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How to block Google Play Services, permamently

Why? Because I'm paranoid, and I don't like when google installs something without my explicit permission. On top of that, Google Play Services keep getting back, even if I uninstall it. And I know, YouTube app want's it, but I don't use YouTube. Besides with Google Play Services installed, "Android OS" eats a lot of battery and my phone works on it two days instead of three. So:

  • Uninstall Google Play Services
    • Go to Settings -> Apps -> All
    • Remove what's unwanted
  • Enable installation of non-market apps;
  • Install Google Play Services Blocker
    • This is dummy package;
    • There is no code in it, but:
    • It has the same id as Google Play Services, version code is set to 90 million and signature differs from google's so:
    • Android OS security system won't allow installation of original GPS until GPSB is installed;

And problem solved, at lest for now. Oh, this may only work for rooted phones.

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  1. HEY MAN, DON’T CRACK YOUR HEAD MAKING „EMPTY” APPS, JUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THIS PASTE: http://pastebin.com/CScwsrUx ;)

    • This requires rooted phone. Empty app – does not. Besides, HTC Desire X does not have „download” folder there, and – doesn’t changing permissions on that folder break automatic updates?

  2. Hey! Great app… :)
    One question… Do you have the source too? I’m paranoid too… ;-)


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