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  1. the2ndflood

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    I have seen this asked before, but none of the posts have given me what I would want, help wise

    Is it safe to delete Google+ or will that mess things up?

    If this is a good idea, then do you know the Pros and Cons?

    Thanks in advance! Any help is very much appreciated!
     

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    Do you use Google+?

    If not, it's probably safe to remove - particularly since Google Photos got pulled out into its own package.

    Why not first try disabling the Google+ app (no root required) to test and be sure you don't encounter any adverse effects?
     
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    I used Titanium Backup to freeze the Google+ app well over a year ago now and haven't encountered any problems related to doing so.
     
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    I had Google+ disabled, but I just want the app gone. It's a big app and I don't use it. Thanks though! I'm going to delete it right now.
     
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    Just so you know, removing a system app like Google+ won't give you more usable storage.

    If you've disabled it, you've already removed all the updates to it (the only piece of the app which sits in user-accessible storage space).

    The application itself sits on the /system partition which is only accessible by the OS itself.
     
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    Even though Google+ is supposed to be disabled, but I still receive Push notifications from the app, whenever something happens on my Facebook account and with some other sites. I just want it gone. It is really just Spyware and it pings the Web in what seems like a hundred times a day.
     
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    Google+ doesn't have anything to do with Facebook. If you're getting Facebook notifications, it's not because of Google+.
     
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    Something just doesn't sound right, verify your phone is actually rooted:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joeykrim.rootcheck&hl=en

    Install this 'SockStat' app to see what background processes are using any online activity. (tap once on any process to open its related app or long press for a short info box).
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.powl1.sockstat&hl=en

    Network socket:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_socket
     
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