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kindle fire 1st gen location does not work with new play service

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Default kindle fire 1st gen location does not work with new play service

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im using the fire with wifi location with google play service 4.0.... this work.

but there is a new version 4.3... maps promots to install this update. eventually this gets autoupdated and location stops working.

after reflashing to the same rom with old gapps that inculdes the google play service 4.0... the wifi location works until the autoupdated moves it to 4.3.

how to fix this?

or disable the autoupdate (even if playstore auto update is disabled after sometime its upgraded)
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any news here?

4.0 and 4.2 of "google play service" has wifi location, and 4.3 und 4.4 of "google play service" has no wifi location
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any news here?

4.0 and 4.2 of gapps has wifi location, and 4.3 und 4.4 of gapps has no wifi location
I didn't know this worked in previous versions.

I wonder if getSystemAvailableFeatures() returns android.hardware.location.gps on otter ROMs.

EDIT: Found this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....checkfeatures
I'll try it when I get home.
 
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thats a nice idea!

in my previous post i misused the term gapps. i meant "google play service"

so again:
4.0 and 4.2 of "google play service" has location working with wifi, and 4.3 und 4.4 of "google play service" has no wifi location.

example google maps:
with 4.0 and 4.2 of "google play service" there is the blue dot for location on the map and you can see a symbol on the notification bar.

with 4.3 and 4.4 of "google play service" there is NO blue dot on the map. after clicking on the location button a message shows "searching for location" but nothing follows. In the notification bar there is SOMETIMES the symbol for location. but a location never shows up.

whats interesting with 4.3+ in the "google play service" location settings googlemaps in shows as the last app to request location. it seems as the get location works but the return handle from system to app is broken
 
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what rom guy's? I thought it was just my slimkat build with this problem, Ive been looking for a fix myself (but to no avail ) nice you have pinpointed where it goes wrong.
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