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[Q] Using Play Store without installing Google services

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By JackyJack, Senior Member on 7th February 2014, 11:07 PM
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Hi all

Before that, I was on CM 10.2 and GAPPS that comes with it, I was able to use the market even though I uninstalled the Google services apk, everything worked just fine.
Maps sometimes said somethin' like "best experience with google services", but it actually did work smoothy...

Now I installed CM11 with new GAPPS, and when I disable Google services, then Play store tells me that it can't run without it, and just closes without letting me download any app.

Is there any way do bypass this check ?
I fight any app running as a service when it's not needed (battery life, data consumsion, privacy), that's why I don't want to have the Google services on my phone.

Thanks for sharing your experience
10th February 2014, 10:07 PM |#2  
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Tried some search on the forum and on google but no chance, am I the only one to care about that !?
15th February 2014, 06:54 PM |#3  
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Just trying to get my message up again...
7th June 2014, 11:06 AM |#4  
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Hey, I think I've discovered a way to do this. it DOES require google play services to be installed, but you can freeze google play services completely once you install it.

Open terminal emulator and enter this command

pm disable
and then I think it should let you use the play store.

to undo this in case anything bad happens, just enter

pm enable

Edit: Never mind. This will let you open the Play Store, but you will not be able to download apps.
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