I recently restored all my FP apps from backup and played with XPrivacy settings during the process. Now, my WiFi symbol won’t turn blue (as it does when your phone is connected to the Google servers). As a result, I don’t get push messages via Google Cloud messaging any more. I would appreciate if someone using both XPrivacy and GApps would help me to find out which filters in XPrivacy are affecting GCM.
My restore process was as following, on a really factory-reset phone, after unifying the partitions:
- installing the XPosed framework
- installing GravityBox and XPrivacy
- installing Google Apps
- when prompted, declining a lot of stuff coming with GApps certain privileges, using the “expert” decline option, on a case-to-case basis. (See below for an example.)
- installing TitaniumBackup, and the TB Pro key, from the Play Store.
- restoring all apps + data using the batch process via TB Pro
- using the XPrivacy setup button to provide fake data for every app, see below, and then applying the “default” template to each app.
Regarding the XPrivacy settings, I am no Android expert, but a tinkerer with a techy background - but clearly, something went slightly wrong, since GCM is not working.
I try to be sensible, and of course do not provide fake location data to map apps. Interestingly, especially the Google+ app makes XPrivacy pop up every now an then and asks for a lot of permissions. Since I don’t use G+, I usually decline that stuff. One thing I noticd: I also declined all location access to the Google Play Store, but Google still knows where I am. This did work in the past, as I could see my device in the Devices & activity section of my account as registered in New York. Now, it shows my current location.
Quite interesting is that XPrivacy, I can not see any of the GApps, so I can’t look at the restrictions and remove/change them. Does anyone know whether there is a setting that I can switch on to see them?
Any help is appreciated.