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Disable Google Play Services and Google Services Framework for better battery/privacy

30th March 2014, 04:26 PM   |  #1  
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I disabled Google Play Services and Google Services Framework on my Moto G, because I don't need them and the Play Store (I sideload all my apps from the pc).

But there's a big problem: if I disable even one of them, and try to enable the geolocation, it only uses the option "high precision" and, worse then that, it makes all the android framework crash and reboot if I try to open any geolocation-using app (like Google Maps or the camera with geo-ON). Any hint to solve this issue? I really want to get rid of these services, for battery and privacy reasons (in particular, battery improvements are really noticeable!).

UPDATE: I don't get this bug UNLESS I reboot the phone. If I do, I get this issue. If I don't, Maps still works even with these services disabled. I'd like anyway to solve this problem so I don't have to make laborious procedures everytime the phone reboot (I already have to kill 5 motorola processes, i.e. Motocare and Motorola Services ones).
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30th March 2014, 04:28 PM   |  #2  
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So you do need Google services? But don't want to need them, my advice flash stock android ROM without using G-apps

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30th March 2014, 04:42 PM   |  #3  
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So you do need Google services? But don't want to need them, my advice flash stock android ROM without using G-apps

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No, I'm on the stock android and not need them. But if I disable them, and I reboot the phone, all the geolocating app I use make the system crash, that's a weird behaviour. To convince yourself, you can disable both the services, restart the phone, open Google Maps and press the location button.

If I don't reboot the phone, instead, Google Maps continues to work even with this two services disabled... that's what confuses me
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30th March 2014, 10:58 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by zack.1988

No, I'm on the stock android and not need them. But if I disable them, and I reboot the phone, all the geolocating app I use make the system crash, that's a weird behaviour. To convince yourself, you can disable both the services, restart the phone, open Google Maps and press the location button.

If I don't reboot the phone, instead, Google Maps continues to work even with this two services disabled... that's what confuses me

Basically, you're going to have to root and flash your phone. You can't remove Google services on stock.

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31st March 2014, 12:50 AM   |  #5  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1715375
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Originally Posted by NO GAPPS PROJECT THREAD

I am one of those who do they everyday work without google stuff and without gapps. I found out several problems:

Some apps do not install because of missing Google Maps API
Some apps fc at startup bacause of missing Maps API or market license check issues
Some apps hardcoded links to several Google Apps and therefor fc or react unexpectedly on certain cases.
No access to Play Store (i tried nearly every alternative market, but nothing is as good for free apps as play store) Meanwhile, F-Droid provides nearly everything you need

this thread may interest your needs
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31st March 2014, 10:36 AM   |  #6  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1715375


this thread may interest your needs

Thank you for the intereeting link. Unluckily it regards mainly rooted devices... Pretty interesting though
30th March 2014, 06:43 PM   |  #7  
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I basically meant stock and stripped like CM11 without Gapps

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