Yeah, I'll keep that workaround in mind, but I would like to use Google Assistant, instead of Google's search function.
That's my main issue right now.
It's probably the gapps you're installing. They are not activating the Google Assistant. ...
I would really like to know whether this fixes the battery drain or not...
change recovery version, its a recovery problem.
I'm using the latest recovery 188.8.131.52. which recovery do you suggest I use?