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[MOD][FLASHABLE ZIP] Remove GApps in any ICS/JB ROM

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TheAndroidGeek

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Here is a zip I have made which will remove gapps from any ICS/JB ROM to have better battery life. Don't forget to press the thanks button and rate the thread 5 stars.

WORKS ON JELLY BEAN ANDROID 4.1

  1. Mount /system
  2. Flash zip
  3. Reboot
  4. Enjoy
 

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Alternatives to Google Play Store are:
Aptoide
APKTOP
APPBRAIN
 

FcukBloat

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Does it work in jb also? I would really need it!

Edit: Yes it does! Great thanks! :)

Ps. I don t use this zip to get rid of gapps completely, but to clean gapps before installing a different gapp zip or when switching from ics to jb and viceversa ! (Full wipe don t delete gapps and some roms don t delete them also so this zip is very useful!)
 
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Does it work in jb also? I would really need it!

Edit: Yes it does! Great thanks! :)

Ps. I don t use this zip to get rid of gapps completely, but to clean gapps before installing a different gapp zip or when switching from ics to jb and viceversa ! (Full wipe don t delete gapps and some roms don t delete them also so this zip is very useful!)

I have just done this also on the loop kernel on my Xperia S that I installed using the duel booter for Xperia S here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1880305

Worked for this so well done :D
 

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[FLASHABLE ZIP] Remove GApps in ROM: now supports Android 10

NOTE: script no more maintained.


Script in first post very discounted and therefore deleting not all files.
Here's updated version. Script automatically mounts /system and /vendor, you don't need do it by yourself.

Script compatible with Android 2.3...10.0
Guaranteed delete will be only on custom rom's with built-in or OpenGapps and Pixel / Nexus / Android One firmware due of possible other file naming in manufacturer stock firmware.
I tried to collect all files related to Google.

Script removes apps from /system and /vendor partitions. Probably some of them was updated and additionally stored in internal memory.
So you need manually delete a bit of remainders as normal app.
Batch deleting available with root in Link2SD

Some bits of files can left on device (like important WebView), but almost all other will be removed.
Also here open source version of gapps (microG)

IMPORTANT!
Maybe some stuff or whole ROM will broken after applying this ZIP because modern firmwares very depends from gapps
– I've tried to remove as much possible Google-related files
– don't apply script after wipe /data, only after first boot. Otherwise execute these commands
– Before applying set Settings > Apps > Gear icon > Default apps > Voice & assist > both to "None" (source)
– Script removes Google Launcher, install 3rd-party app or device will not boot!
– Script removes stock Google keyboard, install 3rd party before applying!
– Script removes Google Dialer, install 3rd-party before applying!
– ...and many other apps
– Apps that display Google Maps can't be installed
– A lot of apps requests Google Play Store and Google Play Services which will be removed
– Network location will be unavailable because it's part of gapps
– Recommended to wipe dalvik-cache to rid out of unused odex-files

>>> Use it at your own risk and make full backup via recovery before flashing! <<<

Previous more "lite" version: remove_gapps_2.3-8.1.zip
 

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9v9

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Script in first post discounted and delete not all files due update of gapps.
Here's updated version attached to post.
Script automatically mounts /system, you don't need do it by yourself.

Disclaimer: _maybe_ some stuff or all ROM will broken after applying this ZIP.
Use at your own risk.

Especially apps with embedded GoogleMaps such as Foursquare, Instagram and many other.
They will be hidden in Play Store and can't be installed manually because of lack of framework for it.
So there's two versions. One with prefix "Safe" keeps framework.
Kind of an odd question but can this work on a CM7 build? If not can you give me ideas to create my own?
 

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    [FLASHABLE ZIP] Remove GApps in ROM: now supports Android 10

    NOTE: script no more maintained.


    Script in first post very discounted and therefore deleting not all files.
    Here's updated version. Script automatically mounts /system and /vendor, you don't need do it by yourself.

    Script compatible with Android 2.3...10.0
    Guaranteed delete will be only on custom rom's with built-in or OpenGapps and Pixel / Nexus / Android One firmware due of possible other file naming in manufacturer stock firmware.
    I tried to collect all files related to Google.

    Script removes apps from /system and /vendor partitions. Probably some of them was updated and additionally stored in internal memory.
    So you need manually delete a bit of remainders as normal app.
    Batch deleting available with root in Link2SD

    Some bits of files can left on device (like important WebView), but almost all other will be removed.
    Also here open source version of gapps (microG)

    IMPORTANT!
    Maybe some stuff or whole ROM will broken after applying this ZIP because modern firmwares very depends from gapps
    – I've tried to remove as much possible Google-related files
    – don't apply script after wipe /data, only after first boot. Otherwise execute these commands
    – Before applying set Settings > Apps > Gear icon > Default apps > Voice & assist > both to "None" (source)
    – Script removes Google Launcher, install 3rd-party app or device will not boot!
    – Script removes stock Google keyboard, install 3rd party before applying!
    – Script removes Google Dialer, install 3rd-party before applying!
    – ...and many other apps
    – Apps that display Google Maps can't be installed
    – A lot of apps requests Google Play Store and Google Play Services which will be removed
    – Network location will be unavailable because it's part of gapps
    – Recommended to wipe dalvik-cache to rid out of unused odex-files

    >>> Use it at your own risk and make full backup via recovery before flashing! <<<

    Previous more "lite" version: remove_gapps_2.3-8.1.zip
    6
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    Flashable ZIP updated and now support Marshmallow with more new files to remove.
    Download >>
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    Flashable ZIP updated:
    – Support of Oreo (8.0...8.1)
    Download >>
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    Does it work in jb also? I would really need it!

    Edit: Yes it does! Great thanks! :)

    Ps. I don t use this zip to get rid of gapps completely, but to clean gapps before installing a different gapp zip or when switching from ics to jb and viceversa ! (Full wipe don t delete gapps and some roms don t delete them also so this zip is very useful!)