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For questions on configuring or enabling the package of utilities on an Android device that provide the device's physical location.

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Enable location services via ADB or shell

I have a rooted phone. Is it possible to enable location services (GPS or network location) via ADB or Terminal Emulator?
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Location Consent & undo Remeber This Setting

Like many, I found the Location Consent prompts to be annoying. I was excited when Google finally extended the option to 'remember this setting' in the latest update, but dismayed when I could only ...
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How do I stop my device from sending my location to Google every second, even when the location setting is off?

How do I stop my device from sending my location to Google every second, even when the location setting is off? (Which is illegal because I declined Google from taking my location data because I ...
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GPS is not getting fix signal

I have a couple devices (Moto e XT1021, Moto e 2nd gen). Suddenly the app running on these devices stopped working, due the device stop receiving gps changes updates. I did some research and tests, ...
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How to use GPS without using Google Location Services

Because I do not want to consent to the Google Location Services privacy agreement I have this switched off. By doing so I know some location functionality like cell-based and wifi-based location will ...
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Disable location indicator on network access permanently on LineageOS/Android 12

The status bar location indicator on Android 12 also gets shown for network and connectivity access. This results in it being visible every few seconds on my phone. For me, that defeats the purpose ...
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Google Play Services crashing constantly

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, she didn't install any new apps on the phone today or yesterday, but now her Google Play services is crashing constantly (like every 5-10 seconds). We tried the ...
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GPS when roaming with no data

What kind of GPS functionality should I expect on a roaming Android device that has mobile data disabled when I am abroad? I have just found myself a bit stuck with Google Offline Maps because my ...
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Collecting raw GNSS data on various Android devices

I'm looking at post processing raw GNSS data from various devices to improve the accuracy of the collected points. We have field staff out collecting points with Zebra TC56 running Android 8.1, Zebra ...
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What is "Carrier Location Service"?

What is Carrier Location Service in Android? If I try to allow it, there are 3 options: Allow all the time Allow only when using the app Deny What are the effects?
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How fake gps works?

I saw this video on TEDEd about how your smart phones knows your location. How your smart phone know your location? If it is determined using atomic clock, how does fake gps manage to fake the ...
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Is there a way to use Google location service without tracking my positions constantly in background?

I want to use Google location service based on wifi or cell tower data without gathering and sending my (later anonymized) positions to Google in background when I do not explicitly make the requests. ...
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Should one `geo location broadcast` persist mock location or should it be sent several times?

I connected my android 14 (non jail broken) phone to my laptop. Enabled usb debugging, and ran these commands. `~/Android/Sdk/platform-tools$ ./adb -s 2C051FDH3002LA shell appops set com.google....
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Disable Location History in Android [closed]

If I disable Location History and keep Location Reporting enabled, will Google still save the Locations I've been to? I am purchasing an Android phone for the first time and I am quite paranoid about ...
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Not getting current location even if Location Services are enabled

Device: Samsung mobile phone Android: 4.0.3 My Location Services are enabled, but I am not getting the current location. When I restart the phone, it works. What could be the problem here?
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Access to Find My Phone locked in initial popup

I am transitioning from iPhone to Samsung. I mean to setup Find My Mobile in two phones, say, P1 and P2. What I did: I Added the account in P1. I entered findmymobile.samsung.com, and before ...
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