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How to purge all the vermin Google Play Store leaves behind after it's deletion? [answered]

asked 2015-03-06 15:07:13 +0200

Odorobo gravatar image

updated 2016-10-17 21:37:50 +0200

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So is there any relatively easy and not extreme way to locate and delete the source of these processes containing "google" in their name that haven't disappeared after I've removed Google Play Store and Google Store Settings from my desktop or only Apocalyptic flames of the Factory Reset can burn it out? I've never seen these processes before installing the Store.
Is there a chance google will still be able to spy on me after the reset?

Reuninstalled Google Settings after it appeared out of nowhere, now it looks like this:
Crest | Lighthouse
Also, what is that?
It seems to me there must be more than one google app. This one is much like a decoy.
Searching / with FileFrowser does not give a satisfactory result.

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Have you tired the Dalvik Cleanup from OpenRepos?

NOTE: This will remove all android files from your phone, use only if you are using U11 - and of course I or the creator of the app is not responsible for damages to your phone. :)

raketti ( 2015-03-06 15:16:46 +0200 )edit

@raketti, thanks for an advice but i'll put it on 'last resort measures' shelf right next to the reset :)

Odorobo ( 2015-03-06 15:33:43 +0200 )edit

Which processes are left? Can you name them?

ejjoman ( 2015-03-06 15:48:08 +0200 )edit

@Bowmore, yeah it's a bit drastic. :) Hopefully you get this sorted out - otherwise than reset or picking the files and folders one by one.

raketti ( 2015-03-06 15:53:33 +0200 )edit

@ejjoman, i'll make a screenshot and upload it to to question
sec, google settings reappeared

Odorobo ( 2015-03-06 15:56:09 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-03-06 21:16:58 +0200

Answered in comments - this answer is just to close the question and to keep it simpler to find the solution for others.

How-To completely remove Google Play Store + Services from your Jolla:


You have been warned. I am not responsible for any damage that may or may not be caused by this how-to.

  1. Install the Aliendalvik Superuser from @coderus to get root access in Alien Dalvik
  2. Install the the app System App Safe Remover
  3. Open the app and remove all apps which contain "Google" in their name
  4. (Reboot / restart android support to clean up the processes)
  5. Enjoy your Google-free Jolla
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