My previous handset is a Samsung Note II, so S Planner is my calendar. After some research, I think my best/only way of getting my calendar contents onto my GAPPS free FP2: Following This Guide and use iCal Import/Export to get calendar contents as a .ics file.
(I’ve only got a MAC; Looks like Kies is available for Mac but not sure how well it works, judging by hits on the search I made)
It dawn upon me this weekend that I’ve not been backing up/synchronising my calendar at all so far. Anyway, I was going to ask whether either of the two Calendar Apps supports importing .ics file(s)? I’ve tried to look through the info on F-Droid for each but I can’t see if that’s possible.
PS. Whilst looking for help, I found a .ics import/export app which is available on both Google Play and F-Droid: Calendar Import - Export (ics) So no need to touch the Play Store to obtain a copy, should anyone need to use it.
PPS. The most recent comment says it’s not possible to transfer data correctly, but hopefully it’ll work out better for other people…
I am doing my first start following this guide.
I started without sim card, installed F-Droid through USB, now I’m disableing google services. I see those you succesfully replaced, but whixh ones should I keep?
In other words, if I go to “All apps” I have around 20-30 apps and services preinstalled, Which ones should I keep?
I already disabled the most Google branded ones (e.g. Google, Google Play, Google Music, the camera etc). I also removed Contacts, is it ok? How will I find my contacts now?
So, which apps can I keep?
This is a screenshot of my current installed apps, am I “as google free as possible”?
Google-apps to deactivate:
Android System Webview
E-Mail (does not work OK, bettter K9Mail)
Photos (better QuickPic up to 4.5.2)
Google Backup Transport
Google Contacts Syncadapter
Google One Time Init
Google Partner Setup
Google Play Movies
Google Play Music
Google Play Store
Google Play Services
Google Services Framework
Market Feedback Agent
Any feedback about https://apkpure.com ? It is an apk downloader to bypass google play store. The good thing about it comparing to similar websites is that it also comes as an app, which sounds convenient…
To the guys and girls that have followed the awesome descriptions of this thread to get rid of as much google as possible:
Have you had any problems with the new update. I’m wondering if and which of the changes we made will be reset when updating the OS. Are all google apps and services still disabled or are there any cheeky comebacks?
I had uninstalled a couple of Google Apps. Those were reinstalled during the update (so I needed to disable them after the update). All the other “googly” apps that I had disabled before (without uninstalling them) remained unchanged (= disabled). Otherwise, the update worked pretty smoothly.
Just FYI, I’ve found two apps doing this. First, the new app SnooperStopper, who’s main purpose is to be able to have different passwords for encryption and lock screen, also offers to reboot the phone after a customizable number of failed attempts to unlock the screen lock. It’s also available via F-Droid after you’ve added the eutpia.cz repository to F-Droid.
Secondly, there’s the app Wrong Pin Shutdown, where the last version on F-Droid is from 09/15, because it hasn’t been open source anymore since then. It reboots the phone after 10 failed attempts.
Thirdly, there’s also the app Locker, which wipes the data partition after a customizable number of failed attempts to unlock the screen lock.
Btw I wonder whether the preinstalled gallery app in FPOS (with Google Apps) is actually the same as the one in FPOSOS and so is open-source as well? Could someone with a preinstalled OS (who knows how to use adb) try the following commands in a terminal after having enabled USB-Debugging? (root is not needed, I think)
$ adb shell
$ pm list packages -f | grep Gallery
The output should be one line containing the package name and path of the Gallery app. If it’s
I’m pretty sure the default Gallery app on FPOS-GMS (that with Google Apps) is Google Photos. I remember the lack of gallery after disabling all Google Apps.
LeafPic is great, and the one and only gallery on F-Droid. Using it by default for some days and no problem at all (they’ve fixed some weird video playing bug in the last release). Hope it gets more features to be a drop-in replacement for my friends using Quickpic.
I apologise if this doesn’t belong here (The only other post on this forum mentioning LeafPic is the thread that @tphysm links to in post 273…). However, has anyone else come across a bug where Open Camera and LeafPic don’t quite see eye to eye?
I’ve got the two open source apps installed (and the two built in cousins disabled…), LeafPic (v.0.2.7) and Open Camera (1.28.1).
Problem with LeafPic and Open Camera:
Running Open Camera and then tapping the icon to view the last taken photo: I get a prompt telling me “Unfortunately, LeafPic has stopped.” and the only option available is “Ok”. Not much to go on…
For completeness, I compared the behaviour versus the two built in apps:
Uninstalling LeafPic, re-enabling built in Photos app. Running Open Camera and tapping the icon works fine.
Uninstalling Open Camera, re-enabling built in Camera app. Running Camera and swiping down the last taken photo is fine.
Disabling Photos and (re-)installing LeafPic - Running Camera works fine, tho it looks like Camera’s got it’s own “picture viewing” app and doesn’t (try to) run LeafPic.