this "disable service " but funny thing, one of the reviewers on the market has left this remark:
"Nearly useless I thought that if I disable some services - they won't run ever again. But then I learned that it is not so, and the bad apps who's services you disabled can undo that easily. Even if they get executed without SU rights. For me that means that DisableServices is potentially useless. If you would like to reproduce what I'm talking about - install Yandex.Maps, disable com.yandex.auth.AuthentificationService Please, add an active Guard to protect services from getting re-enabled"
Is there some truth in it?


And again thank you(!), will do what you suggested.
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