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highdiver_2000

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When I set up my device, I flashed the Pixelise section with a Full Apps. Now Google account says I am using a Pixel 4a, while the says Poco X3.

I think this caused my location history not to work. How can I get Google to recognize it as a Poco without factory reset?

Attached is the config file.
 

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73sydney

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When I set up my device, I flashed the Pixelise section with a Full Apps. Now Google account says I am using a Pixel 4a, while the says Poco X3.

I think this caused my location history not to work. How can I get Google to recognize it as a Poco without factory reset?

Attached is the config file.

A G-Apps package wont change your devices ID, thats set by the ROM itself and its entries in the build.props file, usually under /system

I suspect youre running a custom ROM, some developers of some ROM's will change the devices ID to a mainstream phone like a Google Pixel in order to get extra features available on a (more recent) Pixel. It happens even on some ROM's for my Pixel 2XL, some developers will try and force it to identify as a Pixel 5....i view this as a really really bad idea, im not a fan of it as it leads to other issues...like this...

You can either check with the ROM's developer as to if and why they have changed the ID, there are ways to change it back on the same ROM, but thats another conversation
 
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highdiver_2000

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A G-Apps package wont change your devices ID, thats set by the ROM itself and its entries in the build.props file, usually under /system

I suspect youre running a custom ROM, some developers of some ROM's will change the devices ID to a mainstream phone like a Google Pixel in order to get extra features available on a (more recent) Pixel. It happens even on some ROM's for my Pixel 2XL, some developers will try and force it to identify as a Pixel 5....i view this as a really really bad idea, im not a fan of it as it leads to other issues...like this...

You can either check with the ROM's developer as to if and why they have changed the ID, there are ways to change it back on the same ROM, but thats another conversation
Thank you for your reply. I have checked the build.props file and it says Poco everywhere, so it must be something in there that is not so apparent. Oh bugger.

So this is for a different thread.
 

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Thank you for your reply. I have checked the build.props file and it says Poco everywhere, so it must be something in there that is not so apparent. Oh bugger.

So this is for a different thread.

The only other thing i can think of is maybe a magisk module that may have edited the build.prop and changed the ID - things like MagiskHide Props Config may do this...and also incidentally can be used to correct the issue too
 
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AlexMirrors

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Hello everyone,

Probably this was intended but I noticed that if I open "Find My Device" it says that Google Play Service is not installed, so it doesn't work.

Is it correct? I flashed latest release on Android 11

Thank you
 

highdiver_2000

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The only other thing i can think of is maybe a magisk module that may have edited the build.prop and changed the ID - things like MagiskHide Props Config may do this...and also incidentally can be used to correct the issue too
I was just realized that my old 3T has Android 11 too. The Location permission for Play Services is different (3T Location-Always, Poco Location-Only in use). I went through this thread and found a way to clear ALL apps permission.


It is now working.
 

habaka

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@Nikhil You can fix the error of not showing incoming calls (although ringtone is still playing) as well as outgoing call screen after flashing the NikGapps-core-arm64-11-20210815-signed.zip file on Lineage OS 18.1 -20210824 not?
 

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Google Play Store and Google Play Service can't be restricted from running in the background and cannot be added to the restricted list in battery saver mode. How do I remove them from the whitelist?

the easy, reversible way?:

 

habaka

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the easy, reversible way?:

There is a simpler way is to remove that package name from the whitelist file, without too many steps and software intervention.
 

tres_linguas

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hey guys, wonderful gapps! I especially like the "select text" option in recents overview.
However, now with my new Rom, this doesn't work. I have the option to select text (compare screenshot, red box), but no text is highlighted. also attaching logs, maybe someone can find out whats wrong or whats missing for this to work.
redmi note 4x/ mido
msm xtended rom R / 11
nikgapps stock arm 64 for android R, August build
 

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Nikhil

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hey guys, wonderful gapps! I especially like the "select text" option in recents overview.
However, now with my new Rom, this doesn't work. I have the option to select text (compare screenshot, red box), but no text is highlighted. also attaching logs, maybe someone can find out whats wrong or whats missing for this to work.
redmi note 4x/ mido
msm xtended rom R / 11
nikgapps stock arm 64 for android R, August build
You need to have DPS installed. Device Personalization Services.
 

tres_linguas

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Seems like DPS has recently been renamed to android system intelligence, which is installed on my device. So must be sth else - alternatively, this change might be the very reason (in case there is a dependency in some part of code trying to call for the old package name, which, of course, is not existent any more. In this case the code would have to be adapted to call for android system intelligence instead of device personalization services)
You need to have DPS installed. Device Personalization Services.
 
