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Can you fully remove Google system apps from Android including the Play Store updates?

Believe it or not, but I want to remove a few Google Apps which I have no use for and want to free up space, resources and mobile data usage by not having them on my phone at all. These include: ...
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Is it possible to edit android apps from Google play [closed]

If I want to customize the way an app looks is there a way to do so ? I am thinking in the lines of obtaining source code and editing.
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Google Backup: Multiple devices using the same account - what happens on Restore?

It is nothing new that one can use multiple Android devices with a single Google account. Switching on a new device for the first time asks whether one wants to store one's data with Google, which ...
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Do GApps 4.4.4 work on Cyangenmod 11 with 4.4.2?

Okay, this is the first time I've been through stuff like rooting, installing another recovery tool, new system, flashing etc. I've installed Cyangenmod 11 which has Android 4.4.2 and I've also ...
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How to add a contact to People from Hangouts?

I'm using KitKat. I have Hangouts conversations with people who are not in my contacts (this may be an artifact of using a Google Apps account provided by my school). How can I add someone from one of ...
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Is it possible to install packages in a zip file without recovery?

I have downloaded "Google Apps" for my device (using CyanogenMod) from this link: Google Apps for CyanogenMod It is a zip file which includes some folders and files: Archive: ...
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Why is Youtube draining the battery and what could we do?

A friend of mine just asked me a nice question: His (stock) Samsung Galaxy S4's Youtube is draining his battery. He said, that he hasn't been in the app today, and this morning he had the phone ...
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Is it possible to watch Youtube videos on the Youtube App while multitasking

I currently have Kit Kat 4.4. Is is possible to play a Youtube video in the background or while multitasking like checking email, use other apps or surf the web on Android? As of right now, I have to ...
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Google Services is killing my battery by keeping phone awake

In the last few days my Galaxy S3 has gone from lasting 12-13 hours to about 6 hours. On checking the battery monitor it seems to suggest that the phone is constantly staying awake and that Google ...
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Are the signatures of gapps from zips checked?

Are the gapps (e.g. from goo.im) signed in a way that prevents tampering? Is there a way to verify they're the same as you'd get from Google? Do all / most ROMs check for this?
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Force Android to display in grayscale

Is there a way to force all of Android to display in monochrome(also known as grayscale)? I'm working with a someone who has ADHD (and I am mildly ADHD myself). The colors are too much for him/her to ...
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Can't find some apps in play store while others don't work

After I factory reset my s4 some apps was reinstalled easily, while others didn't work as it used and some can't be found in play store(youtube downloader). All music downloader won't work. I had ...
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How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device?

I have recently installed a custom ROM and cannot find the Play Store. It seems like all apps that belong to Google are missing. How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, ...) on my ...
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Where Can I Get The Latest GApps (Google services framework)?

I need the latest version of GApps for my rom (running Android 4.1.2), however none of the sites that I found allow me to download it (I think it is an issue with my internet). What is the best place ...
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Is it possible to set up a Google account for Gmail only?

As the title says, is it possible to setup a Google account on an Android device in a way that it will only be used to access Gmail? I have several apps from the big G installed on my phone ...
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Your device already has this item installed

As the title. HTC Desire S inherited from a family member. Did a factory reset, installed my own simcard and now trying to install Apps that were installed by the previous owner. Any ideas how to get ...
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Deleted text messages recovered

I installed a app called Textsecure on my phone Galaxy s3, i deleted the threads of messages and the app itself daily but somehow some of my messages where recovered but not all. Any idea how it ...
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Which gapps cant be downloaded through the play store/marketplace?

I've seen that there are quite many different modular packages of the gapps http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2397942 and I was wondering if I can install the nano and add the other ...
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How do I install Google Apps 20130812 into CyanogenMod 10.1 (Android 4.2.2)?

I am attempting to install the Google Apps (gapps) 20130812 update for Android 4.2.2 on my Samsung Galaxy Fascinate which is running CyanogenMod 10.1-20130723-NIGHTLY-fascinatemtd utilizing ...
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Icon issues in Google Play Store 4.8.20 [duplicate]

I'm running Android 4.2.1 and recently the Play Store app updated to version 4.8.20 and since then I'm facing icon issues within the store. Click for larger version As you can see, there's a weird ...
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gapps install on CM11 failed- or did it?

Verizon Droid Razr Maxx cm-11-20141112-SNAPSHOT-M12-spyder.zip gapps-kk-20140606-signed.zip I got this error when I flashed the gapps zip: Updating partition details... E:Unable to mount '/osh' ...
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preinstalled apps not registered in play store on new devices

I have a new android phone and I have activated it using google account that never been used as android account. Play store didn't listed the pre-installed applications and didn't suggested any ...
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How to install app in playstore without Google playstore in android emulator

I had installed AndroVM to use Android apps in computer. But when it comes to games like shadow fight even with OpenGL support enabled, AndroVM couldn't run many games such as Hill Climb racing, ...
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License certification fails with Google Play Store

I've a SGS3 running PAC-ROM and newest pa_gapps and since some days pro apps fail to check the license include 3C Android Tuner Action Launcher Link Bubble PowerAmp installed Lucky Patch 4.8.3 ...
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Different ROMs need different GApps?

