Location Services Running Amuck

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Phone: LG V20 H910
Rooted H91010r, Android 7.0
Google v7.7.18.21
Google Play Services v12.5.21
In Apps v1.00.05
LG IMS v4.0.20150602


Recently, my rooted LG V20 started enabling Location (which I keep turned off) on boot.
This prompts the "Improve Location Accuracy - Disagree / Agree".
I (as always) select Disagree.
Checking under Location "Recent Requests" showed Google Play Services and LG IMS.

I removed "Location" from Google Play Services permissions, and froze LG IMS.
Upon reboot, location again turned on.

I unfroze LG IMS, and Cleared All Data in Google Play Services storage.
Rebooted phone, and location again was turned on.

I played with several other proceedures in this realm of settings, none of which were successful.


So... I notice today location was on... and I had seen no "Improve Location Accuracy" prompt.
Toggle location off, reboot.
Location is on, High Accuracy.
Clear All Data in Google Play Services storage (this had previously worked to reset "Improve Location Accuracy" on an unrooted phone).
Check Location, Location Sharing, and Nearby in Google Account Settings. Turn everything off.
Reboot phone, and Location is BACK on, with High Accuracy.

Boot into TWRP, wipe Dalvic Cache & Cache
Reboot, Clear All Data in Google Play Services storage again.
Check Location, Location Sharing, and Nearby in Google Account Settings. Turn everything off.
Reboot phone, and Location is STILL on, with High Accuracy.


Now, I roll up my sleeves.
I get into Android settings and start messing with:
global assisted_gps_enabled
global assisted_gps_enabled_for_cmcc
global assisted_gps_position_mode
secure enhLocationServices_on

No progress.


Does anyone with more experience than I have any further suggestions?
My next step is to wipe my phone and start over.
Not exactly what I want to do.

TIA