[MOD][Xposed] Disable Google Location consent

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ccrows

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The latest Google Play Services (Version 4.0.34) is crashing this module. with a "Unfortunately Google Play Services has stopped error".

Unfortunately uninstalling the latest GP Services isn't an option either because Maps and Hangouts are requesting it.


So right now I have to "disable this module" to avoid the "GP services error" but now I get the stupid "Location Consent popup" each and every time I turn on GPS and whether I hit agree or disagree it doesn't matter.

So unless this models gets updated, I'm screwed with popups no matter what.


Just one of the MANY reasons why I HATE KitKat, and IMHO Jelly Bean was waaaaaaaaaaaay better.... :(
 
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The latest Google Play Services (Version 4.0.34) is crashing this module. with a "Unfortunately Google Play Services has stopped error".

Unfortunately uninstalling the latest GP Services isn't an option either because Maps and Hangouts are requesting it.


So right now I have to "disable this module" to avoid the "GP services error" but now I get the stupid "Location Consent popup" each and every time I turn on GPS and whether I hit agree or disagree it doesn't matter.

So unless this models gets updated, I'm screwed with popups no matter what.


Just one of the MANY reasons why I HATE KitKat, and IMHO Jelly Bean was waaaaaaaaaaaay better.... :(

I too get this and I heard it's been incompatible since 6.xxx, I've been having this crash for a while. Any chance of the module getting an update?


edit: nevermind, I disable the mod and see that Play Service will remember your choice if you agree, pop up all gone. And I wiped my ROM at one point trying to get rid of that error, wish I would have checked this thread earlier
 
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srosner

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Hi,
I am using S4 with 4.4.2 KK.
Is there a way to use this module, but actually have it decline each time, instead of accept the Google Location Service?
 
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ccrows

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Just an update.

Google Play Services got updated earlier today for me to version 6.1.74.

Tried the module again, but unfortunately no luck, just a bunch of stop working messages. :(


If there is any chance that this module can be updated, that would be awesome...
 
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ccrows

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no need for an update, Google made it so this module is no longer needed as it is now a native option to click "never show again"


Gotta disagree, Module is still needed.

On my phone when you click "never show again" you can't click "disagree".

^ Basically when you tick the checkbox, disagree becomes greyed out. :(


If anybody has a workaround for this to get never ask again and Disagree as an option, I'm all ears...
 

DrSeussFreak

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Gotta disagree, Module is still needed.

On my phone when you click "never show again" you can't click "disagree".

^ Basically when you tick the checkbox, disagree becomes greyed out. :(


If anybody has a workaround for this to get never ask again and Disagree as an option, I'm all ears...

That defeats the purpose of the checkbox in it's entirety, if you disagree there is no need to click the checkbox in the first place.
 

easyrider77

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Gotta disagree, Module is still needed.

On my phone when you click "never show again" you can't click "disagree".

^ Basically when you tick the checkbox, disagree becomes greyed out. :(


If anybody has a workaround for this to get never ask again and Disagree as an option, I'm all ears...

The way it works is like this :

Agree = toggle between high accuracy and battery saver modes, (so it doesn't enter GPS only mode).

Disagree = GPS only mode.

This is why the disagree is greyed out, because it never goes into GPS only mode, that is what disagree sets.

When in GPS only mode Google location assistance stuff is disabled and not used, but you can toggle GPS on and off and not get the notification pop-up.

The only way you will ever get a popup is if you agree, and that's what the "do not show this" popup box is for.

Once you agree then toggle the do not show box, to use gps only mode you will have to manually go into settings and set GPS mode by hand every time.

The only way to get the check box back so you can choose agree or disagree is to uninstall the updates and re-download them again.

Sent from my SPH-L720T using XDA Free mobile app
 
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geco0ol

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google play services crash

I love this module. The trouble is that I can't keep it installed because it will keep Google play services crash every minute a couple of times. It is very annoying to keep dismissing the alert saying that.
Device: i9300
Os: kitekat 4.4.4 cyanogenmod 11
Kernel 3.0.6

An update fixing this critical issue would be much appreciated
 

Hirishiolo

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The way it works is like this :

Agree = toggle between high accuracy and battery saver modes, (so it doesn't enter GPS only mode).

