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    I want to completely delete Google from my phone. I don't want any Google apps to run on my phone in the background.

    Unfortunately since I have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S7 the bootloader is locked, so I cant root it.

    Is there any other way I can accomplish this?

    EDIT: I was able to root my phone! Yay! Anyway to completely get rid of google. For some reason Google Play Services still notifies me that I should activate them. Even though I deleted everything by Google.

    Any idea why? Is Google still in my phone?
     

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    If your phone can't be rooted, quite frankly I don't think you can. You can try to disable them though, if that's possible. If you're stuck with Verizon, AFAICT probably your only options for a non-Google device, would be an Apple iPhone or a Windows Phone, neither of which is Android of course.
     
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    You can disable everything Google, but that's about it, without rooting.
    Quite frankly, why are you wanting to do this anyways?
     
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    EDIT: I was able to root my phone! Yay! Anyway to completely get rid of google. For some reason Google Play Services still notifies me that I should activate them. Even though I deleted everything by Google.

    Any idea why? Is Google still in my phone?
     
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    Well you clearly have Google Play Services still, so to that extent there is still Google in your phone. Which things is it prompting you to activate?

    Remember that if you completely remove all Google services you may break other apps, e.g. some apps may be using Google services for location access. I'd certainly recommend disabling rather than deleting, at least initially.

    If you want to go really Google-free then you could go the whole hog and install something like Lineage OS and not install the optional Google apps package. That would also be Samsung-free (no Samsung apps or services, and a more standard Android UI rather than the Samsung UI), so may not be what you want, just adding this for completeness.
     
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    That is the message I get for all apps. But the apps are working flawlessly.

    I want to get rid of Google from my phone because I want a Google free life, and unfortunately the only phone I have is this phone.

    May sound crazy, but I'm boycotting Google. ;)

    I'll look into lineage os.
     

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