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Remove Google from my FP3

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Hello everybody.

I’ve just recieved my FP3 and I would like to keep the hands of the big G away from it. I know that Lineage OS or Open OS can’t be install on the FP3, but I would like to know if it is possible to get root access or do something with that. How can I get my FP3 as less googlelized as possible?

Thanks in advanced.

PD: I’ve being looking about it in the forum, but I read about others OS, I know now it is not possible to change the OS but I suppose it must be something to do about Gapps.

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I have installed F-Droid.
F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.
I use OsmAnd for navigation.
K9-Mail
Open Camera
Simple Gallery Pro
Simple Solitair
DAVx⁵ for CalDAV/CardDAV Synchronization and Client
Etar for Calendar
Fennec for browser
Simple Calculator (Tibor Kaputa)
LibreOffice Viewer
VLC for video and music
AnySoftKeyboard (just starting using this one)
And Lean Launcher from https://github.com/hundeva/Lean-Launcher/releases

Diverse google apps disabled.

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Thank you! I’ll try to get my FP out of unnecesary apps that track my activity. I’m against all kind of data robbery…

I think it’s very difficult, but lets see… :smiley:

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I’m still in the process of setting things up.
There are a lot of great Apps on F-Droid, but for launcher and e-mail for the moment I’ll stick with what I currently used on the Fairphone 2 …

Trebuchet, the stock launcher of LineageOS …
https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/app-lineageos-15-trebuchet-laucher-rom-t3667436

Email, the stock e-mail App of AOSP (and thus LineageOS) … for Android 9 …
https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/lineageos/email-3/email-3-9-release/email-9-android-apk-download/

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Some more replacement F-Droid apps to consider:
QKSMS
MuPDF viewer
QR Scanner
Todo Agenda (widget to list Etar calendar entries on the home screen)

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is there anyway possible to completely remove google play services? You can disable it but it pings you every 2 seconds saying to re-enable. If I try to install microg core it fails and im guessing its because they have the same package name.

Have a look at this thread …

Google Apps keep reinstalling/ reactivating

I did it this way and don’t get the notifications anymore.

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We have a Wiki article to collect information about this topic.

It’s really bad that in Android 9 most (open source) AOSP apps were replaced with proprietary ones.

Alternatives I installed: Simple Camera, Simple Gallery Pro, Simple Clock, Simple Contacts, OpenLauncher, Simple Keyboard, QKSMS, F-Droid, Etar, Emerald Dialer

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Ok everything is uninstalled, however now when i try to install MicroG services core i get the error:

Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_UPDATE_INCOMPATIBLE: Package com.google.android.gms signatures do not match previously installed version; ignoring!]

I don’t think you can install a replacement for google play services without first removing (not disabling) them.

AFAIK you’ll need a ROM which allows signature spoofing for microg, which is not available on stock roms: https://github.com/microg/android_packages_apps_GmsCore/wiki/Signature-Spoofing

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