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    Default Re: how to completely remove google from android phone

    I'll have an "Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie". Make mine open-source if you please.
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    Just a suggestion, BUT...... although your project is interesting, your communication style lacks finesse. Maybe work more on presenting compelling arguments and less on insulting everyone who disagrees with you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gone down south View Post
    Just a suggestion, BUT...... although your project is interesting, your communication style lacks finesse. Maybe work more on presenting compelling arguments and less on insulting everyone who disagrees with you.


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    I think everyone needs to agree to discuss and not argue, and to remember to give the benefit of the doubt when reading text.

    I've seen comments that COULD be interpreted as insulting from both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean15paul View Post
    I think everyone needs to agree to discuss and not argue, and to remember to give the benefit of the doubt when reading text.

    I've seen comments that COULD be interpreted as insulting from both sides.


    Actually, I think I'm in the wrong forum. I did not come here to argue -- but to learn. But I find I don't fit the paradigm.

    Sorry for the thread crash-n-burn folks. Won't be bothering you again .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacarpenter View Post
    Actually, I think I'm in the wrong forum. I did not come here to argue -- but to learn. But I find I don't fit the paradigm.

    Sorry for the thread crash-n-burn folks. Won't be bothering you again .....
    Ok. Good luck with your venture. It's been fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacarpenter View Post
    Actually, I think I'm in the wrong forum. I did not come here to argue -- but to learn. But I find I don't fit the paradigm.

    Sorry for the thread crash-n-burn folks. Won't be bothering you again .....
    See, you had to add the parting shot, didn't you?

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    Wow.... I am totally intrigued.. I want to hear what the og finds out with his testing.

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    Intrigued not at the programming aspect here but the source of the ideology of uber privacy. I mean, no one is forcing you to click the ads google presents you. On top of that, isn't android only open source as long as you abide by the google rules? They still own android. Perhaps this is the greatest inside job every staged. Much like free chum bucket helmets when eating at the Chum Bucket operated by Plankton.

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    Any luck

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    Likewise if I want to use iTunes on my PC,
    I Joined to correct you
    no, you dont .
    p.s your attitude made my desicion
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    Wow, what an odd little thread.

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    We're only here to help. Just STOP.
    Resistance is futile. Just STOP.
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    Big G would not be happy to hear this!
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    "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."
    "If you have nothing to hide, you won't mind if we come in and look around, will you?"

    Which of these quotes is really from the Herr Schmidt?
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    Is this like one of those trick questions?
    He said BOTH.



    Right?
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    To anyone serious...

    Don't let them tell you it can't be done. Most Android phones in China don't have google.

    I've been running ROMs since CM7 without instaling Gapps. It works just fine.

    As a matter of fact, that's the easiest way to do it, if you know what you are doing. Just flash CyanogenMod and then don't flash Gapps ( Google apps ). You have to find alternatives to Play store, but they are out there. Also, if you know what you are doing, just find a friend that wants you to root his phone for him, and then if something comes out on play you really, really want get him to download it for you and send you the APK and install it that way.

    The other thing you can do is, root your phone, signup to google, download all the apps you want, backup the APKs, reset and do the above. If you make backups, it's no big deal to flash back and forth to get apps from the store. Flash Gapps, download, factory reset and format, reload and go.

    Then, if what you want is to be safe, get a root permissions manager and kill permissions on apps they don't need and shouldn't have.

    That said... I've was just searching for more info on how to make an android phone as secure as possible and it's been fun watching people (not nessesarilly these people) on the internet that had a cow over Carrier IQ have no problem at all with the idea that Android isn't just a platform for google spyware, it actually IS google spyware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sofort99 View Post
    To anyone serious...

    Don't let them tell you it can't be done. Most Android phones in China don't have google.

    I've been running ROMs since CM7 without instaling Gapps. It works just fine.

    As a matter of fact, that's the easiest way to do it, if you know what you are doing. Just flash CyanogenMod and then don't flash Gapps ( Google apps ). You have to find alternatives to Play store, but they are out there. Also, if you know what you are doing, just find a friend that wants you to root his phone for him, and then if something comes out on play you really, really want get him to download it for you and send you the APK and install it that way.

    The other thing you can do is, root your phone, signup to google, download all the apps you want, backup the APKs, reset and do the above. If you make backups, it's no big deal to flash back and forth to get apps from the store. Flash Gapps, download, factory reset and format, reload and go.

    Then, if what you want is to be safe, get a root permissions manager and kill permissions on apps they don't need and shouldn't have.

    That said... I've was just searching for more info on how to make an android phone as secure as possible and it's been fun watching people (not nessesarilly these people) on the internet that had a cow over Carrier IQ have no problem at all with the idea that Android isn't just a platform for google spyware, it actually IS google spyware.
    It's only spyware if it doesn't tell you what it's doing. Google is very transparent (and therefore not spyware). In fact they are probably the most transparent of all tech companies.

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    You do realize android is part of Google right? Everything is linked to Google. Maybe you should consider a non-android phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notsosure View Post
    You do realize android is part of Google right? Everything is linked to Google. Maybe you should consider a non-android phone?

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    As near as I can tell, AOSP sends anonymous version, device, carrier, and country to Google analytics through play store. Dont register it to an account, and dont install Gapps and what they can mine from your phone itself is limited.
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    I can think of a ton of reasons to do this. Everyone is making fun of the OP needs to wake up. Google apps are constantly draining battery, sending data, and spying on you.
    . It's perfectly reasonable to not want this crap
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    There's actually a project going on over at xda called "nogapps", which would let you do what you want. It replaces all of googles apps with open source community built alternatives. However most of the apps are in beta, with only a few being actually stable.

    And thanks to googles sneaky terms with the play store, they can't create an open source marketplace that, uses the same app servers as googles. So they are stalled with the market, however everything else works at least 70%. That includes all of the major features minus a few minor ones with some bugs to work out.

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    awesome, I had no idea so many people would get in on this! I have been un-branded for a while now, cheers! battery life is also increased!
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    Amazing. I stand humbly corrected..... :beer:

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    install Cyanogen Mod
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    I completely agree with you dude.... When StartMail is officially launched in early 2014, we will have an option for truly private email without Google and others, spying on us. I amst very interested in removing as many user / system apps as possible yet still being able to use a messenger, live streaming, email and making calls. Let them call you crazy for being conscious.
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