I want to have minimal google apps (market, gmail, sync) as user apps without any permission to the system. like prevent google to force-remove an app from my phone etc. I saw once google apps installer for MIUI roms that did it but it does not work anymore. also cant convert in Titanium. running on AOSP so no gapps by default. I would be really thankful for answer. so thank you in advance.

  • You could use microG for basic GServices, some alternative market app (yes, there are some to access even Google Play), use a decent mail app like k9, and sync with your own resources (or those of other providers). Getting free of Google but sticking with Gmail & co is a bit half-hearted :)
    – Izzy
    Jan 22, 2017 at 0:55

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I'm really not sure what you're asking. Do you mean that you wish to uninstall several Google apps to only have a few apps by Google on your phone?

Are you rooted? If you have root access, what you can do is use ROM Toolbox Pro to remove system apps (Google apps) from your phone without needing to flash a different ROM for this ability.

Please let me know if this answers your question or if I misunderstood your question.

Rooting a device: This can be accomplished using several different methods. There are several one-click root apps like KingRoot, Framaroot or TowelRoot.

Convert System Apps -> User Apps

You can use an app called /system/app mover. This is an easier method.

  • yes I have root access. I am a dev, so you can freely tell me what to do :) Jan 21, 2017 at 19:51
  • I mean to make google apps as user apps. as they are system apps by default. Jan 21, 2017 at 19:51
  • they are like default messaging app. I want them to be like Facebook app. to have no access except for installed apps. it absolutely worked for me on MIUI (Android 5.0), but on current 7.1.1 it does not work. Jan 21, 2017 at 19:53
  • so I need a manual way to do this. Jan 21, 2017 at 19:53
  • sure any love with terminal, UNIX systems for ages) just kinda new to android. I guess just moving them to /data/app/ wont work as they have shared libs. Jan 21, 2017 at 19:54

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