Disagree = GPS only mode.

This is why the disagree is greyed out, because it never goes into GPS only mode, that is what disagree sets.

When in GPS only mode Google location assistance stuff is disabled and not used, but you can toggle GPS on and off and not get the notification pop-up.

The only way you will ever get a popup is if you agree, and that's what the "do not show this" popup box is for.

Once you agree then toggle the do not show box, to use gps only mode you will have to manually go into settings and set GPS mode by hand every time.

The only way to get the check box back so you can choose agree or disagree is to uninstall the updates and re-download them again.

Sent from my SPH-L720T using XDA Free mobile app

After last GoogleService Update, even if I click "Disagree", every time I turn on GPS the popup ask me if using the Google's location service... how can I resolve? thanks in advance
 

skorasaurus

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Thanks for the updates and to the author for making this mod in the first place.

The 'location consent' pop-up is still present for me every time I activate the GPS and there is NOT a 'do not show this checkbox' in the dialogue window.

\I've read the past 6 pages and read that this module isn't needed if google play services 6.1.07+ .

But I have a s5 (verizon, rooted w/ towelroot, stock rom), with google play services version 6.1.83 (1522025-038), kitkat 4.4.4, disabled the module, restarted and still had the pop-up (with no checkbox).

When I've enabled the module, the pop-up still happens, and the process.location is force closed.
 
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eresac

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The way it works is like this :

Agree = toggle between high accuracy and battery saver modes, (so it doesn't enter GPS only mode).

Disagree = GPS only mode.

This is why the disagree is greyed out, because it never goes into GPS only mode, that is what disagree sets.

When in GPS only mode Google location assistance stuff is disabled and not used, but you can toggle GPS on and off and not get the notification pop-up.

The only way you will ever get a popup is if you agree, and that's what the "do not show this" popup box is for.

Once you agree then toggle the do not show box, to use gps only mode you will have to manually go into settings and set GPS mode by hand every time.

The only way to get the check box back so you can choose agree or disagree is to uninstall the updates and re-download them again.

Sent from my SPH-L720T using XDA Free mobile app

So the point is (forgive me if I'm wrong), that with last google locations services, I have a check allowing me not to get popped up every time I switch on location.
This makes this module not necessary anymore.
But that "set it and forget it" check, is unavailable when choosing not to share location data ("disagree" option).
So a "disable location consent" is still needed for those who want to use GPS only mode.
And the module here should be upgraded in order to disagree.
 
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easyrider77

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So the point is (forgive me if I'm wrong), that with last google locations services, I have a check allowing me not to get popped up every time I switch on location.
This makes this module not necessary anymore.
But that "set it and forget it" check, is unavailable when choosing not to share location data ("disagree" option).
So a "disable location consent" is still needed for those who want to use GPS only mode.
And the module here should be upgraded in order to disagree.

With the new google consent box if you check-mark it, it then grays out the option to "disagree" therefor it will automatically set it to toggle between high accuracy and battery saver (not gps only). If you do NOT tick the google check-box and hit disagree, and tha will then put it in "gps only" mode, which in turn does not need a confirmation at all, so if in gps only mode you will never get a message pop up at all, therefor you won't need this module.
Either way you choose you will not need this module anymore, because if you agree, and tick the check-box you get no message, if you don't hot the tick-box and disagree you still will not be presented with a message at all.

The differences in short are as I stated:
A: choosing to agree sets it to toggle between high accuracy and battery saver (no gps mode)
or
B: choosing to disagree sets it to gps only mode (no high accuracy and battery saver). If you choose disagree and use gps mode only it won't nag you when you toggle gps off and on through the quick settings. The only way you will get the nag screen again is if you toggle location via settings > location.

Once you hit the tickbox and then hit agree, that then sets it to automatically use high accuracy and battery saver modes. I don't know how to revert bac to auto useing gps, aside from uninstalling updates and re-installing udaates via the playstore, which will in turm=n bring back the tick box.

