Requesting updates on the fight of how to detach apps from Google Play

  • Titanium Backup is temporary...


  • Automatize a detachment with Tasker or anything else, is extremely verbose (and other things)


  • Resigning the APK does not work always (actually, worked very few times).

. Sometimes it breaks the app

. Sometimes it still shows on the store

. It can never be applied to system apps (like good old google keyboard)

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    Have you seen How to get rid of update notifications for a given app in Google Play Store? Does the TiBu approach described there (note the scheduler part) not work anymore? Nor any of the other approaches?
    – Izzy
    Commented Jun 29, 2017 at 19:55
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    Thank you. Scheduling tasks help. Very close to the ideal. My only pain will be recreating all those schedules and filters every time I format the phone... since TiBu can't backup itself, forcing me to copy the data manually and keeping it somewhere
    – user113550
    Commented Jun 30, 2017 at 21:26
  • But I'm still looking for something better. By this method, it reattaches after a reboot. Plus, I have to create many schedules to cover all the times this thing resyncs
    – user113550
    Commented Jul 3, 2017 at 1:49
  • Even creating 5 schedules still don't cover the times. Apparently this resync is random. TiBu doesn't work
    – user113550
    Commented Jul 15, 2017 at 19:54

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I'll double check but seems that the jrummy root tools app has that feature. Anyone else tried it and can verify either way feel free. If not ill have access on my rooted phone soon and will update my answer then..

  • AFAIK it's the same as with TiBu: if you detach an app from play, it gets re-attached within ~24h usually. The latter is a task performed regulary by one of the Google apps (not sure if Playstore itself does that or some other part of the suite).
    – Izzy
    Commented Jul 3, 2017 at 12:32

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