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A way to get location coordinates from command line

Looks like there is a way: adb shell dumpsys location > dumpsys.txt This will give you a file with all location service information. In this file search for 'Last Known Locations' and you should ...
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I am being stalked with Android device manager

It's a really simple solution: change your Google password. This will lock him out of your Google account. If he never had access to your Google account and he is tracking you from another Google ...
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How to use GPS without using Google Location Services

Not exactly matching your description (using the "last known" position if not GPS available), but still a good alternative: On two of my devices, I completely got rid of all proprietary Google ...
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How to use GPS without using Google Location Services

You could try this app: GPS Aids. It tries to provide a quicker and more stable fix by providing a couple of GPS aids (GPS Aiding Data like LTO Long Term Orbits, gpsOneXTRA and AGPS), and it caches ...
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Moved out with my router : Location services don't get it

I have the same problem with a WLAN router I have bought recently. When I connect my mobile without GPS on it usually places me at the location of the former owner. I assume the router location is ...
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Moved out with my router : Location services don't get it

To submit a request to Google to have them update their database, send feedback from within the Google Maps application. Open Google Maps. Touch the menu (three lines). Touch 'Send feedback'. Touch '...
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Is it possible to set device's Latitude and Longitude using ADB SHELL?

Alternatively what might also be an option here is to use Appium's io.appium.setting's app. Once that app's installed on the device you can give it permissions and mock location through adb like ...
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Toggle location services via adb in Android 5

You may check-out my updated answer dealing with the question in entirety, or consider the following info: High accuracy: gps,wifi,network or gps,network (if you don't want Wi-Fi enabled) Battery ...
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How can I share my current GPS location from google maps?

Here's what I can do on the current Play Store version of Google maps. (9.22.1) From your screenshot, it appears that your GPS position is not accurate. In "location settings", choose "high accuracy"....
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Why Google still use my localisation when I have disabled all location services?

The system setting and the browser setting for location use different systems. When you disabled those settings in system settings, you disabled Google Apps (and other apps) from using your location, ...
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How to use GPS without using Google Location Services

Using Fairphone 2 and Fairphone Open OS and following this guide to living without Google, I set up location services using location middleware provider µg UnifiedNlp (no GAPPS) It is easy to do this ...
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I cannot find my current location while offline in google maps

To get a location fix while offline, GPS (not just location) needs to be enabled. You must have either "High accuracy" or "Device only" enabled under Settings->Location->Mode. "Battery saving" does ...
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Some location based mobile sites not working in chrome

It seems that starting with the April release of chrome for android, only sites using https can request location information. https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2016/04/geolocation-on-secure-...
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I am being stalked with Android device manager

I would go a step further than the great answer by @Ethan_Z... 1) Change your Google Password and enable 2-Step verification and sign out all other sessions 2) Backup your device 3) Delete all Google ...
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How do I remotely track a missing persons Android with GPS

If you have access to the Google account on the phone, you can use Google's Android Device Manager to locate the device. This requires the phone to be powered on with location services enabled. This ...
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Can I improve accuracy of Google Location while hiking

There's a trick: open Google Maps, press Go button, then select a very far away destination that you are not going to arrive, then confirm to find a route. Google map will keep running on background ...
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Why Google still use my localisation when I have disabled all location services?

Google has alerady taken your location, but if you go to another one, it won't change. Diagram here: Location service | .|ON Your current location --> Google Location service |. |OFF Your location ...
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What information does Chrome/Android send to Google to discover my "WiFi based" location?

Looking at the source code of Chromium, the data structure holding the Wi-Fi data doesn't seem to have any more data that you mentioned, so I find it unlikely that they actually send other Wi-Fi ...
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Location consent annoyance

If your device is rooted and you're using the XPosed framework, the Deny Location Consent might be what you're looking for: Disable the annoying "Improve location accuracy?" dialog and always ...
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Let my friend check my locations while I am taking a stranger's car?

As there's no on-board feature covering your needs, I'd recommend taking a look at Glympse. With this app you can decide when to start or stop sharing your location, you could even set a timeout. Only ...
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How to locate a phone without user knowing

I think the best option is to tell her you are going to track her. She will find out, unless you deploy some borderline illegal methods. Life360 is a few app. It will notify you where she is. No pop ...
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Is it possible get caller’s cell tower information?

No its not. If i had a penny for every time i'd been asked this question, or answered a similar question i'd be very rich by now :-) You as a user, CAN get your devices cell tower info, showing ...
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How does the Google Calendar app determine which images to show me for the seasons?

These are independent of the location. I live in India and see exactly the same images as you posted for those months in question. Very few parts of the country experience snow and definitely not ...
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One click share location in Google Maps to specific user or other app?

Basically I want to set up a widget / shortcut on their home screen .... There are a number of social media apps that can do this but they are not one click as you mentioned besides setting up a ...
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Share location between iOS and Android..?

Google maps has live location sharing, built in. It works for both, iPhone and Android devices according to Google support You can set it up in just a few steps: Open Google maps, in the menu, ...
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Automatically notify people when I leave/reach a location

Install IFTTT app into your phone. Create a IFTTT recipe (www.ifttt.com) that runs IF "Android Location" (you enter/leave an area on map) THEN "Android SMS" to a phone number. Theoretically it sounds ...
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How to find nearest cell tower location?

On most non-Samsung phones you can dial number *#*#4636#*#* and get a detailed report of the cell tower including in some cases for CDMA towers the actual Latitude and Longitude: For other towers ...
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How to be alerted when to get off the train?

Ask your railway company. Or your government. Or both. The Dutch Railways (NS) has an app where you can plan train trips, but also get notifications when you need to check in and out and change ...
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Disabling Android Device Manager location notification on Galaxy S4

The "location accessed" notification comes from Google Play Services. (You can find out what app a notification comes from by long-pressing it and then selecting "app info.") To disable notifications ...
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Moved out with my router : Location services don't get it

Same Problem here. FIXED. Took about 5 mins to update and correct location. Connect your mobile to the Wifi router with GPS on. Run Google maps and ensure the blue dot moves to correct location (...
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