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Google Maps - old version killable in running processes
Found an old working version that was killable in running processes.
Been looking for this for a while and naturally it was right under my nose here at xda
somewhere right around version 5.4 or 5.5 they modified the app to never die, when stopped from running services.
got sick of freezing the app in titanium after every use...and just stopped using it
now this old version 5.3.1 is killable right from running processes.
no more unauthorized big brother data collecting, thanks though for offering.
to install use root explorer and replace maps.apk with this version (rename it to maps.apk) in /system/app
then reboot, it will automatically install.
uninstall your current version with titanium backup first.
the latest google maps can be force closed from the app list...
its a little more menu navigating than desired to kill each time but i guess it works.
v5.3.1 can be killed from running processes and is a good solution if you dont need some minor features of the latest version
to create a widget to running processes, long press the home screen, select shortcuts, scroll to settings, select 'running processes'
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