I am currently using ParanoidAndroid rom and I am switching to Cyanogen 10 on my Galaxy Nexus. Do I need to download/install a new Gapps .zip file?
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How do I remove gapps from CyanogenMod

I installed CyanogenMod 11 on my HTC One with CyanogenMod Installer. So I got also the google Apps (gapps) on my device. But I need a CM11 without gapps. I did then the following without success: ...
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How install gapps with adb commands

How can I install google apps with adb commands ? I don't know how to unzip . I used busybox. But it is not useful. Please guide me . Thanks to all and everythings. :)
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How to update google apps in miui5

I have purchased a Redmi 1s mobile. It has miui v5. It seems that we can't update Google apps in miui. So, how can we update Google apps in miui. I've just seen that the updates are shown in apps ...
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Why does my tab 4 lose apps

After downloading some apps on my Galaxy Tab 4 they have disappeared. I downloaded them again but the same thing keeps happening, any idea why and how to stop this. FPR
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Boot Android Virtual Device into recovery mode

I am trying to install the Google Applications packages on an Android virtual device (emulator), and one of the steps requires me to be in recovery mode. I tried adb reboot recovery, adb reboot ...
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Offbrand Android Tablet - Google Mail/contacts/calendar issue

I bought a Pandigital Supernova 8" tablet with Gingerbread OS, for a really good price, and despite the fact it had a lot of oddball apps on it, I was able to root it, and get google play/gmail etc on ...
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New Nexus 4 download issue

I try to save a .mp3 attachment from an email in hotmail.com. it loops and drained my battery. It continues to loop even phone restarts. I forced it to stop via download manager. is it only my phone ...
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Necessary to manually update gapps? [duplicate]

I have CM11 installed on my device and I was wondering if the gapps package ever needs to be updated manually, or if they automatically update somehow.
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Help me reinstall Gapps in my Rooted Xperia SP

Recently, I rooted my Xperia SP (running on Stock Jellybean 4.3). Out of excitement, I uninstalled a few Google Apps (gapps) from my phone. But I think I require the Play Store. How can I reinstall ...
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Missing Google Apps after 4.1.2 was built in Nexus S

I built Android 4.1.2 from source for my Nexus S using these instructions. Later I found that there are no Google Apps on the phone and so I cannot set up my Google account or use the Play Store or ...
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“set_metadata_recursive: some changes failed” while updating Gapps-Kk-20140606-Signed.zip

Tonight I updated my Motorola Droid 4 from CM11-M2 to M7, and I thought I could update gapps too, but I'm getting this error: set_metadata_recursive: some changes failed Am I missing something?
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Google Dialer crashes when Contacts are disabled

I disabled the Google "10003 Contacts" App in the Apps preferences, and although I have installed CardDav for my contacts that I use via my owncloud, the Dialer crashes when I click on a Contact in ...
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Why does Google Search suddenly need a lot more permissions?

I obviously have Google Search installed on my stock Nexus 4, however, a recent update for this app appears to require no less than 11 new permissions. Google does not appear to give any explanation ...
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Most links don't directly retrieve me to the android App

I am wondering about retrieving a link address, that can be found on a web page, into the downloaded app on smartphone. For instance, if I find a Facebook link within a website, the actual page ...
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Remove Gapps from cyanogenmod 11 [duplicate]

people I just installed Cyanogenmod from the installer on my Samsung galaxy s4 and it came with Google-apps Pre-installed. Now i'm not a big fan of Google so i want to get rid of Google-apps how can ...
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Google Apps on HTC Explorer (custom rom)

I have rooted HTC Explorer (Pico) and installed OmniROM. There is no working version of GApps for it. One isn't working, another - crashing, third - can't connect to servers, there are more but they ...
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“My Places” in Google Maps

I want to mark "My Places" from my Android tablet but can't find the option in Google Maps. Are there any alternative apps? If possible, how can I edit my earlier marked places and / or find their ...
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Install google APPs in Nexus7 with Cyanogenmod already installed

A few days ago, I installed the latest Cyanogenmod (version 11) on my Nexus 7. When I booted it up, I discovered that all the Google Apps were gone. I downloaded a .zip file from ...
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Where can I get the software that installs google apps for CyanogenMod

I installed CyanogenMod a while ago. Yesterday I uninstalled Google Play and Google Play Services. Now I need to reinstall them again. I downloaded the gapps zip file but I need to know what was the ...
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Error on Samsung S4: “UNFORTUNATELLY the process . com.google.process.gapps has stopped.”

I am getting an error message on my new S4. It is "UNFORTUNATELLY the process . com.google.process.gapps has stopped." How do I solve this problem?
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Can the Mobile Management facility of Google Apps For Business be used to control which apps are installed from Google Play?

Am considering buying Google Apps For Business to improve management of a large number of Android devices. We will provide an app that we have created to our users through our private channel. We do ...
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Installed google apps on generic tablet, services are there but no entries in the menu

(This post is a follow up of my previous one ) I managed to root and install gapps in my generic tablet, but now there is a small pending issue. When I go to Manage Apps->All, I can see some newly ...
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Bought a cheap android tablet, how can I install GMail, Play Store and the other Google apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device? I met the IFA here in Berlin on the last day. This was a great chance to buy one ...
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Installing GApps on an old bargain tablet (Impression i10a)

I recently was given a free tablet that is turning out to be more trouble than it is worth. I've been trying for weeks to get some form of GApps installed. I've read through the only resource I've ...
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Syncing fails after changing Google Apps user's email

A few days ago, I changed the primary email of a Google Apps user from user@domaina.com to user@domainb.com Ever since doing so, Android refuses to sync using either the new or old email address, but ...