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I have an LG Stylo 2 running android on Virgin Mobile.

Since the Nougat OTA has been rolled out a week or two ago, I have had numerous and far-reaching problems with the device, and troubleshooting each of these problems individually has been unsuccessful.

The worst/most annoying are:

  • Constant "google play services has stopped" or even "google play services keeps stopping" messages.

  • Frequent messages "authentication is required" messages in the play store asking me to log into my google account, though I am logged in (this also happens in other apps, and it won't take me to a login screen)

  • Huge issues with location and GPS. Location is on, and when I try to toggle the mode to "high accuracy", it automatically toggles back to "GPS only".

  • Same with the Qualcomme IZat performance improvement service:
    • When I turn it on, it just turns back off. GPS occasionally works with google maps if I boot up the GPS status app, but will not work at all with location-based apps like "Pokemon Go".
  • I am also unable to use the LG backup service.

Things I have tried:

  • Rebooting phone/taking out the battery multiple times (this actually makes the "google play has stopped" messages more frequent after reboot for a while).
  • Clearing data and cache for google play services and google play store, as well as all cache on the phone, multiple times.
  • Uninstalling and reinstalling all of the apps with issues, including google play services and google play store.
  • Disconnecting and reconnecting my google account (this gave me numerous errors trying to reconnect the account
    • It took me many tries. and I was worried I would never be able to reconnect the account initially.
  • "Force Stop" Google Play Services and Google Play Store
  • Toggling Airplane mode and location on and off.
  • Checking for updates to Firmware/Phone etc. Daily!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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