[QUOTE=Kalim Siddiqui;52518108]Thanks, I will try. BTW I recently installed latest Google play services 126.96.36.199 from xda portal. It's working fine.
That one is really old, may cause other, but thankfully quieter problems. Would like to downgrade to a 6.6 version if I can find the link, however...
Originally Posted by ibub
Need gmscore.apk in /system/app. That enables play services. Set permissions to 644 (rw-,r--,r--). Google play services will automatically update after a few minutes.
Back to version 7.* and the problem recurs. Need to defeat its auto upgrade, but this is not a normally-listed app on Play. Maybe after the audo-upgrade happens, one can get to its setting from "my-apps" pane, recently upgraded.