Apparently Android (Google) are gathering location information as part of their race to build massive databases capable of pinpointing people’s locations via their cellphones. Android devices keep a record of the locations and unique IDs of the last 50 mobile masts that it has communicated with, and the last 200 Wi-Fi networks that it has “seen”.
This post is more a of a guide to help limit the leakage of data.
This is a scripted I knocked up a while ago and have been using for fresh installs of OxygeN ROM to remove the Google stuff I not use before I enter SIM unlock code and log into the phone. All that is left is enough Google stuff to keep market happy, along with Droidwall and allowing apps you want access to the Internet my 3G signal status never goes green ie mean my phone logged into Google.
With doing this I have also noticed that my location information is not being logged to cache.wifi and cache.cell under /data/data/com.google.android.location/files
This is my attempt to make a half decent dipole using galvanized 2mm wire rope and galvanized wire rope clamps. 1 1/4″ UV protected water pipe, female panel mount N connector and electrical wire which will be made to be as waterproof as possible.
This guide illustrates techniques I’ve used successfully over many PDAs and phones, and each time I get a PERFECT install, no dust or bubbles and almost always perfectly even edge-to-edge positioning. Yes, you’ll need a steady hand and a bit of practice, but it’s not as bad as you think, and this technique has worked for me every time.