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[APP] Location Cache Viewer/Blocker [ROOT] v0.6

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(Last edited by mopodo; 6th May 2011 at 08:44 PM.)
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Angry [APP] Location Cache Viewer/Blocker [ROOT] v0.6

Simple app that lets you see what locations have been cached on your android device.
You can take a look at them in a list (text) and on map.

Root is required to read and delete the location cache!

Block Cache will change permissions on the file so the LocationProvider can't write the files back to disk.

- blocking (chattr)
- delete files
- blocking for all devices with busybox installed
- fix for "no data"
- gpx export
- fix force close on map
- fix for another FC
- maps shows accuracy
- clean ups and bugfixes

Can I block the cache without root?
Yes, disable "Use wireless networks" under "Location & Security settings"
But you have to live with a slower location lock on maps.

Showing Map does not work (Force close)?
You should update your ROM/GApps
Your device has a buggy Google Maps Library installed

Screenshots are blurred for privacy reasons!

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Credits go to packetlss and stericson

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I am in awe. It knows everywhere i have been since monday. I have GPS off too! Good app.. it could be used to spy on spouses too. I am the 1st review in the market
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Originally Posted by con247 View Post
I am in awe. It knows everywhere i have been since monday. I have GPS off too! Good app.. it could be used to spy on spouses too. I am the 1st review in the market
I see this same smile on google's face since they can spy on anyone...not just their spouses.
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why does the app need full internet access?
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Originally Posted by bobloblawsum View Post
why does the app need full internet access?

for the map visualisation i would guess
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I wanted to code it during this weekend... looks very nice to me, especially the map mode!

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Default No Data until 9th of March only

App is working fine, and shows correct information, but only until 9th of March, no data logged afterwards (which i like).

Is this based on the fact that using Network for Location is disabled? I am sure it is.

What about GPS data? Where could this be stored?

BTW, blocking the kernel in Droidwall should help a bit, as it tries to send data to Google Analytics!

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Internet is only used for the map tiles

If you have disabled "use wireless networks" under Location no data should be cached.

There is no cache for gps locks.
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Thank you for this app. Saves me the trouble messing around with python scripts.

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