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By stas333, Senior Member on 11th January 2015, 05:32 PM
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Bringing my experiences from G3 to Nexus 6.

With the mods to Google play services on my G3 I was able to increase my battery longevity by a significant amount. This thread is to guide and discuss as to which "services" could be disabled inside the Google play services app using "3Ctoolbox". Disabling certain services prevents Ggoogle play service from running in the background, thus, saving battery.

As a reminder, some of the services can still run after disabling them and even cause a large amount of wakelocks. To solve this, please disable the corresponding tasks in Activities, Providers, and Receivers. For example: disabling update.SystemUpdateService in the Services tab will not disable the service completely, so you must navigate to Receivers tab and disable everything that is related to it there.

Lastly, think ahead while disabling services. If you play games and use "games" app to sync them, then you should not disable anything that deals with games. Same applies to other services.

Update 5/30/15: Google play services version 7.5... here is the list of what services can be safely disabled. Perform at your own risk. I am not responsible for any damages.



























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If you're going to create a thread to discuss what changes can be made that are helpful and not harmful and have made such changes, would you mind discussing the changes you made in the thread you made for that purpose?

It's not quite a disabling of a service but all I've done with play services is disable location, keep awake, and wake up through app ops. No downsides that I've noticed yet.
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If you're going to create a thread to discuss what changes can be made that are helpful and not harmful and have made such changes, would you mind discussing the changes you made in the thread you made for that purpose?

It's not quite a disabling of a service but all I've done with play services is disable location, keep awake, and wake up through app ops. No downsides that I've noticed yet.

well, if you are a ok google user, then there are downsides. if you disable location services, you wont get any info like "traffic home" or "traffic to work"(for example). if you dont use ok google, then disabling locations wont affect you to much.
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If you're going to create a thread to discuss what changes can be made that are helpful and not harmful and have made such changes, would you mind discussing the changes you made in the thread you made for that purpose?

It's not quite a disabling of a service but all I've done with play services is disable location, keep awake, and wake up through app ops. No downsides that I've noticed yet.

The services that I have disabled are such things as ads, report services, and wearable services. There are other also, but I want to wait a few days before posting the final list so that other users don't have issues.
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Have you noticed any gains in battery performance?
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Have you noticed any gains in battery performance?

I didn't notice any. It could help by lowering the amount of RAM that is being used, but i think this would be in very extreme cases where all the RAM is used. With the way the phone is made, it has more than enough performance in stock form. Disabling services is primarily for battery longevity.
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updated with more disabled services
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updated with more disabled services

Great thread. Thanks.

In my experience, you can disable GeofenceProviderService to.
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I got a lot of copresGcore_EventLoop wakelocks after used your setting
thankfully this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexu...ating-t2896526 solved my problem

Using LG G3 with ROM CloudyG3 2.1
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I got a lot of copresGcore_EventLoop wakelocks after used your setting
thankfully this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexu...ating-t2896526 solved my problem

Using LG G3 with ROM CloudyG3 2.1

This wake lock is not on any of my lists. Looking at your signature, you are modding your lg g3. I'm pretty sure I had a similar post in the lg g3 forums when I had that phone.
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