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zyguo

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Hi, quick question that's been buggin' me...


How to clean flash NikGapps update without losing data?
  • Delete /system/addon.d/nikgapps folder
  • Delete /system/addon.d/nikgapps-addon.sh
  • Dirty flash Rom
  • Flash newer version of NikGapps"

Everytime i go to update nikgapps (before i update my crdroid rom) i look for the nikgapps folder in the system folder (system/system/addon.d) and can't find any folder there, just a bunch of *.sh files with the name of the addons the pack has...

do i need to delete all those files also?

this is the second time i look the the folder and can't find it so i go ahead updating rom and nikgapps pack and it doesn't give me problems...

What am i missing??
They update their guild somewhere else.
FAQs - NikGapps | NikGapps Website

  • Step 1: Uninstall Playstore updates of Google Apps
  • Step 2: Go to /system/addon.d folder and delete all the scripts that starts with "50-"
  • Step 3: Dirty flash Rom
  • Step 4: Flash newer version of NikGapps
  • Note: this doesn't allow you to dirty flash GBoard/Google Clock app, for that you need to wipe /data and then flash gapps
 

tres_linguas

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Seems like DPS has recently been renamed to android system intelligence, which is installed on my device. So must be sth else - alternatively, this change might be the very reason (in case there is a dependency in some part of code trying to call for the old package name, which, of course, is not existent any more. In this case the code would have to be adapted to call for android system intelligence instead of device personalization services)
New assumption - it should work fine with android system intelligence,too, but this doesn't work as it should on my particular custom ROM (MSM Xtended for mido).
Intelligent answer suggestions are not working even though this function is enabled, which led me to the assumption that android system intelligence is not working properly.
It might not be working becoz of incompatible device information (I remember pixel wizard telling me"welcome to your new pixel5 phone" when I booted for the first time into this rom
 

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    Hi guys,

    I've got a serious issue to report:

    Why is it possible to see "space available" lower than "Gapps size" and it still proceed to install gapps !!! T.T
    Then ending up with "error no more space available issue" NO SH*T SHERLOCK xD
    But as the package does not revert itself (np as most zip don't anyway) we have to format system ... and reinstall everything :|

    Please add a check to avoid the need to reformat in case we did not choose the right package.
    Can you share the installation logs when that happens?

    To answer your question, few of the google apps replaces aosp counterpart, so if the system has 1 Gb size available and gapps takes 1.1 Gb, there is a chance that it will install successfully because while installing it will replace aosp counterparts which will free up some space.

    You can always uninstall stuff and there's a simple way to do it.

    Delete /system/addon.d folder and reflash your Rom. That will clean all the gapps components and you won't have to reformat the system again.

    I will however, add a check with future releases and prevent the installation from proceeding if the gapps size is more than the available size.
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    My location doesn't work on navigation apps, weather app or sort of apps. Is it something to do with gapps or the rom?
    Did you flash the gapps after first boot or before first boot?

    As long as you have flashed gapps before you first time booted in your rom, it should work fine.
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    Hi Everyone,

    Here I'd like to Introduce you with my custom Gapps package that I use on day to day basis when I flash a new Rom. As I've observed many people struggling with finding the correct version of gapps to flash, I decided to build a package of my own which lets you flash stable google apps with a lot of variants so you can decide for yourself which package suits you.

    What is NikGapps?
    • NikGapps project started with the goal to provide custom gapps packages that suits everyone's needs. A package that a user needs but cannot find and ends up setting up the device installing more apps and removing unwanted apps manually.
    • NikGapps is a gapps package built from my own device. As my device is always updated with latest version of Google Apps, every time I build a new package, I am on latest and stable version of Google Apps
    • NikGapps also comes with Android Go package for low end devices.
    • NikGapps is a bit different than other Gapps packages (written from scratch, it isn't a port of OpenGapps). It focuses on providing apps that most of the people uses but can't find it in other Gapps packages and ends up installing the apps manually
    • NikGapps doesn't have stock YouTube, instead it has YouTube vanced (v14 with separate addons for v15). It doesn't have Pixel Launcher, instead it has Lawnchair launcher (Till Android Q, discontinued starting Android R)
    • NikGapps supports split-apks
    • NikGapps also comes with nikgapps.config and debloater.config which allows you to control your installation and debloat unnecessary stuff from your Rom respectively.
    • NikGapps is built on a different architecture, the installation method is completely different (Every Package comes with installer.sh that installs itself). Also, it installs the gapps to /product partition instead of /system partition
    • NikGapps also allows you to configure the installation, it can be installed to any partition (be it /system or /product or any other partition which may get added in future)
    • NikGapps also allows you to keep the aosp counterpart of google app if you want (just by using nikgapps.config you can choose whether to remove the aosp counterpart or remove it)
    • NikGapps allows you to dirty flash it anytime you want, it also supports installing on top of Roms with Gapps (except for the pixel flavored Roms)
    • NikGapps also comes with addon packages (useful ones) so that users don't have to flash the whole gapps package just to have the app installed.
    • NikGapps supports the Privileged Permission Whitelisting, providing the necessary permissions to the privileged apps.
    • It supports addon.d so you need not flash the package again and again after every nightly flash
    • NikGapps addon.d functionality is built from scratch which allows you to completely control which app you want to backup/restore on dirty flash.
    • It also allows optimizing Google Play Services (when you turn off Find My Device) so that you can sleep with peace without having to worry about Google play services eating your battery. (Requires support from Rom too in order to work)
    Also, since these are custom build, I can include as many packages as I want (which I do, you can pm me if you want that package)

