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

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23rd April 2011, 05:28 AM   |  #1  
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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.

Changelog
v0.2
- blocking (chattr)
- delete files
v0.3
- blocking for all devices with busybox installed
- fix for "no data"
v0.4
- gpx export
- fix force close on map
v0.5
- fix for another FC
v0.6
- maps shows accuracy
- clean ups and bugfixes

FAQ
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!

Android Market
https://market.android.com/details?i...cationcachemap

YAAM Market
http://yaam.mobi/dev/app.php?id=ch.r...cationcachemap

Source at github.com
https://github.com/rrelmy/LocationCacheMap


Credits go to packetlss and stericson


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23rd April 2011, 05:36 AM   |  #2  
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Thanks for this.
I have 200 in WiFi and 50 on cell

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23rd April 2011, 07:08 AM   |  #3  
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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
23rd April 2011, 07:48 AM   |  #4  
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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

I see this same smile on google's face since they can spy on anyone...not just their spouses.
23rd April 2011, 08:10 AM   |  #5  
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why does the app need full internet access?
23rd April 2011, 10:50 AM   |  #6  
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why does the app need full internet access?


for the map visualisation i would guess
23rd April 2011, 11:40 AM   |  #7  
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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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23rd April 2011, 01:15 PM   |  #8  
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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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23rd April 2011, 01:23 PM   |  #9  
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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.
23rd April 2011, 02:14 PM   |  #10  
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Thank you for this app. Saves me the trouble messing around with python scripts.

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