Example1: Agree means High accuracy and battery saver mode
I enable gps via the quick toggles, the message box pops up and I check the box that says "don't show this again" you will see that disagee is now grayed out and you cannot hit anything but agree, which means high accruacy and battery saver mode, I then and hit agree. I am now in high accuracy mode and battery saver mode toggling back and forth......on = high accuracy, off=battery saver mode. Now when I toggle the gps on in quick toggles, since I hit do not show again you will not get the nag screen. This also does not show the nag screen when you toggle through settings > location.

Example2: Disagree means gps only mode
I enable gps via the quick toggles, the message box pops up and I do not hit the tick box that says "don't show this again" and I hit disagree. This then puts me in gps only mode. Now when I toggle the gs on and off in quicktoggles I will not see the nag screen pop up and it will always be in gps mode. The only way the nag box comes back up is when you go through settings > location and toggle it there, so yes you will see a popup box again, so if you ONLY enable gps in quicktoggles, even though you hit disagree and left the box unticked on the nag sccreen, you will never see the nag screen.

In short this module isn't needed any more and causes FC's.
 

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    Requires Xposed Framework!

    This module auto-agrees to and disables this dialog:
    g4D16Ril.png


    Compatibility:
    This mod should work on all devices with Google's NetworkLocation.apk, which is shipped with devices that are Play Store certified.

    Source:
    The mod is open source, and licensed under GPLv3: https://github.com/MohammadAG/Xposed-Disable-Location-Consent

    Download:
    By installing this module, you agree to the following:
    "Allow Google's location service to collect anonymous location data. Some data may be stored on your device. Collection may occur even when no apps are running."
    http://repo.xposed.info/module/com.mohammadag.disablelocationconsent

    Thanks to:

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    If you found this mod useful, consider donating with PayPal.
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    In the new gapps there is a "Do not show again" checkbox on the location consent, so if you are having force closes, you do not need the module.
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    Well, I don't know if MohammadAG ever planned on updating this for KitKat, but I rather liked the idea of it, so I took the liberty of updating it myself (I don't have 10 posts yet, so I can't post a link, but just copy this into your browser): github.com/zenzizenzic/Xposed-Disable-Location-Consent/releases

    It seems to work fine here. The radio buttons occasionally flash briefly when moving from "Device only" to "Battery saving" or "High accuracy" (the latter two options use network location, thus prompting the location consent dialog to open), as described by MohammadAG in the first post. However, the setting definitely appears to stick.

    If anyone wouldn't mind testing this a little more, I could put it up on the Xposed module repo as well.
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    Hello,I think i have found why the module don't work anymore whit android 4.4.The change is in the xposed framework that have changed the afterhookedmethod() with getextra() -- (And this module use exactly this method).I'm not a developer so i ask for someone to make this change.Here is the documentation for new method:

    https:// github. com/rovo89/XposedBridge/commit/3c18f6f6bd4e0ec57898b3b3a79b5584d0396054#diff-0

    https:// github. com/rovo89/XposedBridge/blob/3c18f6f6bd4e0ec57898b3b3a79b5584d0396054/src/de/robv/android/xposed/callbacks/XCallback.java

    And here the source code: https:// github. com/MohammadAG/Xposed-Disable-Location-Consent
    Many thanks to those who will listen to me.

    Sorry, but this isn't it. That change is related to extra fields set by the developer of a module, not fields from a hooked class.

    This doesn't work anymore as the whole class was moved to Google Play Services, which is obfuscated.

    I already have a full workaround ready, but it keeps resetting the setting after switching to network mode.

    In any case, I guess I'll eventually figure it out...

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    What's that if you don't mind me asking?

    In your Tasker task go to the +, then input, then dpad, basically it simulates like a tab press on Windows, you can say dpad right to highlight the ok button, then dpad push to push it, the pop-up still shows ofc, but it autoaccepts it, better than nothing for now I guess! Happy New Year Btw!
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