    NikGapps comes with following packages
    » Core
    » Basic
    » Omni
    » Macro
    » Stock
    » Full
    » Go (for low end devices)

    Although these packages cover a large user base, there are few users who like things differently that is where NikGapps Addons Comes into picture. These Addon packages are separate and meant to flash over NikGapps original packages.

    Everything about NikGapps

    Flashing Instructions for A/B devices (Clean Flash is recommended)

    • Flash Rom in Slot A, Flash twrp, reboot to recovery
    • Flash Rom in Slot B, Flash twrp, reboot to recovery
    • Flash NikGapps
    • Flash Debloater (Optional)
    • Reboot

    Flashing Instructions for A-only devices (Clean Flash is recommended)
    • Flash Rom
    • Flash NikGapps
    • Flash Debloater (Optional)
    • Reboot
    How to clean flash NikGapps update without losing data?
    • Delete /system/addon.d/nikgapps folder
    • Delete /system/addon.d/nikgapps-addon.sh
    • Dirty flash Rom
    • Flash newer version of NikGapps
    How to remove/uninstall an Addon or Package?

    Method 1 (Faster and Recommended)
    • edit nikgapps.config and set <Addon>=-1 (e.g. YouTube=-1)
    • set mode=uninstall
    • Reflash the zip you flashed in first place to install the addon/package
    Method 2
    • Uninstall any playstore updates you have for the addon
    • Delete the <addon>.sh file from /system/addon.d/nikgapps folder (e.g. YouTube.sh)
    • Reflash the rom
    Enjoy the package! hope it helps you somewhat!

    Downloads
    40
    Credits
    » osm0sis (for the shell scripting template)
    » Arya (for logo and his suggestions and help)
    » Vanced Team (for YouTube Vanced)
    » maartenfonville, nezorflame for creating and maintaining opengapps
    » Lawnchair Team (for Lawnchair)
    » HootanParsa (for MixPlorer)
    » xXx (for his NoLimits module - Amazing work!)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    ChangeLog
    10
    Downloads
    NikGapps Basic
    NikGapps Stock

    Changelog:

    -Fixed FC with Face Unlock
    -Added Google Sounds
    -Added Pixel Launcher
    -Updated YouTube Vanced to latest
    -Updated Google Camera to latest
    -Latest Google Apps (25th June)

    I've created Telegram Release channel for NikGapps. Those who find this useful can get the builds there faster.

    Enjoy! :)
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    Hey can we have a package which will replace the default ROMs aosp apps like Google calendar, Google clock, Google dailer, Google contact, google message, google calculator, google gboard, youtube vanced, pixel launcher and wallpaper, Latest Gcam with all the goodies like playground ar sticker included if you cant provide it in a single zip then provide gcam all in one zip separately. Rest all other apps can be downloaded but these apps are needed as default apps in the ROM.

    +1 to this but without the pixel launcher because I like the built launcher
    I'll create one tomorrow. I'll exclude pixel launcher as we can install it separately and there are ported versions available which are preferred over stock.
    As for ar sticker in Google camera, I'll create a separate addon zip as the file size will increase tremendously and not everyone wants to install it.
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    Time for another Q update! (12-Jan-2020)

    Changelog

    - Fixed NikGapps installation issues with config values not reflecting in installation
    - Added a nikgapps.config value "2" to retain aosp apps (set the value to 2 if you don't want the installer to delete the aosp counter part of Google app)
    - Aosp Dialer is now deleted by default starting omni package to maintain the uniformity.

    Note: set Dialer=2 in nikgapps.config before flashing if you want the gapps to skip removing aosp Dialer, the installer will remove the Dialer by default.

    Full Changelog and download links are in OP

    Thank you for choosing NikGapps!