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How to remove Goggle Play Services permanently?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by GerJ, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. GerJ

    GerJ New Member
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    My HTC Wildfire S phone has a pityfully small memory and to keep the device servicable I install or update only applications I really need. Google Play Services is one I can certainly do without, never wanted it in the first place, so I removed it. But it keeps coming back, though automatic update is off! So I remove it, and remove it, etc.... :mad:
    How can I get rid of Google Play Services forever?
     

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  2. brownchm

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    my advice would be to root your phone and just simply delete them with one of the many apps available to rooted phone users
     
  3. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender
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    As far as I know, Google Play services is integrated to go with the new market, any time you download an app, Google services will be back on your device.

    I've tried deleting it myself (root user here), and always tends to come back.

    DS
     
  4. brownchm

    brownchm Well-Known Member
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    Download another ROM. Some ROMs I know ask you what Google apps you want to install
     
  5. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender
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    This is true if the rom has aroma and not aosp as well, but if the market is used, Google services is going to show up regardless if you keep deleting it.

    DS
     
  6. androidpod

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    First, being new to the forum if I'm posting in the wrong place, please move accordingly.

    I have a brand new Nexus 7. Running Android ver: 4.2.x

    When I downloaded a few Apps from Google Play all went well. Apps work fine no problem.

    Then the next day when I booted up, I got two error messages, both the same. "Invalid package file", appeared in the upper left pull down notification area.

    The Apps are Flipboard, and Dropbox. While they are working well the error messages persist.

    Upon searching Google, this appears to be a frequent problem for many users. There's a huge number of suggestions as to fixing this, yet I've yet to find one that works for me. This also seems to be a prevalent problem.

    Any & all help us greatly appreciated.
     
  7. ktchong

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    Google Play is needed to verify the DRM for a lot of apps. Which means, if you remove Google Play, a lot of apps will stop working.
     
  8. electricpete

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    start a new thread.
     
  9. jefboyardee

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    At least they let us uninstall it, unlike the stuff that can
     

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