After update to Open OS (without maps) I have 2 apps that don’t work anymore. I used Logcat Extreme to get “Unable to start activity […] Attempt to invoke virtual method ‘void com.google.android.gms.maps.GoogleMap.clear()’ on a null object reference”. Now I conclude missing maps is the issue. Also google play services are mentioned in the apks manifest file. I can think of 2 possible solutions (worked out in thread Issues with Apps after update to Open OS 18.10.0 (Android 7 Nougat)):
- I installed maps already but this did not help - looks like substitute for play service is needed - I don’t want opengapps and microG crashes Greenify and Sophos so is no option either (except somebody nows how to fix the crashes it provokes)
- modify apk not to have maps and play services as dependency anymore - but for this I would need help as I don’t know java (also using automatic patchers did not help)
Can anyone help me in one of the approaches (microG or modifiying the java code)? Or does anyone have a better idea?