You could as well do a “install-existing” to get it back, then deactivate it via app settings and if you’re in the mood for an update check simply activate it temporarily. After that you’ll immediately get the system update menu back …
This is how it works for me.
Just to clarify, here my recent experiences with the update process:
Keep an eye on VPN / firewall software to not block internet access for the following services.
You need Google play services activated for the update menu to appear.
You need Google services framework activated otherwise the update check will not really work.
After the update disable both of them if you don’t want them to run by default. Deactivating com.google.android.gms only succeeds if you disable it as a device admin (Even if you disabled it before it registers itself again after the update.)
What I’ve done it’s based on the @AnotherElk message above.
I’ve installed from F-Droid :
Same as AnotherElk, except
I’ve installed Open Camera (really good aps)
SImpleKeyboard, but I think I’ll install AnySoftKeyboard which is open source and really useful keyboard (i’ve this app before flashing back my phone)
Firefox (from Aurora Store)
NewPipe (frontend for YouTube, really good)
I’vnt installed Lawnchair because I didn’t understand what Launcher do (so I’vnt uninstalled it), and because it’s not maintained anymore.
I’ve uninstalled all the apps I’ve uninstall anotherelk. And now, I’ve just realized that I’ve uninstalled dialer without reinstalling one. I’ll edit to say what I’ll do. (for the moment, i can’t call and be called )
I’ve modified this parameters :
Applications and Notifications > By default applications Application on home page > Show Google App (off)
By default applications, I’ve put VLC and QKSMS
(maybe i’ll give a try to other Telephone apps or Signal for SMS, i’ll see after)
I’ve tried, and that doesn’t work. Same for Emerald Dialer of course.
I’ve reinstalled the com.google.android.dialer because I need to be able to call for the moment. But I encounter another problem : I can’t hear my cocaller when I call, but he can hears my voice during a call : the sound of him doesn’t come to me.
To be sure, I’ve given again all the permissions to Google Play Services, but it’s still broken. I’m still investigating.
Yes, choosing that version really matters, the other doesn’t work properly. Now I remember that that was important to attend the call when the phone was blocked. I commented in the other thread that setting Lineage Phone as defaulf app can be relevant too.
Assuming this is Linux …
If you used the adb command your Linux distribution already had installed or offered to install via packet manager or Software Center of some sort, please try again with the adb command from the current Android SDK Platform Tools.
“Uninstalled” Apps may still be listed in the App list with a note that they are not installed for the current user. If that would bother you …