Ok, I know I fucked up, I know everyone who knows me just a little bit would never expect this, but I got my first mobile phone or, like they call them nowadays: a smartphone.
I don’t like the “smartphone” buzzword since I think the only smart ones here are the guys who are able to sell this stuff for hundreds of bucks to billions of people, so I’ll stick with the old and almost forgotten “mobile phone” name.
Anyway, I got this brand new Nexus 4, played with it a couple of days and then, following the official guide on CyanogenMod site, I installed the latest stable release of it (based on Android 4.2.2).
– Why the Nexus 4? Because Nexus devices are the only Android phones worth to be bought. –
CyanogenMod works great and with some programs (don’t fucking call them apps, seriously, don’t do it) installed (k-9 Mail, OpenVPN, BusyBox and JuiceSSH) I’m almost able to perform all the tasks I usually do with my workstation or Thinkpad.
The only real issue is the process, or whatever it is, called “Google Services” using an enormous amount of network resources without any apparent good reason.
Luckily I’ve a friend called DuckDuckGo which in a bunch of seconds was able to tell me how to solve the issue.
The problem seems to be connected to the Google Play Store which is completely retarded and keeps downloading some kind of system updates which obviously is not able to install since I’m not using the stock Android operating system provided by Google.
The solution is pretty simple:
1. install this program from Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cn.wq.disableservice;
2. open it and go to “System Apps” -> “Google Services Framework” and disable “SystemUpdateService”;
3. reboot the phone and Google Services should finally be quiet.
I hope this will be useful to someone else.